Co-Creation HUB, MIT GOV/LAB Gatefield Partners Ekiti govt on Nigeriaโ€™s 1st governance innovation accelerator.

Co-Creation Hub in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB, Gatefield, and the Ekiti State Ministry of Health and Human Services has launched the first-ever governance innovation accelerator in Nigeria.

The Governance innovation lifecycle challenge and accelerator will leverage a specially designed human-centred design framework to implement an approach to governance innovation that can address critical areas of need in healthcare service delivery, enhance government responsiveness, and encourage changes in individual and collective behaviour that can ensure better health outcomes for inhabitants of Ekiti State.

The program kicked off on the 29th of November 2021, with the welcome event, held at the State Governorโ€™s house in Ado-Ekiti. With the Executive Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi giving his seal of approval and support of the program. In attendance was the Honorable Commissioner of Health and Human Services Dr. Oyebanji Filani, The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Human services Ekiti State, Mr. Jide Akinleye, and amongst other dignitaries. 

The official launch event was held on the 30th of November 2021. In attendance were representatives from the Ekiti State Ministry of Health including The Honorable Commissioner of Health and Human services Ekiti state, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Health Dr Jimlas Ogunsakin and other key dignitaries, as well as key representatives from the partner organizations.ย 

In the course of the program, we will work with the Ekiti State Ministry of Health to develop informed prototypes of governance innovations that can improve service delivery in the Healthcare sector, specifically Quality of care and public health security. The state program implementation teams are composed of key stakeholders from the Ministry of Health. 

Over the next 4 days, the teams will be trained and introduced to the process and Human-centered approach and the Governance innovation framework to prepare them for an 8-month accelerator, at the end of which, the state teams would have been trained and supported with HCD knowledge to undertake research and co-create an innovative governance innovation solution and receive a certificate of completion and a News feature from MIT GOV/LAB.