OKF at the Open Government Partnership

The following post is by Theodora Middleton, blog editor at the OKF.

The new Open Government Partnership, a “multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance,” was announced last week by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota. Rufus Pollock from the Open Knowledge Foundation was at the meeting in Washington, along with government and civil society representatives from around the world.

OGP meeting

As well as presenting in the “Innovator Alley”, Rufus facilitated a session with Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer in the U.S., called “How to liberate government data and disseminate it online?” Here are the notes:

Summary of Brainstorming Session at Open Government Partnership meeting at State Department

The Open Government Partnership “aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.” It’s going to be formally launched in September, and it’s really exciting to see the momentum in this area.

To find out more, visit the OGP website.