Events & Workshops


National-level Workshops

[NEW] Assessment Report of TAP Network workshops on Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit – February 2017, authored by Maria Molde, CISU

Kenya

Hosted 23-25 November 2016, Nairobi, in partnership with Africa Platform 

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Jordan

Hosted 4-6 December 2016, Amman, in partnership with Partners Jordan

Read all outputs from the Jordan Workshop

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Nepal

Hosted 25-26 January 2017, Kathmandu, in partnership with NGO Federation Nepal, Asia Development Alliance, Asia Democracy Network

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Global-level Workshops

Making them Count: Using Indicators and Data to Strengthen Accountability for the SDGs

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, Paris

Several international frameworks are supported by indicator based monitoring systems, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is an assumption that these indicators are used by a range of accountability actors – including the media, parliamentarians, civil society organisations and citizens themselves – to hold governments, donors and other representatives to account for the political commitments promised in these frameworks.
But is this true? If so, under what conditions are indicators effective, and what does “accountability” look like at a practical level for frameworks such as the SDGs? What are the limits to the power of indicators and data to drive accountability? And what can be learned from efforts to use data for accountability in situations outside of international frameworks?
This will be the focus of a workshop to be held in Paris ahead of the OGP Summit. The workshop will seek to critically examine the theories of change underpinning the use of indicators and data in international frameworks, with a view to informing more effective civic engagement on peace, justice, governance and human rights.

Read the Summary Report from this Workshop here: 

SDG16 and Access to Justice: An Interactive Dialogue on National Policy Reforms and Advocacy 

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On behalf of the Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network, Open Society Foundations, Namati, International Legal Foundation and American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, we are pleased to invite you to an Interactive Dialogue on SDG16, Access to Justice and national policy reform and advocacy around the 2016 UN General Assembly in New York. This event will be hosted at the UN Church Center, Second Floor, on Wednesday, 14 September from 2 – 6 PM.

This event will convene a range of experts and practitioners from governments and civil society to explore approaches to national implementation of SDG16 and Access to Justice issues to examine implementation efforts already underway by governments and civil society, one year since the adoption of the SDGs. The event will also introduce the TAP Network Access to Justice Toolkit – a comprehensive guide to help national-level civil society understand how to utilize the SDGs as a means of pushing forward much needed justice reforms in their countries, put together by some of the foremost experts on Access to Justice issues. It will also feature other resources dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of civil society to contribute to Goal 16 and SDG-related work, including the TAP Network Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit and Access to Justice Toolkit, the OGP Open Government Guide and the SDG16 Data Initiative. To take advantage of a broad wealth of expertise around these issues, the event will also showcase case studies from governments and civil society and will feature interactive breakout sessions for participants to explore various challenges and solutions to national-level implementation, policy reforms and advocacy.

 

Goal 16 and Open Governance: A Workshop for Civil Society Advocacy

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On behalf of the Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network and the Open Government Partnership (OGP), we are pleased to invite you to a Civil Society Workshop on Goal 16 and Open Governance during the 2016 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. This event will be hosted at the UN Church Center on Tuesday, 12 July from 9:30 – 12:30.

This interactive workshop will feature resources dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of civil society to contribute to Goal 16 and SDG-related work, including the TAP Network Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit and the Open Government Guide. These resources provide detailed guidance on opportunities and entry points for working with governments and other local, regional or international stakeholders to support the planning, implementation, follow-up and accountability of Goal 16 and OGP commitments. The workshop will also highlight concrete opportunities presented by the Open Government Partnership to advance SDG-related advocacy, implementation, and monitoring, and will showcase case studies from organizations already working extensively around various Goal 16 and OGP issues – with interactive breakout sessions for participants to explore challenges and solutions to Goal 16 advocacy at various levels.

 

For your reference, please find a “Save the Date” for this workshop attached here. As space for this workshop is limited, we kindly ask that you please RSVP for this workshop ASAP by clicking the link below, or visiting http://bit.ly/28Tn12J.