The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a new multilateral initiative to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. In pursuit of these goals, OGP provides an international forum for dialogue and sharing among governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector who share an appreciation for the values of open government.
The OGP was launched in New York on September 20, 2011 by US President Barack Obama and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil. To join, countries have to meet basic transparency criteria in accordance with internationally recognized measures. In Africa Tanzania was one of only six countries that qualified.
Under the leadership of President Kikwete, Tanzania joined the OGP in September 2011. Our participation reflects the commitment of the Tanzania government to be more open and responsive to its people, and to increase opportunities for citizen feedback and participation.
Tanzania has prepared a draft Country Plan which has been submitted to the OGP Secretariat. Consistent with the principles of open government, Tanzania invites the public and interested parties to submit concrete ideas and inputs to strengthening the Plan.
Thank you for your inputs. We will use them to help strengthen the Tanzania Open Government Plan. Open here to see the format of submitting your comments. The deadline has been extended to 25 March 2012.
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