Open Government Partnership and IGF: reciprocal learning

Meeting type: 
Side Session
Meeting Description: 

he Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched in 2011. With almost 60 member countries it is growing into a vibrant community on open government, transparency and accountability. Citizen participation and embracing the potential of new technology are two key pillars for achieving this, and this is where it coincides with key IGF topics such as access, openness and governance. Furthermore, the two platforms have similar thoughts on the strength of dynamic partnerships among stakeholders from the public and private spheres. IGF has dynamic coalitions and a animated annual meeting, OGP has in-country multi-stakeholder dynamics and a governance model that shares responsibility between civil society and governments. With IGF being in it’s 7th year, for PGP there is much to learn.
When: November 8, 14.30-16.00,
Where: Conference Room 9 at the  Baku Expo Exhibition and Convention Center
What: "[email protected]IGF", an event to present the concept and progress of OGP to the global IGF crowd, learn from the rich experience of IGF as a multi-lateral and multi-stakeholder initiative, explore synergies **

Reported by: 
Nout van der Vaart
Additional documents: 
Provide the name of the speakers and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups: 

Short welcome - Peter Bateman (UK ambassador to Azerbaijan -to be confirmed)
Introduction into the Open Government partnership - Paul Maassen (Independent Civil Society Coordinator)
OGP in practice: the cases of Azerbaijan and Moldova - Galib Abasov (executive director National Budget Group Azerbaijan) and Veronica Cretu (president, CMB Training Center Moldova)
Lessons from 7 years multi-stakeholder cooperation in IGF - Anriette Estherhuyzen (Executive Director of Association for Progressive Communications)
Exploring synergies: how IGF can leverage OGP and OGP can leverage IGF (panel discussion) - Galib Abasov, Veronica Cretu, Anriette Esterhuyzen, representative from ISOC (TBC), representative from Ministry of Communication Azerbaijan (TBC)

Provide the name of the organiser(s) of the Meeting and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups: 


  • Open Government Partnership – Support Unit (based in Washington DC), supporting the participants of the OGP (governments and civil society alike)
  • Hivos, Dutch development NGO (based in The Hague), registered participant of WSIS and IGF, co-publisher of the Global Information Society Watch and host of the Civil Society Coordinator for OGP.
Have you organised a Meeting (Dynamic Coalition, Open Forum, Side Session) before? If yes, please provide links to report(s): 


  • Hivos has organized WSIS and IGF related events throughout the years.
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