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Summer of international

From Open Government Pioneer Project

This is the planning page for the Opengovpioneers project "Summer of International" initiative which runs from May to August 2018.

The aim is to share and learn across the UK and internationally how best to use opengov methods to achieve sustainable development goals.

To do this, we are planning a series of webinars, network development and developing international resources. Help us shape this activity!

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Potential speakers Location Topics Themes lead Possible dates Target audience Notes/Potential Partners
Northern Ireland Environment link NI SDG Multi-stakeholder Implementation Ireland SDG National Implementation Plan NI May 31st UK-wide Webinar Finished
José Manuel Ribeiro, Government of Valongo Municipality

Alun Budge, PB Partners

Noeleen, Triangle Housing

Emma Smith, Welsh Government

Webinar Participatory Budgeting / Financial Participatory Budgeting in Wales Wales 26 September 18 Wales + UK wide learning Webinar Finished
Malawi, Scotland Malawi Partnership, International development alliance Scotland Malawi

Scotland

Progress on the SDGs - UK, Scotland, Global Leave No-one Behind: progress on the Global Goals in Scotland and abroad Scotland 30th August Scotland civil society and online (video recording) Not a webinar, but will include phone in participation.
Ghana, African SDG Youth Summit Ghana, Scotland Youth engagement, participation and the SDGs Young people as goalkeepers home and abroad Scotland November Webinar
OGP (Brittany Lane) Scotland, Spain, Washington Linking open government and the SDGs How the OGP can support members to progress SDGs Scotland November Partnership with UCLG

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Webinar series description[edit | edit source]

We are launching a webinar series to share and learn across the UK and internationally how best to use open government to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. If we are to truly leave no one behind in implementing the SDGs, then we must build greater trust between citizens and their governments at both local and national levels. Open government can help us to achieve this. We want to promote effective ways of achieving the SDGs through greater citizen participation and increased government transparency and accountability. Our webinar series aims to share practical information that can be used by participants from business, experts, civil society, Governments and others with an interest in the SDGs.  

Registration for the webinar series will open soon. Please visit again when this is open.

If you would like to take part in the series please add your name to this page. You can also watch our recent conference in full here.

Webinar A[edit | edit source]

Webinar Name Participatory Budgeting in Wales

Lessons from the UK and Beyond

Time and Date Wednesday, 26 September | 11:30 - 12:30pm
Description Wales is set to shortly produce its next Open Government Action Plan for the period 2018-20, as part of the Open Government initiative. As the Open Government Network in Wales we have called for more engaging communications and innovative opportunities for citizens to actively participate in decision making in an open and transparent way.

At the centre of our asks for the Open Government Action Plan is the introduction of Participatory Budgeting. Participatory Budgeting provides an excellent opportunity to achieve all of these aims alongside meeting the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. Encouraging active involvement and collaboration as part of the decision making process along with consideration for long-term, preventative measures that is vital to improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

The focus of this webinar is to explore the opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt in using participatory budgeting and to empower local people to achieve positive change.

We will be hearing from a range of UK and international speakers including:

  • José Manuel Ribeiro, Government of Valongo Municipality
  • Alun Budge, PB Partners
  • Noeleen, Triangle Housing
  • Emma Smith, Welsh Government

This will be followed with an open discussion and Q&A session facilitated by Jess Blair, Director from the Electoral Reform Society.

Key Participants
  • José Manuel Ribeiro, Government of Valongo Municipality
  • Alun Budge, PB Partners
  • Noeleen, Triangle Housing
  • Emma Smith, Welsh Government
Link Recording of webinar http://wcva.adobeconnect.com/p9vlpmntmxba/
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