The OGP Leaders Network is a two-year pilot program launched in 2020 as approved by the Steering Committee. The pilot phase will contain two cohorts of Leaders, each recognized for a one-year period. For a full list of the criteria used to determine the pilot cohorts and to learn more about the program, see here.
This initiative is designed to give voice and momentum to open government reformers and pioneers who are advancing specific reforms, and to inspire governments and civil society organizations across the Partnership to advance thematic areas. This effort recognizes the increased demand for expertise and technical support on key policy areas currently supported by the Partnership.
Leaders consist of teams in government (e.g. ministries, secretariats, departments) working in collaboration with civil society, which together have a track record of delivery on a specific and ambitious reform. As experts in their reform topics, Leaders can provide technical expertise and strategic guidance to help scale up similar reforms across the Partnership. During their term in the Leaders Network, Leaders will host a peer exchange event on the topic of their initiative, and provide feedback on reforms, initiatives and/or commitments in their thematic area. Leaders, together with OGP Ambassadors and Envoys, form part of the broader OGP Action Network, a strategy developed to share expertise on open government thematic areas and values and raise OGP’s global profile.
OGP Ambassadors are senior figures charged with raising the partnership’s profile, protecting its credibility and promoting its sustainability. Their roles are designed to complement the work and existing responsibilities of the Steering Committee members and other OGP participating governments and civil society organisations.
A growing network of former OGP Steering Committee members who make connections to international networks, provide advice on strategic initiatives, and share expertise and learning with current SC members and OGP participants, including through peer-exchange activities. Envoys also represent OGP at high-profile public events and share their experiences of shaping the open government agenda.