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Tuesday, November 1 • 14:30 - 16:00
OpenGov for Impact: Improving Lives Through Responsive, Just and Efficient Delivery // Gouv ouvert pour l'impact : Améliorer des vies grâce à une prestation réactive, juste et efficace // الحكومة المنفتحة من أجل الأثر: تحسين المعيش عبر خدمات عادلة وأكثر ا
Governance and accountability are critical in building stable and prosperous societies. Failure to prioritize and invest in governance and accountability erodes the social contract. It leads to corrosion of the government’s ability to grow the economy, deliver basic services and ensure freedoms in a way that benefits all citizens. The challenges facing the region, such as COVID-19, insecurity, coups, undemocratic processes and migration, have hastened the need to reprioritize and refocus efforts toward governance and accountability to improve and deliver better lives for citizens. This was more reflected at the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the African Union during the February 2022 Summit.

This panel dialogue unpacks some critical questions. How do we build high levels of political commitment toward governance and accountability? How do governance and accountability affect power, politics and decision-making? Why do countries continue to struggle with protecting freedoms and civic space?

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Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director, Twaweza
Aidan Eyakuze is the Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa. Twaweza works to enable children to learn, citizens to exercise agency, and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda.In May 2016, Aidan joined the OGP Steering Committee as a civil society... Read More →
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Chaimae Bourjij

Founder and Chairman, International Youth Council Morocco

Yaw Osafo-Maafo

Senior Presidential Advisor and OGP Ghana National Steering Committee Chair, Government of Ghana

Evelynne Change

Chief Governance Officer, Africa Development Bank

Rueben Lifuka

Vice Chair, Zambia, Transparency International
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Zukiswa Kota

Manager: South Africa Programme, Public Service and Accountability Monitor
Zukiswa Kota is currently a Programme Manager at the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM), a regional civil society organisation based in South Africa. She has extensive experience supporting various social and budget justice interventions including the coordination of a civil... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 GMT+01
Palm Plaza Hotel - Chapiteau Av. du 7ème Art, Marrakech 40000, Morocco