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Can Open Government Help Heal Divided Societies? – A Blog from the OGP Summit

21st December 2016
More than 3,000 people gathered in Paris from 7-9th December for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit 2016 hosted by the Government of France. Over the 3 days there were dozens of workshops, pitches and panel discussions on themes ranging from transparency, accountability and anti-corruption to climate and sustainable development, the digital commons and…
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Reflections on the OGP Summit

21st December 2016
It’s dry and sunny in Paris, but at the OGP Civil Society Morning there’s a somber mood. The Results of Early OGP Initiatives report launched at the Summit, captured OGP success stories and showed that the participation of civil society can have a significant impact. But the usual optimism of open government reformers has been…
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2016-18 UK Open Government Action Plan: Commitment from the Welsh Government

20th December 2016
Originally published: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/commitments-from-the-welsh-government 1. UK Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2016-18: Commitments from the Welsh Government Commitment 1: Open data plan Commitment 2: Open data service Commitment 3: StatsWales Commitment 4: Administrative Data Research Centre Wales Commitment 5: Government Social Research Publication Protocol Commitment 6: Gov.Wales Commitment 7: Code of Practice for Ethical Employment in Supply…
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What happened at the 2016 Paris OGP Summit

16th December 2016
Last week the Open Government Partnership Global Summit was held in Paris, bringing together 3,000 representatives from more than 70 countries, including Heads of State, government ministers, mayors, civil society representatives, public servants, members of parliament, developers, researchers, and journalists. Two significant themes of the Summit – particularly showing up in the speeches of the OGP Support…
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SCVO joins forces with partners across the UK to give people the tools to make government more open & responsive to their needs

5th December 2016
(via SCVO) The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) in partnership with the Wales Council for Voluntary Organisations (WCVA), Involve, and Northern Ireland Environment Link has been awarded a £500k Big Lottery Fund grant to support more people to take part in the decisions that will shape their future. The UK partners will work together…
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How can an Open Government agenda heal divided societies?

28th November 2016
Finding a positive way forward before the world tears itself apart. This is a workshop as part of Open Government Partnership conference in Paris Dec 2016 Workshop objective Scotland’s open government civil society network with our partners in Northern Ireland are hosting a workshop to assess whether a decisive shift towards open government can avert a…
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OGP Summit 2016: Registration opens

23rd September 2016
Registration and the provisional schedule for the OGP Summit in Paris in December have been launched on the Summit website.  OGP Summit’s provide excellent opportunities to meet, learn from and discuss with people leading open government reforms and initiatives around the world.  Register now to attend! Here’s the organiser’s blurb: As a forum for sharing good…
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NI Open Government Network Blog – Sustainable Development Goals and Devolution

20th September 2016
Written by Kyle Parks, Member of the NI Open Government Network Steering Committee One year on from the launch of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and it feels like they’ve been brushed under the global carpet. At the Open University’s roundtable event in Belfast last week it was widely accepted that much still needs…
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Invitation to contribute to the Open Government Partnership’s strategic refresh

26th August 2016
Originally posted on the Open Government Partnership blog:  http://www.opengovpartnership.org/blog/alejandro-gonzalez-arreola/2016/08/24/ogp-strategy-dialogues-invitation-co-create-priorities OGP STRATEGY DIALOGUES: INVITATION TO CO-CREATE PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF OGP’S WORK (#OGPDIALOG) by Alejandro Gonzalez Arreola and Manish Bapna Next month, Open Government Partnership (OGP) will be marking its fifth anniversary. This sets the scene for us to celebrate the achievements of OGP – which at its…
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Our new open Wiki to plan a programme for civil society capacity building

19th August 2016
Dear Open Government community, The civil society coordinators for UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are working together to strengthen and connect the Open Government civil society movements in the UK home nations. This project is being led by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Northern Ireland Environment Link, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and…
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