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Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2016

The Open Government Partnership is an innovative international initiative built to foster greater transparency and accountability, improve governance, and increase civic engagement.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative aimed at securing concrete commitments from countries to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption and harness new technologies to make governments more open, effective and accountable to citizens around the world. It was launched in 2011 by 8 founding governments. Since 2011, OGP now counts 70 member countries, as well as hundreds of civil society organizations.

Co-chairing the OGP with World Resources Institute, the Government of France will host its fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris from December 7-9, 2016. The Partnership will bring together 3,000 representatives from 70 countries and hundreds of civil society organizations to promote transparency, citizen participation and democratic innovation.

Among the guests registered to attend are heads of state, ministers from the Partnership’s 70 countries, hundreds of civil society leaders, academics and influential government reformers from around the world. There will be keynote speeches, panels and workshops addressing the role of open government in crucial international issues such as reversing the trend of closing civic space, fighting corruption, freedom of information and public participation in climate change policies. 

Registration closed October 31, 2016.

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