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Open Government Partnership Welcomes Stephanie Bluma and Kate Lasso

Washington DC, July 17, 2017  -  Open Government Partnership (OGP) is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Bluma as Chief Communications and Campaigns Officer, and Kate Lasso as Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Stephanie Bluma most recently served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Appointed by former President Barack Obama, she oversaw the full re-organization of the Public Affairs Bureau and...

Montenegro Designated as Inactive in the Open Government Partnership

Washington, D.C, June 29, 2017 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) decided, by consensus, that Montenegro will regretfully be made inactive in OGP after having acted contrary to OGP processes for three consecutive action plan cycles, and failing to deliver a National Action Plan since November 2014. The Steering Committee welcomed the high-level commitment of the government of Montenegro to re-engage with the Open Government Partnership, as...

Azerbaijan to Maintain its Inactive Status in the Open Government Partnership

Washington, D.C, June 29, 2017 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Azerbaijan will maintain its inactive status in OGP, due to unresolved constraints on the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organizations. The response policy was triggered in March 2015 when concerns were raised by three civil society organizations - Publish What You Pay, Civicus and Article 19 - about difficulties faced by civil society in Azerbaijan. After carrying out...

Open Government Partnership Welcomes Giorgi Kldiashvili to its Steering Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 27th, 2017 - The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is proud to welcome Giorgi Kldiashvili, a founding member and director of Georgia’s Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), as one of two new civil society Steering Committee members, alongside Tur-Od Lkhagvajav, co-founder and President of Transparency International Mongolia. The Steering Committee, co-chaired by the Government of France and Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute, is composed...

Open Government Partnership presenta a Sanjay Pradhan como su nuevo Director Ejecutivo

Want to read this blog in English? Washington, DC. 10 de mayo de 2016: Open Government Partnership (OGP) se complace en dar la bienvenida a Sanjay Pradhan como su nuevo Director Ejecutivo. Sanjay llega en un momento clave, pues se acerca el quinto aniversario de OGP en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en septiembre de 2016. “En los primeros cinco años ha habido un crecimiento impresionante en la cantidad de países que se han unido a la alianza y que han establecido miles...

PRESS RELEASE: Breakthroughs on open government at UK Anti-Corruption Summit

OGP recognized by global leaders for its value in advancing anti-corruption reform OGP highlights from the Summit: Strong endorsement for Open Government Partnership (OGP) in the Anti-Corruption Summit Communique, signed by 40 attending governments, including role of civil society and accountability for implementation of commitments. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced his country's intention to join OGP, adding to the 69 governments who are...

Uruguay será el anfitrión del Encuentro Regional de las Américas de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto

Want to read this press release in English? MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – 27 DE MAYO DE 2016 - En preparación al Encuentro Regional de las Américas 2016 de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (Open Government Partnership - OGP por sus siglas en inglés) que se llevará a cabo el 1 y 2 de junio, alrededor de 500 participantes de gobiernos, la sociedad civil, los medios y el sector privado de 25 países se reunirán en Montevideo para discutir mecanismos a través de los cuales el gobierno puede...

Uruguay to host the Open Government Partnership Americas Regional Meeting

¿Quieres leer este comunicado de prensa en español? MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY- 27 MAY 2016- In preparation for the 2016 Regional Americas Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) held June 1st and 2nd, some 500 participants from government, civil society, the media, and business from 25 countries are gathering in Montevideo to discuss ways in which open government can be harnessed to address pressing issues in this region of the world. The event is co-organized by OGP, Agencia de...

Open Government Partnership Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue

*Embargoed until 20 July, 12:00 pm Philippine Standard Time* MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 20 JULY 2016 - The 2016 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue will be hosted by the Asian Development Bank on July 21st and 22nd at their headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The workshop, co-organized by ADB, OGP, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and IBM Philippines, will bring together 100 participants from across the...

MEDIA BRIEFING: Kenya Passes Long-Awaited Access to Information Bill

Nairobi, August 31 2016 - Open Government Partnership (OGP) would like to congratulate the government of Kenya and Kenyan civil society for passing the long-awaited Access to Information bill. This bill is an important commitment in Kenya's 2nd National Action Plan and is part of a larger set of initiatives to enable effective and accountable government in Kenya. Commenting on the bill, Maureen Kariuki, OGP's Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Africa and the...

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