Chile is hosting a Regional Outreach Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for Latin America on the 10th and 11th January 2013. It will be opened by Cristián Larroulet, Minister Secretary-General of the Chilean Presidency, who commented: The fact that Chile is hosting a meeting of such magnitude is a major example of the
The UK’s chairmanship is a tremendous opportunity for the UK to promote and encourage open government and governance, domestically and internationally. It is also an ideal opportunity for the UK Government – in full consultation with civil society groups – to revisit its National Action Plan. (David Banisar and Alan Hudson.)
One of the outcomes of Brasilia will be for the OGP plenary to endorse the steering committee-drafted governance policy for OGP, which includes a framework for how OGP governments and OGP NGOs nominate steering committee candidates from their respective caucuses. The early politicking around this should be fascinating, and I’m disappointed I won’t be there to watch it in person!
50 public organizations asked the President to designate the body responsible for coordinating and implementing the Open Government Partnership initiative. These NGOs decided to appeal to President Viktor Yanukovych because of Ukraine’s poor implementation of its responsibilities under the OGP.