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Open Youth: The Next Generation of OGP

This year, Croatia had the biggest number of searches on Google as a summer destination. Some of them (here we value quality over quantity) were searching for an elite training program for future world leaders - The Open Youth Academy. Mission: to use PSI open data to create solutions for implementing SDGs in the local community Location: Pula, Croatia Execution: Information Comissioner of the Republic of Croatia, HR Open Engaged: 25 Youth from 15 to 30 from Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia...

Empowered citizens: changing the landscape of local governance in Nepal

This blog is part of a series on how open government can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series came out of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to find practical examples of how open government is helping countries achieve the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific region. For more details on the competition, the blog series, and how open government can help achieve the SDGs, please...

A Letter to the OGP Community

¿Quieres leer esta carta en español? Dear friends, colleagues and members of the greater OGP community, I began serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Open Government Partnership on May 6. It’s been quite a wonderful whirlwind of activity -- these first few weeks have already seen me through four continents, two OGP regional meetings (Africa and Americas) where I got the opportunity to meet several of you, the OGP Steering Committee Meeting in Cape Town, and the London Anticorruption...

YOUNG PEOPLE LEADING THE OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

This piece was also posted on the blog We Are Restless. We are very inspired by the ambitious goals of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Among other things, they pledge to ensure that more governments become transparent, accountable, and responsive to their citizens, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of governance and the quality of services that citizens receive. According to OGP, this will require a shift in norms and culture to ensure genuine dialogue and collaboration...

What does Open Government have to do with the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The world’s business VIPs are meeting in Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF), where the theme is the fourth industrial revolution- think 3D printing, bio-technology and mind-reading machines. Klaus Schwab, the head of the WEF, argues in a new book that this revolution is faster, more complex and more innovative than ever before. It is transforming the way that states, businesses and societies interact. It relates in one way or another to all of the key global challenges...

Faces of Open Government - Tamara Puhovski

In this section of the OGP newsletter, we feature individuals from government and civil society, and ask them about their experiences. Here is what Tamara Puhovski (Office of the Deputy Foreign Minister and coordinator of the Open Government Partnership in Croatia) had to say:  How does open government make a difference in peoples lives? OGP is like a superhero, it does very complicated things to bring about very simple solutions to everyday problems. It ensures that the Governments and...

Indonesian Youth: The Dark Horse of Democratic Change

1998 was the year when Indonesia started to question their identity by deconstructing their past to the future. Taking parallels to the Greek mythology, a literal Pandora box had been unleashed along the process. People in Indonesia have witnessed how riots, financial crisis, and violence culminated within one year, impacting millions of lives. But one fact was unbeknownst to many, as the mythology also mentioned that the particular Pandora box also brought a spirit of hope for society, in this...

Getting Younger: Preparing The Future Leaders of Open Government

Photo: Open Government Indonesia Secretariat team and interns The Open Government Indonesia team is running a structured program which introduces open government to youth through an internship program. The main concept of the program is to educate these youth about open government in general, and to open communication for further opportunities, such as what youth can contribute to improve open government in Indonesia. We also use the internship as an opportunity to develop the youth’s capacity...

MODEL OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP (MOGP): ENGAGING YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD ON OPENNESS

The majority, if not more than half, of the world’s population is under the age of 27. These are youths who predominantly live in urban areas and mostly in developing countries. They are not only millennial children, or students and young professionals; they are also innovators, digital natives, entrepreneurs, and change-makers spread around the globe. However, despite being the biggest stakeholders of this planet, youths around the globe are grossly under-represented in global affairs and in...