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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

3:00pm CST

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.

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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 →

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

3:00pm CST

Measuring Open Government From the Citizens' Perspective
The session will begin with an introduction and presentation of the Open Government Index 2015 and its conceptual framework. Following this, a diverse panel of three speakers will engage in a discussion centered around three topics: 1) the demand for the creation of a comprehensive and coherent set of open government performance indicators based on the perceptions and experiences of citizens; 2) identifying the ways in which these indicators can be used to inform policy dialogue and assessments, and evaluate progress to meet SDG goals; and 3) to foster a productive discussion of the strengths and limitations of these types of indicators in general and the Open Government Index in particular.

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

5:00pm CST

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.


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

6:00pm CST

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?

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Tamara Puhovski

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

Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
  Open Government, Panel

6:00pm CST

We will OGP EU! - Towards a more active role for European Union and the Member States

The goal of the session is to identify concrete actions for a more active involvement in OGP of the European Union and the Member States.

The discussion will aim at finding answers on three major topics:

  • institutional involvement of EU in OGP
  • better coordination between Member States
  • using OGP to support the accessing plans of the candidate and Eastern Partnership countries

After a short keynote laying out the current status of OGP in Europe, this session will proceed with the audience divided into three smaller groups to discuss practical solutions to key issues. Facilitators will use the most important resulting proposals to formulate a call to action addressed to EU institutions and member states.

Earlier in 2015, the global civil society addressed an open letter to the European Parliament, calling on the Members of EP to encourage EU to sign the Open Government Partnership. You may read the letter here: http://www.access-info.org/wp-content/uploads/DraftletteronOGPforMEPs.pdf

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Ovidiu Voicu

Director of Public Policy Department, Foundation for an Open Society Romania

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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 →
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Claudia Iordache

The Center for Public Innovation
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Andrei Liimets

OGP Civil Society Roundtable coordinator, Open Estonia Foundation
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Andrei Nicoara

Advisor, Romanian P-M Chancellery
Romanian Open Data Program Coordinator
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Radu Puchiu

State Secretary, Government of Romania
Radu joined the Government of Romania in 2012 as State Counsellor to the Prime Minister for IT&C and online services. In 2013 he was appointed as State Secretary in Prime Minister’s Chancellery and co-ordinator of the implementation of Open Government Partnership in Romania. Between... Read More →

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

9:00am CST

Book presentation: La Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto en México, una Visión desde la Sociedad Civil
México es uno de los ocho países fundadores de la para Open Government Partnership 
(OGP). Como pionera, la experiencia de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto 1(AGA) en 
México tuvo simultáneamente el reto y la oportunidad de definir un modelo propio de 
funcionamiento. Esta experiencia permitió explorar y experimentar con distintas formas 
de organización vinculación que definieron una nueva relación entre sociedad civil y 
gobierno. Este libro recupera la experiencia mexicana  desde la perspectiva de ocho 
organizaciones de la sociedad civil y tuvo como fuentes una revisión documental, 
entrevistas a profundidad e investigación electrónica complementaria para el cotejo de 
aspectos  puntuales recabados en los testimoniales.

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Jonathan Fox

Professor, American University
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Emilene Martínez Morales

Senior Regional Coordinator for the Americas, Open Government Partnership
Emilene Martínez Morales joined the Open Government Partnership in September 2012. In her role, she focuses on supporting civil society organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in International Studies from the Monterrey... 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 →

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

10:00am CST

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.

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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 →

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 →
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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 →

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

10:00am CST

Conditions for an Open Governance: Measuring How Countries Implement OGP Basic Principles
Transparency International has tested an Open Governance Scorecard in 5 pilot countries (Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, United Kingdom and Ukraine) as a complementary assessment on how OGP principles embodies in regulation, policy and government structure, i.e. an enabling environment that could move forward OGP’s ambition and commitment at national level. The Scorecard provides tools which set open governance standards, track the progress, and most importantly assess them both in-law level and in practice. The Scorecard will be presented with participation from pilot countries.

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Samuel Rotta

Deputy Executive Director, Proetica
Peruano. Director Adjunto en Proética, capítulo de Transparency International en Perú. Intereses: lucha anticorrupción, transparencia, participación ciudadana.

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

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

11:00am CST

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 CST
Palacio de Minería

11:00am CST

Lever of Change? Learning to Make OGP effective at the Country Level
For this session the audience will be divided into 5 regional groups: Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia. A researcher from each region will summarize the ways pro-reform actors have leveraged OGP to advance open government there, then facilitate a group conversation to reflect on lessons for other stakeholders. Later, the audience will be reorganized into small groups (civil society, government officials, funders, and private sector/other) for a recap of the previous conversation and a new set of reflections.

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Florencia Guerzovich

Consultant / Researcher, Global Integrity

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Joy Aceron

Head, G Watch, Philippines
Also a research affiliate and adviser to Accountability Research Center (ARC) (www.accountabilityresearch.org); and the National Researcher for the Philippines of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)-Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). See my latest book: https://www.g-watch.org/resources/vertical-integration-research/going-vertical-citizen-led-reform-campaigns-philippines-2nd... Read More →
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Pedro Gerson

Consultant, IMCO
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Fernando Nieto Morales

Professor of Public Administration and Policy, El Colegio de México
Fernando is professor at El Colegio de Mexico. His research and teaching focus on bureaucratic pathology, organizational change, and trust in the government.

