1st Annual Meeting of the Open Government Partnership Kicks Off Today


First Annual Meeting of the Open Government Partnership Kicks Off Today

What: Government and civil society representatives from 53 countries around the world, including the International Budget Partnership, will meet in Brasilia for the first annual meeting of the Open Government Partnership – a new global initiative that brings together government, civil society, donors, and the private sector to promote transparent, effective, and accountable governments – with institutions that empower citizens and are responsive to their needs and aspirations. 

A special highlight is the speech by OGP co-chair & IBP director Warren Krafchik’s at 10:15am (U.S.A. Eastern Time). Watch it as it happens – details below.

When: Tuesday, 17 April 2011, 9:30 a.m. (Brazil)/12:30 p.m. (UTC/GMT)/08:30a.m. (U.S.A. Eastern Time)

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is providing a number of interactive online platforms to open the discussion to all.

Follow the proceedings live: From the speeches given by world leaders to the panel discussions with open government practitioners, all of the activities during OGP Annual Meeting 2012 will be available from anywhere in the world. The entire event will be broadcast live on the web at

Register and join the discussion: Alongside the webcast, the OGP will host a live chat where visitors can post comments directly. Tweets and Facebook updates discussing theOGP meeting will also be viewable in the chat (be sure to use hashtag #OGP2012 on Twitter). To join the discussion, you need to register here.

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