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Tuesday, October 27 • 14:00 - 15:30
Best ways of involving the Legislative branch in the ‘openness partnerships’ FULL

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Best ways of involving the Legislative branch in the ‘openness partnerships’

Organizations in charge: Sunlight Foundation / Fundar / Directorio Legislativo

Objective: to come up with a common vision about the work relationship between CSOs/PMOs and Parliaments, towards the launch of the Open Parliament Network.


  1. 3 to 4 simultaneous round tables where one or two experts lead the discussion on experiences of legislative openness in 30 minutes in order to come up with lessons and best practices to share to the whole group.

  2. Another 30 minutes to debate the next question: what should CSOs/PMOs should demand/ask to Parliaments in order to work together?

  3. 15 minutes for sharing the conclusions of both discussions.


María Fernanda Avendaño

Accesa, Costa Rica
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Guillermo Ávila

Researcher, Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research
Guillermo Ávila studied Political Science and Public Administration at El Colegio de México. Between 2007 and 2010, he has worked for the Ministry of Education, the Chamber of Deputies, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2011 he has been working as a researcher in the Transparency and Accountability area, at Fundar, Center of Analysis and Research, specifically for the Open Parliament Project. He is the coordinator of Curul 501, a... Read More →

Marta Ferrara

Semillas para la Democracia, Paraguay
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Giorgi Kldiashvili

Director, Institute For Development Of Freedom Of Informatio
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 organizations and foundations. He is the director and coordinator of existing projects at IDFI. Giorgi Kldiashvili is an author of a number of publications... Read More →
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Jean-Noé Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé Landry is the newly appointed Executive Director at Open North. We create online tools that educate and empower citizens to participate actively in democracy. We help governments become more transparent, accountable and responsive in the digital age. Open North also specialises in open data standards, as part of the Open Government Partnership and through different initiatives. Jean-Noé is a democracy development expert with 13 years... Read More →
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John Wonderlich

Policy Director, Sunlight Foundation
John Wonderlich is the policy director for the Sunlight Foundation and one of the nation's foremost advocates for open government. John spearheads Sunlight's goal of changing the government by opening up key data sources and information to make government more accountable to citizens. He is one of the foremost authorities on transparency policy, from legislation and accountability in Congress to ethics and information policy in the executive... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Classroom C4

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