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Sunday, November 4
 

12:00

Registration
Registration to acquire your badge for the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.

Sunday November 4, 2018 12:00 - 18:00
1F Grand Ballroom Foyer Westin Chosun Hotel
 
Monday, November 5
 

08:00

Registration
Registration to acquire your badge for the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.

Monday November 5, 2018 08:00 - 19:00
1F Grand Ballroom Foyer Westin Chosun Hotel

09:00

Civil Society Day
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.

Moderators
avatar for Tonu Basu

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 →
avatar for Tur-Od Lkhagvajav

Tur-Od Lkhagvajav

President, Transparent Ulaanbaatar Academy

Speakers
avatar for Naira Arakelyan

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 →
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 Fayyaz Yaseen Bhidal

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 →
avatar for Liana Doydoyan

Liana Doydoyan

FOI expert, Freedom of Information Centre of Armenia (FOI)
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 →
avatar for Aurora de Guzman

Aurora de Guzman

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

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 →
avatar for Sumaiya Islam

Sumaiya Islam

Senior Program Manager, Open Society Justice Initiative
avatar for Hercules Jim

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 →
avatar for Natia Kalandarishvili

Natia Kalandarishvili

Founder & Project Manager, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial
avatar for Arianne Kassman

Arianne Kassman

Executive Director, Transparency International Papua New Guinea
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Aisha Khan

Chief Executive, Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change
avatar for Giorgi Kldiashvili

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 →
avatar for Maria Olivia Lucas

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 →
avatar for Paul Maassen

Paul Maassen

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

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 →
avatar for Allison Merchant

Allison Merchant

Senior Gender Advisor, Open Government Partnership
avatar for Scott Miller

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 →
avatar for Dinara Musabekova

Dinara Musabekova

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

Phil Newman

International Programmes Director, Tearfund New Zealand
avatar for Jihwan Park

Jihwan Park

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

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 →
avatar for Mohammad Asif Safi

Mohammad Asif Safi

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

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
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel

09:00

Improving Citizen Engagement and Government Responsiveness for Better Public Services
Basic public services are one of the primary touchpoints between citizens and governments. Delivering basic public services that are responsive to citizen needs while managing fiscal resources prudently is a critical function of government. Yet governments are no longer sole stakeholders in this. With the growing demand for improvements in the delivery of public services, some crucial trends that have emerged include: a) citizens and civil society playing key roles in co-designing, monitoring, and co-delivering public services b) the private sector stepping into this space, through public-private sector partnerships and providing services to citizens directly and c) increasing use of technology in delivering and improving public services.

In light of these trends, open government principles of transparency, accountability and participation can be crucial in facilitating government responsiveness to citizens’ needs and better accountability for use of public resources, leading to improvements that are observable and experienced by citizens in their daily lives. Several OGP countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made commitments on opening up data on public services, establishing feedback mechanisms and involving citizens in the design, delivery and monitoring of services. Yet, the Independent Reporting Mechanism findings show limited potential for transformative impact, particularly as the reforms are scaled beyond pilot phases.

There’s a need to develop a better collective understanding of the ways in which the knowledge, skills, networks and capacities of governments, civil society, and other stakeholders can be better leveraged for ensuring that public services remain accountable, citizen-centred and responsive. A stock on the extent to which ongoing or planned open government initiatives tackle the problems they intend to address, gaps that remain and steps for improving outcomes and impact is essential. This workshop to be held at the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting will bring together various stakeholders in the service delivery chain - government, civil society, donors, innovators - to explore these issues and develop a community of practice for enhancing the uptake and delivery of ambitious public service delivery commitments through OGP action plans.

Moderators
avatar for Keitha Booth

Keitha Booth

IRM Researcher for New Zealand, OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism
The Open Government Partnership promotes engagement between government, civil society and the private sector. The New Zealand government is implementing its 2018-2020 open government commitments and will soon start work to collaborate with the public to develop its 2020-2022 programme... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
avatar for Ivy Ong

Ivy Ong

Partnerships & Events Consultant for Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
I've been a member of the OGP Support Unit since February 2018. I provide support on executing country and local strategies in OGP participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes facilitating outreach to priority organizations who can help get traction on key thematic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ani Harutyunyan

Ani Harutyunyan

Programme Development Specialist, Armavir Development Center
avatar for Marina Mkhitaryan

Marina Mkhitaryan

Governance Innovation Advisor, United Nations Development Programme Armenia
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Mohammad Qasim Mohseni

Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, Ministry of Education of Afghanistan
avatar for Ariuntungalag Munkhtuvshin

Ariuntungalag Munkhtuvshin

Resource Acquisition and Internal Engagement Lead, World Vision International Mongolia
avatar for Mas Muhammad Gibran Sesunan

Mas Muhammad Gibran Sesunan

Assistant Advisor, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia
avatar for Annalyn Sevilla

Annalyn Sevilla

Undersecretary, Department of Education of the Philippines
Annalyn Sevilla is currently the Deputy MInister (Undersecretary) for Finance – Budget and Performance Monitoring of the Government of the Philippines- Department of Education (DepEd), the office which handles the formulation, implementation and monitoring of DepEd’s budget as... Read More →
avatar for Rolando Toledo

Rolando Toledo

Director of Fiscal Planning and Reforms, Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines


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

09:00

Open Contracting Deep Dive
Objectives of this workshop are as follows.
  • Participants strengthen and expand existing relationships  for open contracting implementations actors & advocates for peer-support and learning.
  • Participants learn about approaches, tools and experiences of implementing open contracting.
  • Participants agree on an individual & explore country-level commitment to pursue over the next 6 months.

