The chief executive officer of Connected Development (CODE), a non-governmental organisation, Hamzat Lawal, has been named amongst the 100 most influential people from around the world in Digital Government in 2018.
The announcement was made by Apolitical, a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies.”
Apolitical is a global platform for governments that puts the best solutions at the fingertips of public servants, wherever they are in the world. The platform is used by public servants and policymakers in more than 120 countries to connect with each other and to find original and curated content about what’s working in policy making around the world including on topics such as digital government and government innovation.
While responding, the CEO of CODE, Hamzat Lawal, said that he was happy to receive the news and dedicated the honour to people all across Africa in rural communities hoping for better service delivery and to enjoy the dividend of democracy.
“I’m humble to receive this news and recognition with so much excitements being named among the 100 World’s Most Influential People in Digital Government in 2018 by Apolitical, a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies”.
“I dedicate this honour to people all across Africa in rural communities hoping for better service deliver and to enjoy the dividend of democracy. I also, dedicate this to all our friends and partners in the civil society space, funders, media partners, supporters and my colleagues at Follow The Money International, who are dedicated innovative young people leading campaigns to foster responsive governance that delivers on the aspiration of the people.
“We’re so excited to be celebrated among the digital leaders who are transforming government.”
Also speaking, the CEO of Apolitical, Robyn Scott, said that though the people working in government are not recognised by the public, the work they do is vital while the opportunities and risks involved are also on the increase.
“People working in digital government often go unrecognised by the wider public, yet the work they do is vital as both the opportunities and risks of digital technologies increase.
“It’s been a joy to produce this list, recognising the most influential individuals in the field – including some incredible unsung heroes – from around the world.”
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