Charmaine Distor

Charmaine Distor

Junior Research Assistant

Master's degree, e-Government and Public Management, Yonsei University (Republic of Korea), 2022
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Charmaine Distor is a Junior Research Assistant at the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) since 2022.

She graduated with a degree of Global Master of e-Government and Public Management from Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea under the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) scholarship. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines.

Prior to working in UNU-EGOV, she worked as a Section Chief and Project Development Officer at the Department of Information and Communications Technology – Philippines which oversees programs aiming to develop the Philippine ICT industry ecosystem. She also worked at the Municipal Government of Carmona, Cavite in the Philippines as the Officer-in-Charge managing its Municipal Information, Tourism, Culture and Arts Office.

Besides her experience in public service in the national and local government agencies, she is also one of the co-founders of AI4GOV, a social tech startup dedicated to improve public services and promote citizen participation through automation, data science, and community organizing. Her research interests include e-government, emerging technologies, local governance, and public administration.