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Maureen Kariuki

Senior Regional Coordinator Africa and the Middle East

Maureen joined the Open Government Partnership in December 2014. Focusing on Africa and the Middle East. she supports civil society organizations to engage more meaningfully and effectively with the OGP and push for the delivery of open government reforms in their countries.

Maureen is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya who has been working on the promotion of good governance in Africa since 2009. She previously worked with the United Nations Against Corruption (UNCAC) Coalition where she was engaged as Regional Coordinator for sub Saharan Africa; and the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) where she served as Programme Coordinator (Outreach). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law; a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and a Master’s Degree in International Relations.

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Reflections on the 2016 OGP Civil Society Leaders’ Workshop

Prepared February 2016   Every year the Civil Society Engagement (CSE) team of the OGP Support Unit puts together a peer exchange workshop for civil society leaders engaged on the OGP. This year, the CSE team welcomed 18 civil society…

POTUS in Kenya

President Barack Obama, POTUS, as he is now popularly referred to, will this weekend visit Kenya for the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) being co-hosted by the Government of Kenya. The visit is one that, in the minds of Kenyans,…

Tanzanian President opens the second OGP Africa Regional Meeting

When Tanzanian President, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, opens the second OGP Africa Regional Meeting in Dar es Salaam today, he will be addressing an auditorium packed with open government reformers from Tanzania and the rest of the continent. The theme…

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