Open Government Partnership Live Webcast and Liveblog Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 12:30 – 2:00 PM EST

Open Government Partnership

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 12:30 – 2:00 PM Washington time

Live Webcast and Liveblog at: http://live.worldbank.org/liveblog-webcast-open-government-partnership

Direct webcast links: mms://wbmswebcast1.worldbank.org/external-3 (Windows Media) and http://streaming7.worldbank.org/vvflash/extlive3 (Flash Player)

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Description:

You are cordially invited to watch a webcast and participate in a liveblog during an event at the World Bank about the new Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP (http://www.opengovpartnership.org), launched on September 2011 under the leadership of the eight founding countries, is a multilateral, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to enhance transparency, participation and collaboration between governments and civil society. Since its launching, membership has increased to over 50 countries.

Presentations will be given by Caroline Mauldin, of the U.S Department of State and Juan Pardinas, General Director of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, civil society representative for Mexico at OGP Steering Committee. Nathaniel Heller, Executive Director of Global Integrity will serve as discussant.

They will address questions such as why is OGP an opportunity for countries? What have been recent developments and challenges related to OGP? What is the value added that civil society brings to OGP work and what is its role in the process? among other issues..

Chair:

Robert Hunja, Manager, WBI Open Government

Speakers:
Caroline P. Mauldin joined the Obama Administration in September 2009. She leads the policy work of the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights on a range of issues including economic security, financial inclusion, innovation, and global partnerships. She is also the Under Secretary’s lead speechwriter. Prior to joining the State Department, Caroline worked for global microfinance leader ACCION International and was on the founding team of the affiliated think-tank, the Center for Financial Inclusion. She has also worked on international trade justice at the international development NGO, Oxfam America, and on public health issues at President Jimmy Carter’s organization, The Carter Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Juan Pardinas is General Director of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness. Prior to his current appointment, Juan was a researcher at the Center for Research on Development (CIDAC) in Mexico City. He also held professorial appointments at UNAM and ITAM in Mexico and the London School of Economics. For two years he was CNN’s Spanish-language correspondent in India and Japan. He writes a Sunday column for Reforma daily.

Discussants:
Nathaniel Heller, Executive Director of Global Integrity.
Maninder Gill, Sector Manager, World Bank