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Innovation Starts With You: How to Unlock the Positive Potential of Government

In light of recent developments related to the novel coronavirus, and the Faculty’s decision to suspend organisation of large gatherings, this event is postponed until further notice. A new date and time for the event will be scheduled as soon as the situation allows and will be published on the Faculty’s website and social media channels.

Confronted with an ever-growing number of complex challenges, governments are increasingly called on to devise new and viable solutions to problems citizens face in their everyday lives. To be able to do so, public institutions need to employ innovative techniques and the latest know-how in the formulation and delivery of public policies.

What does it mean to innovate in the public sector? How can governments leverage innovation tools and methods to deliver better services and policies for citizens? How can you become a policy innovator? If you’re curious to hear more, join us on 20 March for a discussion with Andrea Garaiova, Executive Director of the Center for Policy Innovation.

When? Friday 20 March, 17:00

Where? Faculty of Political Sciences, Lecture Hall 3

Speaker Bio:

Andrea has previously served as a Consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, on a project supporting reforms and institutional capacity-building in Ukraine’s public administration. Prior to that, Andrea spent several years in Kosovo*, working on the digitalization of Kosovo’s* municipalities and supporting the development of evidence-based policy-making via her engagement with Open Data Kosovo. She has also conducted research on democratization, EU integration and reconciliation in Kosovo* and the Western Balkans. Andrea holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford, an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College London and a BA from Sciences Po Paris.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

During the event we will also share the news about an exciting opportunity to attend a full-day Masterclass delivered by a behavioral insights for public policy expert from the University of Oxford.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 20 March!