Moderators
avatar for Shreya Basu

Shreya Basu

Lead, Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
Shreya Basu leads on OGP’s regional strategy and country engagement in the Asia Pacific region. She leads on supporting countries in the region in adopting and implementing open government reforms working within and across various OGP teams and with OGP’s network of partners... Read More →
avatar for Elodie Beth

Elodie Beth

Programme Advisor for Transparency, Accountability, and Anti-Corruption, United Nations Development Programme Bangkok Regional Hub
Mrs. Elodie Beth is Programme Advisor in the Governance and Peacebuilding Team in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. She provides advice to governments, national partners and UNDP country offices in Asia-Pacific in their efforts to promote transparency, accountability, anti-corruption and... Read More →
avatar for Bernadine Fernz

Bernadine Fernz

Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership
Bernadine is the Head of Infrastructure for the Open Contracting Partnership. An infrastructure governance specialist and multi-stakeholder working expert, she works with governments, industry and civil society to transform public infrastructure procurement through open contracting.Before... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Marchessault

Lindsey Marchessault

Director, Open Contracting Partnership
As a member of the Senior Management team of the (OCP), Lindsey is responsible for the stewardship of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), managing the OCDS Helpdesk, and several of OCP’s implementation projects. In her work, she advises on policy & legal reform to implement... Read More →
avatar for David Opoku

David Opoku

Data and Partner Support Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
avatar for Kamolwan Panyasevanamit

Kamolwan Panyasevanamit

Knowledge Management & Event Coordination Assistant, United Nations Development Programme
avatar for Gladys Selosa

Gladys Selosa

Program Assistant, Hivos
Gladys Honey Selosa is a social accountability practitioner since 2004. She specializes in the design, development and implementation of tools under the thematic areas of infrastructure and education. Gladys' range of experience and interest covers public financial management, including... Read More →
avatar for Nanda Sihombing

Nanda Sihombing

Program Manager, Hivos
avatar for Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Program Manager, Hivos
avatar for Tatat Sukarsa

Tatat Sukarsa

Project Officer on Open Contracting, Hivos
avatar for Diana Torres

Diana Torres

Regional Project Coordinator, Transparency, and Accountability, United Nations Development Programme

Speakers
avatar for Setya Budi Arijanta

Setya Budi Arijanta

Director of Legal Affairs Handling, National Public Procurement Agency of Indonesia
avatar for Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

Head of Members and Affiliate Programmes, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
avatar for Hwayeon Jeong

Hwayeon Jeong

Assistant Director of International Cooperation, Public Procurement Service of the Republic of Korea
Hwayeon Jeong is a Professional Engineer for Civil Engineering and an assistant director of International Cooperation Division at the Public Procurement Service (PPS) Korea. She has been in charge of project management, cost estimating, contracting for large public works, technological... Read More →
avatar for Joko Purwanto

Joko Purwanto

Board Member, Bojonegoro Institute
avatar for Aida Maria Talavera

Aida Maria Talavera

Director of Project Management Office, Commission on Audit of the Philippines
I head the Office that manages the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) reform strategy and audit technique of the Commission on Audit (COA), SAI of the Republic of the Philippines. The CPA brings together citizens and COA auditors as one audit team to conduct audits of topics which... Read More →
avatar for Khairil Yusof

Khairil Yusof

Co-Founder & Coordinator, Sinar Project
Programme Consultant and investigative journalist working on applying innovative methods of open data and standards, for transparency and anti-corruption.Talk to me about open data standards and tools for tracking and investigating politically exposed persons and legislative open... Read More →


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

09:00

Government Points of Contact Meeting
The 2018 Open Government Partnership Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting will be held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on 5-6 November, 2018. In what has become a tradition, OGP will convene a meeting for Government Points of Contact (PoCs) before the official opening.

At the time of this meeting, most OGP member countries and local governments in the Asia-Pacific region will be implementing and monitoring action plans. Discussion will focus on these issues, as identified by participants ahead of and on the day. In line with feedback received from the meeting of Points of Contact at the 2018 OGP Global Summit, parts of this meeting will be shared with the meeting of civil society representatives, to enhance common understandings of OGP rules and guidance, and explore how PoCs and civil society can support each other in advancing open government.

Broadly, the meeting aims to:
1. Strengthen peer networks amongst PoCs, and facilitate learning and exchange to help identify, develop and facilitate adoption of best practices across the region
2. Deepen understanding of practices to strengthen implementation and monitoring of action plans

Moderators
avatar for Shreya Basu

Shreya Basu

Lead, Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
Shreya Basu leads on OGP’s regional strategy and country engagement in the Asia Pacific region. She leads on supporting countries in the region in adopting and implementing open government reforms working within and across various OGP teams and with OGP’s network of partners... Read More →
avatar for Alan Wu

Alan Wu

Senior Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
Alan joined the Open Government Partnership in August 2018. He was previously the Australian OGP Point of Contact, and an executive and lawyer with the Australian Government, having worked across the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Attorney-General, and Prime Minister and... Read More →

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

16:00

Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Master of Ceremony
  • Seung-yeon Na

Welcome and Cultural Performances

Opening Remarks
  • H.E. Boo-kyum Kim | Minister of the Interior and Safety, Republic of Korea
  • Sue-jung Park | Secretary General – Citizens’ Coalition for Better Government, Republic of Korea
  • Sanjay Pradhan | Chief Executive Officer – Open Government Partnership

High-Level Panel: New Frontiers of Open Government
  • Shyamala Gomez | Executive Director – Center for Equality and Justice, Sri Lanka
  • H.E. Daisy Fuentes | Governor of South Cotabato, Republic of the Philippines
  • Hercules Jim | Project Coordinator – Consultative, Implementation, and Monitoring Council, Papua New Guinea
  • H.E. Irina Pruidze | Member of Parliament & Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance, Parliament of Georgia
  • Oyun Sanjaasuren | Director of External Affairs – Green Climate Fund & Former Minister of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia
  • Jong-soo Yoon | Chair of C.O.D.E. & OGP Forum Korea

High-Level Panel: Bridging Divides, Building Trust
  • María Baron | Global Executive Director – Fundación Directorio Legislativo & OGP Steering Committee Member
  • Chiara Bronchi | Deputy Director General and Chief Thematic Officer – Asian Development Bank
  • Damian Carmichael | Open Government Project Lead – Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science, Australia
  • Soonhee Kim | Professor of Public Administration – Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management
  • David Moore | Vice President of Legal Affairs – International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Closing Message
  • H.E. Yong-sun Lee, Senior Secretary to President for Civil Society, Republic of Korea

Moderators
avatar for Joshua Chambers

Joshua Chambers

Founder & Managing Director, GovInsider
avatar for Seung-yeon Na

Seung-yeon Na

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Oratio
Seung-yeon Na is a communications expert and lecturer in Korea. She spent most of her childhood living abroad in different countries following her diplomat father before settling down in Seoul. After graduating from Ewha Womans University, Seung-yeon started her career at Arirang... 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 Chiara Bronchi

