Over 1,000 delegates from over 60 countries will come together in London from 31 October to 1 November 2013 for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit.

WRI will be attending this conference and participating in the session on public–private partnerships to support open government.


Around the world businesses are helping to develop innovative new ways of increasing government transparency and accountability. This session aims to:

  • Highlight innovative partnerships between the public and private sectors that use technology to assist transparent and accountable government and citizen engagement;
  • Highlight ways that the private sector and civil society can work together to increase government accountability
  • Encourage leadership from the private sector to work with governments and civil society to advance the OGP’s goals
  • Explore incentives, motivations and obstacles to robust engagement by the private sector in support of OGP;
  • Spur new ideas for how governments, corporations and civil society may partner to advance transparent and accountable government.

This discussion will provide a starting point for the first meeting of the Ad hoc task team to explore ways of incorporating the private sector into the OGP in the future.


  • Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Chairman, Open Data Institute


  • Oliver Bell, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft
  • Juliana Rotich, Ushahidi and iHub Kenya
  • Nigel Sizer, Director, Forest Initiative and Global Forest Watch 2.0, World Resources Institute


  • Lawrence Sperling, Senior Advisor, Global Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State
  • Peter Reid, UK Cabinet Office