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OGP in the News - Week of September 11, 2017

A weekly round-up of Open Government Partnership (OGP) media coverage around the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox? Subscribe here. This week, OGP news spotlighted the Partnership’s participation at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, with a few other updates out of Liberia, Brazil, and Nepal. On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, OGP will be organizing an event at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (#UNGA72) titled “Rebuilding Trust in Government...

OGP in the News - Week of July 10, 2017

A weekly round-up of Open Government Partnership (OGP) media coverage around the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox? Subscribe here. Once again, news of OGP circled the globe with updates on whistleblower protections in Nigeria, open government champions in Italy, open data in non-OGP country Mauritius, and more! In Nigeria, plans to enact a Whistleblowing Protection Bill are underway. Following a two-day seminar in Abuja, co-...

OGP in the News - Week of June 19, 2017

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by Open Government Partnership throughout the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox every Monday morning? Subscribe here. From open source in Taiwan to the recent parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom, this week’s coverage of OGP circulated the globe. Head of Televisa and a well-known face on Mexican television, Carlos Loret de Mola is just one of many journalists who is said to have been a...

Open letter to Chancellor Merkel: Better, smarter and timely open data on infrastructure and services spending is essential to generate real benefits for Africans

Dear Chancellor Merkel, We are pleased to see you making inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa, as laid out by the African Union in its agenda for 2063 , a priority of this year’s German G20 Presidency, including a G20 Compact with Africa to promote private investment and investment in infrastructure. Across Africa, half of all government spending is on public contracts. This spending is central to delivering public benefits: the roads, schools, and clinics that Africa...

Facebook Live: The OGP Toolbox

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OGP Datacamp: Data Journalism Workshop

A workshop in Paris on the eve of the OGP Global Summit about how to use government datasets.Access to Information laws, supported by advances in technology, are resulting in more data being made publicly available than at any previous time in history. But what good is data if you don’t know how to use it?  OGP’s Data Journalism Workshop was offered as a side event to the OGP Global Summit in Paris on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. This special program for journalists, researchers and campaigners...

Webinar: Introducing the Open Data Working Group

  Speakers Stephen Walker, Senior Director, Open Government and InformationManagement, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada José M. Alonso, Open Data Program Manager, Web Foundation and Member, Global Open Data Initiative   Description The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Open Data Working Group was launched at the OGP Summit in London in October 2013. The goal of theworking group is to help countries adopt and implement more ambitious open government commitments as part of...

Webinar: Public Participation

Speakers  Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Founder and President, AmericaSpeaks David Stern, Director of Online Engagement, AmericaSpeaks     Webinar Description Open Government practitioners understand how to implement transparency and open data initiatives, but for many, public participation remains vague. In this webinar, the Global Voices team will: Discuss key strategies for creating meaningful participation opportunities where the public and stakeholders can have a genuine voice in...

WEBINAR ON STRENGTHENING DEMAND FOR AND USE OF OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA INITIATIVES

Speakers  Jennifer Shkabatur, World Bank Jay Bhalla, Code 4 Kenya     Webinar Description The release of open government data often becomes the core of open government policies and initiatives. Yet it is just a first step on the road to tangible outcomes. A range of capacity building activities are required to put open government data in action and fulfill its social, economic, and political promise.    This webinar explores maximizing the usage and relevancy of open government data...