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The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is holding an African regional meeting in Dar es Salaam. Twaweza is providing support and input into the event, as well as helping to coordinate the civil society day.

Representatives from OGP member countries are in Dar es Salaam for the event.

Twaweza Executive Director, Aidan Eyakuze, made opening remarks in the plenary and moderated a session titled ‘Civic space: when is enough enough?’.

The civil society day was on 19 May and featured discussion on

  • an African OGP civil society network
  • the closing of civic space in Tanzania in particular and possible response strategies
  • illicit financial flows from Africa
  • the post 2015 agenda

The full agenda is available here.

From these discussions, African civil society organisations issued a statement of asks from OGP member countries, particularly their governments.

The rest of the Summit promises to be an exciting event, more updates to come.

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