Published on September 24, 2014

Highlights and Reflections from the OGP Peer Exchange Workshop in The Hague, 2 – 4 September | Open Government Partnership

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By Josephine Suherman-Bailey

Josephine is a Policy Analyst at Involve. She supports Involve's work on the UK Open Government Partnership civil society network and Sciencewise. She is especially interested in opening up decision-making to those who might otherwise struggle to be heard by policy-makers.

From Tuesday 2 September to Thursday 4 September, the OGP Civil Society Engagement team together with Involve organised a civil society peer exchange meeting at the Hivos head office in the Hague, the Netherlands. Approximately 20 civil society representatives from past, current, and future OGP Steering Committee member countries gathered to share experiences, knowledge and learning, and to strategise together. The workshop built on the one held in London in June 2013, and this time representatives from South Africa and Mexico had the chance to learn from their peers from current and past chairs Indonesia and the UK, and prepare for their (co) chairmanship, to be assumed after the OGP High Level Event on September 25, in New York. Representatives from France and Georgia were present as well to prepare for and strategise around their countries’ Steering Committee membership.

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