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Webinar: Water and Open Government – The Cases of Armenia and Ghana

This was the first in a series of webinars exploring water and open government strategies for achieving country water and sanitation priorities through the Open Government Partnership.


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  • Find the presentation materials are available here.
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  • Learn more about Water and Sanitation in OGP here.
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Bringing clean water and sanitation to everyone is one of the primary challenges faced by the world today. The World Bank has estimated it will take $114 billion to ensure universal and equitable access and sustainable management of water and sanitation by 2030. While important progress has been made, too many rural communities and those in the least developed countries (LDCs) lack access to clean water or basic services. To close this gap, government must prioritize funding and planning strategies that ensure their regulatory frameworks are ready and able to deliver.

How can open government action plans be used to accelerate reforms that help the country meet their national clean water priorities? This webinar will highlight key lessons and challenges based on existing water commitments implemented to date in Armenia and Ghana. It will unpack who and how civil society and government officials worked to develop and implement key commitments, transformative open government themes that could inspire or constitute future water commitments, and how domestic reformers and civil society can work together to make governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizen’s about water and sanitation services.


  • Joseph Foti, Chief Research Officer, OGP
  • Pilar Avello, Programme Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Isaac Aidoo, Sekondi OGP Point of Contact (Ghana)
  • Edgar Pirumyan, Head of the Water Resources Management Agency (Armenia)


Photo Credit: Adam Valvasori, Flickr

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