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Local Roundup | March 2024

Here’s our monthly roundup of updates from the OGP Local community for March 2024. If you missed any of the previous roundups, you can now find them here!

  • Akhaltsikhe (Georgia) conducted a workshop to kick off the co-creation of their 2024-2025 OGP Action Plan.
  • The Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Assembly (Ghana) and Friends of the Nation held a town hall meeting with mining communities to update them on the use of the Minerals Development Fund and gather feedback, as part of  their OGP commitment to enhance transparency, accountability, and citizen participation in municipal project implementation.
  • Discover the Care School for Men in Bogota (Colombia), a program to combat gender inequality in unpaid caregiving by training men in household chores and childcare. This initiative is part of the city’s OGP commitment “Bogota 50/50: Route to gender equality” and the city’s development plan.
  • Kaduna (Nigeria) hosted a policy dialogue where participants shared valuable insights to bolster youth involvement in the governance framework.
  • Khoni (Georgia) has been working with the Council of People with Disabilities to adapt all urban projects to their needs.

  • The call for the 2024 International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) Award “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” is now open. Become a member of the IOPD network before May 1 and apply before May 15 to showcase your work towards a more inclusive participatory democracy on an international level!
  • Apply for People Powered’s Rising Stars Mentorship Program before March 27! This online mentorship program connects democracy practitioners with expert guidance to launch and improve participatory programs.
  • Osasco (Brazil) will host the 5th Brazilian Open Government Meeting on April 10-11. The event features workshops, lectures, and training sessions to promote learning networks and exchange experiences on open government.
  • During the last session of the People Powered Climate Democracy Accelerator program, 15 governments and organizations presented their action plans for engaging community members in deciding how to respond to the climate crisis.
  • Consider implementing gender-targeted reforms just like Bogota (Colombia) who co-created a route for gender parity, Monterrey (Mexico) who is enhancing data analysis on gender violence for better policy making, or Tangier-Tetouan-Al-Hoceima (Morocco) who implemented a regional strategy for gender inclusion.

  • Find out more on the Open Gov Challenge webpage and take a look at the following resources to co-create ambitious gender and inclusion commitments.

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