Preparation for Ottawa Summit

(Andreas Pavlou) #1

Dear network!

As talked about on the Forum and within the Steering Group, it is a good idea to try to somewhat coordinate messages as UK civil society working on open government in the run-up to the Global OGP Summit in Ottawa, Canada (29-31 May).

The below Google Doc is a working document for the whole network to participate in to develop this common approach. Please feel free to make suggestions in the document.

It includes:

  1. Top lines/messages
  2. Assuming we still do not have an action plan, a statement from UK CSOs about the lack of a plan for orgs to sign up to, Under Embargo
  3. Comms (Twitter) plans for the UK OGN
  4. Possible article to be published in media - if we can get it written and pitched in time. Help welcome
  5. any links to your articles/blogs etc for the summit.

If you feel that there are other NGOs that should be signing onto this or know about this, please feel free to let them know.



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(Rachel Rank) #2

Thanks for sharing this Andreas. It looks good. I’ve suggested some edits to the draft letter - minor tweaks to shorten it in places. If we an get all the organisations that signed up to the third NAP to sign that would be great.

(Andreas Pavlou) #3

Thanks Rachel, am going through comments today.

Just a note to everyone on this list - I have heard from a couple of different places that the Government will publish the plan before the Summit. With that in mind, it would make sense to also prepare a statement assuming the plan IS published.

I am going to take the version we have done already (which assumes no plan) and reword it so that more or less covers these messages: welcome the plan being published, v disappointed with the process and broader outlook, expecting renewed political input and leadership on the agenda. Am open to suggestions/changes to this.

It will be in the same google doc along with the rest of the materials for the Ottawa Summit.



(Andreas Pavlou) #4

Hi everyone. I have reworded the statements and would really appreciate people looking at them. If people are happy, please add your organisation name to the statement.

  • 1st statement is in the case that the action plan is NOT published (1b, page 2)
  • 2nd statement is in the case that the action plan IS published (2b, page 5)