We’re in Paris this week for the Open Government Partnership Summit, bringing together governments and civil society organisations to promote transparency and accountability, to improve governance, and to encourage civic engagement.
With 70 participating countries, the summit offers us a key opportunity to engage with policymakers and partner organisations to drive forward our work fostering open data, open government, and an open Web.
A few topics high on our agenda are:
- Guiding principles for open data policies, encouraging more governments to sign up to the Open Data Charter
- The need to close the persistent digital and data divide, and empower women to access tools for exercising citizenship
- Tackling corruption and enhancing transparency, including initiatives such as a global beneficial ownership register
To learn more about our work come meet the team at one of our sessions at OGP!
|Thursday 8th||Roundtable: Open Data: Regional differences and challenges||Carlos Iglesias, Open Data Researcher||12:45||Power (Palais de Tokyo)|
|Thursday 8th||Roundtable: Open Data Charter: Empowering people to open governments||Nnenna Nwakanma, Africa Regional Coordinator||13:00||Amphitheâtre (Iéna)|
|Thursday 8th||Workshop: Women’s Rights Online & Access to Information||Ingrid Brudvig, Digital Equality Researcher||13:45||Room 2 (Iéna)|
|Thursday 8th||Screening: Opening up gender data for sustainable development||Nnenna Nwakanma, Africa Regional Coordinator||16:45||Pitch corner (Iéna)|
|Thursday 8th||Roundtable: Utiliser les données ouvertes sur le développement pour suivre le financement et la mise en oeuvre des ODD||Nnenna Nwakanma, Africa Regional Coordinator||17:00||Amphitheâtre (Iéna)|
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