Chiara Bronchi

Chief Thematic Officer & Deputy Director General, Asian Development Bank
Chiara Bronchi has more than 25 years of experience in public sector management, revenue mobilization, state-owned enterprises, fiscal policy, judiciary reforms, and e-government and open government reforms. She has PhD and Master’s degree in Economics from University College of... Read More →
avatar for Damian Carmichael

Damian Carmichael

Open Government Project Lead, Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science
Damian Carmichael has 25 years of public sector experience in policy and service delivery. Damian’s expertise is in the areas of leadership, strategy development, change management, process redesign, and team building for high performance gained through successfully leading large... Read More →
avatar for Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes

Governor, Provincial Government of South Cotabato
avatar for Shyamala Gomez

Shyamala Gomez

Executive Director, Centre for Equality and Justice
avatar for Sankhitha Gunaratne

Sankhitha Gunaratne

Right to Information Manager, Transparency International Sri Lanka
avatar for Hercules Jim

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 →
avatar for Boo-kyum Kim

Boo-kyum Kim

Minister of the Interior and Safety, Government of the Republic of Korea
avatar for Soonhee Kim

Soonhee Kim

Professor of Public Administration, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management
Soonhee Kim is a Professor of Public Administration at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management (Sejong, Korea). Professor Kim’s areas of expertise include public management, human resources  management, and leadership development.  She has... Read More →
avatar for Yong-sun Lee

Yong-sun Lee

Senior Secretary to the President for Civil Affairs, Government of the Republic of Korea
avatar for David Moore

David Moore

Vice President of Legal Affairs, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
David Moore is VP of Legal Affairs with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), where he has worked since 2001. On behalf of ICNL, Mr. Moore has conducted legal assessments of civil society laws and/or provided technical assistance on law reform projects in a diverse... Read More →
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Sue-jung Park

Secretary, Citizens' Coalition for Better Government
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Sanjay Pradhan

Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership
avatar for Irina Pruidze

Irina Pruidze

Member of Parliament & Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance, Parliament of Georgia
avatar for Oyun Sanjaasuren

Oyun Sanjaasuren

Director of External Affairs, Green Climate Fund
Dr. Sanjaasuren OYUN is the Director of External Affairs at Green Climate Fund. She was elected and served as the first President of the United Nations Environment Assembly during 2014-2016. She also served as the Chair of the Global Water Partnership, a major multi-stakeholder platform... Read More →
avatar for Jong-soo Yoon

Jong-soo Yoon

Chair, C.O.D.E.
Panelist, IDRC(Internet address Dispute Resolution Committee)Attorney at Law, Lee & KoBoard Member, Creative CommonsMember, Open Data Strategy Council: 2015-PresentAdviser, Personal Information Protection CommissionMember, the Broadcasting and Communications Policy Representative... Read More →


Monday November 5, 2018 16:00 - 18:00
1F Grand Ballroom Westin Chosun Hotel

18:00

Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception for all participants of the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting hosted by the Korean government and civil society.

Monday November 5, 2018 18:00 - 19:30
1F Grand Ballroom Westin Chosun Hotel
 
Tuesday, November 6
 

08:00

Registration
Registration to acquire your badge for the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.

Tuesday November 6, 2018 08:00 - 19:00
1F Grand Ballroom Foyer Westin Chosun Hotel

09:00

Ministerial Roundtable: Building a People Powered Open Government Movement
More than a dozen national and local governments across the Asia Pacific have committed to participating in the Open Government Partnership to drive reforms to promote government transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

Join government ministers and civil society leaders from around the region as they reflect on national experiences and regional trends in building and harnessing popular and inclusive citizen-led movements to drive open government, and help renew trust in our public institutions. All participants are welcome to attend this session and participate in the interactive discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Shreya Basu

Shreya Basu

Lead, Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
Shreya Basu leads on OGP’s regional strategy and country engagement in the Asia Pacific region. She leads on supporting countries in the region in adopting and implementing open government reforms working within and across various OGP teams and with OGP’s network of partners... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bambang Brodjonegoro

Bambang Brodjonegoro

Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia
avatar for Benjamin Diokno

Benjamin Diokno

Secretary, Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines
avatar for Marat Dzhamankulov

Marat Dzhamankulov

Minister of Justice, Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
avatar for Bernadine Fernz

Bernadine Fernz

Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership
Bernadine is the Head of Infrastructure for the Open Contracting Partnership. An infrastructure governance specialist and multi-stakeholder working expert, she works with governments, industry and civil society to transform public infrastructure procurement through open contracting.Before... Read More →
avatar for Zandanshatar Gombojav

Zandanshatar Gombojav

Chief Cabinet Secretary, Government of Mongolia
avatar for Sumaiya Islam

Sumaiya Islam

Senior Program Manager, Open Society Justice Initiative
avatar for Syafruddin Kambo

Syafruddin Kambo

Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform, Government of Indonesia
avatar for Boo-kyum Kim

Boo-kyum Kim

Minister of the Interior and Safety, Government of the Republic of Korea
avatar for Giorgi Kldiashvili

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 →
avatar for José Maria Marín

José Maria Marín

Programme Coordinator for Public Sector Integrity, Transparency International
avatar for Phil Newman

Phil Newman

International Programmes Director, Tearfund New Zealand
avatar for Jihwan Park

Jihwan Park

Secretary, Attorney at law, Open Data Forum / OpenNet
avatar for Sanjay Pradhan

Sanjay Pradhan

Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership
avatar for Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Program Manager, Hivos
avatar for Artak Zeynalyan

Artak Zeynalyan

Minister of Justice, Government of Armenia


Tuesday November 6, 2018 09:00 - 11:00
1F Grand Ballroom Westin Chosun Hotel

11:00

Strengthening Governance through Inclusivity: Integration of Leaving No One Behind in the Sustainable Development Agenda
Since the adoption of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, there has been much excitement and rallying surrounding achieving the set goals to progress the globe. During this session, we will explore how the inclusive and comprehensive goals have launched in respective countries and share and exchange experiences of its implementation and monitoring.

