Jean-Vincent Placé attends African regional meeting for OGP
Jean-Vincent Placé, Minister of State for State Reform and Simplification, visited Cape Town for the regional African meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) from 2 to 4 May 2016.
Several members of his cabinet, of Etalab (a platform for sharing public data) and of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, accompanied M. Placé who represented France in the OGP Steering Committee (at Ministerial Level).
Among other things, he explained the French vision of an “open government”, based on digital transformation, co-participation with the civil society and climate change.
France has been a member of the OGP Steering Committee since August 2014 and has been the vice-president along with South Africa since 2015. From October, it will take over the presidency for a year, in partnership with the NGO World Resource Institute, and will host the next OGP Summit in Paris from 6-9 December 2016.
OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Since then, OGP has grown from 8 to 69 participating countries. In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms.
More info on the OGP: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/