In this Conference
Since the official launch of the OGP last September in New York, over 50 governments have come together with civil society and the private sector to further develop and implement the Open Government Partnership, in a new global effort to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance and support the implementation of our multilateral commitments.
The Annual High-Level Conference in April 2012, hosted under President Dilma Rousseff’s leadership, will be the opportunity to showcase the progress made so far in these key areas of governance, and to formally welcome 42 new countries into the partnership. Before the global media and the growing open government community, governments will formally join the Open Government Partnership by presenting their commitments to the world and endorsing the OGP Declaration of Principles.
The April meeting will gather over 400 high-level government officials, civil society, private sector and multilateral actors in Brazil to celebrate OGP members’ tremendous progress to date, and continue stimulating a global platform for collaboration, networking and exchange of best practice. The high-level event will include inspirational presentations, small group discussions and innovative exhibits that highlight government officials in charge of spearheading the open government processes, civil society experts in fields such as open data, access to information, budgeting and service delivery, and technology and other private sector companies at the cutting edge of transparency, accountability and public engagement strategies.