Simon Güntner is a Professor of Spatial Sociology and Head of the Research Unit Sociology at Technische Universität Wien. Before turning to academia, Simon has been involved in various international city networks and has broad experience in moderating and coordinating transdisciplinary research and learning projects. His main areas of work include social innovation, poverty, migration and urban development. A recent publication on social service innovation that he co-authored can be accessed here: https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658051754
Shaping the Future of the Creative Bureaucracy Movement
Are you interested in helping us to shape the future of the Creative Bureaucracy movement? Then join this discussion led by our Circle of Friends!
What drew you to the Creative Bureaucracy idea? How has it shaped your work so far? How could it better support you in the future? How would you most like to be involved in growing the movement?
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Programme Lead: Presidential Employment Stimulus / Support to the South African Presidency
Dr Kate Philip is the Programme Lead on the Presidential Employment Stimulus in South Africa. Against the backdrop of the pandemic and its associated job losses, this stimulus has rolled out mass public employment programmes as well as livelihood and enterprise support measures. Since October last year, over 300,000 young people were placed as school assistants throughout the country, subsistence farmers received production input vouchers, environmental programmes were scaled up and over 30,000 people in the creative sector received support to create new work, amongst other programmes. Dr Philip also played a lead role in the design of South Africa’s Community Work Programme, which employs 240,000 people. Through the ILO, she supported the Government of Greece in the design of an employment programme at the height of the Greek crisis. She is author of ‘Markets on the Margins: Mineworkers, Enterprise Development and Job Creation’ (James Currey, London, 2018).