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Learn More About our Founding Story… From Caribbean Procurement to Procurement Innovation

Margaret Rose-Goddard

Margaret Rose is a trial lawyer, anti-corruption and transparency advocate, and a serial social entrepreneur driven to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges through policy, innovation and empathy. Margaret is a recognized public procurement law expert providing specialist public procurement legal advice and litigation support to public bodies and corporations. Margaret has contributed to legislative reform in the Caribbean and speaks worldwide on the subjects of public procurement, anti-corruption and public governance.

Currently pursuing her doctorate in International Public Procurement Policy & Research at the University of Bath, UK, Margaret has founded multiple initiatives geared toward empowering citizens to become more effective in their engagement in public governance and as guardians of the public interest in Trinidad and Tobago and the UK including the Caribbean Procurement Institute, a specialist provider of public procurement law education, professional capacity building and consulting services to Governments and public sector bodies and its successor, Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab UK, which aims to help public sector bodies to design and implement innovative data-driven procurement policy for inclusion and SDG impact.

In 2014 Margaret won the Global Social Entrepreneurship Initiative awarded by Transparency International (TI) and the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) for developing the innovative civic technology platform Disclosure Today which is a social governance network connecting citizen activists with pro bono lawyers and digitizing legally compliant freedom of information requests. In 2016 Margaret founded U-Solve School of Empathic Leadership & Entrepreneurship an entrepreneurial eco-system builder to address global challenges and which is currently pioneering research on ‘Empathic Anger’ and ‘Impact Measurement for SDG Readability.’ Margaret’s work in U-Solve centers around building the capacity of social impact entrepreneurs for personal resilience, innovation and to engage public procurement systems and policies by designing, structuring and leading multi-sectoral partnerships for shared value and sustainable development.

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