Executive Director, Accountability Lab
Cohort: Independent Sector, (USA), 2012
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Blair Glencorse is leading a movement for accountability and integrity around the world through the Accountability Lab. The Lab works to build accountability- using the arts, media, culture and technology. Blair and his team have done everything from helping to found the first film school in Liberia to monitoring and improving public services in Pakistan to running a global TV show called Integrity Icon to “name and fame” honest government officials. The Accountability Lab recently won the UN’s International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award. Blair also co-founded the first co-working and innovation space in Liberia and both TEDxMonrovia and TEDxBamako; and is an expert on anti-corruption with the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of the World Bank’s Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement. Blair speaks regularly on issues of community engagement, citizen participation and governance; and his work has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and the Guardian among other outlets.