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20.04.2012 / Samantha Power: what I learnt at the OGP

Samantha Power: what I learnt at the OGP

Samantha Power, special assistant to US president, Barack Obama, and senior director of multilateral affairs at the National Security Council.

19.04.2012 / How the Open Government Partnership can reshape the world

How the Open Government Partnership can reshape the world

María Otero is the US under secretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights. On behalf of the US, she served as the founding co-chair of the Open Government Partnership.

17.04.2012 / Remarks from Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State during the OGP Annual Meeting Brasilia 2012

Remarks from Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State during the OGP Annual Meeting Brasilia 2012

The April meeting gathered over 400 high-level government officials, civil society, private sector and multilateral actors in Brazil to celebrate OGP members’ tremendous progress to date, and continue stimulating a global platform for collaboration, networking and exchange of best practice. The high-level event included inspirational presentations, small group discussions and innovative exhibits that highlight government officials in charge of spearheading the open government processes, civil society experts in fields such as open data, access to information, budgeting and service delivery, and technology and other private sector companies at the cutting edge of transparency, accountability and public engagement strategies.

17.04.2012 / Armenia presented the country’s action plan in Brazil under Open Government Partnership.

Armenia presented the country’s action plan in Brazil under Open Government Partnership.

The Annual Open Government Partnership Conference was held in Brasilia, Brazil on April 17-18. An official Armenian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimyan as well as civil society representatives attended the conference, MFA reported.

17.04.2012 / Remarks from Warren Krafchik-Co-Chair OGP during the OGP Annual meeting in Brazil

Remarks from Warren Krafchik-Co-Chair OGP during the OGP Annual meeting in Brazil

Distinguished participants – I am honored to be here. Last year, I was sitting next to a woman – let’s call her Lydia – on a bus ride through rural Uganda when, suddenly, she called out: “Look at that school. It has a new roof now because the community complained about the previous one.” Several miles later, she cried out again, “Now look at this bridge! The public contractors used an inferior cement mix.” I asked her if she was from the...