How Is Gender Mainstreaming in Open Government Policies Possible?

15:10 - 16:30
Room 208, Shaw Centre

The session aims to provide space for brainstorming on the most effective methods of applying a gender-focused approach as a default in the OGP agenda. The objective is to explore what actions are needed to ensure that gender-lens are implicit in the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of National Action Plans. Looking at examples from Canada, Latin America, and Kenya, the session seeks to provide practical guidelines on gender mainstreaming in all areas of work under the OGP commitments to ensure that gender-focused perspective underpins all open government policies. The emphasis will be on developing a system for assessing the different implications of commitments for people of different genders. The session will be a dynamic panel comprised of research and policy experts, government officials, and OGP representatives. The discussion led by a moderator will be divided into smaller sections guided by a set of overarching questions, e.g.
  1. Why do we need a gender-focused approach to open government?
  2. How to ensure that gender is considered when designing OGP commitments?
  3. What are the methods of gender mainstreaming in the implementation and evalauation of the commitments?
The outcome will be a set of recommended actions for governments to promote gender mainstreaming and ensure further equity circulated within the wider OGP community.

Theme: Inclusion

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Panel


Jaimie Boyd, Director of Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Canada, Silvana Fumega, Research and Policy Director, Iniciativa Latinoamericana de Datos Abiertos, Argentina, Ana Brandusescu, Data Researcher and Consultant, UK, Nathaniel Heller, Executive Vice President, Integrated Strategies, Results for Development Institute, USA or Allison Merchant, Senior Gender Advisor, Open Government Partnership, USA, Soukeina Bouraoui, Director, Centre of Arab Women for Training & Research, Tunisia, Philip Thigo, OGP Government POC, Executive Office of the Deputy President, Kenya

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