GLOW 2022: Parliaments at the Heart of Open Government Reform
Throughout the week of 17–22 October 2022, the Ensuring access to legislative information and creating mechanisms for public participation are critical to building an open, trusting relationship with citizens. Technical specifications: Commitments... e-Network (OPeN) will host a series of virtual, hybrid, and in-person events worldwide to celebrate the resilience of parliamentary reformers in championing open government values.
Last year, as we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on improving government transparency, ensuring opportunities for citizen participation in public matters, and strengthen... More (OGP), the global open government community underlined the importance of engaging parliaments in delivering impact and achieving progress. The latest memorandum for parliamentary engagement in OGP, launched in November 2021, specifically outlines the vital roles of parliaments in taking legislative action, ensuring parliamentary oversight, opening parliamentary processes, and creating space for dialogue in the OGP process.
To bring parliaments even closer to the OGP community, members of the Open Parliament e-Network (OPeN) are proud to announce the sixth Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW), taking place throughout the week of October 17–22, 2022. OPeN is comprised of Directorio Legislativo, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and An essential part of open government includes protecting the sacred freedoms and rights of all citizens, including the most vulnerable groups, and holding those who violate human rights accountable. T... (ODIHR), ParlAmericas, Red Latinoamérica por la Transparencia Legislativa (RLTL), and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).
Kicking off GLOW this year, WFD and the Open Parliament Indonesia (OPI) Secretariat will host a co-creation forum with civil society reformers and experts on October 18 in Jakarta to begin deliberation on climate change Creating and passing legislation is one of the most effective ways of ensuring open government reforms have long-lasting effects on government practices. Technical specifications: Act of creating or r... in Indonesia. This is a notable example of how the open parliament movement can go beyond creating participation opportunities beyond business as usual, as it allows civil society to set the agenda of the legislative process, not just take part in it.
On October 19, Fundación Ciudadanía y Desarrollo (FCD) and NDI will host a hybrid forum entitled “Democratic encounter: Civic OGP commitments are promises for reform co-created by governments and civil society and submitted as part of an action plan. Commitments typically include a description of the problem, concrete action... to recover citizen trust in the National Assembly”, followed by the “Co-creation Roundtables of the Second Many parliaments have engaged in the OGP process by co-creating and implementing their own open parliament plans, alongside the typical OGP national action plans. Technical specifications: indicates t...” hosted by the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Argentina in collaboration with civil society organizations and reformers.
On October 20, all members of OPeN will co-host this year’s GLOW virtual plenary session, “Bridging the divide: Legislative lessons for policy making in polarized contexts” (register here). The high-level conversation, to be conducted in English, will be moderated by María Baron, the Global Executive Director of Directorio Legislativo and current Chair of the OGP The OGP Board of Directors provides the fiduciary and legal oversight of the OGP Support Unit and the Independent Reporting Mechanism, which is housed within the OGP Secretariat, a US-based 501 (c)(3)..., who will be joined by current and former members of parliamentarians from Georgia, Indonesia, Jamaica, and other countries. They will share their experiences of navigating through highly divisive issues and shed light on how they address increasing social and political polarization by exploring many different tools and opportunities that contribute to building consensus in legislative debates.
In line with the increasingly more ambitious scope of the OGP Local program, Directorio Legislativo will also be working alongside the Legislature of the City of Córdoba in Argentina to organize the “Third Legislative Branches Forum” on October 21, which will see members of provincial legislatures and civil society representatives discussing challenges to effective citizen’s representation in Congress as well as innovation and parliamentary openness initiatives.
Throughout the week, we will share updates and stories from GLOW events happening across the world. Follow @openparl on Twitter to receive live updates.
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