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Tuesday, November 1 • 11:30 - 13:00
Leadership for Open Government // Leadership pour un gouvernement ouvert // القيادة من أجل الحكومة المنفتحة

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As champions of Open Government in Africa and the Middle East continue to advocate for greater transparency, accountability, and responsiveness to citizens in the region, it is evident that effective, individual and collective leadership is critical. Effective leadership from government, civil society and other stakeholder groups is needed to scale up transformative reforms and advance the open government movement. With the world's largest population of young people, African governments have the opportunity to engage emerging youth leaders to build the bench of open government innovators and ensure reforms reflect their needs and priorities.

This session seeks to create a space for participants to focus on the leadership challenges and imperatives to advance the open government movement in their country or in the region, with an emphasis on engaging the leaders of tomorrow. The session will feature an excellent moderator facilitating a vibrant and interactive community dialogue on the following key questions:

Young people have an integral role in the African region’s leadership. How should governments harness their energy and innovation? How will you commit to encouraging youth leadership in your mandate?
What are some of the key leadership challenges that you are facing as an open government reformer? How did you overcome these leadership challenges?
In what ways do you see some of your leadership qualities and characteristics contributing to the priorities and agenda for open government?


Jackie Chimhanzi

CEO, African Leadership Institute
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Lysa John

Secretary General, Civicus
Lysa is Secretary-General of CIVICUS and lives in South Africa. She has championed human rights and international mobilisation for two decades. She started her career working for grassroots organisations fighting to end urban poverty in India, and subsequently spearheaded trans-national... Read More →
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Daniel Gayedyu Jr

Deputy Minister for Information, Cultural Affair and Toursim, Ministry for Information, Cultural Affair and Toursim

Francis Ben Kaifala

The Commissioner (Head), Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone
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Chaimae Bourjij

Founder and Chairman, International Youth Council Morocco

Tuesday November 1, 2022 11:30 - 13:00 GMT+01
Palm Plaza Hotel - Jasmin Av. du 7ème Art, Marrakech 40000, Morocco