About Civil Society Engagement
At the national level, governments work with civil society organizations to develop and implement their OGP national action plan. Countries are encouraged to institutionalize a mechanism for ongoing dialogue and collaboration between government and civil society.
At the international level, OGP is overseen by a Steering Committee composed of representatives of governments and civil society organizations in equal numbers – a unique model that embodies the goal of civic participation. OGP’s rotating leadership group also comes from both sectors, with two government co-chairs and two civil society co-chairs.
Additionally, within OGP, the Independent Civil Society Engagement team (CSE) works to broaden, strengthen and engage a strong civil society network to participate in OGP, particularly at the national level. The CSE supports national civil society actors to help them make better use of the OGP process — including the design, implementation and monitoring of OGP action plans — for achieving their own advocacy objectives. Meet the OGP Support Unit Civil Society Engagement staff.