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Thursday, October 29 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The promotion for OGP Implementation in Difficult Contexts

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Over the last few years, the climate for civil society in some member state of OGP has deteriorated to the point where it seriously threatens the ability of civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage effectively in the OGP process. Crackdown on independent civil society has had profound negative effects on the ability of NGOs and citizen activists to promote open government. As a result of such pressure, sizable number of independent NGOs working on open government issues have had to suspend their activities. Conditions in this countries seriously threaten the integrity of OGP and raise important concerns about the government’s commitment to the Open Government Declaration.

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Dr. Maurice McNaughton

Director, Centre of Excellence for IT-enabled Innovation at the Mona School of Business & Management, University of the West Indies
Dr. McNaughton is currently Director of the Centre of Excellence for IT-enabled Innovation at the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI. His research focus spans the domain of emerging Open ICT ecosystems, and includes open source software, open data, mobile and cloud computing. He is a founding member of the Caribbean Open Institute, a regional coalition of Caribbean organizations that engages and works with regional governments... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

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