OGP Names Three Members to Review Mechanism

3 December 2012

The Open Government Partnership on Nov. 30 announced three senior advisors to lead the Independent Reporting Mechanism

The OGP chose:

–          Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female President and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees,

–          Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born entrepreneur, and

–          Graca Machel, a Mozambican politician and wife of Nelson Mandela.

They will serve on the eight member Independent Expert Panel (IEP), which will oversee the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM).

Robinson, Ibrahim and Machel will soon be joined by five technical experts, the announcement said.

According to the OGP:

These three high-profile senior advisors will provide strategic advice during the initial development of the IRM’s overall assessment approach. They will also play a key role in international and regional outreach on IRM report findings and implications. Together with the technical experts they will help ensure that the IRM delivers high quality, credible and independent reports each year on what OGP participating countries are doing to deliver on their commitments.  

The announcement came as OGP’s Steering Committee meeting prepares to meet in London on Dec. 4 with a large agenda. (See previous FreedomInfo.org report.)

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