Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Sarah Auslander


Session time:

16 Sep 14:00 15:00

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

Hazira' is a breakthrough initiative that establishes innovation teams in local government across Israel, who learn innovative processes and implement bold ideas that improve the lives of residents.

In September 2021 the 1st cohort of four teams will have been active for a year and the 2nd cohort will have just started work. Treating the first year as a prototype, this talk will reflect on what worked and what needs improvement for the programme to achieve its goals.

This talk will present the ‘Hazira’ programme, building upon the success of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Teams (i-teams) programme in Israeli cities and around the globe, and in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, we work to create and support dedicated teams to use proven innovation approaches to change the way local government solves problems.

By infusing new ways of working into local government in Israel, we help them drive sustainable culture change and create an ongoing ability to deliver better results for people living and working in communities across the country. Creating a sustainable model of innovation in local government.

Each participating municipality and cluster receives grant funds to build an innovation team staffed by existing employees; participates in a close coaching and training program that includes individualised coaching from design and data experts, workshops, and resources and tools aimed at integrating innovative working methods into municipal practice.

They also join a national peer network of innovation teams as well as the Bloomberg Philanthropies international platform.

Participant takeaways:

  • Learning from failures and adapting
  • Ways of engaging with the organisation to drive adaption of the methodology agility and in the face of national and global challenges

This session will be:

  • Delivered: Hybrid (delivered live with some pre-recorded content)
  • Recorded: Yes
  • Has a participant number cap: No

Themes: International, Local Gov

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