Discussion: Open Government and engaging with stakeholders

Join GOVIS for an overview of New Zealand’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) and Action Plan, which was recently approved by Cabinet. This discussion will focus on how the public sector can facilitate better engagement practices with New Zealanders in the policy development process.

Open government background

Open government is about an ethical, honest and fair relationship between citizens and their government. New Zealand recently joined the OGP, a forum of countries working on more openness, accountability and responsiveness to citizens.

Members of the OGP develop an Action Plan that details commitments to concrete actions. Actions address the OGP’s principles of:

  • transparency
  • accountability
  • participation
  • technology and innovation.

The Action Plan and associated Cabinet Paper can be found on the SSC website.

Who should be there?

Anybody and everybody who:

  • writes policy and strategy
  • reviews regulations and legislation
  • supports an agency's online presence
  • helps to make government data and information accessible for people.

Event details

Venue

Ministry of Social Development Auditorium, Level 3 Bowen State Building, Bowen Street, Wellington.

Date & time

Monday December 1st from noon-2pm

Programme

  • 12:00pm Light lunch served
  • 12:15pm Panel and facilitated discussion
  • 1:45pm Wrap up

Please RSVP to website@govis.org.nz and advise of any dietary preferences. The event capacity is limited to 60 so book soon.

Also note that the Victoria University of Wellington Institute for Governance and Policy Studies is offering a related presentation, "The OGP Action Plan", on Monday 17 November.

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