Moderators
avatar for Ichal Supriadi

Ichal Supriadi

Secretary-General, Asia Democracy Network

Speakers
avatar for Elodie Beth

Elodie Beth

Programme Advisor for Transparency, Accountability, and Anti-Corruption, United Nations Development Programme Bangkok Regional Hub
Mrs. Elodie Beth is Programme Advisor in the Governance and Peacebuilding Team in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. She provides advice to governments, national partners and UNDP country offices in Asia-Pacific in their efforts to promote transparency, accountability, anti-corruption and... Read More →
avatar for Chae-gun Chung

Chae-gun Chung

Head, United Nations Project Office on Governance
avatar for Yun-hui Hong

Yun-hui Hong

Co-Founder & Marketing Manager, Muui
avatar for Slamet Soedarsono

Slamet Soedarsono

Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia
avatar for Kathrine Rose Yee

Kathrine Rose Yee

Advocacy and External Engagement Manager, World Vision International Asia-Pacific


Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Lilac Room Westin Chosun Hotel

11:00

#CivicTechAsia: Using Civic Technologies for Governance Innovation
In this session, we will take a look at how governments, civil society, and development partners have supported the development and implementation of civic technology projects designed to better engage citizens in governance, and whether these efforts have resulted or not in improving the way that business is done in government, especially in delivering quality public goods and services. After a technology launch and demonstration, a fishbowl session with high-level panelists will follow. The panel is designed to be a cross-country peer-learning discussion where representatives from different organizations shall be sharing success stories, as well as, lessons and challenges they faced in implementing such initiatives.

Moderators
avatar for Malou Mangahas

Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →

Speakers
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Ester Aldana

Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines
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Benjamin Diokno

Secretary, Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines
avatar for Undral Gombodorj

Undral Gombodorj

Director, Democracy Education Center
Undral Gombodorj is the Director of the Democracy Education Center (DEMO), a Mongolian NGO. Undral holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Institute of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. She is a certified trainer, facilitator, mentor, researcher, and author of numerous publications... Read More →
avatar for Aurora de Guzman

Aurora de Guzman

Auditor & Member of the Board of Trustees, Coalition for Bicol Development
avatar for Jihwan Park

Jihwan Park

Secretary, Attorney at law, Open Data Forum / OpenNet
avatar for Khairil Yusof

Khairil Yusof

Co-Founder & Coordinator, Sinar Project
Programme Consultant and investigative journalist working on applying innovative methods of open data and standards, for transparency and anti-corruption.Talk to me about open data standards and tools for tracking and investigating politically exposed persons and legislative open... Read More →


Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel

11:00

Anti-Corruption Commitments: The Building Blocks for Rebuilding Trust
The Asia-Pacific region is full of potential to continue to develop their human and economic capital. However, recent scandals of illicit enrichment of public officials and the use of enablers of corruption such as money laundering have mired this potential and weakens public trust. The OGP provides an opportunity to commit to ambitious anti-corruption commitments in a participatory manner. There are positive trends in the region which seek to increase beneficial ownership transparency, asset and interest declarations for public officials, and integrity in political financing. Successfully tackling these issues will contribute to create a conducive ecosystem that promotes integrity in the public sector and to increase public trust in government institutions. This session will discuss the opportunities and lessons from OGP participants of advancing beneficial ownership transparency, asset and interest declarations, integrity in political financing and other anti-corruption policies that can have a great impact in preventing corruption and restoring public trust.

Objectives:
1. Exchange country experiences in advancing beneficial ownership transparency, asset and interest declarations, and transparency in lobbying/political financing.
2. Debate and learn on the different approaches and challenges within OGP to tackling these issues.
3. Discuss how to secure meaningful commitments and implementation within these issues.

The format proposed is a series of moderated conversations between government officials and civil society representatives. Audience members will actively participate by asking questions via Sli.do, which will be incorporated into the discussions by the moderator. The session will stimulate and look towards the attendants to show their commitment to lead on Anti-corruption for public trust. The conversations will focus on recent events in the topic area, country commitments, and how civil society and government can work together to advance anti-corruption reforms, the field of BOT, asset and interest declaration and lobbying/political financing.

Outcome:
1. Increased number of countries in the region to commit to implement ambitious commitments in on BOT, asset and interest declaration and lobbying/political financing.
2. Increased knowledge of participants of the options and type of commitments possible in the field of BOT, asset and interest declaration and lobbying/political financing.

Moderators
avatar for José Maria Marín

José Maria Marín

Programme Coordinator for Public Sector Integrity, Transparency International

Speakers
avatar for Sang-hak Lee

Sang-hak Lee

Board Member, Transparency International Korea
avatar for Sashee de Mel

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 →
avatar for Ermek Nurbekov

Ermek Nurbekov

Head of Anti-Corruption Unit, Office of the Government of Kyrgyz Republic
avatar for Bakytbek Satybekov

Bakytbek Satybekov

Director, Public Union Alliance on Citizens Initiatives Promotion
Bakytbek Satybekov is an expert in public finance, budget transparency and accountability, corporate governance, asset management and pension funds, microfinance, environmental finance, "green economy", etc. He has about 25 years of experience in public administration, corporate sector... Read More →
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Jung-oh Son

Anti-Solicitation Institution Division, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea
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Bimo Wijayanto

Senior Advisor, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia


Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Orchid Room Westin Chosun Hotel

11:00

Citizen Feedback in Practice: Improving Trust and Driving Better Service
This session highlights different feedback mechanisms and how they can improve the implementation of government programs and services. The session will cover these five pillars of good governance:
1. Diverse participation
2. Open information
3. Incentives
4. Responsiveness
5. Closing the loop

Integrity Action will showcase how it enables citizens to monitor public services and projects using a mobile technology tool in Armenia, while the Armavir Development Center (ADC) will highlight how it engages communities and civil society in this mechanism. SAI Philippines will highlight the country level action in the process of citizen engagement and the effective implementation of reforms.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Enkhbat Amarjargal

Enkhbat Amarjargal

Advisor to the General Auditor, National Audit Office of Mongolia
My name is Enkhbat Amarjargal. I am advisor to the General Auditor of Mongolia. I am also lecturer of Business School of National University of Mongolia, professor (PhD) of Financial Department. My research field is Public Sector Financial Management and Citizen engagement for Budget.I... Read More →
avatar for Ani Harutyunyan

Ani Harutyunyan

Programme Development Specialist, Armavir Development Center
avatar for Aida Maria Talavera

