The Heräämö – Societal Change with global pioneers

The Heräämö – Societal Change with global pioneers

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Governments have a central role to play when societies tackle grand problems such as climate change or structural unemployment. But how should governments renew their roles in society and update their competences to better carry out this work?

In Sitra Lab’s first event of the Heräämö breakfast series, we will be hosting Jesper Christiansen from Nesta’s Innovation Skills team. Jesper is a co-founder of States of Change – a global innovation learning collective and government capacity-building platform.

Jesper will tell us about the work in States of Change in which they support governments in developing their competences to act as societal platforms in addition to their traditional institutional roles. Jesper will provide us with inspiration and know-how about the global innovation scene.

So, who is Jesper?

Jesper is the Head of Strategy and Development in Nesta’s Innovation Skills team, contributing to Nesta’s work to help people and organisations get better at innovating for the public good. In this role, he explores new avenues in the fields of social, public and government innovation.

Prior to joining Nesta, Jesper worked at Danish cross-public innovation unit MindLab for seven years. Jesper holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology. His dissertation focused on embedding human-centred innovation practices in public- sector organisations.

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