Sauti za Wananchi meets the OGP Global Summit 2016

Launched in 2011, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative which currently brings together 70 participating countries, NGOs and representatives from civil society in a collegial governance. 

At the global level, OGP is committed to promoting the principles of open and transparent government through civic consultation and participation, reinforcing public integrity and the fight against corruption, and increasing access to new technologies to foster democracy, promote innovation and stimulate progress. Since the OGP’s creation, participating countries have made over 2,500 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.

The OGP Global Summit 2016 is taking place in Paris, France on December 7, 8 and 9. Program.

Twaweza will be hosting a session at the Summit, using stories from the Sauti za Wananchi mobile phone survey to consider the following two questions:

  • How can public opinion surveys fight back – in defence of evidence and in order to give the public a stronger voice – in a “post-truth” world?
  • How can surveys complement other forms of citizen engagement – such as participatory budgets – and other feedback mechanisms, such as citizen score cards?

See their presentation here.

Read the Briefing Note on the Summit and see work from Tanzanian journalists there.

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