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


Recordings of OGP sessions will be posted here as they become available.

Civil Society Morning: Fireside Chat

When: December 7, 2016, 8:00-10:00 CET | 2:00-4:00 am EST
Description: The Civil Society Fireside Chat featured insights from Sanjay Pradhan, Manish Bapna, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and was moderated by Annette Young. The Civil Society Morning was a half-day gathering of the global civil society community working on issues of open governance with the aim to Connect, Share, Create and Strategize around and about open government. Deep dive topics included beneficial ownership and clean contracting, public service delivery, civic space, access to justice, and two topics determined by attendees.

Opening Plenary

When: December 7, 2016, 14:30-19:00 CET | 8:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Description: Chaired by the President of France, the opening plenary will gather speakers from the open government community--keynote speakers, researchers, makers, activists, civil society representatives, heads of state, and government officials--to present their vision of and discuss the main stakes of open government.

Accelerating Climate Action Through Open Government

When: December 8, 2016, 9:15-10:05 CET | 3:15-4:05 am EST
Description: WRI and the Government of France are committed to showcasing how open governance reforms on transparency, accountability, and participation can strengthen the implementation of the National Determined Contributions (NDCs). This high-level panel will bring together senior ministers and civil society leaders from both the open governance and climate communities to highlight opportunities for integrating climate commitments into countries' OGP National Action Plans (NAPs). Participants will discuss pre-existing climate commitments in NAPs, lesson learned from adopting climate commitments, involvement of non-state actors, and accountability mechanisms.

Sub-national Sessions

When: December 9, 2016, 14:00-18:00 CET | 8:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Description: The City of Paris is hosting at Paris City Hall, a specific series of sessions dedicated to open government at sub-national level. Cities and local authorities will join together to share experience and good practices with citizens and civil society organizations.

Closing Plenary

When: December 9, 2016, 18:00-19:30 CET | 12:00-1:30 pm EST

About #OGP16

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. 

About the OGP

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.

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