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Money and Power [clear filter]
Thursday, October 29

9:00am CST

Regulation and Transparency of Lobbying: International Standards for the OGP Community
Love it or hate it, lobbying happens – civil society also does it and many government officials are a target. We are concerned about it because we know that lobbying impacts on decision-making in key areas of democratic life – take public health, energy, extractive industries, food security, and environment for a start! So what should we do about it? How should OGP countries regulate lobbying? What are the limits? What about questions of privacy and protection of commercial interests? How do we make decision making transparent and participatory without opening it up to wild lobbying pressures?
This panel includes the formal launch of the International Lobby Regulation Standards, which provide government and civil society alike with a framework for ensuring that the activities of lobbyists are both properly regulated and made full transparent. The International Lobby Regulation Standards have been drawn up following review of legislation worldwide and consultation with civil society, government and lobbyists themselves. As well as giving guidance to governments, the standards can also be used by civil society for benchmarking existing or draft laws and practices. Come and join the debate on lobby regulation! The session will provide a space to discuss practical steps that government and civil society can jointly take to advance transparency and integrity of lobbying activities

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Helen Darbishire

Executive Director, Access Info Europe

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Daniel Freund

Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Daniel Freund leads Transparency International's work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He is responsible for EU Integrity Watch (www.integritywatch.eu), as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint... Read More →

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

10:00am CST

Lightning Talks on Open Corporates & Public Sector Innovation
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Chris Taggart

Co-founder and CEO / Cofondateur et chef de la direction, OpenCorporates
Chris Taggart is the Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. OpenCorporates is revolutionising access to and reuse of company data, making it not just freely available on the web, but giving access to the underlying data through... Read More →

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

10:00am CST

Money, Politics and Transparency: How can OGP Support Openness in Political Financing?
Transparency of political parties and election financing is essential in furthering the goals of OGP. However, openness of these datasets is often outside the conversation. During this discussion-based session, we will share examples of success globally and explore how OGP can support these efforts.

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Lindsay Ferris

International Policy Associate / Associé de politique internationale, Sunlight Foundation
Lindsay Ferris works at the Sunlight Foundation, a US-based NGO that uses civic tech, open data, journalism and policy advocacy to make government more transparent and accountable globally. Lindsay works on Sunlight’s international policy program. Although Lindsay has worked on... Read More →

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Michael Moses

Director of Learning and Programs, Global Integrity
Michael Moses leads on strategy and learning at Global Integrity in Washington, DC.
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Giorgi Oniani

Deputy Executive Director, Transparency International Georgia
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Maria Rosario Pavese

Directora de Instituciones Políticas y Gobierno, Poder Ciudadano
Soy politóloga, profesora de UBA y USAL y Directora de Instituciones Políticas y Gobierno de Poder Ciudadano. Participo activamente del proceso de OGP en Argentina. Además formo parte de la Red Académica de Gobierno Abierto.

Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am 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

4:00pm CST

Open Data for Following the Money
This moderated panel will provide an overview of ONE's new Follow the Money map to highlight the real-world impact of transparency. Stanley Achonu (BudgIT) will discuss his organization's effort to use data in this regard. Michael Jarvis (World Bank) will give a short overview of the extractives visualization tool, which aims to make the oil, gas and mining sectors more transparent and easily understandable to ordinary citizen. The audience will participate in a discussion of transparency as a tool for helping ordinary citizens to hold governments accountable.

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Martin Tisné

Director, Omidyar Network

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Stanley Achonu

Operations Lead, BudgIT Nigeria
Founded in 2011, BudgIT is a civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement to facilitate societal change. A pioneer in the field of social advocacy melded with technology, BudgIT utilises an array of technology-based tools... Read More →
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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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Joseph Kraus

Director, Transparency and Accountability, The ONE Campaign
Joseph Kraus is Director for Transparency and Accountability at The ONE Campaign, an international advocacy and campaigning organization working to end extreme poverty in Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science. @hurrayforfacts
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Lorena Rivero del Paso

General Director of Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico

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