Aida Maria Talavera

Director of Project Management Office, Commission on Audit of the Philippines
I head the Office that manages the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) reform strategy and audit technique of the Commission on Audit (COA), SAI of the Republic of the Philippines. The CPA brings together citizens and COA auditors as one audit team to conduct audits of topics which... Read More →
avatar for Derek Thorne

Derek Thorne

Head of Programme Development, Integrity Action
Derek Thorne joined Integrity Action in 2017 and his background combines international development, media and communication. Most recently he worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, designing and overseeing programmes aimed at improving journalism standards and boosting coverage... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel

11:00

Stepping Stones to Achieving Innovative Public Service Delivery Commitments in Asia: Health, Education, and Water
Open government principles of transparency, accountability & participation can be crucial in facilitating government responsiveness to citizens’ needs & better accountability for use of public resources, leading to improvements that are observable and experienced by citizens in their daily lives. Several OGP countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made commitments on opening up data on public services, establishing feedback mechanisms and involving citizens in the design, delivery and monitoring of services. Yet, the Independent Reporting Mechanism findings show limited potential for transformative impact, particularly as the reforms are scaled beyond pilot phases.

This session will feature stories from practitioners in the health, education, and water sectors as they endeavour to bring about improvements in basic public service delivery while utilising open government principles. We will hear about how governments & civil society are implementing accountable, citizen-centred, & responsive public service delivery initiatives. Interested participants will also have the chance to learn how to design ambitious public service delivery commitments.

Moderators
avatar for Ivy Ong

Ivy Ong

Partnerships & Events Consultant for Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
I've been a member of the OGP Support Unit since February 2018. I provide support on executing country and local strategies in OGP participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes facilitating outreach to priority organizations who can help get traction on key thematic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mohamad Mova AlAfghani

Mohamad Mova AlAfghani

Director, Center for Regulation, Policy, and Governance
I have been in the water sector for more than a decade, working as a consultant and an academic. My core expertise is water law. My favorite topic areas in the water sector includes: water utilities regulation, governance of community-based water services, catchment and groundwater... Read More →
avatar for Hadi Kusairi

Hadi Kusairi

Head, Sempu Public Health Center
avatar for Rasanjali Priyadarshani

Rasanjali Priyadarshani

General Secretary, Disability Organisations Joint Front
avatar for Kirthi Ramesh

Kirthi Ramesh

Social Development Specialist for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Asian Development Bank
avatar for Mas Muhammad Gibran Sesunan

Mas Muhammad Gibran Sesunan

Assistant Advisor, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia
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Annalyn Sevilla

Undersecretary, Department of Education of the Philippines
Annalyn Sevilla is currently the Deputy MInister (Undersecretary) for Finance – Budget and Performance Monitoring of the Government of the Philippines- Department of Education (DepEd), the office which handles the formulation, implementation and monitoring of DepEd’s budget as... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Tulip Room Westin Chosun Hotel

12:30

Lunch
Lunch for all participants of the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.

Tuesday November 6, 2018 12:30 - 13:30
2F Foyer Westin Chosun Hotel

13:30

OGP 101: Basics and Best Practices of the Open Government Partnership
Since 2011, the 79 countries and 20 subnational governments that have joined the Open Government Partnership have made over 3,100 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.

This session is specifically tailored for those who are new to the Partnership, and will explain how OGP brings together government and civil society leaders to drive reforms to make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable. It will feature guest speakers who will share their OGP experience.

Moderators
avatar for Lesly Baesens

Lesly Baesens

IRM Senior Program Officer, Open Government Partnership
OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism.
avatar for Alan Wu

Alan Wu

Senior Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
Alan joined the Open Government Partnership in August 2018. He was previously the Australian OGP Point of Contact, and an executive and lawyer with the Australian Government, having worked across the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Attorney-General, and Prime Minister and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Little

Natalia Little

Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
avatar for Sashee de Mel

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 →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
2F Tulip Room Westin Chosun Hotel

13:30

Advancing a Feminist Open Government Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities
The session will present the results of the research conducted in Indonesia and the Philippines on the challenges and opportunities of making Open Government Processes more inclusive for women and other disadvantaged groups. Speakers from the Philippines, Indonesia, and other selected representatives will be asked to react to the research findings. Small group discussions will then follow to reflect on the discussion and explore suggestions on the research question.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tities Eka Augustine

Tities Eka Augustine

Public Policy Advisor, Open Government Indonesia
avatar for Shyamala Gomez

Shyamala Gomez

Executive Director, Centre for Equality and Justice
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Gun-jeong Lee

Director General of Women's Policy, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family of the Republic of Korea
avatar for Michelle Manza

Michelle Manza

Freedom of Information Engagement Lead, Presidential Communications Operations Office
avatar for Allison Merchant

Allison Merchant

Senior Gender Advisor, Open Government Partnership



Tuesday November 6, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
2F Lilac Room Westin Chosun Hotel

13:30

Parliaments as Partners for Open Government Reform
This session will explore the crucial role of parliament in the open government agenda. It will focus on how parliaments can open up and embrace transparency, accountability and public participation. It will also touch upon the crucial role of parliaments in overseeing government commitments, ensuring sustainability of the reform agenda between administrations, and legislating and resourcing the implementation of open government open government reforms. Finally it will look at the important role of civil society in engaging parliaments in the open government agenda.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Oscar Baskoro

Daniel Oscar Baskoro

Innovation Researcher, Pulse Lab Jakarta
Daniel Oscar Baskoro is a young researcher from the Indonesia. Oscar received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Gadjah Mada and completed his professional education on Technology Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge... 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 Ahmad Hanafi

Ahmad Hanafi

Director, Indonesian Parliamentary Center
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Jae-jung Lee

Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
avatar for Irina Pruidze

Irina Pruidze

Member of Parliament & Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance, Parliament of Georgia
avatar for Jobe Tubigon

Jobe Tubigon

Program Manager, Mahintana Foundation
Obet is the Program Manager of Mahintana Foundation, Inc., a corporate foundation of Dole Philippines, Inc., Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines. He has been in the foundation for more than 10 years now managing its Environment/DRR-CCA and Governance Programs. Since 2006, he has... Read More →


Tuesday November 6, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
2F Orchid Room Westin Chosun Hotel

13:30

Using Deliberation to Build Trust with Citizens
Deliberation is emerging as a way for governments to address declining levels of public trust and for it to collaborate with citizens and organizations to address complex issues. Deliberation works where consultation fails by changing the rules of engagement.

