“The Role of Social Innovation in a Healthy Democracy”

Online March 16, 2023 1:10 pm - 1:55 pm

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Cheryl L. Dorsey
Gillian Caldwell
Rajiv Vinnakota

Social innovation is increasingly seen to have an important role in creating healthy democratic systems. While much of the conversation around democracy focuses on “electocracy” – creating the conditions in which people can cast ballots, this is only a small part of the democratic equation. A much larger part is about creating the conditions where all people can have a voice, actively participate in their communities, and thrive: eliminating extreme poverty, curbing corruption, and supporting the building of effective and equitable legal structures. This is the work of social innovators.

Join Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green, Gillian Caldwell, chief climate officer and deputy assistant administrator at US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Rajiv Vinnakota, president of Institute for Citizens and Scholars to explore the role that social innovation can play in creating a vibrant democracy.