Global Co-Creation Week: Be open to co-create

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This month 30 OGP participating countries are expected to begin developing new National Action Plans (NAPs). Governments, civil society organizations, and citizens will work together to develop ambitious commitments to make public services more responsive, public policies more inclusive and participative, combat grand corruption, provide greater public accountability, and address the most pressing problems that each country faces through openness.

In an effort to encourage learning and exchange between countries and support governments and civil society organizations to make their NAPs ambitious and inclusive, we are hosting the first ever Global Co-Creation Week. From March 27 to 30, we will carry out a series of activities. Our goal is to make sure that the OGP community is aware of the requirements outlined in the new OGP Participation and Co-creation Standards and that best practices and ideas are shared across the community. In doing so, we can co-create solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time and make governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

How to Participate?

The Global Co-Creation Week will kick off with a social media campaign in which we encourage the community to use the hashtag  #OGPcocreate + #[country name] to ask questions about the NAP co-creation process, signal interest in participating in the development process, and/or request support from the OGP Support Unit. We will also encourage you to use the hashtag #myNAPask + #[country name] to make specific commitment proposals that the Support Unit will deliver to relevant government officials. Tweets can be sent in English or in your local language but should use the #OGPcocreate and #myNAPask hashtags. To help move the conversation forward, we ask that your tweet be specific and focused in terms of issue area or policy proposal you would like to suggest for your NAP.

We will ask all OGP governments to publish their plan and timeline for developing new NAPs  explicitly outlining co-creation activities for citizens and civil society. We will encourage governments to launch their co-creation processes by hosting workshops or meetings with civil society during (or around) the Global Co-creation Week. Finally, governments can use the hashtag #OGPcocreate + #[country name] to publish, promote, and raise awareness about their co-creation activities.

The 45 countries and 15 subnational entities that are currently implementing their OGP Action Plans are encouraged to participate in the Global Co-creation Week activities by sharing your ideas, experiences, and best practices with the wider community.

During the week the OGP Support Unit will host four co-creation webinars, one for each region: Americas (in Spanish), Europe, Africa, and Asia. The webinars will kick off with a dynamic presentation of the new Participation and Co-creation Standards and how they can be used to achieve greater ambition and true co-creation of OGP NAPs. Afterwards, representatives from different countries and sectors (Civil Society, Government, and Independent Review Mechanism researchers) within the region will discuss best practices and reflect on how co-creation can be used to address today’s most pressing problems.

Additionally, our April newsletter will be centered on co-creation and will feature pieces from the open government community to give us a full and inclusive view of how co-creation can improve the NAP development process.

Throughout the week, we will also be posting blogs about co-creation by partners and reformers within the partnership. If you have ideas or experiences that you’d like to share to with the community, see our blogging guidelines to submit a piece to be featured on the OGP blog.

The 30 countries due to develop a new NAP are:

  1. Afghanistan*
  2. Argentina
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Burkina Faso*
  5. Cape Verde
  6. Colombia
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Croatia
  9. Denmark
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. Germany*
  13. Ghana
  14. Israel
  15. Jamaica*
  16. Latvia
  17. Liberia
  18. Luxembourg*
  19. Malta
  20. Montenegro
  21. Nigeria
  22. Pakistan*
  23. Panama
  24. Papua New Guinea
  25. Peru
  26. Philippines
  27. Spain
  28. Tanzania
  29. Trinidad and Tobago
  30. United States

*New country

 

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