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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

Director of Open Education, SPARC
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education for SPARC. In this role, she leads SPARC’s work to advance openness and equity in education, which includes a robust state and federal policy program, a broad librarian community of practice, and a leadership program for open education professionals... Read More →
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Jan Gondol

Switzerlab, SPARC
PhD in Library and Information Science, caring deeply about open education, open data and open source. Worked & consulted for the Government of Slovakia on the Open Government Partnership. Fan of Python (co-organizer of #PyConSK) and Django.

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