Organisation: Open Government Partnership

One of the benefits of attending OGP is the exposure it provides to projects, technologies and approaches from around the world. At Indigo we’re relatively familiar with the situation in a number of African countries, but outside Africa our knowledge of open government and open data gets patchier. So it makes sense to dedicate this […]

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From the moment I stepped through the doors of the conference today it was obvious that something was different. The security procedures had been stepped up, the ubiquitous police 4x4s had been replaced by entire busloads of police officers and many of the attendees were noticeably smarter dressed than yesterday. Yes, the politicians, governments and […]

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Our trust executive, Loren, has again been featured in Guardian in the wake of the OGP13 conference. This time, she’s discussing the implications of the Open Government Conference for Africa.

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As I queued outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on a grey, wet Thursday morning last week, I wondered if the delegates attending the annual summit of the Open Government Partnership might feel a little washed out before the event had even started. Fortunately, however, the atmosphere inside was vibrant and the debate lively, […]

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At the recent Open Government Partnership Summit, Loren had the opportunity to showcase transparency initiatives which are improving healthcare delivery across Africa, many of which have been devised locally. This was part of a speaker session and panel discussion chaired by Tim Kelsey, the National Director for Patients and Information at NHS England.   Loren’s […]

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This week, delegates from all over the world are arriving in London to attend the Open Government Partnership 2013 Annual Summit. With membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) having expanded from 8 countries to 60 in just 2 years, the event will bring together influential governments, civil society groups and private sector leaders to […]

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Last year we posted about the establishment of the Open Government Partnership which aims to foster “more transparent, effective and accountable governments — with institutions that empower citizens and are responsive to their aspirations” Originally a partnership of eight states and when it was established in 2011, 38 countries pledged to join immediately. Today, having successfully […]

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Reading through the Twitter feed of an event I’m interested in but can’t attend is something of a pastime for me. It was with great interest – and not a little amusement – that I was tracking the progress of a recent Nominet Trust event on UK charities and open data. Following the Twitter hashtag #opencharities […]

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