Thursday, August 11, 2016

Open Government: Something to go to

The State Services Commission and Engage2 are currently running a public engagement process on the development of New Zealand's second Open Government partnership National Action Plan. So far, we've been asked to provide input on the draft background for the action plan. But from next week, the engagement will be moving into phase three, and we'll be asked to suggest, share and respond to actions for possible inclusion in the plan. As part of this, Engage2 will be hosting two public meetings and an online webinar to introduce people to the OGP and allow them to develop potential actions for the action plan:

  • In Auckland on 17 August from 13:30 pm to 15:30 at Victoria University of Wellington Business School, Level 4, 50 Kitchener Street, Auckland CBD. Register here;
  • In Christchurch on 23 August from 9:00 to 11:00 at EPIC (Enterprise Precinct Innovation Centre), 76/106 Manchester St, Christchurch Central. Register here; and
  • Online on 15 August 2016 from 19:00 to 20:00. Details here

(If you're in Wellington, there's apparently something on the 26th. Details to come when I hear about them).

If you're interested in the Open Government Partnership, I recommend attending one of these events. Open government is too important to be left to SSC and Paula Bennett.

Finally: oddly, none of this information is online. I had to join their mailing list to receive it. Which isn't the best way of running an engagement process...