Open Government Regional Dialogue


I. Opening Ceremony:

(9:00 to 10:00 hours)

  • Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, Under Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Mexico
  • Jean Michel Arrighi, Secretary for Legal Affairs of the Organization of American States
  • Earl Anthony Wayne, US Ambassador
  • Jacqueline Peschard, Commissioner (Chair) of the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information & Data Protection
  • Jorge Hague (Brazil), Minister of State, Comptroller General, Brazil.
  • Rafael Morgan, Minister of Public Administration, Mexico.

II. Plenary sessions:

(10:30 to 12:00 hours)

Panel 1. Hemispheric Agenda

Representatives to the Committee of Experts of the Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), present a vision of hemispheric commitments, progress and agenda on transparency, accountability and citizen participation in the framework of Inter-American Convention against Corruption.


  • Veronica Baz, Mexican Council of Foreign Affairs (COMEXI)

Keynote remarks by:

  • Jorge García, Director of Legal Cooperation, Organization of American States and the Technical Secretary of MESICIC.


  • Nardi Suxo, Minister of Institutional Transparency and Fighting Corruption, Bolivia*.
  • Abigail Benzadón Cohen, Executive Secretary of the National Council for Transparency against Corruption of Panama
  • Mathilda Haykal, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Canada
  • Alfredo Esparza, Chairman of the Committee of Experts of MESICIC and Deputy Director General of Policy

(12:00 to 13:00 hours)

Panel 2. Open Government Partnership (Member Countries)

The Open Government Partnership is an opportunity to consolidate an agenda for transparency, promote collaboration between government and civil society, and strengthen accountability mechanisms in the region. Participants will be presenting progress and challenges they have faced in the elaboration and implementation of their National Action Plans.


  • Warren Krafchik, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Keynote remarks by:

  • Jacqueline Peschard, Jacqueline Peschard, President Commissioner of the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information


  • Joel Salas Suárez, Head of the Transparency Policy and International Cooperation Unit, México
  • United States representative to the OGP Steering Committee*
  • Roberta Solis, Advisor on International Affairs of the Comptroller General, Brazil

(13:00 to 14:00 hours)

Panel 3. Open Government Partnership (Countries Eligible to Participate)

In the next Open Government Partnership meeting which will be held in Brasilia on April 16th, 2012, countries will discuss the actions plans of thirteen countries that will intent to the Partnership. This panel aims to share their experience in the process of elaborating the Action Plans.


  • Nicole Anand, Global Integrity

Keynote remarks by:

  • Álvaro Ramírez-Alujas, Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset


  • Julio Raudales Torres, Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation, Honduras
  • Alberto Precht Rorris, Executive Secretary of the Probity and Transparency Commission of Integrity, Chile.
  • Frank E. Olivares V, Director of Policy & Technology, Ministry of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic *
  • Ginette Martin, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Canada

III. Workshops:

(16:00 to 17:30 hours)

Development: four simultaneous workshops will be held where countries will present best practices and specific projects in each subject. After the presentations, there will be an open discussion with regard to the implementation process of these practices and projects. (It is necessary to register for the workshops. Each one will have a minimum of three study cases and a maximum of seven. In case workshops do not get a minimum of participants they will be canceled). Workshops will be open to all participants.

The four workshops are the following:

  1. Transparency and accountability for better public services delivery (Coordinated by Nicolás Dassen, Inter-American Development Bank)
  2. Public resources efficient and transparent management to prevent corruption and promote integrity (Coordinated by Juan Pablo Guerrero, Open Budget Partnership)
  3. Getting further of access to public information right: transparency in local government (Coordinated by Eduardo Guerrero, LANTIA)
  4. Driving citizen participation through IT (Coordinated by Tariq Khokhar, World Bank Institute)

IV. Summing-up session

(18:00 to 19:00 hours)

  • Conclusion will be presented by the rapporteurs of each panel.
  • Conclusions will represent the position of the region on the Open Government Partnership.
  • Closing remarks: commitments of participants about Open Government.


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