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Open Smart Regions

Convergence for Openness

On Friday 20 November 2020, Impact For Development, in partnership with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the National Democratic Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Digital Arabia Network, organized a Forum under the theme “Open Smart Regions: Convergence for Openness”. The Forum was incentivized by the Kingdom of Morocco’s engagement in the Open Government Partnership (OGP), and was organized in response to both the OGP’s call for stronger openness and the expansion of the open smart city programs in Morocco.

The Forum revolved around the topics of transparency, integrity and citizen participation, as principles of openness. It aimed to create a space where different experiences can be shared and where opportunities for building synergies and strengthening cooperation can be explored.

                            Morocco's Commitments Towards The Open Government Principles 


Open Government Achievements Of The Moroccan Government 

Mr. Ahmed Laamoumri - General Secretary of the Administration Reform Department under the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Administration Reform


  Open Parliament Achievements of The Moroccan Parliament  

Mr. Mohammed Ouzzine- Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Representatives - Moroccan Parliament


  Open Region Achievements Of The Region Of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Houceima

Ms. Fatima El Hassani - President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima  

                            International Orientations


  Open Government Partnership in support of Local Governments             

   Mr. Rudi Borrmann-Deputy Director, OGP Local  


           Scaling up Open regions in Morocco                         

   Mr. Slobodan Milic - Resident Director, National Democratic Institute, Morocco 


  Towards An Open And Smart MENA Region  

Ms. Bassant Helmi- Co-Chair - Digital Arabia Network



   Local Governments as an Integral Part Of The Move Towards an Open State         

Ms. Charlotte Denise-Adam & Mr. David Goessmann-Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Open Subnational Governments Processes, Successes And Challenges


  County Government Of Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

   Mr. John Maritim- OGP Focal Point of County Government of Elgeyo, Kenya  


          Ozurgeti, Georgia  

  Ms. Nana Tavdumadze- Chief of Staff, Ozurgeti Municipality Local Council 


  Kaduna State, Nigeria  

     Mr. Yusuf Auta-OGP Focal Point of Kaduna State, Nigeria 


  Region of Tangier- Tetouan- Al Hoceima - Morocco  

Ms. Hanan Khachani-OGP Focal Point of the Region of Tangier- Tetouan- Al Hoceima
Ms. Yousra El Hatib: Team Leader of Tasharoc programme, DAI

The Role Of The Academic Sector And Civil Society


  Collective Intelligence For Open and Smart Governance  

Mr. Lex Paulson- Director of the School of Collective Intelligence, University of Mohammed VI Polytechnic


  Applications Of Open And Smart City Principles  

Mr. Abdelkrim Marzouk- Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University 


  Experiences Of Local Civil Society In The Field Of Open Smart City  

Ms. Samia El Baouchi- President of «Femmes Bladi»  


  Open And Smart Path Towards Development  

 Ms. Zineb Mahrez-
Ms. Fatima-Ezzahra Denial:
Impact For Development




Open Government Expert

Mr. Tarik Nesh-Nash 

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