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Sarah Kennedy

Junior Program Officer

Sarah joined the Policy and Partnerships team of the Open Government Partnership in January 2024. She supports the team to develop and deliver thematic policy strategy, activities and services, hands-on coordination, administration and logistical support in areas including digital governance and climate.

Prior to OGP, Sarah worked at Capgemini, coordinating global initiatives around topics of public sector data, cloud, and sustainability. Other professional experience includes the European Parliament and the Hertie Centre for Digital Governance.

Sarah holds a master of public policy degree from the Hertie School and a BA in International Studies and French from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Authored Content

Local co-creation (participation)

Mainstreaming Public Participation: Three Examples from the Field

While there has been significant innovation in public participation worldwide in recent years—particularly with the creation of citizens’ assemblies in Europe and beyond—many of these innovations are designed as one-off or temporary projects. Current government-led participation initiatives often fail due…


Three Ways to Better Govern the Use of AI

OGP and the Government of Kenya convened reformers in government and civil society from 12 countries to discuss ways to govern new and emerging digital technologies. Here are three key conclusions for the governance of AI.

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