In this session, you will:
1. Get a preview of a new briefing book about deliberation by an Open Government Partnership working group.
2. Hear about some case studies that show how deliberation can help governments collaborate to address complex issues.
3. Explore together the factors that makes deliberation work in a Knowledge Café.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Miller

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Damian Carmichael

Damian Carmichael

Open Government Project Lead, Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science
Damian Carmichael has 25 years of public sector experience in policy and service delivery. Damian’s expertise is in the areas of leadership, strategy development, change management, process redesign, and team building for high performance gained through successfully leading large... Read More →
avatar for Ming-fen Chuang

Ming-fen Chuang

Deputy Director General, National Development Council
avatar for Jungin Kim

Jungin Kim

Assistant Professor, University of Suwon
Jungin Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at theUniversity of Suwon. Her research interests include human resources management andhuman resources development policies, organizational behavior, and participatory publicconflict management. She has... Read More →
avatar for Jung-ok  Lee

Jung-ok Lee

Professor of Sociology, Catholic University of Daegu
avatar for Simon Wright

Simon Wright

Partner, Public Engagement Projects



Tuesday November 6, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel

13:30

From Shoddy Construction to Grand Corruption: Renewing Trust through Open Contracting
Up to 30% of infrastructure investments is lost to inefficiency, mismanagement and corruption. From Malaysia’s East Coast Railway to Hong Kong’s MTR Shatin-to-Central Link, it is clear that innovations to safeguard infrastructure investments are necessary. This interactive session will explore the role that open contracting can play to renew trust through public infrastructure procurement.

Moderators
avatar for Bernadine Fernz

Bernadine Fernz

Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership
Bernadine is the Head of Infrastructure for the Open Contracting Partnership. An infrastructure governance specialist and multi-stakeholder working expert, she works with governments, industry and civil society to transform public infrastructure procurement through open contracting.Before... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bambang Brodjonegoro

Bambang Brodjonegoro

Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia
avatar for Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

Head of Members and Affiliate Programmes, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
avatar for Nick Hudson

Nick Hudson

Director of Economics and Policy, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
avatar for Yama Yari

Yama Yari

Minister of Public Works, Government of Afghanistan


Tuesday November 6, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel

15:00

Youth-Led Solutions for Open Government: An Intergenerational Dialogue
See yourself as an opengov decision-maker?! Join us for this fun and interactive Dragons’ Den style workshop, which will explore practical experiences and innovative ideas for strengthening youth participation in open government processes.

Hear from pioneering young implementers and advocates who are working with their governments to deliver ambitious youth-focused commitments, and participate in an open discussion with representatives from governments, civil society and youth networks who are all interested in strengthening youth participation through the OGP.

You will also have an opportunity to vote for your favourite idea, with the most popular solutions shared with the OGP co-chairs as a formal outcome and recommendation from the workshop.

Bring your ideas, energy and votes!

Moderators
avatar for Fayyaz Yaseen Bhidal

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 →
avatar for Hercules Jim

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 →
avatar for Natalia Little

Natalia Little

Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
avatar for Scott Miller

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 →

Speakers
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Hae Young Cha

Chair of the Steering Committee, Youth Policy Network Seoul
avatar for Oliver Chapman

Oliver Chapman

Senior Social Development Specialist for Youth and Civil Society Partnerships, Asian Development Bank
Oliver works on youth and civil society engagement for ADB, and is on secondment from the NGO, Plan International. Prior to coming out to Manila he worked for Plan in London where he had various roles managing and developing programs on a wider range of topics including governance... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Ibarra

Jaime Ibarra

Director of Operations, Fundación Multitudes
avatar for Aaron Joshua Pinto

Aaron Joshua Pinto

Regional Focal Point (SDG 8) and Queen's Young Leader, United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth
Bahrain-born Indo-Canadian, Aaron Joshua Pinto is driven by the pursuit of potential and the intersection of public policy, global affairs, and innovation to solve community challenges. Fresh off a stint in Central Asia, Aaron graduated cum laude with a Master’s in Politics and... Read More →
avatar for Debby Adelina Suryani

Debby Adelina Suryani

OGP Point of Contact, Open Government Indonesia


Tuesday November 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
2F Lilac Room Westin Chosun Hotel

15:00

Advancing Open Government in Asia through Legal Empowerment
This session aims to demonstrate the link between legal empowerment and open government by building on the conversations begun at the OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi. We will spotlight exciting innovations in Asian countries where government and civil society are working together to scale-up legal empowerment initiatives that promote citizen engagement, increase access to justice, and enhance accountability.

Moderators
avatar for Sumaiya Islam

Sumaiya Islam

Senior Program Manager, Open Society Justice Initiative

Speakers
avatar for Pillkyu Hwang

Pillkyu Hwang

Lawyer, Gonggam
avatar for Muhammad Ilham Saenong

Muhammad Ilham Saenong

Program Development Manager, Hivos Southeast Asia
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Enkhtsetseg Sukhbaatar

Director, National Legal Institute of Mongolia
avatar for Diani Sadia Wati

Diani Sadia Wati

Senior Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of National Development Planning of Indonesia



Tuesday November 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel

15:00

“Do No Harm”: Promoting Civic Space while Pursuing Transparency
This joint government-civil society event will raise awareness of how governments can address transparency priorities—such as for anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, or counter-terrorism financing—without doing harm to civic space. From their sectoral points-of-view, the speakers will discuss the competing interests between transparency and civic space; the impact of disproportionate measures on civil society organizations to satisfy transparency requirements; and principles for striking the proper balance between pursuing transparency priorities and respecting international norms for civic space.

Moderators
avatar for David Moore

David Moore

Vice President of Legal Affairs, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
David Moore is VP of Legal Affairs with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), where he has worked since 2001. On behalf of ICNL, Mr. Moore has conducted legal assessments of civil society laws and/or provided technical assistance on law reform projects in a diverse... Read More →

Speakers
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Mi-ran Kim

Deputy Director of the Social Innovation Support Unit, Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea
avatar for Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Professor/Director, Korea University Law School/Open Net
Co-founder of www.opennetkorea.org. Served as Commissioner at Korean Communication Standards Commission, a Presidentially appointed Internet content regulation body (2011-2014). Served as Member of the National Media Commission, a Parliament-appointed advisory body on newspaper-broadcasting... Read More →
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Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena

Commissioner, Right to Information Commission of Sri Lanka
Kishali is a constitutional lawyer who was actively involved in the 2003/2015 information law drafting committee leading to the enactment of Sri Lanka's Right to Information (RTI) law.


