January 2019 

Co-Create the 6th OGP Global Summit Agenda

By OGP Support Unit

In the spirit of co-creation, OGP is pleased to announce that the call for proposals for sessions and speakers for the 6th OGP Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada, is now open. Read more here.

A Spotlight on Results

By Peter Tuths, Open Government Partnership

Open government commitments have led to transformative reforms in countries around the world. Learn more about nearly twenty impactful commitments in our latest publications here.

Submit your ideas for speakers and sessions for the 6th OGP Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada, before February 6th in English, Spanish, and French here.
Faces of Open Gov
Robin Hodess, The B Team

GP Steering Committee co-chair Robin Hodess shares how beneficial ownership transparency plays a key role in the fight against corruption. Read the full interview with Robin here.

Open Government and Inclusion

By Joel Salas Suárez, INAI

Mexico has leveraged open government to push initiatives that advance inclusion, equality and non-discrimination. Read more about them here

Open Gov Week is March 11-17. Find information on how to plan an event with the 2019 toolkits in English and Spanish.
Employment Opportunities

2019 OGP Global Summit Senior Events Consultant

Open Government Partnership is hiring a Senior Events consultant to help coordinate the 6th OGP Global Summit to be held in Ottawa, Canada, from May 29-31, 2019. The position is based in Washington D.C.
Deadline: January 18.

Program Officer, Country Support Program

OGP’s Country Support is looking for a Program Officer to provide programming & select logistical support relating to the execution of the Chief Officer’s duties. The position is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Deadline: January 30.

Operations Officer

OGP is seeking an Operations Officer to provide critical support to the general operations (finance, human resources, IT, administration) functions of the Open Government Partnership.  The position is based in Washington D.C.
Deadline: Feb 15

Call for IRM National Researchers
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.
In partnership with the Government of Canada, we're launching a webinar series on inclusive open government. Join us January 23 as we explore best practices for effectively engaging people with disabilities. Learn more and register here.

Buzz on #OpenGov

- The Call for Proposals for sessions and speakers for the 6th OGP Global Summit is live. Submit your ideas in here by February 6.
- The OGP Civil Society Steering Committee is looking for 5 new members to start in October 2019. Nominate yourself or other leaders in civil society by February 1. Learn more here.
- Open Gov Week is March 11-17. Find an event near you or plan one of your own here.
- The OGP Academy is back! Send your academic proposal on key open gov issues before February 15. More here.

The World of #OpenGov

- The latest CIVICUS report discusses the growing global threat on civic space.

- OECD and OGP want to hear your stories of #OpenGov innovation. Submit them here by February 12.

- Despite a decline of trust in democracy, the The EIU's Democracy Index 2018 report reveals that political participation is on the rise.

- Read TAI’s findings from a recent Shrinking Civic Space survey.

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