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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

 

Biography

Jon Mark Walls is a social entrepreneur focused on simplifying the complexity around some of the world's biggest challenges. He has worked for a range of United Nations agencies as well as various governments and NGOs on expanding ways to communicate issues ranging from global health, human rights and sustainable development to climate change, child labour, economic development and trade. In 2012 he co-founded the social media platform GovFaces which aimed to improve interactive communication between citizens and elected representatives. Based on this work implementing new models for participative democracy from the local to the international level, he now works in multiple advisory roles with organizations focused on identifying and launching early stage companies working towards addressing the sustainable development goals.

 

Research

Democracy and technology, public sector innovation, capacity building in international multilateral institutions

 

Supervisor: Dr Dennis Grube

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