2016 December 9 13:45
1 h 20 min
Salle 2 (Iéna)
Implementation of open government



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In June 2016, the OGP CEO Sanjay Pradhan wrote that “OGP needs to make a big leap forward in including more sectors like health and education in OGP which at present account for only 2.5 percent of commitments each”. What are the existing education-related commitments and how are they supporting OGP mission around the world? Several countries from across the world have already taken steps to bring OGP values to education and this session is dedicated to exploring how to build upon them. The end goal is to respond to the call of the OGP CEO and inspire attendees to see how they can help make teaching, learning and science better by making it open and use OGP as a platform to do that.

Technology has enabled new opportunities for access and innovative use of educational resources and scientific information. Now more than ever, teachers and learners can take advantage of new educational opportunities, when resources are openly licensed. With openly licensed educational materials, communities can freely share and build upon educational resources, maximizing their potential. Similarly, open licensing of scientific publications created from public funds can strengthen scientific research and innovation by promoting sharing and collaboration between scientists, as well as dissemination of results.

This session explores countries’ specific OGP action plan commitments to opening access to education and scientific research, their implementation, as well as developments in open access around the world with the specific goal to increase the awareness, promote resource sharing. Because it is intended to be a workshop, the session will be focused on developing new commitments for the countries present at the workshop, as well as know-how exchange.

Civil society and government colleagues from multiple countries will share their experiences. They will foster an interactive group discussion around how citizens can continue to bring the values of the OGP to education and science initiatives within their countries, through the use of open educational resources. Discussion will also target how open educational resources exemplify OGP goals of transparency, increased efficiency in governance, and deepened engagement between governance and civil society, and how these resources also support existing commitments in National Action Plans.

This session will share resources and ways for audience members to stay involved, such as the monthly OGP and Open Education network calls, open access to scientific research and open education commitments, and toolkits on how to openly license educational resources.


Cori Zarek, Hal Plotkin, Nicole Allen, Jan Gondol


SPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.

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