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Wednesday, October 28

3:00pm CST

Building Citizens’ Trust in Justice and Security
The purpose of this session will be to generate insights into how the OGP platform in particular and the open governance field in general can be strengthened to deliver on universal goals of public safety and access to justice. In order to do this, the session will bring together key OGP, justice, and security protagonists from both government and civil society to discuss successes, challenges and opportunities for strengthening outcomes related to security and access to justice based on an open governance approach.

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Lester Ramirez

Asociacion Para Una Sociedad Mas Justa
Transparency, anticorruption and combating impunity through a multi-sector approach. Research Coordinator for Asociación Para una Sociedad Más Justa -Honduras TI Chapter
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Darío Ramírez

Director, ARTICLE 19, Oficina para México y Centroamerica
Desde 2006, es Director de la Oficina para México y Centroamérica de ARTICLE 19. Antes de unirse a la organización civil, Darío fue Director General Adjunto de la Unidad de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos de la Secretaría de Gobernación. Antes de trabajar en la... Read More →

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

4:00pm CST

Engaging Legislatures More Deeply in OGP: Recent Developments
Moderated by the co-chairs of the Legislative Openness Working Group and hosted by the President of the Senate of Mexico, Sen. Roberto Gil Zuarth, this high-level session will allow parliamentary leadership from around the globe to share information about experiences and challenges in implementing commitments to parliamentary openness. This session will also explore solutions for how OGP can deepen engagement the legislative branch.

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Kenneth Wollack

President, National Democratic Institute
Kenneth Wollack is president of the National Democratic Institute. He has been actively involved in foreign affairs, journalism and politics since 1972.Mr. Wollack joined NDI in 1986 as executive vice president. The Institute's board of directors, then chaired by former Vice President... Read More →

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Hon. Gordana Comic

Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
Hon. Gordana Comic was elected to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2000 and served as the deputy speaker from 2001 to 2008 and again from 2012 to present. She was the chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 2004 to 2007, member and deputy chairperson of... Read More →
avatar for Vukosava Crnjanski

Vukosava Crnjanski

Founder, Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability
Vukosava Crnjanski Šabović is the founder and director of the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA), an independent non-profit civil society organization. CRTA advocates transparent and accountable decision making and uses ICT to empower citizens and me... Read More →
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Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang

President, Pan African Parliament
Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang is the President of the Pan African Parliament, the parliamentary body of the African Union representing the continent of Africa. Elected in 2015, he serves a three-year term representing the Central Africa Region. Hon. Nkodo Dang also serves as an elected member... Read More →
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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 →
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Sen. Hernán Larraín

Senator and Chairman of the Bicameral Commission on Transparency, Congress of Chile
Hernán Larraín is a current senator, former President of the Senate of Chile, and former chairman of the Independent Democratic Union political party. Senator Larraín was elected to the Senate representing District 11, the Maule Region, in 1994. He served a one-year term as President... Read More →
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Haydeé Pérez

Executive Director, Fundar: Center for Research and Analysis
Haydeé Perez is executive director of Fundar: Center for Analysis and Research. Earlier she served as coordinator of transparency and accountability programs at Fundar, and is a leading civil society representative to the Open Government Partnership in Mexico. She is the author of... Read More →
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Sen. Roberto Gil Zuarth

President, Senate of Mexico
Senator Roberto Gil Zuarth currently serves as President of the Senate of Mexico. He has formerly served as Undersecretary of the Interior. Gil was a national Deputy from 2009 to 2011 during the 61st Legislature.

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

5:00pm CST

Civic Tech: the New Tool for Democracy
Innovation is one of the principles of open government. Technology has a great potential to transform civic participation and therefore the way we currently understand democracy. The current incorporation of technology in citizens’ daily lives has made governments question the way they interact with and reach out to their constituents. Governments are now moving towards improved, more efficient, and citizen-centered manners to implement technology improving their performance and responsiveness. As new digital technology becomes more accessible, and organizations like the Open Government Partnership push for the adoption of it to improve governance, governments begin to explore new ways to incorporate it in their policies and processes. This context allows for a new opportunity in which citizens, companies and academia are more heavily involved, providing tools, expertise, and ideas, moving, through civic technology, towards building more open governments.

