The Government of Canada served as the lead government chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in collaboration with Nathaniel Heller, the Results for Development Executive Vicepresident, as the civil society co-chair. They took on this role on October 1, 2018, for one year. During this period they have committed to work on some open government priorities:
The panels at the Summit were designed with the goal of explore Open Government from diferent perspectives, acknowledging the world we live in and the constant changes it experiences due to the digital interconection. The opening session talked about how an engaged citizenship requires of safe civic spaces to promote a healthy debate. Other sessions explored the geopolitical transformation of some democracies, the inclusivity from some governments, the participation of vulnerable and underrepresentated groups and finally, the tangible impacts of Open Government.
As part of the General Head Office of Open Government and Transparency (DGGAT) responsibilities from INAI, a proposal was made before the Open Government Partnership Global Summit Steering Committee for the inclusion of a panel within the agenda of the event focused on local co-creation. This panel was accepted under the Impact category which implied for the panel to be design with the goal of helping citizens understand how open government affects their day-to-day lives. This makes government accountable for results that make a difference.
The title of the panel was "Impact, Opportunities, and Challenges for Open Government: Creating and Implementing Cocreation Commitments" and was held on Thursday May 30th of 2019 with the participation of Virginia Pardo from AGESIC Uruguay, Federico Anghelé from Riparte il Futuro Italia, Jennifer Bretaña from South Cobato Government from the Philipines, Álvaro Ramírez Alujas from the Investigation Group on Government, Administration and Public Policies, Kristina Reinsalu from Electronic governance academy Estonia and Joel Salas Suárez, Comisionner from INAI, Mexico.