Melanie Robert, Executive Director, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat leads the Government of Canada’s efforts to be more open, transparent and accountable and to manage information as effectively as possible. She is also the Open Government Partnership’s Point of Contact for the Government of Canada. On open government, Mélanie coordinates efforts across the federal family, collaboration with provinces and territories and stakeholder engagement and dialogue on open government. She is also leading efforts to ensure government information is managed as a strategic asset in the service of Canadians so that it is properly safeguarded, easily used and widely shared.
Governments around the world are adapting to new digital realities by leveraging new approaches to respond to their citizens in an open and transparent way. The Open Government Partnership recently launched a campaign – Open Response + Open Recovery – to highlight the ways in which transparency, accountability, inclusivity, and public participation can make a difference in these efforts.... read more