- Marta Ferreyra Beltran, General Director of the National Policy for Equality and Women's Rights of INMUJERES
- Allison Merchant, Senior Gender Advisor, Open Government Partnership
- Stephanie Oula, Director, Generation Equality Engagement, UN Foundation
- Lisa Williams, Senior Analyst and Team Lead, OECD GENDERNET
- Megan O’Donnell, Policy Fellow & Assistant Director, Gender, Center for Global Development
As UN Women and Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions seek to harness the momentum of initial commitments made in 2021, the Open Government Partnership offers a platform for accountability and collaboration. OGP governments and partners can consider how to use their OGP action plans to implement GEF commitments where appropriate. Nearly 100 national and local governments will co-create action plans this year, which can be leveraged to include relevant Generation Equality commitments, increasing the transparency, ownership, and accountability of these pledges.
More broadly, the Open Government Partnership model offers a number of lessons for how to ensure GEF commitments are translated into concrete action. Through the use of biannual action plans, developed in close collaboration with local civil society actors and reviewed and tracked by independent experts, the OGP has worked to ensure progress in transparency and accountability among governments. In a conversation facilitated by the Center for Global Development, representatives of governments, international organizations, and civil society will explore how a localized, rigorous approach can be applied to ensure that GEF commitments are similarly tracked, implemented, and built upon to promote global gender equality.