Tuesday November 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
2F Tulip Room Westin Chosun Hotel

15:00

Determinants of Trust in Government: Implications from OECD Countries
  • Trust by citizens is influenced by how the government performs in terms of core competences and values. Since the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis and resulting recession, trust has come to the forefront of the public debate in many countries.

This session analyzes trends in trust in government in OECD countries in 2006-2017; identifies key drivers by looking at the relationship between confidence in government and Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGIs) as well as quantitative performance measures such as economic growth; and draws lessons by looking at policy measures designed to improve trust in government.

Moderators
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Hyun-Chin Lim

Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University

Speakers
avatar for Won-hyuk Lim

Won-hyuk Lim

Associate Dean, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management
avatar for Hyung-na Oh

Hyung-na Oh

Professor, Kyung Hee University
avatar for Barbara Ubaldi

Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development


Tuesday November 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
2F Orchid Room Westin Chosun Hotel

15:00

From Data to Engagement: Placing the Citizens at the Heart of Open Contracting
This session will highlight the experiences, challenges, and lessons from the Philippines, Indonesia, and South Korea on how government, civil society, journalists, and the private sector have used open contracting data to address sector-specific problems they have faced. By the end of the session, we hope that participants will have concrete ideas on how to apply the lessons they've learned to improve citizen and government engagement in their own countries.

Moderators
avatar for Clara Feng

Clara Feng

Asia Regional Manager, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
avatar for Joko Purwanto

Joko Purwanto

Board Member, Bojonegoro Institute
avatar for Gladys Selosa

Gladys Selosa

Program Assistant, Hivos
Gladys Honey Selosa is a social accountability practitioner since 2004. She specializes in the design, development and implementation of tools under the thematic areas of infrastructure and education. Gladys' range of experience and interest covers public financial management, including... Read More →
avatar for Nanda Sihombing

Nanda Sihombing

Program Manager, Hivos
avatar for Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Program Manager, Hivos
avatar for Tatat Sukarsa

Tatat Sukarsa

Project Officer on Open Contracting, Hivos

Speakers
avatar for Setya Budi Arijanta

Setya Budi Arijanta

Director of Legal Affairs Handling, National Public Procurement Agency of Indonesia
avatar for Michael Cañares

Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
avatar for Angelica Dacanay

Angelica Dacanay

Communications and Advocacy Officer, Bantay Kita
avatar for Zyra Fastidio

Zyra Fastidio

Manager for Events and Projects, European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines
avatar for Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

Head of Members and Affiliate Programmes, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
avatar for Vino Lucero

Vino Lucero

Content Producer, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
avatar for Afwan Purwanto Muin

Afwan Purwanto Muin

Secretary, AJI Jakarta - Independent Journalists Alliance
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Sae-ra Park

Deputy Director, Korea Public Procurement Service
avatar for Siti Juliantari Rachman

Siti Juliantari Rachman

Program Manager Campaign Div, Indonesia Corruption Watch


Tuesday November 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel

16:30

Spotlight on Innovations: New Frontiers for Open Government
A mix of fireside chat and lightning talks of practitioners working on public sector innovations that focusses on building citizen engagement. We will feature the unique and game-changing approaches used by practitioners when it comes to creating, strengthening, and sustaining citizen engagement around open government reforms. Participants will hear stories of successful attempts, current experiments, lessons gleaned from the bumps along the way, and results of explorations into new ways of initiating participation and renewing the involvement of citizens around open government.

The session will cover a wide range of topics such as
1. Transparency of judicial decisions, exploring if Artificial Intelligence can detect irregularities in judicial decision-making, and how civic monitoring will be critical to this.
2. Implications of blockchain technology to enhance civic rights and the internal transitions and risks that government needs to consider with the emergence of this technology
3. Creating a Participation Officers Network within government to break silos and spur innovation
4. Building and sustaining a civic tech community to influence the creation of open government reforms at multiple levels of government
5. Leveraging unconferences and ‘cafes’ to reach out to new user groups and build new public spaces for citizens to assemble
6. Tactics and metrics for generating political will where available and elicit it where absent, both from within and outside government

Moderators
avatar for Abhinav Bahl

Abhinav Bahl

Knowledge, Learning, Innovation, and Capacity Building Manager, Open Government Partnership
Abhinav Bahl leads OGP’s peer learning end exchange program. He previously worked for Global Integrity managing their transparency and accountability policy research and outreach initiatives. Abhinav has also worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat's Governance and Institutional... Read More →
avatar for Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Professor/Director, Korea University Law School/Open Net
Co-founder of www.opennetkorea.org. Served as Commissioner at Korean Communication Standards Commission, a Presidentially appointed Internet content regulation body (2011-2014). Served as Member of the National Media Commission, a Parliament-appointed advisory body on newspaper-broadcasting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ming-fen Chuang

Ming-fen Chuang

Deputy Director General, National Development Council
avatar for Eun-pyo Hong

Eun-pyo Hong

Judge, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea
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Jang-mook Kang

Professor, Namseoul University
avatar for Eguiar Lizundia

Eguiar Lizundia

Senior Governance Manager, International Republican Institute
Eguiar Lizundia is an international development professional with public, private and non-profit experience. Currently, Eguiar works as a Senior Manager for Governance at the International Republican Institute. Prior to IRI, Eguiar helped design, implement and evaluate public sector... Read More →
avatar for Marina Mkhitaryan

Marina Mkhitaryan

Governance Innovation Advisor, United Nations Development Programme Armenia
avatar for Min-hsuan Wu

Min-hsuan Wu

Civic Tech Activist
Min-hsuan Wu (Ttcat) is an activist/campaigner of a number of social movements in Taiwan start from 2004, including the anti-nuclear, environmental, LGBT, Human Rights movement and green politic. He has expertise in creative planning, as well as communication and design programming... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
2F Rose Room Westin Chosun Hotel

16:30

Diversity Management for Open Government
Diversity management in civil service, known as ‘representative bureaucracy’, plays an important role in enhancing democracy by improving the transparency and responsiveness of the government.

