This special edition of our Geothink&Learn series is focused on Canada’s Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership (OGP). This plan was developed in consultation with citizens, civil society organizations, and the private sector, and in collaboration with other levels of government in Canada. The participation of both civil society and government is essential to the success of the Open Government Partnership. OGP participants commit to developing their National Action Plans through a multistakeholder forum (MSF) built on active engagement of citizens and civil society.
The Government of Canada recognizes that open government requires ongoing effort. Openness and transparency are a consideration in everything from complex policy questions to day-to-day administration. To sustain progress, the Government of Canada is committed to providing training and resources to help public servants develop the skills they need to support a more open and transparent government.
This panel will bring together members of the Multi-stakeholder forum and the OGP committed to growing the culture of openness in government. The panel will introduce the scope and current timelines of the OGP/MSF and review the previous Canadian Action Plan. The panel will focus on civil society's role in this process, and in helping build toward openness, transparency, and public engagement.
Full speaker list and agenda can be found on our website: http://geothink.ca/geothinklearn-7-open-government-partnership-ogp/