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Rudi Borrmann Joins the Open Government Partnership, will Lead Efforts to Support Local Governments

Rudi Borrmann se une a la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto, liderará esfuerzos para apoyar a los gobiernos locales

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Washington, D.C. March 23 2020 – Open Government Partnership (OGP) is pleased to announce the addition of Rudi Borrmann as head of OGP Local. Borrmann most recently served as the Undersecretary for Public Innovation and Open Government in Argentina’s Ministry for Modernization. There he led Argentina’s participation in the Open Government Partnership, with a particular focus on connecting national and local activities. Borrmann also designed and implemented open government policies for seven years as the General Director of Innovation and Open Government for the City of Buenos Aires.

He was in charge of the National Open Government Strategy and developed Argentina’s first open data infrastructure and established open government reforms with three open state action plans. He also ran the National Government Lab (LABgobAR) to support capacity building and innovation projects. For his work and contributions, he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in digital government in 2019 by Apolitical

“It is exciting to join an organization focused on fostering and supporting the smart, innovative activities being piloted at the local level,”  said Borrmann. “I am particularly enthusiastic about leading OGP’s re-envisioned Local strategy which will expand the numbers of communities engaged in OGP and help to scale and share the impact of this work globally.” 

Borrmann joins at a pivotal time for OGP, now working with 78 countries, thousands of civil society organizations, and an ever-expanding number of local governments. Last week, the OGP Steering Committee deliberated on a new implementation plan for OGP Local, which is now designed to connect reforms at the local level to those taking place nationally. This new approach will also expand the membership of OGP Local and build a stronger knowledge and learning support system. 

The current OGP Local strategy has brought important new reforms to the forefront of open government, including reducing inequality with dedicated equity and citizen engagement analysis in Austin, Texas, and in Sekondi Takoradi , Ghana and Madrid, Spain we’ve seen inspiring results on how citizens voices can help shape action plans and budgets. 

OGP CEO Sanjay Pradhan welcomed the addition of Borrmann to the team. “We are very fortunate to have Rudi on the team, an outstanding leader in open government. Strengthening open government at the local level has the potential to revitalize the role governments play in meeting the needs of citizens, and increase the role of citizens in informing the policies that impact their daily lives. Rudi brings a wealth of experiences which makes him very well placed to lift our local work to the next level.”

 

About OGP:

Open Government Partnership brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable.

The Open Government Partnership formally launched on September 20, 2011, when the 8 founding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) endorsed the Open Government Declaration and announced their country action plans. Since 2011, 79 OGP participating countries and 20 subnational governments have made over 3,100 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.

For questions or to set up interviews please contact: Jose Perez Escotto, Communications Officer, jose.perez@opengovpartnership.org.

Topics: OGP Local
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