Community sensitization on ogp towards increasing citizens participation and access to government programs on education and health for improved service delivery in kaduna state.
Inadequate citizens’ participation and engagement in health care and education delivery chain continue to be low-leading to poor client patronage and lack of knowledge on Open Government Partnership (OGP) process; with many believing it is only friends and families of government that are beneficiaries. This is due to inadequate information coverage and citizen awareness on OGP is relatively low. Good health and wellbeing as well as quality education are indispensable basic needs of human beings in order to sustain a healthy, educated and productive society.
Therefore, intervention of this kind is crucial for inclusion and increase citizen participation, irrespective of gender, race, age, disability, religion and ethnicity. Thus, ensuring that the most excluded and marginalized members of society benefit from government programs on health and education. Also, there is the need for strong commitments of key stakeholders towards improving service delivery and bridging the gap in citizens accessing essential services.
It is in view of this that, the proposed intervention seeks to sensitize the citizen on Open Government Partnership services on health and Education as well as stimulate civic engagement for active participation in addressing barriers towards accessing health care and education services in communities. It tends to achieve UNSDG 3&4(Good health & well being and Quality Education).
Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a co-creation process among government reformers, civil society actors and Donor Partners to implement planned activities in OGP-Action Plan 2021-2023 that strengthen transparency and accountability towards effective civil society and citizens engagement for improved service delivery in health and education Sectors