Through the SDG framework, governments committed to advance gender equality. However, halfway to the SDG 2030 target, the foundations to economic are not being tackled. Governments in Africa and around the world spend over 60% of national budgets every year through public procurement yet women-owned businesses take less than 1% of this value due to legal policy barriers, operational and capacity barriers and socio-cultural challenges.
Towards Gender Equality: Using the Open Government Partnership to increase women’s participation in Public Procurement
Africa Freedom of Information Centre will host a side event on “Towards Gender Equality: Using the Open Government Partnership to increase women’s participation in Public Procurement” at the OGP Global summit 2023.
The hybrid session(virtual & in-person) will take place on Friday 8, Sept, 2023 at 9am in the Dokfoto Keskus Gallery. The session aims to raise awareness and calling upon respective OGP countries to consider making commitments in their respective OGP National Action Plans to increase women’s participation in public procurement. The discussion will also highlight study findings from a recent study carried out by AFIC in partnership with Open contracting Partnership in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
ABOUT THE OGP SUMMIT 2023
The 2023 OGP Global Summit and side events will run from September 6-7 in Tallinn, hosted by The Estonian Government. The Summit will bring together the Heads of State and Government, representatives of civil society and policy makers around the world. The Summit will focus on open government in the digital age, the potential of technology to make governance and policy-making more transparent and accountable, and the preservation of democracy. Estonia’s transparent (e)-governance and close cooperation with civil society stands out in the world, their journey has offered valuable experience to pass on.