From October 27-29, 2015, representatives from government, the private sector, civil society, the tech community, academia and more gathered at the 2015 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Mexico City. The Summit included over 100 panel sessions with topics ranging from parliamentary openness to innovative tech tools to promote transparency. The panel, “Opening Elections:...
GNDEM Highlights the Importance of Open Election Data at the OGP Global Summit
OPORA Brings Innovation to Election Observation
On October 25, Ukrainians went to the polls to elect mayors and local councils in cities and towns across the country. Local elections normally receive little attention from the outside world, but these elections were different. Although snap elections in 2014 had given the former opposition the presidency and a large majority of the seats in Parliament, they did not touch local governments. Elected bodies at the local level had remained the...
EMB-Observer Open Election Data Taskforce Launches in Kenya
From July 29-30, 2015, Kenyan election authorities, government agencies civil society and transparency activists convened for the nation’s first joint dialogue on open electoral data.
The event, jointly hosted by GNDEM-member Election Observation Group (ELOG) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), aimed to initiate...