Making governments more transparent, accountable and responsive to their own citizens

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Publication Date: 
06 May 2016
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Cape Town, South Africa - The government of South Africa is hosting the 2016 Open Government Partnership Africa Regional Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa from May 5 - 6, 2016, with the theme "Open Government for Sustainable Development in Africa". The initiative is aimed at promoting open government reforms across the globe.

Panelists at the 2016 Africa Regional Conference

 

Speaking at the High Level Opening of the 2016 Africa Regional Conference, the CEO of the NEPAD Agency, Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki highlighted the need to foster reforms at country-level towards making governments more transparent, accountable and responsive to their own citizens. The CEO cited this as important, particularly if Africa is to achieve the goals set in Agenda 2063 and SDGs. Overall, the implication is that implementation cannot be the “monopoly” of government experts but should include non-state actors and people for citizen-based development. 

 Mo Ibrahim, Ambassador of the Open Government Partnership (l) and Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD Agency CEO