The Workshop of Experts from the OGP Countries Is opened in The Hague

News | Publications | Open Government | Article 3 September 2014

Workshop with participation of experts from OGP Countries is being hosted by Netherlands, in Hague. The workshop for Open Government Partnership (OGP) countries opened on September 2nd, and will continue for 3 more days.Within the frames of the meeting the experts will discuss future plans of OGP, as well as enhancing the role and encouraging further participation of civil society.

The meeting is organized by the OGP civil society Steering Committee. Members of OGP steering committee and civil society from UK, The Netherlands, Mexico, France, Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya and South Africa are taking in the workshop.

A director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the co-Chairman of the OGP Georgia’s Forum Giorgi Kldiashvili is representing civil society of Georgia through the workshop.

The purpose of the Hague workshop is to strengthen participation of civil sector in the monitoring process of state reforms and encourage the right delivery of OGP Action Plan commitments. Participants of the meeting are discussing options of developing and maintaining an ongoing partnership and cooperation with governments in OGP countries. Furthermore, discussion topics concern to the efficient mechanisms that can be implemented and used by civil society for improving open governance.

Georgia was elected as a member of steering committee in 2014. Open Government Georgia’s action plan 2014-2015 has already been established. It comprises 26 commitments to be implemented by 16 responsible agencies.

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