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Wednesday, October 28
 

3:00pm

Open Parliament Action Plans - From Idea to Implementation
OGP open parliament action plans are being developed to strengthen transparency of the legislative process and increase the involvement of citizens. The session ‘Open Parliament Action Plans- from Idea to Implementation’ will discuss the experiences of civil society and parliaments of Chile, France, Georgia and Mexico in developing, implementing and monitoring these plans. The objective of this session is to learn from each other’s experiences and spark interest to initiate additional open parliament action plans within OGP.


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

4:00pm

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.

Moderators
avatar for Kenneth Wollack

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Gordana Comic

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 →
avatar for Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang

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 →
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 →
avatar for Sen. Hernán Larraín

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 →
avatar for Haydeé Pérez

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 →
avatar for Sen. Roberto Gil Zuarth

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
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

5:00pm

Strengthening Civil Society and Parliamentary Networks to Open Parliaments
Reinforcing collaboration as one of the main values of the OGP initiative, some countries have seen the development of formal alliances between parliament, civil society and other stakeholders to build consensus around openness reforms. In this session, MPs and civil society representatives will share their experiences from their countries about working together towards parliamentary openness, providing different models for replication in other countries.

Moderators
avatar for Cristiano Ferri

Cristiano Ferri

Director of the Hacker Laboratory, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies
Head of the HackerLab, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Ama Pomaa Andoh

Hon. Ama Pomaa Andoh

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Ghana
Hon. Ama Pomaa Boateng is a member of the Parliament of Ghana for the Juaben Constituency and is on the Science Technology & Innovation Committee and the Committee for Gender and Social Protection. She focuses on issues related to technology and women's development, especially... Read More →
avatar for Pablo Collada

Pablo Collada

Executive Director, Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente
Pablo Collada is the executive director of Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, an organization based in Santiago, Chile, that promotes government transparency and accountability in Latin America by using web and mobile technologies to encourage active citizen participation in the political process... Read More →
avatar for Mark Cridge

Mark Cridge

Chief Executive, mySociety
mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers. I joined, in July 2015 as Chief Executive. Prior to this I've had a diverse 20-year career... Read More →
avatar for Sen. Lisbeth Hernández

Sen. Lisbeth Hernández

Senator, Senate of Mexico
Lisbeth Hernández Lecona currently serves as Senator of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Morelos.


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

12:00pm

Normative Standards for Parliamentary Openness, Ethics and Lobbying
Numerous actors in civil society and in the parliamentary community have drafted and adopted standards related to parliamentary transparency, including the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and the Santiago Declaration. A number of new standards documents—on issues like parliamentary ethics and codes of conduct and lobbying—are being launched at the end of 2015. This session will discuss how these standards frameworks fit together and how they can be used to advance parliamentary openness and support the Open Government Partnership. These standards were an element of this year’s Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) campaign, which ran from September 7-September 15, 2015, coordinated by the Legislative Openness Working Group.

Moderators
avatar for Juan Pablo Olmedo

Juan Pablo Olmedo

Chief Advisor, Bicameral Commission on Transparency of the Chilean Congress
Juan Pablo Olmedo is the chief advisor to the Bicameral Commission on Transparency of the Chilean Congress. Mr. Olmedo is a lawyer with 18 years of professional experience in Chile and Latin America on state modernization, protection of human rights, freedom of expression, access... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for María Baron

María Baron

Global Executive Director, Fundación Directorio Legislativo & OGP Steering Committee Member
María is a journalist with a master’s degree in International Relations from Bologna University, Italy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National University of San Martín, Argentina. She won the NDI Democracy Award in 2012. She has worked in numerous organizations that... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Freund

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 →
avatar for K. Scott Hubli

K. Scott Hubli

Director of Governance Programs, National Democratic Institute
Scott Hubli is the director of governance programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Mr. Hubli provides technical support to the Institute’s legislative strengthening, public integrity, rule of law and local governance programs worldwide. During his tenure, he has conducted... Read More →
avatar for Sen. Zoé Robledo

Sen. Zoé Robledo

Senator, Senate of Mexico
Zoé Robledo is a member of the Senate of Mexico representing Chiapas. In 2010 he was elected local deputy in the Congress of Chiapas, District XVII of Motozintla, of which he was president from July 2011 to February 2012.


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

2:00pm

Efforts toward Parliamentary Openness Reform in the Americas
This session will foster dialogue and the exchange of innovative practices toward legislative openness, as well as the institutional challenges to achieve open parliaments. The OAS and ParlAmericas have led work on parliamentary openness in the region of the Americas, through collaborative initiatives, such as the Santiago Declaration; the first and second Inter-American Meetings of Presidents of Legislatures, Parliamentary Forums and Integration Parliaments; the Parliamentary Gathering on Legislative Transparency held on the margins of the VII Summit of the Americas; and the working group on Open Parliament at ParlAmericas' 11th Plenary Assembly. This session will make available members of parliament from five countries, inviting engagement and interaction with Latin American civil society representatives in the audience.

Moderators
avatar for Sen. Alejandro Guillier

Sen. Alejandro Guillier

Senator, Congress of Chile
Alejandro Guillier was elected to the Senate of Chile in 2013, representing District II of Antofagasta.

Speakers
avatar for Sen. Carlos Amarilla

Sen. Carlos Amarilla

2nd Vice President, Senate of Paraguay
Carlos Amarilla has been a member of the Senate of Paraguay since 2013 and is the current 2nd Vice President of the Senate.
avatar for Sen. Marcela Guerra

Sen. Marcela Guerra

President/Senator, ParlAmericas/Senate of Mexico
Marcela Guerra is a member of the Mexican Senate and the current president of ParlAmericas, the network of the national legislatures of member states of the Organization of American States (OAS). Previously she served as a Local Deputy in Nuevo León’s State Congress and twice... Read More →
avatar for Dep. Marcela Guerrero

Dep. Marcela Guerrero

Deputy, Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica
Marcela Guerrero Campos is the fourth deputy from San José for the 2014 to 2018 Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. She served a term as Vice President of the Assembly from 2014-2015. Guerrero is a member of the Citizens' Action Party and served as their Vice-President.Guerrero holds... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Luis Ibérico

Hon. Luis Ibérico

President, Congress of Peru
Hon. Luis Carlos Antonio Iberico Núñez is the current President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru.
avatar for Dep. Guadalupe Valdez

Dep. Guadalupe Valdez

Deputy, Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic
Guadalupe Valdez has been a national deputy in the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic since 2010. She is a member of the board of directors of ParlAmericas.


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