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OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more accountable, inclusive and responsive to the citizens they serve. We focus on commitments that promote transparency, fight corruption, empower citizens, and harness new technologies to improve governance.

The Open Government Partnership formally launched on September 20, 2011, when the 8 founding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) endorsed the Open Government Declaration and announced their country action plans. Since 2011, 79 OGP participating countries and 20 subnational governments have made over 3,200 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.

In the spirit of multi-stakeholder collaboration, OGP is overseen by a Steering Committee including representatives of governments and civil society organizations.

OGP STEERING COMMITTEE.

H.E Hon. William Samoei Ruto
Deputy President
H.E Hon. Alex Tanui Tolgos
Governor Elgeyo Marakwet County Government
H.E Hon. Kivutha Kibwana
Governor Makueni County Government
H.E Hon. Dr. Wilbur Ottichilo
Governor Vihiga County Government
Hon. Jessica Mbalu
Member of Parliament, Kibwezi National Assembly
Dr. Fatuma Dullo
Deputy Leader of Majority The Senate
Dr. Korir Singoei
Legal Advisor/Head-LiLO Executive Office of the Deputy President OGP Convenor
Ambassador Tom Amollo
Principal Administrative Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms. Jessica Musila
Executive Director Mzalendo Trust
Ms. Grace Githaiga
Co-Convenor, KICTANet
Mr. Henry Maina
Executive Director Article 19
Ms. Nemaisa Kiereini
Chief Executive Officer Nairobi Chapter Kenya National Chamber
Ms. Mendi Njonjo
Regional Manager Hivos Foundation
Mr. Muchiri Nyaggah
Executive Director Local Development Research Institute (LDRI)

OGP TECHNICAL COMMITTEE.

Philip Thigo
Data and Innovation Lead Executive Office of the Deputy President Point of Contact (PoC) for Kenya
Ms. Sandra Musoga
Senior Program Officer, Access to Information Article 19
Ms. Kavata Musyoka
Gender and Democratic Governance Specialist Senate
Ms. Stephanie Muchai
Country Engagement Developer – Open Contracting HIVOS
Mr. John Maritim
Director of Economic Planning County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet
Ms. Redepmpta Kavindu
Chief of Staff County Government of Makueni
Mr. Noah Asanga
Chief of Staff County Government of Vihiga
Mr. Peter Kimemia
Director, Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) APRM/NEPAD Secretariat
Mr. Peter Mwaura
Senior Legal Counsel The National Assembly