As co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), France hosted its fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris. The Partnership gathered 70 member countries and hundreds of civil society organizations that promote transparency, citizen participation and democratic innovation. Although Nepal is not a member yet the Chief Commissioner of the National Information Commission, Krishna Hari Baskota represented Nepal in the summit this year.
Open Contracting is hosting a community call- Open Contracting Tools ‘Show & Tell’ Workshop. 3pm GMT on 14th of Feb 2017 online via Webex.
If you are you an ardent maker of tools, if you have made a tool using the Open Contracting Data Standard. This is an opportunity to show what you’ve done. It is also an opportunity to tell how the open contracting community can make Open Contracting easier for you to use, what tools would help you monitor, analyse, keep informed about procurement.
What will the call cover?
The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development is taking place at the World Conference Center in Bonn from 1-3 March 2017.
NASC Discussion Series- 36 on Serving with Integrity in Nepal’s Public Sector was held with a theme of Governance in Nepal: What can we learn from local integrity champions. Nepal Administrative Staff College and Accountability Lab convened a group of governance experts including deputy executive director of NASC to be part of a small round-table event with the Integrity Idols.
Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) is hosting a workshop on Procurement Transparency in Nepal through Open Data Management. This is a part of a project “Public Procurement Transparency Initiative in Nepal” (PPTIN) that PPMO is implementing in collaboration with the Open Contracting Partnership. It aims to facilitate strategic disclosure of public procurement data and to encourage its use among key stakeholders in Nepal to increase fairness, integrity & effectiveness of the procurement system. The event witnessed significant participation from a diverse stakeholders i.e.
Green “IT MEET 2017”, an ICT event was organized by Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) and Department of Computer Science and Engineering to encourage interaction between students from various institutions of Nepal and youths from various walks of life. The event is a platform that gives momentum to the ICT Campaign. The vision is to empower youths to promote their technical talent that will ultimately produce a technically reinforced society.