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We launched the ‘Meet the Governance Innovators’ series 2022 to highlight voices at the forefront of cutting-edge solutions in public service. In the series, we speak with innovators, and designers working in the public sector, and discuss wide-ranging innovative solutions being implemented to address problems in several public service areas, including health, education, environment, and others. In our conversations, we ask critical questions about trust, accountability, governance, and the interplay between design and governance.

The series is part of MIT GOV/LAB’s Governance Innovation initiative, a sandbox for testing innovative tools and processes to design the future of governance through human-centered design, social, political, behavioral science, and technology.

The Fundamentals of Governance Innovation

Session 1: What is governance innovation and why do we need it? What does it take to spark innovation in government? [May 25, 12:30 -1:30 ET]

Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Government of Nigeria.

Ademide Adefarasin, Design Director,

For more information, please visit the MIT GOV/LAB Meet the Governance Innovators Speakers Series page.

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Meet the Governance Innovators Series: Session 1