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OGP Africa Regional Meeting 2016

Photographs, Media Coverage, and Take-Aways from the the Meeting

Over 500 high-level participants from civil society organizations, business, academia, multilateral organizations and governments attended the two-day Africa Regional Open Government Partnership (OGP) Meeting  at the Century City Conference Center in Cape Town under the banner of “Open Government for Africa’s Sustainable Development.”

“As one of the global initiatives that encourage trust in the relationship between governments and civil society, the OGP has already managed to facilitate some very important changes in a relatively short period of time. As the current OGP Steering Committee co-chair and a leader on open government in Africa, South Africa is especially pleased to use this occasion to present a National Action Plan that includes a commitment to create a public Beneficial Ownership registry, in order to protect the integrity and transparency of the global financial and public procurement systems.” –Ayanda Dlodlo, South Africa’s Deputy Minister for Public Service Administration.

We have updated this page to capture all of the resources from the event.  Resources specifically in French can be found below.

Coverage from the Sunday Independent

The Sunday Independent ran a four-sheet spread covering the meeting.  Click on the images below to enlarge them.

Coverage from the Cape Times
The Cape Times ran a spread of stories covering open government issues of direct relevance to South Africa and the continent, from development goals to open budgets and parliaments.  Read pages one, two, and three.

Press Release on South Africa’s Commitment to Financial Transparency
In this press release, you can read about the meeting and the Government of South Africa’s commitment to create a public beneficial ownership registry in their third national action plan.

A collection of Africa-specific blogs
OGP published several blogs in the run-up to the meeting on a variety of topics, including a piece on how to expand OGP’s reach in Francophone Africa, an interview with Rakesh Rajani, a thought-piece on the necessary partnership between government and civil society, a short IRM research piece on the gap between ambition and implementation in Africa, and a review of legislative openness efforts around the continent and beyond.  You can find all of this information summarized in the Africa-focused May edition of the OGP Newsletter here.  Archives and sign-up information can be found here.

An interview with Marcella Samba-Sesay
In this short video (below), Marcella discusses her work with the Sierra Leonean civil society organization, Campaign for Good Governance.

Quote of the Month- Marcella Samba-Sesay

And don’t forget the pictures!
Download or share from Flickr.


5 mai 2016. Plus de 500 participants de haut niveau venant des organisations de la société civile, du secteur privé, du milieu universitaire, d’organisations multilatérales et de gouvernements assistèrent aux deux journées de la Réunion Régionale Africaine du Partenariat pour un Gouvernement Ouvert (PGO) au Centre des Conférences, Century City au Cap, sur le thème « Un Gouvernement Ouvert pour le Développement Durable de l’Afrique.».

« Etant l’une des initiatives mondiales visant à développer une plus grande confiance relationnel entre les gouvernements et la société civile, PGO a déjà pu faciliter d’importants changements en un laps de temps relativement court. En tant que actuel co-président du Comité de Pilotage du PGO et un des leaders du gouvernement ouvert en Afrique, l’Afrique du Sud est ravie de profiter de cette occasion pour présenter un Plan d’Action National comprenant un engagement à créer un registre public des propriétaires réels, afin de protéger l’intégrité et la transparence des systèmes financiers mondiaux et des marchés publics.» Ayanda Dlodlo, la  Sous-Ministre de la Fonction Publique et de l’Administration de l’Afrique du Sud.

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