José Mario Brasiliense

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2006
Oficina Municipal

Citation

This profile was prepared when José Mario Brasiliense was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Introduction
José Mario is improving local governance by promoting communication between community leaders working across government, private, and civil society sectors. By creating dialogue where there was none before, José Mario is building a system of governance that functions more efficiently and more accurately represents and serves the public. Through tailored workshops that train community leaders about political processes and participation, José Mario builds networks of peer groups among leaders across sectors that understand and are motivated to work together. José Mario’s model is transforming local governance and contributing to changes in federal law, increasing opportunities for local sustainable development, and improving local management.
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