A Quick Trip to London

Delegates from ICEL, alongside more than 1000 participants representing Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Government from 60 countries gathered in London for the Open Government Partnership Summit (Oct 30th-Nov 1st). This year’s annual summit aimed to address the challenges to opennes with sessions focusing on five working groups: natural resources, fiscal transparency, open data, engaging citizens, and parliamentary, as well as discussion on issues such as reflection on OGP, cooperation of civil society and government, Independant Reporting Mechanism, etc. ICEL’s key focus during the Summit was environmental information, therefore all sessions in the natural resources working group , including Land Transparency, Extractive Industries, Infrastructure, as well as Proactive Transparency were attended by the ICEL delegation.