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OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting: Contribute to the Agenda

OGP Support Unit |

We are pleased to announce that registration and the call for ideas for the agenda have opened for the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 5-6 November 2018.

Hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with Korean civil society, the meeting will see open government leaders and practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific region gathering to raise collective ambition and generate new political support for promoting participatory democracy, improving governance for a better life for all, and renewing public trust through government innovation.

Continuing the spirit of co-creation, the agenda for the event will be based on an open call for ideas. Ideas for topics, speakers or sessions must address at least one of the three themes of the event.

  1. Promoting participatory democracy
  2. Improving governance for a better life for all
  3. Renewing trust through government innovation

We hope to see the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting further collective knowledge and action on important issues raised at the OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi relevant to the above-mentioned themes. This could include, but is not limited to, protecting and expanding civic space, testing new methods for promoting participation, improving the quality and access of public services especially for the traditionally left-out/disadvantaged groups, mainstreaming inclusion and gender, co-designing and co-delivering public policies with citizens, addressing elite capture, ensuring that open government principles remain front and center in the digital government agenda, and building sustainable cities and local governments that are resilient and fit-for-purpose for present and future challenges.

Members of the OGP community are invited to submit ideas for topics, speakers and sessions here. The criteria for the call for proposals is available here. The last day to submit ideas is August  31, 2018.

After the deadline, an editorial committee, which includes host government and civil society representation, as well as the OGP Support Unit, will curate the agenda based on the inputs received. If your inputs are accepted, the editorial committee will contact you to inform you of their decision and work with you to incorporate your suggestions for topics, speakers, or sessions into the agenda. A draft agenda will be released in mid-September.

Please note that, in addition to submitting your ideas for the agenda, you must register to attend the Regional Meeting. Further information about the event will be made available on http://www.ogpkorea.com.

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