Maria de Fátima Fonseca

Staatssekretärin für Innovationen und Administrative Modernisierung,
Ministerium für Modernisierung des Staates und der öffentlichen Verwaltung, Portugal

Maria de Fátima de Jesus Fonseca holds a Master's degree in Administration and Public Policy from the Higher Institute of Labor and Business Sciences and a law degree from the University of Lisbon. She is currently preparing her doctoral thesis in public policy. 

From 2011 to 2017, she was the Municipal Director of Human Resources at the Lisbon City Council. Previously, she served as Municipal Director of Central Services at the same institution, was responsible for the area of administrative modernization, was Director of the Municipal Modernization Office of Amadora City Council and Director of the Model Development and Organizational Innovation Unit of the Institute for Innovation. in the State Administration. She was also a lawyer, consultant, trainer, participated in the State Central Administration Restructuring Program. She has authored many articles, manuals and book chapters in her areas of expertise. She is co-author of the books Public Administration: Modernization, Quality and Innovation and Governance, Innovation and Technologies: The State Network and Public Administration of the Future. She is Ambassador of the Decent Work Goal of the Alliance for Sustainable Development Goals - UN Global Compact Network (Portugal). She was Secretary of State for Administration and Public Employment at the 21st Constitutional Government.


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