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

6:00pm CST

Open Cities, States and Regions: The Promise of Open Government in the Subnational Level
Transparency, accountability, civic participation and innovation are cross-cutting principles that should be present in all sectors and across all levels of government. Mexico’s main goal as chair of OGP is to deepen the impact of the principles of open government at the subnational level in order to promote a more efficient and responsive government. Furthermore, as the role of local governments is central in achieving public participation, it is necessary to share best practices amongst local governments that have been pioneers and are currently leading open government efforts. It is also within these levels of government that the linkage between authorities and civil society becomes most apparent, ensuring that open government reaches as many citizens as possible.


Adriana de Almeida Lobo

Executive Director, Embarq Mexico

Pauline Véron

Deputy Mayor of Paris for local democracy, citizenship participation, associative life, youth and employment   Since 2014, Pauline VÉRON, 41, is Deputy Mayor of Paris for local democracy, citizenship participation, associative life, youth and employment. She is lawyer by training... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
Thursday, October 29

8:30am CST

OGP and the SDGs: Open Governments Key in Achieving the 2030 Development Agenda
The Open Government Partnership structure and mandate present a unique platform and model for the kind of cooperation, capacities, and commitment required to successfully monitor the implementation of Goal 16 of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; the goal understood as key to the achievement of all SDGs, and the goal most aligned with OGP principles. This session is designed to engage participants OGP members, multilateral partners, and stakeholders in framing the role of OGP in the 2030 development arena; identify and define benchmarks and methodologies to track progress on Goal 16 implementation; and, assess individual and collective capacities to monitor OGP implementation in alignment with the SDG implementation overall. The session will be a highly interactive open discussion chaired by UNDP and WRI, expected to kick-start the development of a robust methodology for Goal 16 monitoring, and identify volunteer countries for pilots.

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Jairo Acuña - Alfaro

Líder de Gobernabilidad, América Latina y el Caribe, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD)
Jairo Acuña-Alfaro Líder de Gobernabilidad, América Latina y el Caribe, del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD). Ha trabajado durante más de dos décadas en los temas de gobernabilidad democrática y administración pública a nivel global, regional y de... Read More →
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Mark Robinson

Global Director, Governance, World Resources Institute
World Resources Institute


Thursday October 29, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am CST
Palacio de Minería

10:00am CST

Disclosing Natural Resource Data to Advance Governance
This session will discuss the importance of disclosing natural resource data to advance governance of the sector and emphasize issues that remain currently opaque such as contracts, beneficial ownership and environmental data. Panelists will highlight how the EITI process is currently being used in the different country contexts and discuss why transparency is critical to fight corruption in the sector.

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Michael Jarvis

Global Lead - Governance of Extractives, World Bank
Promoting transparency and accountability for better outcomes from natural resource sectors. Pushing the envelope on disclosure of information and use of data from oil, gas and mining and how it connects to benefits for citizens.

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Alicia Bárcena

Executive Secretary, ECLAC
Alicia Bárcena assumed office as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on 1 July 2008.She had previously served as the Under-Secretary-General for Management at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Chef de Cabinet and Deputy... Read More →
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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 →

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

11:00am CST

Tools for an effective productivity policy-making: The Mexican Atlas of Economic Complexity
The Mexican Atlas of Economic Complexity provides important inputs for formulation of policies that promote productivity and a balanced regional development. Its building is based on an intensive open data methodology.

