Open Government in Challenging Contexts
Andrew Tehmeh, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Liberia; Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka; Asoka Obeyesekere, Executive Director, Transparency International Sri Lanka; Yama Yari, Director General of National Procurement Authority (NPA) - ?Administrative Office of the President, Afghanistan (TBC); Blair Glencorse, Founder, Accountability Lab; Pranav Budhathoki, Founder and Chief Executive, Local Interventions Group, Nepal; Gabriela Ayerdi, Project Coordinator, Anti-Corruption, Accion Cuidadana TI, Guatemala; Jonathan Hargreaves, Head, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-corruption Department, Policy Division, DFID; Tom Wheeler, Conflict and Security Advisor, SaferWorld; Nada Zohdy, OpenGov Hub Manager, Global Integrity; Tariq Bajwa, EAD, Ministry of Finance, Pakistan. Moderated by Warren Krafchik, Executive Director, International Budget Partnership
Implementation of open government - Roundtable
Dec. 8 2016 09:15 AM - 10:05 AM
Palais d'Iéna - Eiffel
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Navigating the reconstruction, reconciliation and stabilization challenges in countries undergoing peace and state building processes and addressing weak institutional capacities is a complex task. It is precisely in such contexts that open government reforms and OGP can be useful for building trust between the state and its citizens and making governments more inclusive and responsive to its citizens. However, the entrenched drivers of institutional weakness or conflict make meaningful implementation of open government reforms or forging partnerships across divided groups a challenging task. Reformers in such contexts also have the added responsibility of ensuring that their work does not inadvertently put communities at risk or exacerbate problems of exclusion. This session will bring together government, civil society and other practitioners working on open government in such contexts to share their experiences, successes and lessons learned and explore how OGP can be a useful platform for change, and ways in which it will need to adapt to promote and sustain government and civil society collaboration in delivering transformative change for citizens.
This session aims to bring stakeholders working on open government reforms in challenging contexts, including countries undergoing reconciliation and state building processes, to share challenges and opportunities for open government reforms in such contexts; conflict sensitive approaches to reforms and ways in which OGP can be a useful platform for reformers working towards making governments more accountable, responsive, and inclusive in these countries.