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Robyn Scott (she/her)

Co-founder and CEO, Apolitical

Robyn is co-founder and CEO of Apolitical, a global peer-to-peer platform for government, helping public servants find the ideas, experts and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies. Previously, she co-founded OneLeap, an executive education company, and Mothers for All, a social enterprise which teaches income generation skills to vulnerable people in Southern Africa. She has written an acclaimed memoir about growing up in Botswana. She is an ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index, an advisor to the Responsible Mining Index, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Gates Scholar. She has a BSc in Bioinformatics from Auckland and a Masters in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge.


Leapfrog Policy—what rich countries can learn from poor countries about radical policy innovation

November 2, 2017  3:25 PM – 3:45 PM
In business, we’ve seen poor countries leapfrogging rich countries in mobile access, mobile payments, solar power, micro-grids and more. The same underlying principles are driving an emerging trend in policy, but smart ideas from surprising sources are still often overlooked. This talk shares what these ideas are and what we stand to learn. See more.

The Need for Success Stories and Heroes in Government

November 2, 2017  7:30 PM – 8:10 PM
Robyn Scott discusses the importance of telling stories of what’s working in government in order to drive change and to encourage more public servants to take the smart risks that are essential for meaningful change. See more.

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