View from Tanzania | Journalists at the OGP Summit

Launched in 2011, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative which currently brings together 70 participating countries, NGOs and representatives from civil society in a collegial governance.

At the global level, OGP is committed to promoting the principles of open and transparent government through civic consultation and participation, reinforcing public integrity and the fight against corruption, and increasing access to new technologies to foster democracy, promote innovation and stimulate progress. Since the OGP’s creation, participating countries have made over 2,500 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.

The OGP Global Summit 2016 took place in Paris, France on December 7, 8 and 9. Program.

Aside from hosting a session at the Summit, Twaweza also supported two Tanzanian journalists to attend the Summit. These journalists were a cameraman and presenter from the Government Department of Information Services, Habari Maelezo. The idea was for journalists to produce content for home audiences to raise awareness around important work being done by government under the auspices of the OGP.

The journalists were prolific and exceeded our wildest expectations. Below are a selection of the videos and print pieces they produced from the Summit (in Swahili). The full report contains details of their work as well as a briefing on the Summit overall.

Dr Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim with African participants

Kigoma Ujiji Municipal

Aidan Eyakuze on Sauti za Wananchi (Citizen's Voices) - Africa's first mobile phone panel survey

Aidan Eyakuze on the key principles of open government and the visions for the future of OGP

Youth on OGP

President Hollande during the Opening, and Aidan on the OGP direction in Tanzania

World Leaders on Paris Declaration

Kigoma Municipal on OGP implementation

As part of their responsibilities, they also produced a documentary on the OGP from the Summit which will be aired on national television in the coming weeks.



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Authors: Annastazia Marondo



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