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

12:00pm CST

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 CST
Palacio de Minería

12:00pm CST

Publication presentation: Vientos de Cambio II, análisis comparado de los nuevos planes de acción para Latinoamérica y el Caribe
The authors of "Vientos del Cambio II" will present this study including the methodology, findings and conclusions. The session will include participation from a civil society representative and a country representative as discussants who will further analyze the study's findings.

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Nicolas Dassen

Modernization of the State Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

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Álvaro Ramírez Alujas

Ciudadano, investigador & consultor en Estado Abierto, GIGAPP & Universidad de Chile
Papá de Lucas! Fundador e investigador @GIGAPP & Profesor @uchile Director @FMultitudes #OpenState Crafter & #OpenGovJedi
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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 →
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Virginia Pardo

Director of the Digital Citizens Area, Agencia de Gobierno Electrónico y Sociedad de la Información de la Presidencia de la República de Uruguay

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

12:00pm CST

Reformers in Action, Open Government Champions
This dynamic panel will feature high-level participants talking about the challenges of implementing open government reforms.

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

12:00pm CST

Support the Supporters: Support for the OGP advocates in non-OGP countries
For this session, participants will be divided into three groups and will have to answer three main questions: 1. What forms of government to government outreach can be effective in getting non-members to join?; 2. How does the OGP support governments seeking to join the OGP?; 3. Advocating for countries to join the OGP: Experience from civil society.

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Krzysztof Izdebski

Legal expert, Citizen Network - Watchdog Poland
Freedom of information, public participation, countering corruption and how to make the government joining the OGP...

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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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Maureen Kariuki

Senior Regional Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East, Open Government Partnership
Maureen joined the Open Government Partnership in December 2014. Focusing on Africa and the Middle East. she supports civil society organizations to engage more meaningfully and effectively with the OGP and push for the delivery of open government reforms in their countries.Maureen... Read More →
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Nanda Sihombing

Open Government Specialist, PATTIRO (Center for Regional Information and Studies)
PATTIRO focus is dedicated to public finance mamangement in favor of basic needs, the fullfulment of people's right to public information, and the involvement of civil society to improve public services. We work through research, advocacy, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity... Read More →

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

2:00pm CST

Implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: The Open Government Guide Special Edition
This session focuses on the special edition of the Open Government Guide and explores how an open government approach can spur progress across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Many OGP countries are already tackling these challenges by promoting transparency and accountability, empowering citizens and civil society, fighting corruption, and harnessing new technologies in their national action plans. Government and civil society panelists will showcase some of these examples and invite open government champions to build on these ideas with their own suggestions of open government policies that can help advance the SDGs.


Manish Bapna

WRI, OGP co-chair
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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 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

2:00pm CST

Learning from OGP Research - How Well is the OGP Working in Countries?
The objective of the session is learning from preliminary findings from 18 country case studies on how the OGP platform is being used to promote transparent, accountable and responsive governments. Part one should distill key observations from the country cases to come to an understanding of how well the OGP model is working in different contexts. The audience should come away with a good understanding of the cross-cutting findings emerging from these cases and the discussion should induce them to read further on the individual country cases. This will be a panel discussion with one researcher representing each of the above organizations, paired with a dynamic facilitator. The idea is to host a talk-show/debate style discussion where the facilitator poses challenging questions on the OGP model and for researchers to have an honest exchange on their findings. Part two will be a Q&A session from the audience. The goal is to do a targeted invite of key government officials, civil society members, academics, researchers, and journalists who are closely involved in OGP. In Part three, each organization displays a poster, showcasing key findings at the country level. These posters will have short, interesting snippets as answers which piques the audience’s interest. The audience is invited to walk around the room and learn more about specific countries that interest them from the researcher.

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Ruth Carlitz

Ph.D. Candidate, University of California-Los Angeles
I am working as a consultant to the OGP to support the Learning and Impact Program. My Ph.D. research focuses on government responsiveness for basic public services in East Africa.
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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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Pallavi Nuka

Associate Director, ISS, Princeton University

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

3:00pm CST

The OGP and Other Mechanisms: Competition or Partners?
This is the launch of ODAC's comprehensive 2015 research into the intersections, harmonies and/or inconsistencies between the OGP, the African Peer Review Mechanism, the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism and the OECDA Anti-Bribery Convention Review.


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

4:00pm CST

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

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Patrice McDermott

Executive Director, OpenTheGovernment.org
Patrice McDermott has led the coalition since July 2006. OTG has coordinated civil society engagement with the US government on its OGP commitments since 2011, including the development of civil society Model National Action Plans, and the evaluation of the government's implementation... Read More →
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Almudena Ocejo

Executive Director, CCS CIESAS
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Héctor Rubio

Advocacy & Innovation Coordinator, Acción Ciudadana Frente a la Pobreza
Coordinador de Innovación e Incidencia at @FrenteaPobreza

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

4:00pm CST

The promotion for OGP Implementation in Difficult Contexts
Over the last few years, the climate for civil society in some member state of OGP has deteriorated to the point where it seriously threatens the ability of civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage effectively in the OGP process. Crackdown on independent civil society has had profound negative effects on the ability of NGOs and citizen activists to promote open government. As a result of such pressure, sizable number of independent NGOs working on open government issues have had to suspend their activities. Conditions in this countries seriously threaten the integrity of OGP and raise important concerns about the government’s commitment to the Open Government Declaration.

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Maurice McNaughton

Dr. McNaughton is currently Director of the Centre of Excellence for IT-enabled Innovation at the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI. His research focus spans the domain of emerging Open ICT ecosystems, and includes open source software, open data, mobile and cloud computing... Read More →

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