Ministerial Roundtable - Building Trust in Government
Commissioner Joel Salas Suarez, National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection, Mexico; Minister Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister of Public Administration, Sweden; Minister Marta Tomovska, Minister of Information Society and Administration, Macedonia; Minister Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice, Nigeria; Minister Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior, The Netherlands; Minster Mehdi Ben Gharbia, Minister in Charge of Constitutional Authorities, Civil Society, and Human Rights, Tunisia
Implementation of open government - Roundtable
Dec. 8 2016 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Palais d'Iéna - Ventejol
Simultaneous translation: Français-English-Español
Throughout the world, citizens are reporting less and less trust in their governments. 2016 has brought a new wave of anti-establishment politics and it is up to governments to respond with new ideas and reforms. In this panel, a diverse group of Ministers from five countries will discuss how the values of the Open Government Partnership can help governments build trust with their citizens through increased transparency, accountability and political participation.
There will not be any prepared speeches or interventions, but rather Ministers will be asked a series of questions by the moderator, who will encourage dialogue among the panelists. The objectives will be to:
- Reflect on what is necessary to build (or restore) trust in government. Ministers will discuss what is the role of government in that process and how can important partners in civil society, academia, journalism, the private sector and elsewhere contribute.
- Share examples of how their government has used OGP to push for reforms that will contribute to higher trust in government.
- Inspire participants to utilize the OGP platform to engage citizens in efforts to improve trust through increased transparency, accountability and political participation.
The panel will be moderated by Suneeta Kaimal, the Chief Operating Officer at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and a member and former Co-Chair of the OGP Steering Committee.
Ministers from OGP countries will reflect on how governments can work with citizens to build trust through the OGP platform.