Participation Plenary

09:00 - 10:20
Canada Hall, Shaw Centre

Engaged citizen participation requires safe civic space. Governments and citizens are increasingly aware of an array of new threats to democracy, including disinformation campaigns online and digitally propelled polarization. As OGP seeks to be a positive global movement for openness and democracy, it must confront these trends and become a stronger collective coalition against these threats.

Theme: Participation

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Government of Canada, Open Government Partnership (OGP)

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Plenary

Speakers

Aidan Eyakuze, Twaweza and OGP Steering Committee (by video), Renata Avila, Ciudadano Inteligente, Guatemala, Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, Government of Canada, Ben Scott, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Luminate, Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO, The B Team, Yama Yari, Government of Afghanistan, Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General, Reporters Sans Frontière, France

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