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Voices of Open Government

How do we do government differently? Listen to conversations with leaders who break the mold — from mayors to anti-corruption advocates, social justice champions, and public servants who fight for accountability and transparency in government. Join host Stephanie Bluma as she shares insights on what governments and civil society from different regions of the world can learn from each other — and how we can renew our societies.

This podcast is a production of the Open Government Partnership and Hueman Group Media.


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Empower Civil Society, Strengthen Democracy

In this episode, Anabel Cruz, discusses the importance of civil society and citizen participation in our current political climate and how we can all work towards building stronger, more open communities.

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On A Quest to Raise Young Voices

In this episode, Ebenezar Wikina shares how he's dedicated his life to promoting positive change and working to inspire young people to become active participants in shaping their communities.

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To Protect the Environment, Protect the Defenders

In this episode, Felipe Pino, an environmental lawyer from Chile, shares his insight environmental democracy, the need for public participation in responding to climate crises, and the significance of the Escazu Agreement.

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Democracy in Afghanistan: Past, Present, and Future

In this episode, we speak with Erfan Erzaz, an Afghan open gov reformer now resettled in Canada, about Afghanistan’s history to see if it can provide insight on why democracy fell. We also discuss the contributions of open gov reformers in the country and the lessons we can all learn from Afghanistan’s democratic efforts.

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