News and blog

In the hot seat: Matthew Rice talks through his ambitions for Open Rights Group Scotland

21st November 2017 – Points of View, Scotland

Earlier this month, I caught up with Matthew Rice, Director at Open Rights Group (ORG) Scotland, to find out a little more about the development of ORG in Scotland and to hear his thoughts on our movement for more open government.  Open Rights Group Scotland – tell us more! Open Rights Group are a grassroots campaigning…

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For public comment: UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 Mid-term Self Assessment Report

17th November 2017 – News, United Kingdom

[This process has now ended] The documents below make up the UK’s mid-term self assessment report for its current Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18. This includes the report produced by the Cabinet Office covering the UK Government’s commitments, as well as the commitments from each of the devolved administrations. These documents will be available…

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Coming soon: a different Scotland network – get involved!

14th November 2017 – News, Points of View, Scotland

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…

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

8th November 2017 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

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.  …

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OGP Civil Society Global Leaders Workshop: Reflections on my time in The Hague

2nd November 2017 – Points of View, Scotland

Last week I attended the Civil Society Global Leaders Workshop in The Hague, a meeting of 21 civil society representatives from across the world. Led by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and hosted by Hivos, we spent three days interacting with civil society members of the OGP Steering Committee and the Civil Society Engagement team;…

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

1st November 2017 – News, Northern Ireland

(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.…

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Three ways for businesses to support the Sustainable Development Goals

1st November 2017 – News, Northern Ireland

(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,…

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UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) Partner Update – October 2017

1st November 2017 – News, Northern Ireland

To view the October 2017 issue of the UKSSD Partner Update, click here…

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NI Sustainable Development Goals website launched

31st October 2017 – News, Northern Ireland

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.

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

19th October 2017 – News, Northern Ireland

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…

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