Making Open Government Work at the Local Level through Strategic Intergovernmental Collaboration: Pilots, Practices, and Prospects

13:40 - 15:00
Room 211, Shaw Centre

In spite of signs of progress in the global open government community, many local governments are lagging behind and are grappling with challenges that include lack of capacity and tools, vulnerability of open government initiatives to political tides and shifting culture from closed to open. This session will provide a high-level forum for a facilitated conversation with five panelists from Argentina, Canada, Ghana, the UK and US, and will include subnational Ministers, Mayor, senior government officials and Civil society. The panelists will share lessons learned on how they are making open government work for them through intergovernmental collaboration as well as discuss grass-root initiatives such as federating and standardizing open data, improving open government impact and increasing public participation. They will conclude the session by mapping out a pathway and subsequent action items for a more sustainable open and digital government at the local level.

Theme: Participation

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Panel


Doreen Grove: Head of Open Government and Government Point of Contact for OGP, Scotland, Éric Caire: Minister for Digital Government Transformation, Government of Québec, Canada, Alvaro Joaquin Herrero: Undersecretary for Strategic Management and Institutional Quality, Government of Buenos Aires City, Argentina, Anthony K. K. Sam: Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi, Government of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana, Bill Walker, Minister, Government and Consumer Services, Government of Ontario, Canada

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