Joe Powell is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership, and has been engaged in building a coalition of governments and civil society using OGP as a platform for access to justice commitments which will be discussed in a World Justice Forum working session on Thursday 2nd May at 11am. 

Joe leads OGP’s global engagements, including working with the OGP Steering Committee, OGP Summits and linking OGP with other multilateral processes. He previously worked for the ONE Campaign, where he was managing ONE's global campaign for increased transparency in the extractive industries. As Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager at ONE, Joe also led global advocacy on the G20 and policy development for the 2013 G8. Prior to working at ONE Joe launched an online current affairs platform called ‘Uganda Talks' for the Independent, a weekly East African news magazine, and worked for Action Aid Uganda. He studied at Makerere University. Joe holds a BA from the University of Cambridge.

Joe Powell will co-lead the following World Justice Forum working session: