We’ve all been in long, meandering meetings or working groups that have left us all wondering, “Why did I spend my time on this?” Since a large number of Hub member organizations are engaged in capacity building activities by educating people in some way, the Hub team held a series of workshops this fall as a way to support member organizations to be better educators, peer learning facilitators, and storytellers.Read More
Many members of the Open Gov Hub team and network convened alongside hundreds of social accountability advocates from around the world for this year’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Forum at the World Bank from October 30 - November 1, 2018.
This year’s GPSA summit -Money Matters: Public Finance and Social Accountability for Human Capital- explored how social accountability reforms can support improved health, education and other basic development outcomes, specifically through human capital investments.
What did we learn from this seminal event?Read More
Last week, we were delighted to host our 3rd Annual Open Gov Hub Open House with 100 members and friends of our community. The goal of this special gathering was to pause from the day-to-day busyness that consumes so many of us, to deepen our connections and reflect on and celebrate our collective achievements. We had several Exhibit Booths, 2 incredible Ignite Talks, and one very big announcement!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More