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Friday, November 4 • 10:30am - 10:55am
Advancing OER policy through Open Government Partnership

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Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international organization promoting multilateral initiative that seeks to make government more open, effective, and accountable. In OGP, governments of member countries adopt strong commitments (developed in cooperation with the civil society) that adhere to the organization's core principles: government transparency, accountability, citizen participation and technology innovation. Historically, countries have focused strongly on open data but several countries, most notably USA and Slovakia, have also used the OGP as avenue for open education advocacy. In late 2015, governments of over two thirds of the 69 participating OGP countries endorsed the Joint Declaration on Open Government for the Implementation of United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This declaration commits participating governments to take advantage of the OGP infrastructure - including the National Action Plan and the guaranteed participation of Civil Society - to help achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Because education is a key part of the agenda, this created a great opportunity for furthering open education policies through OGP in many new countries. The presentation will discuss the latest developments in the area and show specific ways how the conference participants can get involved in the OGP process.

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Nicole Allen

Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC and part of the Organizing Committee of OpenCon 2016. My day job is leading SPARC's work on Open Education, including advocating for U.S. federal and state policy, supporting on-campus efforts to advance OER through academic libraries, and international advocacy for open education through the Open Government Partnership. I also help out with organizing OpenCon by coordinating the application and review process, and logistics for attendees. I've been working to advance open education since I graduated university about ten years ago (even before), and have a background in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

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Jan Gondol

Open Government Advisor, SPARC
PhD in Library and Information Science, caring deeply about open source, open data and open education. Worked & consulted for the Government of Slovakia on the Open Government Partnership.

Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 10:55am

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