Use this form to nominate yourself or another OGN member to join the OGN Steering Group.
ROLE & REQUIREMENTS OF STEERING GROUP MEMBERS
There are five spaces up for re-selection/election this year. Steering group members play a critical role for the OGN, and have responsibility for:
- Engaging with the relevant Minister and civil servants with responsibility for the OGP- Participating in the Multistakeholder Forum between government and civil society- Speaking on behalf of the OGN- Supporting and overseeing the work of the OGN Coordinator and ensuring the smooth running of the OGN- Expanding the membership and reach of the OGN- Where necessary, making decisions on behalf of the OGN
Steering group members must be members of the OGN, and have a particular responsibility to abide by and exhibit the OGN’s principles (as outlined in the ToR: http://www.opengovernment.org.uk/resource/terms-of-reference-of-the-uk-open-government-network/). Steering group members must use their membership to promote the public interest and nominees must declare any interests that may influence their representation of the OGN.
Terms on the steering group are two years, after which a place is put up for re-selection.
The steering group meets once every six-to-eight weeks, and aims to meet with department leads once every quarter and with the Minister for the Cabinet Office once every 6 months. In addition, committee members must be willing to respond to regular email and other communications.
Steering group members will be selected through a two-step nomination and election process. As per the ToR, incumbents may be reselected, but may only sit for up to 4 consecutive years.
*The deadline for nominations is Monday 14 January 2019.*
Compatible nominations will then be put to a vote by OGN members over a two-week voting period. All nominations will be reviewed against the OGN's membership criteria and principles. As per the ToR, the vote will include lists to ensure that there is:
- A balance of individual citizens and representatives of civil society organisations of at least 1:4- A gender balance of at least 1:2
If you have any questions, please contact the OGN Coordinator, Andreas Pavlou: email@example.com