While we're sad to soon say farewell to summer, we're excited to be kicking off our fall event season at the OpenGov Hub. Starting already next week, here are a couple of events to get you started. And be sure to stay tuned as we've got much more coming in September.
Government for the People: Combatting Corruption
Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 10.00-11.15am
What is the cost of corruption on our values, our prosperity, and our security?Corruption tramples the aspirations of citizens, weakens judicial independence and the rights of civil society organizations, and hurts local and international businesses. Join us with the U.S. Department of State for the launch of this "State of Rights" series.
Citizen Feedback: Bolstering or Circumventing the Democratic Process?
Wednesday, Sept 17th, 8.30-10.00am
Feedback initiatives leverage technology and open data to amplify citizen voices in shaping development priorities, monitoring progress, and evaluating results. But how does directly engaging citizens in dialogue about development investments and results intersect with other elements of representative democracy? Do feedback initiatives adequately take parliamentarians into account? Can parliamentarians help close the loop and incentivize the executive branch to not only solicit, but take action upon feedback from citizens?
Transparency & accountability advocacy in the Global South
Friday, Sept 19th, 2.00-5.00pm
Strategists from six leading public interest groups in Asia, Latin America and Africa will share their insights into challenges involved in their efforts to promote accountable governance at local, subnational, national and international levels. This event is sponsored by the School of International Service at American University.