A non-profit, non-partisan think tank, The Envoy Centre for Digital Diplomacy believes that the Internet and related communications technologies have afforded humanity a unique opportunity to engage in a global dialogue. Through the power of dialogue, we may reduce the chances of conflict, reduce conflict periods and find mutual understandings of cultures and belief systems. We may also find unique ways to solve cultural and international issues.
Formed in January of 2014, Envoy Centre works to help government, industry and citizens gain insight into how governments, IGO’s, NGO’s, NPO’s and even businesses leverage social media and other online tools and technologies for the purpose of public diplomacy online.
Our aim is to remain as neutral as possible, simply providing insights and analysis, sometimes drawing conclusions and hopefully sparking discussion and debate around the topic and issues of digital diplomacy or as it’s sometimes called eDiplomacy.
Who is Behind Envoy Centre?
Giles Crouch – Managing Director
With over twenty years of global experience in business, communications and government relations, Giles has a deep understanding of world affairs. He is a founder of MediaBadger, a Big Data analytics company that conducted landmark research on civil society and social media for all levels of government in several countries and the company continues to this day in this regard. Giles has presented to a Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee, US Congressional committees, US FDA hearings and the EU Parliament in Brussels. He’s worked with senior government officials in a number of African countries, the U.A.E., China, Thailand and Latin American countries.
Jonathan Baha’i – Technology Director
With many years of technology experience behind him from managed services to infrastructure development and website development and management, Jonathan brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the Centre. He is also president at Data Security Node, a high-security data centre for managed services in Nova Scotia, built in the former Cold War operations centre in Debert, known as the Deifenbunker.