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Wednesday, October 28

3:00pm CST

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 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 →
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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

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.

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Cristiano Ferri

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

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 CST
Palacio de Minería
Thursday, October 29

2:00pm CST

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.

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Sen. Alejandro Guillier

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

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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.
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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 →
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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 →
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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.
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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 CST
Palacio de Minería