Designer-Researcher, Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Nigeria
Federico Vaz is a design manager and researcher working at the intersection between design and innovative public services, governance, and policymaking. In the past years, he has developed and taught university courses on the introduction of design in the public sector and consulted innovation agencies on identifying and exploiting citizen-centered innovation opportunities in Europe and Latin America. Federico is a UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Chevening Alumni and holds a PhD in Design Innovation for his research in the role and uses of design for public policy innovation by the Institute for Design Innovation at Loughborough University London. As a postdoctoral researcher, Federico worked with public organizations and community organizing groups in diverse public issues ranging from migration to the development of support mechanisms for the creative industries in East London. His background is in Industrial Design, and he has specialized in Technology (PgDip) and Innovation Management (MSc).
Projects December 2020
Our initiative combining evidence and methods from design and social science to co-develop governance solutions with practitioner partners.
Resources September 2023
Designing Governance Innovations in Resource-Constrained Settings
A learning case series from the Governance Innovation Initiative on pathways and bottlenecks to designing governance innovations with cases from Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
News September 2022
Conversation with Federico Vaz, Designer-Researcher in Nigeria
Federico Vaz, MIT GOV/LAB’s Designer-Researcher working with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Nigeria.