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[liberationtech] Launching the 2016 Open Government Awards; this year inviting civil society to submit their initiatives

Yosem Companys companys at
Fri May 27 21:44:04 PDT 2016

From: Paul Maassen <paul.maassen at>

OGP is launching the 2016 Open Government Awards
<> this week and we'd like to invite all of
you to participate! Read more on our latest blogpost - *Launching the Open
Gov Awards 2016 - Civil Society Organizations Step Up!

The Awards are an annual highlight for OGP. They help shine a spotlight on
reformers and convince us that difficult open government reforms can be

After two successful rounds of Awards in 2014 and 2015, showcasing
different themes related to open government, this year's Award theme
is "*Making
Transparency Count*". We are asking applicants to show how transparency in
government held data or information was made useful for the average citizen
in their country.

This year we are inviting *civil society organizations* to show how they
partnered with governments in initiatives that were made possible as a
result of the OGP process and/or commitments made in OGP National Action

We are also interested in youth lead initiatives for our new Youth
Award. We want to see greater youth involvement in OGP and hope this award
will help us identify future open government champions!

Winners will be honored at the OGP Global Summit in Paris
<>, being held from
December 7-9, 2016.

The registration deadline is June 27, 2016 and the application deadline is
July 27, 2016. Additional information and applications details can be found
at the Awards website (

As partners in the OGP process, we invite you to register your initiative
and showcase your work to the wider open government community!

We'd also like to ask for your help to spread the word to your networks
through your social media channels, newsletters, blogs, team updates, etc!

For social media, the Awards hashtag is #OGPAwards. Here are a couple of
sample tweets to use:

   - 2016 #OGPAwards theme is Making Transparency Count. Register by June
   23rd! @opengovpart
   - Has your #transparency work positively impacted peoples' lives? Apply
   to the 2016 #OGPAwards! Deadline is July 25th

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Kind regards,


*Paul Maassen*Director, Civil Society Engagement
*Open Government Partnership Support Unit*

e-mail: paul.maassen at | skype: maassenpaul |  phone:
++31 646 16 78 56 | twitter: @maassenpaul |
|Based in Brussels (Belgium) | Hosted by Hivos - The Hague (The Netherlands)

*Please note that emails exchanged with the OGP Support Unit may be subject
to the OGP disclosure policy, which is available here
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