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It’s Open Gov Week (8-12 May 2023)

Co-create. Collaborate. Contribute. Be part of OGP International’s Open Gov Week (8-12 May 2023), and help create more transparent, accountable, responsive & inclusive governments. This week is a global call to action to transform the way governments respond to their citizens’ needs.  

Open government is about strengthening democracy, building trust, and improving wellbeing by ensuring people can contribute and influence what government does, and how it does it.  

In New Zealand, for 2023 Open Gov Week, we are sharing examples of open government in action on our social media channels (including LinkedIn and Twitter) and e-newsletter. These include the: NZ Policy Project’s community engagement resources; Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures’ work using deliberative processes for community engagement; and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ (MPP) partnership work to protect and empower Pacific communities during COVID-19. 


MPP: Engaging with Pacific communities  

Demonstrating responsiveness and active citizenship, and recognising that many Pacific people prefer tailored health information and messaging, MPP worked in partnership with Pacific leaders and providers to roll out key information on COVID-19 and boost the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to Pacific communities. This engagement work was successful because of community ownership – where Pacific communities were involved in the design and delivery of services and information. 

MPP used official information sources to package up bite size, easy-to-understand information in nine Pacific languages and English. The information was distributed through a national network of mass media, digital channels and community influencers. In addition, they worked with key community leaders and stakeholders to ensure that Pacific families had access to the right support and translated information. Through the COVID-19 digital campaign, MPP reached nearly 4.3 million audience, 1 million views and 439K audience engagement. For more information, visit MPP’s COVID-19 resources page, and We got your back New Zealand videos.