The objectives of this session are as follows.
1. To find out the theoretical backgrounds of diversity management in public human resources management and best practices related to it
2. To share the performance of OGP member countries’ diversity management policies and discuss improvements for going forward
3. To encourage participants to recognize the importance of diversity management and inspire them to reflect it in policy making and implementation

Moderators
avatar for Geun-joo Lee

Geun-joo Lee

President, Korean Society for Public Personnel Administration

Speakers
avatar for Sung-joo Choi

Sung-joo Choi

Professor, Kyung Hee University
avatar for Hwa-yuh Deng

Hwa-yuh Deng

Deputy Director General, Executive Yuan
avatar for Adi Junjunan Mustafa

Adi Junjunan Mustafa

Head of Performance and Budget Planning, Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform of Indonesia
avatar for Sung-min Park

Sung-min Park

Professor, Sungkyunkwan University
avatar for Nicole Steele

Nicole Steele

Director of Workforce Research and Analysis, Australia Public Service Commission



Tuesday November 6, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
2F Lilac Room Westin Chosun Hotel

16:30

Responsive and Inclusive Local Government
At the subnational level, government is closest to its citizens and has the opportunity to foster transformative change to be more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective government benefiting all citizens. OGP reforms at the subnational level commenced as pilot project in 2016 while also advancing through national action plan processes.

This session aims to showcase good practices, innovations, and challenges of open government reforms at the subnational level in the Asia-Pacific region. In the panel discussion local government officials, civil society representatives, and local government network leaders will discuss their experiences, views and challenges to open government reforms at the subnational level within the Asia-Pacific region.

Moderators
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Preeta Lall

Team Leader, Local Governance Initiative and Network

Speakers
avatar for Jeong-joon Ahn

Jeong-joon Ahn

Director of Data & Statistics Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government
EA

Ester Aldana

Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines
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Daisy Fuentes

Governor, Provincial Government of South Cotabato
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Giorgi Kiknadze

Head of Administration, Tbilisi City Hall
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Joko Purwanto

Board Member, Bojonegoro Institute



Tuesday November 6, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
2F Tulip Room Westin Chosun Hotel

16:30

Back to Basics: How Do We Make Open Government Advocacy Personal?
Open government advocacy must be personal. It must be grounded in the advocates’ personal interests and part of a live conversation shared with the community. It has to be about you and I as people engaging the government, which makes it necessary, relevant and urgent. In this session, you bring yourself and your stories of personally experiencing your government. We’ll build on these very personal experiences as we try to understand what will constitute as compelling reason for people to join the open government movement and have the burning desire to practice its principles.

Moderators
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Keitha Booth

IRM Researcher for New Zealand, OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism
The Open Government Partnership promotes engagement between government, civil society and the private sector. The New Zealand government is implementing its 2018-2020 open government commitments and will soon start work to collaborate with the public to develop its 2020-2022 programme... Read More →
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Redempto Parafina

Executive Director, Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific
I'm a social accountability practitioner. Our organisation works on innovative application of citizen participation in public governance.

Speakers
CE

Christian Evert

Researcher, Indonesia Corruption Watch
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Yan Naung Oak

Fellowship Coordinator, School of Data
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Ying-lee Tseng

Advisor, Open Knowledge Taiwan
I just received the doctoral degree in Public Administration focusing on citizen participation, participatory governance, and leadership and empowerment from the University of Baltimore in May of 2018. I have been attending the OGP summit since 2010 and never missed one so far. I... Read More →
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Simon Wright

Partner, Public Engagement Projects



Tuesday November 6, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel

16:30

Open Elections and Improving the Quality of Participatory Democracy
The session provides an opportunity to showcase some great open election innovations that have been created through collaboration between government and civil society. The collective efforts from both sides have seen these innovations bringing citizens participation into the election process. Citizens are not only involved in observing thenumber of votes that candidates receive, but also participate in monitoring the whole process of election such as electoral boundaries, ballots qualification, campaign financing, and voter registration results. This session aims to reach an agreement on short-term and mid-term joint regional agenda across countries on improving cooperation between electoral management bodies and civil society organizations to foster election transparency and accountability.

Moderators
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Ichal Supriadi

Secretary-General, Asia Democracy Network

Speakers
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Titi Anggraini

Executive Director, Perludem - Association for Election and Democracy
Titi Anggraini holds her Master of Law from the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia majoring in constitutional law in 2005. She is currently the Executive Director of the Association for Elections and Democracy or Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi (PERLUDEM), an NGO engaged... Read More →
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Arief Budiman

Chair, General Election Commission of Indonesia
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Mi-sun Ock

Senior Advisor for Overseas Election, National Election Commission of the Republic of Korea
Education:Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Major: Education of Political Sciences)West Virginia University School of Law (J.D.), United StatesWork ExperienceAttorney at Law (New York)National Election Commission (1998-current), Senior Advisor
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Chihhao Yu

Design & Technology Lead, Watchout
Chihhao Yu is Design and Technology Lead at Watchout, a congressional news media and democracy lab in Taiwan. Contributing to the collective task of building a Taiwanese Nation, he works at Watchout to critique and renew journalistic organization, processes, and to build a network... Read More →



Tuesday November 6, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel

16:30

Government Innovation towards Inclusive Growth: Role of the OECD Network on Open and Innovative Government
Development of tools and metrics that are designed to measure policy performance can lead to better policy making. However, such effort creates added complexities especially in the context of open and digital government. For instance, when good governance is evaluated, how could we accurately and objectively measure good governance in a more open and digital environment?

Speakers will share their expertise on challenges and successes they have encountered in their efforts to measure government performance during the transformation toward more open and digital government. With the help of these measurements, they further delve into how such transformation becomes an asset for monitoring and improving public policies.

Moderators
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Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Speakers
DK

Dong-seok Kang

Vice President, National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea
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Tinatin Ninua

Research Manager for the Independent Reporting Mechanism, Open Government Partnership
OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism
JP

Joon-woo Park

General Secretary, Citizen's Action Network
CS

Chotima Sanguanphant Wechaporn

Public Sector Development Officer, Office of the Public Sector Development Commission of Thailand


Tuesday November 6, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
2F Orchid Room Westin Chosun Hotel

18:00

Closing Plenary
Closing Plenary of the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.

Tuesday November 6, 2018 18:00 - 19:00
1F Grand Ballroom Westin Chosun Hotel