Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2019

29-31 May, 2019, Ottawa, Canada

The Summit will bring together the 79 member countries and 20 local governments of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). It will also bring together participants from local and regional governments, civil society groups, academia, and beyond, with the goal of sharing knowledge and creating solutions for more open and transparent governments around the globe. Find out more at https://ogpsummit.org

We have several events planned with other cofounders of the Community of Practice on Water and Open Government. Join us!

 

Point of Contact Day – Workshop on Water Governance

Tuesday, May 28, 13:30 – 15:00
Shaw Centre

  1. Water crisis is not a matter of scarcity but of improper governance
  2. Strategic input from points of contact with regards to knowledge, challenges, best practices, strategies through an online survey
  3. Quick overview of the water sector, components, function, value chain and risks
  4. Tools for engagement, alignment and action
  5. Presentation of water commitment experiences from points of contacts
  6. Outline of supporting resources

 

Open Government Partnership Water Accountability Breakfast

Thursday, 30 May, 8:00
International Development Research Centre, Pearson Boardroom,
150 Kent St., Constitution Square, Tower 3, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3H9

Please RSVP: tinyurl.com/WaterBreakfast

The Community of Practice on Water and Open Government is working to facilitate more transformative commitments around inclusive and equitable water management and water and sanitation service delivery through peer learning, increased knowledge, coalition building, and advocacy. On Thursday, May 30 we’ll be meeting with interested partners to :

  • Deepen understanding of roles and upcoming activities
  • Share updates and insights on state of water commitments and implementation
  • Brainstorm targeted strategies to strengthen water accountability through the OGP
  • Identify opportunities for engagement

 

Overcoming Water Inequality: Voices of Inspiration from the Ground Up

Friday May 31st, 13:40 – 15:00
Room 202, Shaw Centre

Speakers will share their experiences fighting to protect local waters sources from fracking in Mexico, mining pollution in Brazil , lack of basic water and sanitation in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and the struggle for sovereignty over water resources in British Colombia, Canada. Participants will share how their voices have been excluded in decision-making related to water in their communities and what they have done to change this dynamic. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with the audience about how to address all the dimensions of marginality, quality, availability, accessibility, and affordability to give more voice and power to groups and individuals who are vulnerable.

More details on this session: https://ogpsummit.org/en/summit-program/agenda/session/?Session=1178