Dr. Kavita Heijstek Ziemann

Senior Justice Sector Advisor

I want to help governments and public sector organisations formulate strategies and policies based on data and the needs of their citizens.

Kavita is an empirical political scientists by training. She holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University. Before joining HiiL, Kavita worked as a project officer and lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. She specialized in democratization processes, democratic legitimacy, institutional change, citizen participation and public opinion research. Between 2008 and 2010 she worked at University of Oxford and Victoria University of Wellington.

At HiiL Kavita helps policy-makers formulate strategies and policies based on data, the needs of citizens, best practices and innovations in the field. She also trains public sector practitioners on how to use data to write policies and design programs. Kavita worked extensively in Mali, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco and UAE. She currently coordinates HiiL’s strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Contact info

+31 (0) 70 762 0700
+31 6 142 18 134