About the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee

The Open Government Partnership Steering Committee is comprised of government and civil society representatives that together guide the ongoing development and direction of OGP, maintaining the highest standards for the initiative and ensuring its long-term sustainability.

All letters sent to the OGP Steering Committee should be addressed to the four OGP co-chairs:

  • Thea Tsulukiani
    Minister of Justice
    Government of Georgia
  • Scott Brison
    President of the Treasury Board
    Government of Canada
  • Mukelani Dimba
    Head of Development
    International School for Transparency
  • Nathaniel Heller
    Executive Vice President for Integrated Strategies
    Results for Development

Current Membership of the OGP Steering Committee

Governments

  • Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, Government of Canada
  • NicolásEyzaguirre – Secretary General of the Presidency, Chile
  • AndrejaMetelkoZgombić – State Secretary, Minister of European and Foreign Affairs, Croatia
  • MounirMahjoubi – Minister of State for the Digital Sector attached to the Prime Minister, France
  • TheaTsulukiani – Minister of Justice, Georgia
  • BambangBrodjonegoro – Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia
  • Maria Anna Madia, Minister for Simplification and Public Administration, Italy
  • Arely Gómez González, Minister of Public Administration, Mexico
  • AndreeaPastirnac, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Romania
  • AyandaDlodlo, Minister of Public Service and Administration, South Africa
  • Kim Boo Kyum, Minister of the Interior and Safety, South Korea

Civil Society

  • Manish Bapna, World Resources Institute
  • María Baron, DirectorioLegislativo
  • Helen Darbishire, Access Info Europe
  • MukelaniDimba, International School for Transparency
  • Aidan Eyakuze, Twaweza
  • Nathaniel Heller, Results for Development
  • Robin Hodess, Transparency International
  • SuneetaKaimal, Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • GiorgiKldiashvili, Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information
  • Tur-Od Lkhagvajav, Asia Democracy Network
  • ZuzanaWienk, Fair Play Alliance

The leadership of the OGP Steering Committee is comprised of a revolving management team, including a lead government chair, a support (or incoming) government chair, and two civil society chairs.  The chairs are selected from among the representatives on the Steering Committee, with the goal of rotating government chairs across different regional groupings. The lead chair is responsible for establishing a temporary secretariat during its term, which works with the OGP Support Unit to formulate and implement OGP’s strategy, host meetings of the Steering Committee, and organize the annual OGP conference.

ROLES OF STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The OGP Steering Committee (SC) is the executive, decision-making body of the initiative. The main role of the SC – as outlined in its Articles of Governance – is to develop, promote and safeguard the values, principles and interests of OGP. It also establishes the core ideas, policies, and rules of the partnership, and oversees the functioning of the partnership. It manages, in an open and transparent manner, the entry, rotation, and exit of OGP stakeholders. Under the leadership of its co-chairs, the SC plans and manages its major meetings and actions between meetings.

As an executive body and through its subcommittees, the SC – again, as outlined in its Articles of Governance – does the following:

  • Provides leadership by example for OGP in terms of domestic commitments, action plan progress, participation in the annual conference, and other international opportunities to promote open government;
  • Sets the agenda and direction of OGP, with principled commitment to the founding nature and goals of the initiative;
  • Manages stakeholder membership, including eligibility and participation;
  • Conducts ongoing outreach with both governments and civil society organizations;
  • Provides intellectual and financial support, including through in-kind and human resource support; and
  • Sets and secures the OGP budget.

Specific responsibilities of the Civil Society Members of the Steering Committee

The eleven civil society members of the OGP Steering Committee have further specified their two key responsibilities as follows:

  • To perform the international governance role for OGP in the Steering Committee;
  • To represent the concerns and interests of the global OGP civil society community in the Steering Committee.

Additional responsibilities civil society SC members take up include:

  • Champion and articulate core OGP ideas and values on the global stage, particularly protecting and promoting engagement of civil society;
  • Link and leverage OGP to deliver on advocacy asks of key open government movements and issues;
  • Advance the open government agenda and the OGP process in country/region(s) they work in;
  • Participate in and add demonstrable value to in-person and virtual meetings of the Steering Committee and the subcommittees of which he/she is a member, including meetings of the civil society members;
  • Represent the Steering Committee and OGP at national, regional and international meetings;
  • Provide political and technical support to advance the OGP process at the country level, conducting outreach to new countries and supporting existing processes;

Effectively promote open government to the broader civil society community and bring more civil society actors into the global and national OGP process.