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OD4D at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Tbilisi

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The 5th OGP Summit in Tbilisi Georgia will run from July 18-19, and the Open Data for Development Network will be there to discuss key activities and support new activities.

We’ll be discussing some important areas of our work at the intersection of driving innovation for public good, inclusion, and technology:

  • Advancing a Feminist Open Government research agenda:
    • Women’s participation is often limited due to a variety of social and cultural factors, and FOGO aims to investigate how improving women’s participation in responsive government decisions improves governance and development overall. We’re mapping, unpacking, and exploring gender dimensions within existing open government and OGP processes in 13 countries – particularly focusing around women’s meaningful, quality participation & inclusion in these processes (or lack thereof). Phase II, which will be launched soon, will begin to investigate how feminist approaches to open government can be used to improve open government.
  • Open data is still at the forefront of open government, and we need to advance a pro-inclusion approach to yield the benefits:
    • More than 60 OGP countries have committed to implement ambitious open data reforms. OD4D’s network of partners and initiatives (like the Open Data Charter and the State of Open Data) continues to investigate best practices in data policy, innovation, infrastructure, measurement and research, and sector-focused initiatives like agriculture, anti-corruption, education, and statistics. From open data use in measuring the SDGs, to civic tech innovation to data capacity building, to forefront issues like AI and Machine Learning and privacy and data governance, the Open Data for Development network is focusing on how these discussions advance policies and practices that improve development.

Learn more and connect with us and our partners here:


Feminist Open Government: How It Helps Inclusion


This high-level panel will feature prominent open government leaders who are accelerating the gender empowerment and inclusion agenda within the Partnership. Panelists from both government and civil society will engage in a frank discussion and debate about the promises and challenges of mainstreaming gender and inclusion into the open government movement. Thursday, July 19 • 10:30 – 12:00
Open Data: A Key Agenda in the Open Government Framework


This session is a chance to introduce the work of the OD4D network partners, including leading open data organizations helping to create global norms, share knowledge and inform policies, standards, innovation and research in developing countries, and seek to identify potential areas of collaboration with OGP members. Thursday, July 19 • 15:00 – 16:30
Driving a gender equal open government workshop agenda


This interactive learning session, co-hosted by the Government of Canada, Publish What You Pay, the UNDP, Carter Center, IDRC, and the OD4D network will provide a space for learning about approaches people have been taken to address gender issues and engage in actionable conversations on how to advance a gender responsive open government agenda around the world. Key discussion points will be captured in a collaborative document. Thursday, July 19 • 12:00 – 13:30
Open Data to Fight Gender Violence and Femicides


Violence against women is an endemic issue, but we still do not have quality data to critically understand its magnitude and to act upon it. To explore the production of data on gender-violence related incidents and particularly femicides is key to contribute to understand and, eventually, reduce gender-violence related incidents and femicides. Thursday, July 19 • 10:00 – 11:00