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Wednesday, October 28
 

3:00pm

Holding Governments Accountable in OGP: The 2015 IRM Progress Reports for South Africa and Norway
Researchers will present the IRM progess reports for South Africa and Norway. A representative from the respective government and a CSO representative will respond to the findings.

Speakers
avatar for Deputy Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

Deputy Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration, Republic of South Africa
Ms Ayanda Dlodlo is the Deputy Minister for the Public Service and Administration of the Republic of South Africa, a position she was first appointed to on 1 November 2010, and re- appointed to on 26 May 2014. In this capacity, she serves as a representative of South Africa to the... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

4:00pm

Fiscal Openness Working Group
Members of the Fiscal Openness Working Group (FOWG) will share with the audience an update about their fiscal transparency commitments; special attention will be devoted to the engagements that involve public participation. IBP will provide an update of the main findings of the Open Budget Survey 2015. GIFT will provide an update about the peer learning and technical support it has been providing, particularly: analysis of the fiscal transparency commitments at OGP, the open fiscal data package and the public participation principles.


Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

5:00pm

Holding Governments Accountable in OGP: The 2015 IRM Progress Reports for Indonesia and the Philippines
This session will include the presentation of the IRM Progess Reports for Indonesia and the Phillipines. In each presentation, the researcher will present their main findings, followed by responses by the government representative and the CSO representative.

Speakers

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

6:00pm

Back to Basics: A Look at the Realities of the OGP Principles
This session will take a look at how the principles of OGP fit into the bigger picture of reform and development in participating countries. It will be a dynamic talk show discussion among three government representatives and two members of civil society moderated by the World Bank. Each panelist will be given one of the following questions to respond to: (1) Do countries interpret the OGP principles differently depending on their domestic context? (2) How do you see the principles of OGP playing out in your national processes? (3) How do the OGP principles influence policy and open debate?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Tamara Puhovski

Tamara Puhovski

Office of the Deputy Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty
 
Thursday, October 29
 

10:00am

Building Bridges Between the Access to Information & Open Government Data Communities
This session presents a mix between a roundtable and fireside chat. The facilitator would open the session with some brief framing remarks about the current debate on access to information and open government data. After this remarks, the facilitator would provide a number of questions for participants to discuss.

Speakers
avatar for Silvana Fumega

Silvana Fumega

Policy and Research Lead, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently the Research and Policy Lead of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA). She holds a PhD (University of Tasmania, Australia). In the past few years she has focused her work on Open Government Data and Freedom of Information policies. She also... Read More →
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Mark Levene

Acting Director of Open Government, Government of Canada
Mark Levene is currently Acting Director, Open Government at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in the Government of Canada. His team is responsible for drafting and implementing Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government, working nationally and internationally with partners... Read More →
avatar for Laura Neuman

Laura Neuman

Director of the Global Access to Information Program, Carter Center
Laura Neuman is director of the Global Access to Information Program. She directs and implements Carter Center transparency and good governance programming, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Neuman developed the innovative access to information implementation... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty
  • Space C1

11:00am

Holding Governments Accountable in OGP: The 2015 IRM Progress Reports for Brazil and the UK
This session will include the presentation of the IRM Progess Reports for Brazil and the UK. In each presentation, the researcher will present their main findings, followed by responses by the government representative and the CSO representative.


Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

12:00pm

Advancing the Open Government Reform Agenda: Challenges and Solutions
Advancing the OGP and its participation has been slower in Asia-Pacific region than that of other region. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges for broadening the base of OGP in Asia and the Pacific. Government and civil society leaders will identify and address whether or no OGP fits in the regional approach to governance and what are some of the challenges and explore the Eastern solutions to improving governance. Identifying what works and what does not work at both the subnational and national levels.


Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

2:00pm

Civic Space Monitor - a New Tool for Tracking Civic Space
This session will showcase new tools under development at CIVICUS that track and measure the quality of civic space around the world. The session's panel discussion format includes presentations on the Civic Space Monitor concept as well as Civic Pulse. Panelists will discuss what has been going on behind the scenes with these initiatives.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cathal Gilbert

Cathal Gilbert

Civic Space Research Cluster Lead, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
I am a researcher at CIVICUS focusing on civic space and human rights. For the last nine years I have worked with civil society in East and Southern Africa. I am currently focusing on developing the Civic Space Monitor - a global tool for tracking citizen conditions in real time... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

3:00pm

Permanent Consultation Forums: Fostering a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to Advance Participation, Innovation and Accountability in OGP
This session has the objective of letting the audience to learn how OGP-member countries have used Permanent Consultation Forums to strengthen multi-stakeholder engagement and to promote innovation and accountability throughout the 2-year National Action Plan cycle. By the end of this session participants will have: identified how Permanent Consultation Forums can help build a true multi-stakeholder partnership and foster innovation in Action Plan Commitments; become acquainted with country-cases where Permanent Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Forums have been successfully implemented; acquired guidance on good practices related to consultation during implementation and Permanent Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Forums; and identified concrete ideas or action-items related to the content of the session that could be implemented in participants’ national OGP process.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Aída Martínez Mórtola

Aída Martínez Mórtola

Asesora Legal de la Oficina de Cooperación Técnica Internacional, Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información (ANTAI)
Punto de contacto de Panamá para la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (AGA). Asesora Legal de la Oficina de Cooperación Técnica Internacional de la Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información (ANTAI), encargada de liderar los procesos de los Planes de Acción... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

4:00pm

Social Impact Bonds, Public-Private Partnerships and other Mechanisms to Improve Transparency and Accountability
The aim of the session focuses on raising awareness among participants on the importance of the new instruments in the public sector to promote transparency and managing for results. In this set of instruments to promote RBM (Pay for Success) are Public-Private Partnerships, Social Impact Bonds, among others. In each of these strategies underlies the concept of transparency and open government.


Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty