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Wednesday, October 28

3:00pm CST

Governance Partnerships for Sustainable Development
This moderated conversation with key participants sharing tools and experiences in applying open governance to sustainability objectives. Participants from the privste sector will share their experiences or lessons in building sustainability partnerships that are founded on trust, dialogue, and accountability.


Andrew Wilson

Deputy Director, Center for International Private Enterprise


Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

4:00pm CST

Engaging Gender Perspective in OGP Commitments
The session will explore the importance of and means to encourage meaningful OGP commitments for women. To date, there has been insufficient attention paid to engaging women in the process of developing national action plans and assuring that the OGP commitments being made are gender-sensitive and responsive to the needs of the whole community. The panelists will speak to the gender gaps in the creation of OGP commitments that advance women’s participation, access to information, and rights and that lead to better development outcomes. Following the framing of the issues, the discussion will be opened to all session participants to consider their perspectives on gender and OGP, their experiences as well as to develop consensus recommendations for concrete actions.

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Suneeta Kaimal

Chief Operating Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Suneeta is a Steering Committee member and former civil society chair of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative of nearly 70 countries in which governments and civil society work together to advance transparency, accountability and citizen participation.She is currently c... Read More →

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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 →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

5:00pm CST

Radical Experiments in Citizen Engagement at the City Level: the Next Frontier for OGP
This session will provide a space for open government practitioners to share ideas, challenges, strategies, advice and feedback with other experts and peers. An open dialogue between the speakers and the moderator allows for the sharing of radical co-creation experiments in different cities. Keynote speakers will integrate contributions from the audience to generate a wider dialogue on what co-creation means at the local and subnational level.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
Thursday, October 29

9:00am CST

Moving Towards a Latin American Agreement on Environmental Governance
This moderated panel will comment on efforts by organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve a regional instrument for compliance with Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration.

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Gloria Olimpia Castillo Blanco

Direcctor, Comunicacion y Educacion Ambiental SC
Expert in environmental education and comunication. Also en access to information, participation an justice about environmental topics. The gender perspective is another important work


Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Palacio de Minería

10:00am CST

Innovative Strategies to Increase Civic Space: A Critical Condition for the Future of the OGP and SDGs

A strong and vibrant civil society is important for a sustainable and just development and a pre-condition to achieve the SDGs. During the session we want to create a multi-stakeholder space to understand the trends in terms of role and space for civil society in different countries. From there on it will explore new ways of supporting civic space and the enabling environment for civil society as a critical precondition for a functioning OGP and achievement of SDGs. This should lead than to a number of on action points that can be taken up in the OGP National Action plans.

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Cornelius Hacking

Senior Policy Officer, Civil Society Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
After almost 24 years abroad, Cornelius returned to the Netherlands in 2013. Previous positions include Policy Officer at the European Commission (in Brussels) working on Aid Effectiveness of the EU and of Member States and First Secretary to the Royal Netherlands Embassies in Pretoria... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Palacio de Minería
  Civic Space, Panel

11:00am CST

Building robust Accountability Systems through OGP: Learning from Autonomous Accountability Institutions
The session aims to discuss the role of accountability institutions in advancing open government principles and engaging in OGP processes. In particular, the session will focus on three specific objectives: (1) Share experiences and good practices by accountability institutions to promote transparency, citizen participation and accountability, in line with the OGP principles; (2) explore how accountability institutions have engaged in OGP so far, especially along the entire OGP cycle at the country level (from the consultation, to implementation and evaluation of national action plans); (3) identify entry points for enhancing the role of accountability institutions in national OGP processes (e.g. in strengthening open government practices at the country level, in OGP commitment delivery, etc.) to build more robust accountability systems.

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

12:00pm CST

The Open Mapping Revolution and What It Means for Government
Open mapping data commons like OpenStreetMap and OpenAddresses fundamentally change how we create and share geospatial data. Communities are building geospatial dataset of immense value, all in the open. This democratizes data production, spurs innovation, stimulates economic growth, and transforms how government and citizens work together. Open mapping takes on traditional government functions - so what does this mean for government? Our session will delve into how governments have creatively engaged with open data communities to build better data, more efficiently, in true collaboration. And with the entire audience, we will explore emerging opportunities for open mapping in even more open governments and the Global Goals.

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Claire-Marie Foulquier-Gazagnes

Policy Officer, Etalab
@_cmfg Working @Etalab - Breathing #opendata #opengov #civictech #feminism
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Director of Open Data, Mexico
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Benson Wilder

Geographer, INR
Benson Wilder is a geographer and human security analyst in the State Department’s Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU). He joined the HIU in July 2008 following several years of work in the non-profit and NGO sectors. He received his... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

2:00pm CST

Lessons from OGP Initiatives For Operationalizing SDG #16
The objective of the session is to pull out practical ideas from OGP experiences and summarize lessons to help make SDG #16 national action planning a concrete, realizable and measurable exercise. The session will feature a variety of speakers with experience implementing action-oriented good governances initiatives from government, civil society, and donor agencies.

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Vinay Bhargava

Chief Technical Adviser, Partnership for Transparency Fund
I am passionate about governance and anticorruption issues. In particular I and the CSO I work for PTF (www.PTFund.org) believe in citizen led initiatives to improve transparency, accountability, responsiveness, and rule of law and control of corruption in public sector management... Read More →

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Kim Bettcher

Director of Knowledge Management, Center for International Private Enterprise
Private Sector Council on Open Governance
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Johannes Tonn

Director Integrity & Anti-Corruption, Global Integrity
Doing Anti-Corruption Differently. Systems and Ecosystems thinking. Adaptation & Best-fit Governance.

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

3:00pm CST

Opening Elections: From Transparency to Accountability
The session will be organized as hybrid between a panel discussion and town hall meeting. The first part will be a panel featuring a structured discussion (with specific moderator questions) among the key discussants (NDI, Google, South Africa's election commission (IEC), Mexico's National Electoral Institute (INE) and a citizen election observation leader), with NDI’s representative moderating. The last portion would open up into a town hall discussion, in which the participants would pose questions, share relevant experience, and provide recommendations on ways to advance open election data principles.


Amanda Pleasant

Program Assistant, National Democratic Institute


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

4:00pm CST

Public Participation Mechanisms to Push for Open Governments
This session will stress the importance of citizen participation for the promotion of open government and compliance with the ODS 16. Each panelist will first present their experience, answering the question: How is promoting citizen participation in government action?; subsequently a second round for intervention to answer the question: What elements stand out in your experience as essential to promote citizen participation in government action will open?; a final round to answer questions and point out open recommendations.


Jorge Cravioto

Director General Adjunto, SEGOB
Responsable de la Relación con las Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil.

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería