OGP Business Fair

Public Participation — Report Launch/Publication

Sierra Leone — May 31, 2024 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm GMT-00:00

House of Parliament

Host Organization and Partners — National Council for Civic Education and Democracy (NaCCED), Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Parliament of Sierra Leone


The Parliamentary Launch of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP) 5 (Inclusion & Action) is a crucial event within the broader context of OPENGOV WEEK. This event is designed to introduce and catalyze the implementation of OGP NAP 5 within the parliamentary framework. The launch aims to unite crucial parliamentary and civil society stakeholders to promote transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement through structured and inclusive dialogue and action.
The launch will climax with an OGP Business Seminar Coordinated by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) , National Council for Civic Education and Democracy (NaCCED), Parliament of Sierra Leone, and other key OGP players in Sierra Leone. At the Business Seminar, different MDAs and partners will sell their commitments’ gains and proposed actions to Members of Parliament, CSOs and the Media, other non-OGP implementing MBAs, and the Private Sector.
The primary objectives of the event are to:
1. Identify Priorities: Determine critical priorities and initiatives within the OGP NAP 5 that necessitate parliamentary engagement and oversight for effective implementation and impact.
2. Raise Awareness: Enhance understanding among parliamentarians, government officials, and civil society representatives about the significance of OGP NAP 5 in advancing open governance principles.
3. Foster Dialogue: Create a platform for constructive dialogue and the exchange of ideas between parliamentary stakeholders and civil society actors on strategies to enhance inclusion and foster collaborative action.
4. Catalyze Action: Encourage active participation from parliamentarians and civil society partners in implementing OGP NAP 5 commitments, promoting a culture of openness, responsiveness, and collaboration in governance.
5. Strengthen Partnerships: Enhance collaboration between Parliament, government agencies, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to leverage resources and expertise to achieve the shared objectives of OGP NAP 5 and the NaCCED Strategy.


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