Ombudsman and Open Government

This event happened on 16th April 2014

External event: Presenters: Peter Tyndall, Ombudsman of Ireland and Tom Pegram, Deputy Director of the Institute of Global Governance, University College London, present a webinar on the role of the Ombudsman vis-à-vis open government. (Register this webinar).

"The open government agenda has gained significant momentum since the launching of the Open Government Partnership in 2011. ... Ombudsman Offices are placed in a unique position to mediate between citizens and governments, and thus promote open government. Through their activities, they create spaces for dialogue between various stakeholders to discuss key public policies; they can also channel citizen voice and engagement; foster civil society engagement and can hold government accountable to citizens.

"Ireland formally joined the OGP in May 2013 and as it prepares the national action plan, diverse stakeholders have been engaged. The Ombudsman Office in Ireland has weighted into the dialogue by proposing commitments that could be included in the action plan and where the office would play a significant role in the implementation. 

"While featuring the experience of Ireland, this session will aim to discuss the opportunities for Ombudsman Offices to engage in their respective countries’ OGP processes."

To JOIN the session on April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST [15:00 GMT], please go HERE  and login 5 minutes before the Webinar is scheduled to start.

TASC has played a role in the civil society contribution to Ireland's first OGP action plan.

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