Local Matters! Where Open Contracting Results Matter Most to People

13:40 - 15:00
Room 214, Shaw Centre

It is the local level where Open Government reforms, like Open Contracting (OC), translate most directly into tangible results that matter to people. While local initiatives are emerging around the globe, they need a community of practice to address challenges and make reforms to stick. This workshop will bring together global champions and pioneers from government, civil society and the private sector who work on local OC initiatives to: 1. Share and learn from initial successes 2. Understand challenges and needs of practitioners 3. Gather feedback and questions from the OGP community 4. Initiate a community of practice to advance ambitious local OC initiatives We will kick off with short inspirational inputs from practitioners on initial successes and challenges We will then split into groups to elaborate key challenges and opportunities on different aspects of local OC initiatives. We will conclude by gauging interest and discussing next steps of LOCI and explore collaborations. The workshop results will inform the design of needs assessments, research and advocacy approaches of a new global program for LOCI. We invite others to join us in advancing local OC initiatives.

Theme: Participation

Livestream: Yes

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Humanist Institute for Collaborations with Developing Countries (Hivos), Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos (ILDA), Young Innovations (YI), Open Contracting Partnership (OCP)

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Knowledge Cafe


Kivutha Kibwana: Governor of Makueni County, Kenya, Jennifer Bretaña: Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator at the Government of the Province of South Cotabato, Philippines, Alvaro Joaquin Herrero: Undersecretary for Strategic Management and Institutional Quality, Government of Buenos Aires City, Argentina, Zyra Fastidio: Program Manager, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Philippines, Fernanda Hopenhaym: Co-Executive Director, Project PODER, Mexico

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