Wednesday September 6th, 2017, 10:00 am EDT
About the Webinar
The potential of young people to collectively improve governance outcomes around the world is huge- but development-as-usual approaches are failing to engage this generation in meaningful processes of change. The Accountability Lab’s new strategy lays out a different path forward- through field-building efforts that mobilize popular culture to shift values, a focus on accountability agents rather than actions, and an emphasis on creating positive youth coalitions for reform.
Join us to hear from Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of the Accountability Lab, as he explains how the Lab is implementing this new strategy, the challenges an approach of this type involves and how youth-driven accountability efforts may evolve over time. He will be joined by Narayan Adhikari who will provide country level perspective and feedback.
About our guest experts
Blair Glencorse is Executive Director of the Accountability Lab, an organization leading a movement for youth-driven accountability around the world. The Lab has done everything from working with rappers in Liberia around elections, to developing street theater on issues of corruption in Pakistan, to founding a global TV show to “name and fame” honest government officials, called Integrity Idol. Blair is also an Advisory Committee Member of the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) at the World Economic Forum and the co-founder of TEDxMonrovia and TEDxBamako.
Narayan studied forestry, but rejected a post as a Forest Ranger when he realized the corrupt nature of the Nepalese bureaucracy. Instead, he joined a youth movement and environmental group to teach rural communities how to use renewable energy for sustainable livelihoods, and worked as the Executive Director of Youth Initiative in Nepal. After ten years Narayan helped set up and lead the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC). He then joined the Accountability Lab, registered it as a local Nepali organization, and worked to expand it to other countries in the region. Narayan was recently honored as an Atlas Corps Think Tank (LINKS) Fellow in Washington DC. He is a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and the International Anti-Corruption Academy, and one of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders.
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