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Tuesday, October 27 • 14:00 - 15:30
Stick and Move: Adapting to Restrictions of Civic Space LIMITED

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This session will seek to introduce, and help CSOs develop, strategic approaches towards creating, defending and reclaiming civic space without compromising their mandates. Understanding the global trends towards closing of civic space is the first step in civil society going beyond reacting to cases of civic space restriction; to actively and effectivley using tools and tactics available to CSOs to protect civic space. 


Nilda Bullain

Vice President - Operations, ICNL
Ms. Nilda Bullain is Vice President - Operations for ICNL. Previously, Nilda was Executive Director of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), aiming to promote an enabling legal environment for civil society in Europe. Nilda has expertise in legal and fiscal areas concerning... Read More →
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Cathal Gilbert

Civic Space Research Cluster Lead, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
I am a researcher at CIVICUS focusing on civic space and human rights. For the last nine years I have worked with civil society in East and Southern Africa. I am currently focusing on developing the Civic Space Monitor - a global tool for tracking citizen conditions in real time... Read More →
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Suneeta Kaimal

Chief Operating Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Suneeta is a Steering Committee member and former civil society chair of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative of nearly 70 countries in which governments and civil society work together to advance transparency, accountability and citizen participation.She is currently c... Read More →
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Maureen Kariuki

Senior Regional Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East, Open Government Partnership
Maureen joined the Open Government Partnership in December 2014. Focusing on Africa and the Middle East. she supports civil society organizations to engage more meaningfully and effectively with the OGP and push for the delivery of open government reforms in their countries.Maureen... Read More →
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Besinati Mpepo

Technical Director for Social Accountability, World Vision International
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Harrie Oostingh

Programme Quality Lead, Oxfam
Program designer and Projectmanager. Mostly managing projects in the field of strengthening civil society, democratic space, accountability of governments and companies. Responsible for programme quality management, fundraising and institutional learning at Oxfam.
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Joel Simon

Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
I'm passionate about journalism and press freedom, and believe in the power of information to transform our lives. Before joining the Committee to Protect Journalists I worked as a journalist in Mexico and Central America. I'm the author of two books, Endangered Mexico (1997) and... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 14:00 - 15:30 CST
Salón del Bicentenario

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