Ananda Gautam is an evidence-based policymaking and civic technologies enthusiast and a very active contributor to internet governance issues in the Asia-Pacific region. He currently works as a policy officer at the Internet Governance Institute. His works are aligned in the periphery of open data, internet governance, data analytics, research, and civic technologies deployment. Occasionally he also writes about the issues of meaningful connectivity, freedom of expression on the internet, and emerging technologies. He represents the youth stakeholder in Internet Governance initiatives and engages in capacity building of youths to get involved in shaping the future of the internet.