Annela Kiirats has been the Programme Director of e-Governance Trainings at the e-Governance Academy since 2004, sharing her knowledge on the workings of e-governance and e-democracy with senior specialists and managers from the public sector and politicians from various different countries, as well as with NGOs.

In addition to developing and conducting tailor-made training programmes and organising seminars both in Estonia and in beneficiary countries, she leads international cooperation projects and lectures on e-government and its components, as well as on e-services in the government.

In 2002-2003, Annela worked for the Estonian Newspaper Association.

Annela obtained her Master’s degree from the Department of Informatics at Tallinn University of Technology in 2005.

She speaks Estonian, English and some Russian.