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Ania Calderón

General Director of Open Data, Office of the President of Mexico
Ania Calderon is the General Director of Open Data at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy in the Office in the President of Mexico, where she leads the Open Data, Data for Development, Prospera Digital: Social and Financial Inclusion and Innovation for Resilience initiatives... Read More →


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

12:00pm CST

Conflicting priorities in Open Data Practices. Is the Right to Information threatening the Right to Privacy?
This session intends to gather privacy experts, open data practitioners and FOI advocates to explore the privacy concerns that have emerged across the global community of open data practice. Big data technologies bring powerful utility to open data practice, but they also bring new privacy and security implications for citizens. These concerns should not be left unaddressed. To ensure the sustainability of Open Government endeavours, we need to find ways to integrate the right to privacy into our policies and practices. At the same time, data protection is often cited as the reason for reluctance towards genuine Open Government approaches. Conversely, a careful process to define standards for privacy protections in public sector data management and frameworks that help us balance the Right to Information and the Right to Privacy could add strong support to the broader Open Government agenda.

We would like to stimulate a clarifying and instructive debate with experts from the Open Government and the Privacy field. We will address the relationship between Right to Information and Privacy, speak about experiences with privacy assessments on the governmental level, and present global perspectives on privacy, such as data privacy-conscious Germany, to identify concerns and possible solutions.

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Martin Tisné

Director, Omidyar Network

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Helen Darbishire

Executive Director, Access Info Europe
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Julia Manske

Program Manager, SNV

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

2:00pm CST

Good Governance in Sport
Sport is a multi-billion dollar business and a source of joy for many people around the world, whether participating, attending or watching events. Sports' intricate ties to political and private interests means corruption remains a real and constant risk. The recent corruption scandals at FIFA have highlighted weaknesses in sports governance that undermine public trust. Keeping sports clean is therefore a global imperative.This session will look at such issues as how governance principles can drive a more open and accountable contracting and sponsorship process, and the role that those inside and outside the ‘sport’s family’ can play in making sport a force for good. Participants will look at the full range of open government tools and discuss how these can strengthen transparency in sports.

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

3:00pm CST

Governments, Civil Society and Citizens Working Together: Social Accountability for Open Governance

Open Governance is premised on citizens, civil society and governments working together in a constructive manner which is mutually beneficial, with shared interests and goals. This is aligned with Social Accountability initiatives, and specifically the ‘constructive engagement’ approach of the GPSA. The Panel will discuss and rshare the learning and challenges from Social Accountability practices in this area, drawing on the experiences of GPSA Partners and Grantees.


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

4:00pm CST

How can Open Contracting Impact Development?
Governments spend over US $9.5 trillion every single year through contracts. Yet, in many countries, this information is unavailable for public scrutiny. This high level policy dialogue will focus on showing how Open Contracting can make all public contracting truly public, and how it is contributing and can have further incidence on governments’ development agendas and on the everyday lives of citizens around the world.

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Eduardo Bohórquez

Director, Transparencia Mexicana
Licenciado en Ciencia Política y Administración Pública por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) y Maestro en Estudios del Desarrollo por la Universidad de Cambridge, Inglaterra.Se desempeñó como Consejero de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social y de la Secretaría... Read More →

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

5:00pm CST

The Data Revolution will be Open
The 2030 Agenda will set the course towards a better and more inclusive world for the next fifteen years. Open Governments will be fundamental in helping achieve trustworthy, effective, and inclusive institutions that engage with civil society and leverage data to monitor and deliver sustainable development goals at a global scale. In this context, the global community has worked to develop the international Open Data Charter that sets the founding principles for a greater coherence and increased use of open data across the world. The Open Data Charter recognizes the value of having timely, comprehensive, accessible and comparable open data by default, that can help improve governance and citizen engagement, as well as foster inclusive development and innovation, in support of the Global Goals. In this scenario, this plenary will showcase various countries, cities and international organizations that will adopt and endorse the Charter as a mechanism to enable sustainable development through the accessibility and use of open data.


Sir Tim Berners-Lee

In videomessage
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Alicia Bárcena

Executive Secretary, ECLAC
Alicia Bárcena assumed office as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on 1 July 2008.She had previously served as the Under-Secretary-General for Management at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Chef de Cabinet and Deputy... Read More →
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Martin Tisné

Director, Omidyar Network

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

6:00pm CST

Closing Plenary
Thursday October 29, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm CST
Palacio de Minería