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Coming soon: a different Scotland network – get involved!

14th November 2017

A few months back I blogged some reflections on my first few months in the network. I asked you to influence our work in the following months, and through individual meetings, network workshops and profiles, you have! Whilst a growing membership bodes well for the future of Scotland’s Open Government Network and any future open government action…


Notes from OGN meeting with Minister Caroline Nokes | 2 November 2017

8th November 2017

On 2 November 2017, members of the Open Government Network’s steering committee met with Caroline Nokes MP, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, to talk about the UK’s open government agenda with a view to progressing on the next UK Open Government Action Plan. This note of the meeting was produced by the OGN.  …


Challenging the UK’s food system to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

1st November 2017

(via UKSSD) By Robin Hinks The Sustainable Development Goals offer us an opportunity to challenge a food system in the UK that is unhealthy, unfair and unsustainable. In this blog Robin Hinks from the Food Foundation explains why and how. Less healthy food products, calorie for calorie, are three times cheaper than healthier food products.…


Three ways for businesses to support the Sustainable Development Goals

1st November 2017

(via UKSSD) By Colin Curtis There’s a lot of talk about why businesses need to get behind the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I’ve read countless articles on the economic opportunity associated with the goals, or the importance of industry support. The business case for supporting the SDGs is incredibly compelling. Improved brand, better customer relationships,…



NI Sustainable Development Goals website launched

31st October 2017

The NI Open Government Network is working in partnership with networks in England, Scotland and Wales to build the capacity of citizens and civil society to use open government approaches to progress the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new website has been launched to support this initiative, please visit globalgoalsni.org for more information.


Invitation to deliver the independent evaluation of the Open Government Pioneers UK project

19th October 2017

The UK Open Government Pioneers Project aims to raise understanding and awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals amongst citizens and decision makers and to encourage the use open government approaches to progress the Goals. The project is formally linked to the International Open Government Partnership. We are inviting bidders to deliver the independent evaluation of…


What’s happening with the independent evaluation of Scotland’s OpenGov Action Plan?

17th October 2017

  With the independent evaluation of Scotland’s Open Government Action Plan now underway, I spoke with the independent reporter assigned to Scotland, Andrew McDevitt, to find out what happens next with the assessment process. This includes what’s up for discussion at our next Network meeting on 8th November – you can sign up here to…


Letter to Caroline Nokes, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency

22nd August 2017

The steering committee of the UK Open Government Network has written to Caroline Nokes, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, welcoming her to post and calling on her to take a lead on open government.  Dear Caroline Nokes MP, Commitment to open government We write on the behalf of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network…

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