President Muhammad Buhari and Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning are among world leaders lined up to feature in an Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2020 Virtual Leaders Summit scheduled to take place on September 24 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
This event builds on OGP’s Open Response + Open Recovery campaign to promote accountability, transparency, and inclusivity in the collective response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Summit will feature leaders from government, civil society, and multilateral organizations who will discuss how open government principles are helping countries move toward a full, fair, and inclusive response and recovery.
Other world leaders featuring in the Summit include German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; Mr. Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina; Mr. Giuseppe Conte, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa; Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom; and Ms Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean;
Others are OGP Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sanjay Pradhan; MsMaría Baron, Global Executive Director, DirectorioLegislativo; Mr. Santiago Cafiero, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of Argentina; Mr. Young Chin, Minister of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea; Mr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS; Ms Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, Canada; Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International and Ms Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships at the World Bank Group.