Today, we’re pleased to announce that the Web Foundation, on behalf of the Global Open Data Initiative, will co-chair a new thematic working group, focused upon open data, within the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Our co-chair will be the Government of Canada. This is an important development in our ongoing work to harness the opportunities created by opening government data.
These working groups will provide practical ways for participants to share experiences, expertise, and lessons learned, as well as identify opportunities for targeted technical assistance and peer exchange. Each group will convene an initial in-person meeting at the OGP Annual Summit in London in October. At these open meetings, each working group will seek consensus on priority areas of engagement. Thereafter, participants are expected to actively collaborate through in-person and virtual sessions.