OAS Open Government Fellowship
in the Americas

It is a program developed by the OAS Department of Effective Public Management with the objective of strengthening open government practices in the region's public administration, particularly in the areas of transparency, civic participation and cooperation. The Fellowship is also an opportunity to create a network of change agents that brings together young leaders from the public sphere, civil society, and the private sector.

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This is an hybrid program that consists of: a virtual course on Open Government Strategies in Latin America; a first attendance seminar with presentations and discussions on Open Government issues, where negotiation and teamwork skills are also strengthened; a virtual phase of project development; and, finally, a second attendance seminar for the presentation of the projects.

Overall, the Fellowship lasts between 5 and 9 months.

Training topics are promotion of transparency, open data, use of new technologies to prevent corruption, citizen participation with international experts, leadership training and exchange of best practices among participants and guests.

The first OAS Fellowship on Open Government was developed in 2015. Two more editions were carried out in 2016 and 2017. A total of 69 participants from 20 countries took part on it.

In 2019, Honduras hosted the first national edition, in were 25 participants were trained.

Currently, the program has a network of 94 fellows of all the editions!

Fellowship de la OEA sobre Gobierno Abierto