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Established partners

Organisational partner What we are aiming to achieve through this initiative Contribution Responsbility
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Civil society: to increase awareness and understanding of open government across existing civil society networks and actively engage them in progressing open government in Scotland, building on the spotlight presented by Scotland's Open Government Pioneer status

Wider society: to increase interest and mobilise more engaged citizens to come together and make use of open government approaches to realise progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

To strengthen Scotland's civil society's connections with best practice and networks in other countries in order to increase the pool of knowledge and tools available to open government campaigns in Scotland.

Coordination of Scottish OpenGov civil society network

Overall coordination of civil society pioneer project

Lead body supporting Opengov civil society in Scotland and represented on UK Open Government Civil Society steering group
Northern Ireland Environment Link Developing a knowledge about and a vision for open government through workshops, seminars and events

Engaging with decision makers to help deliver a more open, transparent and accountable government that empowers citizens to shape decisions that impact on their lives

Coordination of Northern Ireland OpenGov civil society network

Coordination of UK open government civil society conference

NI Environment Link is secretariat to the NI Open Government Network; and is represented on UK Open Government Civil Society steering group. The secretariat was appointed to provide practical, technical and human resource support to the NI Open Government Steering Committee and members of the Network
Wales Council for Voluntary Action Civil society: to increase awareness and understanding of open government across existing civil society networks and actively engage them in progressing open government in Wales

Welsh Government: increase understanding of and commitment to open government; Welsh Government puts actions into place that will increase open government in practice, particularly via its Open Government Action Plan and delivery of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act

National Assembly: increase understanding and support for open government; National Assembly to demonstrate open approaches through its work, particularly to involve citizens and civil society in the National Assembly’s scrutiny of delivery against the Wellbeing and Future Generations Act  

Co-ordination of the Welsh civil society Open Government Partnership (WCVA and Electoral Reform Society Cymru)

Co-ordination of civil society contribution to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act which reflects the SDGs

Lead body supporting Opengov civil society in Wales
Involve Continue to expand the UK Open Government Network to involve civil society organisations working on issues beyond governance

Secure commitments from the UK government to open government reforms that contribute to SDGs beyond SDG16

Support learning across nations and the development of strong sub-national Open Government Networks

Supporting international learning, drawing on the experience of international partners through the OGP and sharing our learning

Co-ordination and continued development of UK Open Government Civil Society Network and steering group

Providing support, as required, to development of devolved networks

Hosting information website and forums for all UK home nations

Providing point of contact with international OGP and partners

Lead body supporting the UK civil society network and open government in England
Democratic Society UK Facilitation and expertise on developing open participation methods Leading organisation working on democratic participation and represented on UK Open Government Civil Society steering group
Network for International Development Organisations Scotland Monitoring and analysis of Scotland's commitment to sustainable development abroad
Scotland Malawi Partnership Increased awareness of the SDGs in Scotland but also increased ownership of the Goals at a civic level. 

Challenge the predominant narrative of the goals as the preserve of governments and the UN, and establish a sense of civic engagement and activism by creating a space where citizens can share inspiring case studies of what they are doing, however locally, to contribute towards the delivery of the SDGs in Scotland.

If successful in capturing the public’s imagination, the web-platform would ultimately also create a space in which the Scottish and UK Governments and Parliaments would feel compelled to share their own actions and commitments towards all 17 goals both internationally and domestically.

In this way, if successful, the web-platform would:

  • [primary aim:] advance the delivery of the goals in Scotland and the UK by developing civic awareness and engagement, and
  • [secondary aim]: support greater transparency, accountability and commitment from Government and Parliament.
Strategic support and oversight of the development of the web-platform in Scotland: both in terms of the technical development, the generation of core content, and the rolling out.

Prospective partners

Do you want to get involved with this project as a partner?

You may want to note your interest as a potential evaluation partner, event facilitator, BSL signer, equalities trainer etc.

Alternatively you may want to show your interest as a funding or media partner.

All we ask is you share our approach and ethos for this project.

Please enter your details below. Be aware that this is a public wiki. If you want to share your contact details privately, please email us at

UPDATE: For those interested in delivering the equalities awareness facilitation on 2nd March, we will get back to all those on the list below with the relevant proposed interest on Monday 20 Feb, and ask for a short email statement of your approach and offer. The training venue is in central London from 1.30pm to 4.15pm. Apologies in advance for the short notice.

Partner name Organisation / company name Proposed interest

(e.g. as an evaluator, delivery partner, funding partner, media partner etc.)

Weblink or public contact details

Please also include email if possible (or say if you plan to share contact details privately via our email address above)

Amanda Heenan AH Development Services Equality and diversity, community engagement and capacity development, mediation, evaluation.
Reka Kovacs Urban Tide Delivery partner: open data training/mentoring & community engagement, consultation around open data strategy, open data roadmap development, open data platform etc.
Ann Hindley Cross Keys Associates Community development, asset based approaches, evaluation
Gareth Morgan The Kubernesis Partnership LLP Consultant specialising in charity governance, legal structures, financial management
Simon Jaquet SJCS LTD Specialist in third sector organisational development, evaluation, and qualitative research
Kelly McInnes Northern Star Evaluation, facilitation, training, strategy development and community engagement.
Fiona Garven Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) Community development, community engagement, participation, community led research, participatory evaluation, facilitation, participatory budgeting.


Lara Cooper The Communications Hub Strategic communications and marketing specialist, offering training and consultancy to government and not-for-profit organisations. Particular experience in engaging hard-to-reach audiences as well as wider groups and communities.

Michael Keating MutualGain At MutualGain we are committed to strengthening the skills and expertise of public and voluntary and community sector organisations in engaging with the communities they serve. We are interested in providing the equalities training session you require on 2 March.

Catherine Hamilton Inspire2Achieve Training & Consultancy Ltd Facilitation, training, coaching around inclusive behaviours, self-awareness and impact; engaging in diversity agenda

Mal Cansdale Barod CIC Barod is a cooperative of disabled and non disabled people. We provide accessible information, Easy Read, equality training and user experience testing

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