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Open Government Partnership

Washington, United States
Joined February 2017

OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

Focus: Access to Information, Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Other, Women's Rights

OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens.  Since then, OGP has grown from 8 countries to the 75 participating countries indicated on the map below. In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms. In early 2016, OGP launched an exciting new pilot program designed to involve subnational governments more proactively in the initiative: Fifteen pioneers, committed political and working level reformers and engaged and energetic partners in civil society, are taking part to advance open government reform.

People Associated With This Organization

Adna Karamehic-Oates

United Kingdom  
Open Government Partnership
Joined May 2020
I am a Senior Program Officer at the Open Government Partnership, working on the Thematic Policies team. In this role, I support our cross-team efforts to mobilize coalitions, strengthen partnerships, provide knowledge resources and technical support to OGP governments, civil society and other stakeholders who leverage OGP to advance reforms in focus thematic sectors. Justice is a focus area of work for OGP, as we support the co-creation and implementation of commitments by OGP members in their Action Plans. I am interested in connecting with country-level actors to inform this process as well as engage them in helping to develop and design these commitments.

Denisse Miranda

United States  
Open Government Partnership
Joined September 2017
Interests: Corruption, Environmental Justice, Governance
Denisse Miranda is a governance and human rights specialist with over 9 years of experience in development, civil society and public policy. Denisse is a Research Manager for the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which annually assesses national performance on OGP commitments. Prior to her work at OGP she was the Governance and Transparency Coordinator for a national federation of NGO's in Honduras where she is from. She has been involved with OGP at different levels since 2011, first as a civil society advocate and later as part of the research team responsible for the IRM report in her country. For the past four years she has also specialized in civil society enabling environments, improving legal and fiscal practices for CSO's and promoting international best practices to guarantee the right to freedom of association, assembly and expression.

Joe Powell

United States  
Open Government Partnership
Joined June 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Corruption, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
Joe Powell is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership. He leads OGP’s global engagements, including working with the OGP Steering Committee, OGP Summits and linking OGP with other multilateral processes. He previously worked for the ONE Campaign, where he was managing ONE's global campaign for increased transparency in the extractive industries. As Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager at ONE, Joe also led global advocacy on the G20 and policy development for the 2013 G8. Prior to working at ONE Joe launched an online current affairs platform called ‘Uganda Talks' for the Independent, a weekly East African news magazine, and worked for Action Aid Uganda. He studied at Makerere University. Joe holds a BA from the University of Cambridge.

Nancy Routzouni

Greece  
Open Government Partnership (Unverified)
Joined February 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Women's Rights
Provides strategic consultancy in public policy design and implementation in the fields of e-government, open government and innovation in the public sector. Project manager of horizontal e-government programs, coordinator of the national open government policy implementation in Greece and the national Person of Contact to Open Government Partnership (OGP). Working with the EC as an independent expert evaluating proposals and reviewing running projects in connection with Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Has worked for ten years in the private sector, IT and Banking, with experience in business development, project management, presales, account management and quality control.

She holds an MSc in Information Systems Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Lecturer at the Hellenic National Center of Public Administration in the fields e-Government, Project Management, Open Government/Transparency and Business Process Reengineering.

Paul Maassen

Belarus  
Open Government Partnership
Joined February 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Governance
Paul Maassen started working with the Open Government Partnership in June 2012. He is the Director for Civil Society Engagement, a program of work that has its origins in the team of independent civil society coordinators that merged with the Support Unit in 2014. The team aims to broaden and deepen civil society engagement in OGP. In practice this means making sure that civil society across the globe understands the basics and potential of OGP and is supported in using it to realize the reforms they are advocating for. Paul has a long track record in the role technology and media can play in changing people's lives and the societies they live in. Prior to joining OGP Paul worked as Head of Finance and Partnerships for WWF International' Global Climate & Energy Initiative.Before joining WWF Paul worked for 7 years with Dutch development organisation Hivos, as program manager for the global ICT & Media program.

Shreya Basu

Singapore  
Open Government Partnership
Joined August 2017
I'm the Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Asia Pacific at the Open Government Partnership Support Unit. I'm looking to connect access to justice related conversations in OGP countries with the national OGP process.

Suzanne Cunningham

United States  
Open Government Partnership
Joined August 2017
Interests: Corruption, Governance, Peace-building
Suzanne Cunningham joined the OGP Support Unit in June 2016 as a Research Associate. Prior to OGP, Suzanne worked as a Program Development Associate supporting business development for a DC-based non-profit. She has also worked as the Visits and Visibility Coordinator for refugee camps and host communities with UNICEF/Jordan, where she collaborated with UN agencies, implementing partners, and governments to support fundraising and advocacy efforts for the Syria Regional Refugee Response Plan. Originally from Austin, Texas, Suzanne has lived in 10 countries in Northern Africa, Central America, South Asia, and Western Europe. She holds an MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Studies from American University.

Tonu Basu

United Kingdom  
Open Government Partnership
Joined February 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Corruption, Education, Gender-based violence, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
Tonu Basu is a Program Officer at Open Government Partnership, where she supports organizations advocating for socio-economic and political reforms to engage with OGP. Tonu has consulted on various open government projects, including with Transparency for Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, UN Women, and the World Bank. She serves on the founding Executive Committee of SNS India, that promotes social accountability and citizen participation in policy, part of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information. Previously, Tonu managed the media and civic engagement program of India's independent parliamentary research initiative - PRS Legislative Research. She has also worked on public sector innovation, launching and managing a global policy and practitioner network based in San Francisco. She holds an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Public Service Fellow.
Tonu Basu is the network champion (main point of contact) for Open Government Partnership.

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