Gary Fawdrey
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At Nesta Challenges, Gary works on social innovation and tech for good prizes.

Gary has worked on the European Social Innovation Competition since 2018, which acts as a beacon for social innovators in Europe, employing a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping society for the better.

Before joining Nesta he worked in the youth sector with vInspired and Generation Change, supporting young people to volunteer and take action in their communities. 

Outside of Nesta he is a Social Enterprise Fellow at the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Social Innovation Academy. He is also a novice skateboarder.

He holds certificates in Human-Centred Design, Innovation Management and Community Organising, as well as an M.A. in Public Administration and Public Policy.

You can follow him on Twitter @garyfawdrey