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Policy Alert/ NOGO Cluster Launches Niger Delta Open Government Portal, Today

By Ekemini Simon


All is set for the launch of a portal that will warehouse all open government data across the nine States of the Niger Delta.


The launch slated to hold virtually today, Friday at 2:30pm will be carried out by Policy Alert/Niger Delta Open Government Cluster.


According to a press release by the organisers, the portal is designed to be an open-source repository for documents and datasets that are relevant for improving citizens’ access to, and engagement with, the governance process.


The release noted that in the Niger Delta region, only six out of the nine states have signed on to the Open Government Partnership (OGP).


It said that of these, only three have approved State Action Plans (SAP) while none of the states has an OGP portal which they explained is very critical for measuring, tracking, and keeping all stakeholders informed of OGP reforms in their states. The organisers said the portal responds to this gap.


The launch is themed “Utilizing Technology to Enhance Open Government Partnership (OGP) Implementation, Tracking, and Monitoring”, and with the virtual link:


Organisations that are part of the NOGO Cluster include; TheMail Newspaper, Bayelsa-NGO-Forum (BANGOF), We The People (WTP), LITEAfrica, Citizens Centre-for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR), Social Action/SDIC, The Roothub, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Nigeria Secretariat with Policy Alert as the anchor.










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