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On September, 24 2020, Tarik Nesh-Nash represented “Impact For Development” at the OGP Virtual Leaders Summit being held at the sidelines of the 75th United Nations General Assembly.

The summit gathered leaders from governments, civil society, and multilateral organizations to discuss how open government principles are helping countries move towards a full response and recovery to overcome the challenges related to the covid-19 pandemic in a fair and inclusive manner. 

Below is the text of Tarik’s presentation. 

“Marhaba! Welcome to Morocco! Our organization “Impact For Development” believes that development is a shared responsibility. That there is a need for models of governance that are open, smart and resilient.   This pandemic confirmed this premise and triggered a social dynamic of collaboration between government, civil society, private sector and academia. For example, we launched, at our organization, an Open Innovation platform that seeks the innovation of social entrepreneurs and researchers to solve pressing challenges. This was done in partnership with UM6P and AUI

Institutionally, an extended public consultation was organized by a royal commission to reflect on a new development model that is adapted to the realities of post-covid. 

In parallel, the government has engaged with civil society in co-drafting and co-creating the new OpenGov commitments

Ultimately, our resilience and our growth are at the mercy of our collective intelligence.” 

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