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Tuesday, November 6


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.

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Ichal Supriadi

Secretary-General, Asia Democracy Network

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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 →
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Chae-gun Chung

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

Co-Founder & Marketing Manager, Muui
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Slamet Soedarsono

Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia
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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


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.

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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 →

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Tities Eka Augustine

Public Policy Advisor, Open Government Indonesia
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Shyamala Gomez

Executive Director, Centre for Equality and Justice

Gun-jeong Lee

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

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

Senior Gender Advisor, Open Government Partnership

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


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!

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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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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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Natalia Little

Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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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 →


Hae Young Cha

Chair of the Steering Committee, Youth Policy Network Seoul
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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 →
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Jaime Ibarra

Director of Operations, Fundación Multitudes
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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 →
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Debby Adelina Suryani

OGP Point of Contact, Open Government Indonesia

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


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

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Geun-joo Lee

President, Korean Society for Public Personnel Administration

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Sung-joo Choi

Professor, Kyung Hee University
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Hwa-yuh Deng

Deputy Director General, Executive Yuan
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Adi Junjunan Mustafa

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

Professor, Sungkyunkwan University
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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


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.

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Preeta Lall

Team Leader, Local Governance Initiative and Network

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Jeong-joon Ahn

Director of Data & Statistics Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government

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