Tanzania

OGP in Africa: Another sharp tool in the governance toolbox

The recent Open Government Partnership (OGP) High Level Event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly brought sad tidings for OGP in Africa. It was announced that the government of Tanzania has opted to withdraw its membership of OGP.  In their letter to the co-chairs of OGP, the government of Tanzania pointed out its achievements in advancing transparency since joining OGP, including passage of the Access To Information Act, establishment of the Open Data Portal and...

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Tanzania Withdraws from the OGP

In a letter dated June 29, 2017 (received in mid-August 2017) and discussed at the OGP Steering Committee meeting on September 20, 2017, the Government of Tanzania indicated their intention to withdraw from OGP, effective immediately. In response, the OGP co-chairs sent a letter to the Government of Tanzania on behalf of the Steering Committee on September 12, 2017, expressing disappointment at losing such an active member of OGP and hoping that the decision will be reconsidered in future....

OGP in the News - Week of August 7, 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’s OGP coverage explored both OGP successes in Indonesia and Uruguay, as well as the challenges of implementing OGP reforms in Mexico and Tanzania. Mexico’s government portal, gob.mx (the government’s one-stop shop of federal data, visited by 1-1.5 million people every day), was hacked for 45 minutes in June of last...

OGP in the News - Week of August 1, 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. Touching each region of the world, this week’s OGP media coverage was particularly strong in the Americas and several of OGP’s subnational participants. Daily Record reported growing concern about a “creeping tide of state secrecy” from Scotland’s current government. Joining some two dozen media organizations in calling for...

Tanzania at #OGP16: Video Highlights

At the OGP Summit in Paris in December, participating country Tanzania asked a media crew, from Tanzania, to film events and people of special interest to their country. A number of blogs, articles, photos and videos have emerged and are continuing to be developed for outlets in Tanzania and around the world. Here is a list of the videos produced so far. Dr. Paul Zeitz congratulating Tanzania Dr Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim with African participants Kigoma Ujiji Municipal Aidan Eyakuze on...

My Four Open Government Takeaways from Tanzania

This year’s Open Government Partnership regional meeting for Africa was held last month in Dar es Salaam, under the theme “Enhancing Accountability through Open Governance”. The meeting included over 300 participants from across government, the private sector, civil society, academia and more, which brought a significant diversity of perspectives to the meeting. From the Liberian perspective- where we have faced challenges over time but have also made significant progress in building-out a 2nd...

Tanzanian President opens the second OGP Africa Regional Meeting

When Tanzanian President, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, opens the second OGP Africa Regional Meeting in Dar es Salaam today, he will be addressing an auditorium packed with open government reformers from Tanzania and the rest of the continent. The theme of the meeting is “enhancing accountability through open government,” an issue the President has committed himself and his government to throughout his term in office, and that he hopes to be remembered for.   As he speaks, many minds will...

Tanzania and the OGP: an update

Tanzania declared its intention to join OGP during the launching meeting in September 2011, one of six in Africa that qualified to be involved in the OGP. South Africa, and most recently, Kenya, have already delivered their written transparency commitments, and Liberia and Ghana are set to provide draft action plans before the end of this year.  Tanzania presented and submitted its action plan during the OGP Brasilia2012 annual meeting, thus becoming the ninth government represented on the...

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