The Open Government Partnership Networking Mechanism is pleased to start the new year with a Webinar on Codes of Practice for Consultations taking place on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST (3:00 - 4:00 PM London, UK | 5:00 - 6:00 PM EET). We hope you can join us. Please see the details below.
REGISTER for this webinar here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpQZDdGWW9Dc1VuYzd2VHFJM0lWQWc6MA
JOIN the webinar here (login 5 minutes before the scheduled time): http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/ogpweb/
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2013; 10:00 - 11:30 AM Washington DC | 3:00 - 4:00 PM London, UK | 5:00 - 6:00 PM Tallinn, Estonia.
Codes of Practice on Consultations
Consultations are key mechanism for involving citizens and stakeholders in policies and services. They are an important part of democratic governance and are in use in many countries around the world. The reasons for conducting consultations vary; for some it is about access to information and power, for some it is about improving the evidence base for policy and for yet others it is about increasing public trust in the decision making process. The way that Consultations are run in many cases fail to achieve these goals, often being counter-productive.
The session will look at how to design consultations in a way which empowers participants, captures valuable new data and increases public trust. This webinar session will look at best practice from the UK, Estonia and elsewhere. Also, participants will share best practices on conducting consultations in the context of the Open Government Partnership. Robust consultations with citizens and civil society is a key requirement for creating OGP national action plans.
Edward Andersson, Involve
Urmo Kübar, Network of Estonian-Non Profit organizations
Paul Maasen, Independent Civil Society Coordinator, Open Government Partnership
The Open Government Partnership webinar series hosted by the World Bank Institute is an initiative of the OGP Networking Mechanism to encourage peer learning and knowledge sharing on critical open government issues among civil society, government, and private sector participants.