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Open Response + Open Recovery: Inclusive Participation and Civic Space in Times of Crisis

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  • Read a blog about the event here.
  • Learn more about the Open Response + Open Recovery campaign here.

About the Webinar:

Across Asia Pacific and the world, emergency measures taken during the pandemic to protect public safety and health have significantly affected progress on open government, including by disrupting the ability of civil society organizations to organize, assemble, and protest. Civil society’s ability to carry out basic activities, from participating in policy-making and monitoring processes, holding meetings and workshops for coordination and coalition building, to lobbying, protesting, and raising funds has been impacted in several countries across the region. In a number of countries, emergency powers have been abused to restrict the ability of activists’ and journalists’ ability to hold governments accountable.

In the webinar, reformers working to maintain inclusive civic participation and hold and expand civic space had the chance to hear and learn from each others’ experiences and strategize about how to use the OGP platform to meet their needs. Participants also learned about tips and tricks to navigate privacy and digital security issues that they are confronted with in protecting civic space during the COVID-19 crisis.



  • Yujin Lee, Deputy Director of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety & OGP Point of Contact, Government of the Republic of Korea
  • Maryati Abdullah, Director, Publish What You Pay Indonesia and OGP Envoy
  • Karol Ilagan, Senior Content Producer, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Tur-Od Lkhagvajav, Transparency International Mongolia Co-Founder and President, OGP Steering Committee Member
  • Raman Chima, Senior International Counsel and Asia Pacific Policy Director, Access Now
  • Shreya Basu, Alan Wu and Ivy Ong, OGP’s Asia-Pacific Team
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