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Monday, November 5 • 09:00 - 15:30
Civil Society Day

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The 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting is hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with Korean civil society focusing on the themes of promoting participatory democracy, improving governance for a better life for all, and renewing public trust through government innovation.

Civil Society Day is the principal gathering of civil society leaders and representatives from across the Asia-Pacific region working on the open government agenda. The overarching objective of Civil Society Day is to provide the community with the time and space to connect, learn, strategize, and forge collaborations to boost our collective impact and build on discussions held at the OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia earlier this year.

The event is designed to be a practical how-to for addressing current challenges and emerging priorities for civil society organizations working on OGP and open government in the region.

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Tonu Basu

Lead, Thematic Priorities, Open Government Partnership
Tonu leads OGP's cross-organizational program on thematic priorities, to advance reforms on sectors such as anti-corruption and civic space, through OGP action plans. She focuses on supporting the OGP Steering Committee’s engagement on thematic issues, strengthening OGP’s work... Read More →
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Tur-Od Lkhagvajav

President, Transparent Ulaanbaatar Academy

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Naira Arakelyan

Executive Director, Armavir Development Center
Naira Arakelyan is the executive director of Armavir Development Center NGO. Her direct journey with civil society started, when she joined CCDI/IFES as a trainer in Armavir region during 2004-2005.This experience empowered her abilities and helped her to understand the great impact... Read More →
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María Baron

Global Executive Director, Directorio Legislativo
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 →
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Fayyaz Yaseen Bhidal

Program Director, Accountability Lab Pakistan
I am development sector professional with over 7 years of experience in areas related to governance, accountability, anti-corruption, human rights, and conflict resolution. I am based in Islamabad and currently heading and building Accountability Lab's Pakistan program.Reach me at... Read More →
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Liana Doydoyan

FOI expert, Freedom of Information Center of Armenia
Ms. Liana Doydoyan, is one of the founder members of the Freedom of Information Center of Armenia since 2001. She, as a FOICA expert has been involved in the FOICA’s projects related to FOI, anticorruption, Open Government Partnership, etc. Ms. Liana Doydoyan, as a FOI Expert, is... Read More →
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Aurora de Guzman

Auditor & Member of the Board of Trustees, Coalition for Bicol Development
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James Horton

Chief Executive Officer, Datanomics & Australian OGP Civil Society Network Steering Committee Member
James is a member of the Australian OGP Civil Society Network Steering Committee, civil society representative on Australia’s first Open Government Forum, and contributor to the development of its 2nd National Action Plan.James maintains a strong commitment to civil society, particularly... Read More →
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Sumaiya Islam

Senior Program Manager, Open Society Justice Initiative
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Hercules Jim

Project Coordinator, Consultative, Implementation, and Monitoring Council of Papua New Guinea
Hercules Jim was born in Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea; the second largest island in the Pacific. Most of his childhood was spent back home where he was brought up largely by is grandparents. He later recalls it as a struggle. In 2016 he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in... Read More →
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Natia Kalandarishvili

Founder & Project Manager, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial
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Arianne Kassman

Executive Director, Transparency International Papua New Guinea

Aisha Khan

Chief Executive, Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change
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Giorgi Kldiashvili

Executive Director, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information & OGP Steering Committee Member
Giorgi Kldiashvili is a founding member and Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). He has over six years of experience working on good and democratic governance. Giorgi has been carrying out projects, studies and assessments for different international... Read More →
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Maria Olivia Lucas

President, Unang Hakbang Foundation
A former banking professional, I started a small project for street children with several friends when I left banking. When the project grew, Unang Hakbang Foundation Inc. (UHF) was born to take over it. As its president, a volunteer position, I have overseen UHF’s expansion into... Read More →
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Paul Maassen

Chief, Country Support, OGP
Paul Maassen started working with the Open Government Partnership in June 2012. He is currently the Chief, Country Support (CCS). He leads on the implementation of the strategy for OGPs engagement with and strategic support of all OGP stakeholders at the national and local level... Read More →
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Sashee de Mel

Senior Program Manager, Transparency International Sri Lanka
Belongs to the new and young generation of civil society activists demanding for stronger governance, equal rights and a society that values integrity and honestly. Her background is in International Relations but since graduating from the University of Colombo she has been attached... Read More →
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Allison Merchant

Senior Gender Advisor, Open Government Partnership
Would love to connect with folks working on gender, youth, and inclusion more broadly in OGP commitments and processes! 
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Scott Miller

Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering Victoria & OGP Steering Committee Member
Scott served as the Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand for over three years. Scott also consults on democracy nationally and internationally through his firm, Trust Democracy. Scott has previously worked in government, oil and gas, education and health, giving him broad cross-sector... Read More →
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Dinara Musabekova

Regional Manager of Civil Society Initiative, University of Central Asia - Aga Khan Network
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Phil Newman

International Programmes Director, Tearfund New Zealand
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Jihwan Park

Secretary, Attorney at law, Open Data Forum / OpenNet
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Badamrgchaa Purevdorj

Program Manager, Open Society Forum, Mongolia
Badamragchaa (Badmaa) Purevdorj works as a Justice Program Manager at the Open Society Forum in Mongolia. Badmaa joined the Forum freshly out of the Law School of the National University of Mongolia in 2002. In 2008 after completing her graduate study in the USA, Badmaa has re-joined... Read More →
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Mohammad Asif Safi

Executive Director, Fair Law Organization for Women (FLOW)
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Margaret Scotti

Legal Advisor, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
ICNL aims to empower local stakeholders to create enabling legal and regulatory environments for civil society. I support ICNL’s work in Asia and with global initiatives like OGP.

Monday November 5, 2018 09:00 - 15:30 KST
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel

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