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Tuesday, November 6


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.

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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 →

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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 →
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Ahmad Hanafi

Director, Indonesian Parliamentary Center

Jae-jung Lee

Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
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Irina Pruidze

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


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.

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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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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 →
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Ming-fen Chuang

Deputy Director General, National Development Council
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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 →
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Jung-ok Lee

Professor of Sociology, Catholic University of Daegu
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Simon Wright

Partner, Public Engagement Projects

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


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.

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Sumaiya Islam

Senior Program Manager, Open Society Justice Initiative

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Pillkyu Hwang

Lawyer, Gonggam
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Muhammad Ilham Saenong

Program Development Manager, Hivos Southeast Asia

Enkhtsetseg Sukhbaatar

Director, National Legal Institute of Mongolia
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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


“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.

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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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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 →

Mi-ran Kim

Deputy Director of the Social Innovation Support Unit, Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea
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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


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.

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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.


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


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.

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Ichal Supriadi

Secretary-General, Asia Democracy Network

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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