Empowering youth through open government commitments

There are 1.8 billion young people in the world, and it is the fastest growing age group on the planet. Although dynamic, youth is often deprived access to decision-makers, especially in developing countries. Through open government, young activists attempt to…

Kenya’s Elgeyo Marakwet County Hosts Africa OGP Convention

Three African regional governments converged in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya on May 2 to share experiences and successes of efforts made in making their governments more transparent and accountable to citizens. It was the first time the local governments were…

Advancing collective action on beneficial ownership – OGP and EITI

    When a country first joins OGP, and we speak with civil society and government for the first time, they are often surprised when they hear how many governments have included EITI commitments in their OGP action plans. Countries…

Rostros del Gobierno Abierto: Anthony K.K. Sam

Anthony K.K. Sam es el Director Ejecutivo Metropolitano de la Asamblea Metropolitana de Sekondi-Takoradi. ¿Por qué decidiste trabajar en el gobierno? Cuéntanos cómo fue tu historia antes de ser el Alcalde de Sekondi-Takoradi. Tengo más de 24 años de experiencia…

Faces of Open Government: Anthony K.K. Sam

Anthony K.K. Sam is the Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly. How did you decide to join government and work in public service? Tell us a little bit about your path to becoming Major of Sekondi-Takoradi. I have…