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OGN Coordinator’s Report May 2018

30th May 2018 –

May 2018 01. Coordinator Summary This report provides the financial and activity report of the Open Government Network Coordinator from January 2017 to February 2018 The past year has financial support from two sources – the Potter Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund (BLF). Both sources of funding end in 2018, meaning there is a…


How government and civil society is collaborating to drive openness – Gila Sacks

11th May 2018 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

Gila Sacks is Director for Digital and Tech Policy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Her responsibilities include support for the tech sector and wider digital economy, emerging technologies, digital skills and inclusion, and the societal and ethical implications of technology. Opening up government is a powerful way of building trust…


Know your network: Garth Stewart

24th April 2018 – Points of View, Scotland

Job title: Web Archivist Organisation: National Records of Scotland Location: Edinburgh Member since: January 2018 Contact me at: [email protected], @garthstewart1 on Twitter How would you describe your job to a child? I help select and collect the archival public record of Scotland. The archival public record are those documents which have been produced by successive…


2016-18 Open Government Action Plan implementation meeting | 9 April 2018 | Meeting note

16th April 2018 – Meeting notes, United Kingdom

On 9 April 2018, members of the OGN’s steering committee and government commitment leads met to review the implementation of the 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan and the UK OGP process. This note of the meeting was produced by the Cabinet Office. You can read the commitment updates here: https://www.opengovernment.org.uk/resource/2016-18-open-government-action-plan-april-2018-commitment-progress-updates/ Attendees Thom Townsend, DCMS Katie…


Discussion on UK IRM Mid-Term Report: The Positives and Worries

26th March 2018 – News, United Kingdom

As you may have noticed from the tweets last week, the UK OGP IRM hosted a discussion event in the Speaker Room’s in the House of Commons. Below is a summary of some of the reflections and recommendations, in advance of the public comment period for the IRM 3rd mid-term report, which should begin in…


NI Open Government Network Blog – Dark Money

9th March 2018 – Northern Ireland, Points of View

Written by Colm Burns & David McBurney Conservative and DUP MPs trooped through the voting lobby of the House of Commons on Wednesday to prevent retrospective transparency on donations to political parties in Northern Ireland. With the Conservatives applying a three-line whip, the measure they were voting on – The Transparency of Donations & Loans…


5th OGP Global Summit

28th February 2018 –

As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Georgia will host the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. Representatives from more than 70 countries — heads of state and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, international foundations, researchers, academia and journalists — will…


Have Your Say on the next UK Open Government Action Plan

16th January 2018 – News, United Kingdom

Have Your Say Manchester! Tue 23 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 18:00) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say Sheffield! Wed 24 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 18:00) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say Leeds! Thu 25 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 18:00) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say Birmingham! Wed 31 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 17:30) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say…


The Funding Revolution that gives power to the people

16th October 2017 – Northern Ireland, Points of View

(via ScopeNI) Written by Nick Garbutt Why can’t local people get to decide how money invested in their communities is spent? Like all powerful ideas it is simple, obvious and hard to contest. After all residents know what the needs of a community are because they live there. They are therefore just as much experts…


In the hot seat: Carole Ewart of Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland tells us why the network must focus on open data

28th September 2017 – Points of View, Scotland

Today (28 September) is International Right to Know Day, so what better way to mark the occasion than to hear from the Convener of Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland, Carole Ewart. I met up with Carole a few weeks back to hear her thoughts on access to information in Scotland and the role…