Some Top 10 Takeaways from Tbilisi

Over 2,000 advocates from nearly 100 countries convened in beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia in July for a hectic week at the Global Summit of Open Government Partnership to explore how we can collectively enhance the global work of open government.

So, what did we learn in the process? Read on to find out.

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Tools of Accountability: A Recap of Our Whistleblower Workshops

As some governments become less open, the role of whistleblowers as agents of accountability become even more important. That’s why Open Gov Hub hosted two whistleblower workshops in mid-July, as whistleblowers continue to be an important piece of promoting open governments.

In collaboration with the Government Accountability Project, Open the Government, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The Intercept, and MuckRock, we gathered public interest activists and immigration justice activists together over two different workshops.

Click through to see key takeaways, videos, and slides from the workshops.

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Join Open Gov Hub for the Fall!

Are you eager to join a community of leading nonprofits and change makers in international development and social impact, working to help make governments more transparent, accountable, and deliver more for their citizens around the world?

Can you commit part-time from September - December to support our daily operations and community building, solving problems and facilitating collaborations along the way?

If so, we invite you to apply for our Community Catalyst Program!  

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Transforming Women's Futures

On July 20th, Open Gov Hub hosted a public event to discuss current events in Albania as well as challenges that women face locally, in New York, in Albania, and globally and how women have transformed themselves and their communities through creativity, collaboration, and determination. 

Watch the full event here. Or watch Voice of America's coverage.

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Connecting Hubs from DC to Monrovia!

Open Gov Hub Director Nada Zohdy reflects on her visit to partner hub the iCampus in Monrovia, Liberia, where she ran a brand new, week-long “How to Run a Hub” training and learned from her Liberian counterparts.

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Stories of Collaboration at Open Gov Hub

Sometimes the very thing you need is right under your nose, or so the saying goes. And in a coworking community like the Open Gov Hub, there have been numerous cases where Hub organizations have achieved objectives or resolved long-standing problems through cross-collaboration with members from other teams. The shared values that bring members to the Hub have become a critical part of organizations’ progress and productivity, facilitating the transmission of valuable skills and knowledge.

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