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March 2019 
Why Gender, Why Now

By Sanjay Pradhan, CEO of OGP

OGP is striving to enhance women’s participation and advance gender throughout our partnership. Read more about our goals in 2019 here.

Open Gov Week 2019:
You Said it Best!

By Stephanie Bluma, OGP Support Unit

This year, we asked the Open Gov community to make a dedicated effort to include new voices in their Open Gov Week events. Photos and highlights from the week can be found here.

We are pleased to announce that registration for the OGP Global Summit 2019 in Ottawa, Canada is now open. If you are planning to come, make sure to apply for travel support before March 31st.
Faces of Open Gov
Mary Francoli

IEP Chair and Associate Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is an integral part of OGP, holding governments to account by evaluating the development and implementation of commitments in co-created action plans. Mary Francoli - Chair of the International Expert’s Panel (IEP) of the IRM - tells us more about the IEP’s role and the future of IRM here. 

Engaging Citizens Can be a ‘Win-Win’ Approach

By: Jeff Lovitt, International Experts Panel (IEP)

The citizen engagement process looks different for each OGP member, but one thing remains the same: a strong culture of communications is essential to sustain open gov. Read more about effective approaches to co-creation here.

Tackling Corruption: 
Familiar Questions, Emerging Challenges

By: Tonu Basu & Helen Turek, OGP Support Unit

OGP is excited to be at the OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum this week. We’re urging government, civil society, and the private sector to work with us on three main anti-corruption topics in 2019. Learn more here

Help shape the future of OGP! Governments interested in joining the 2019 Government Steering Committee must submit their candidacy statements by April 1. Learn more and apply here.
Employment Opportunities
 
The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking individuals to carry out research at the national and local levels in a variety of countries to assess government progress on implementation of their OGP Action Plans.
 
The deadline for OECD and OGP's call for #OpenGov innovation cases studies has been extended to April 12! Share your story to drive research and inspire others in the open gov community.

Buzz on #OpenGov


- The United States also celebrated Sunshine Week this month. Take a look at some of the events that took place here.

- Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Learn more about what people did for this international call to action here.

The World of #OpenGov


- The final webinar in the inclusive open government series we're hosting with the Government of Canada, is April 17. Join us as we explore how to engage indigenous communities in open gov. Learn more and register here. More details to be announced soon.

- Watch last week’s inclusion webinar “Applying a Feminist Open Gov Lens to Action Plans” here.

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