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Thursday, May 28 • 11:00 - 12:15
Data + Parliaments / Données + parlements

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This session will explore the use of open legislative and parliamentary data as a catalyst for stronger citizen engagement in democratic governments.
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Cette séance portera sur l'utilisation des données ouvertes au niveau législatif et parlementaire en tant que catalyseur pour renforcer l'engagement des citoyens dans des gouvernements démocratiques.

Moderators
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The Honourable Emmanuel Bedzrah

The Honourable Emmanuel Bedzrah holds a Master’s in Development Management (MDM) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Administration from the University of Ghana Legon, and is also a Chartered Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors. He was elected a Member of Parliament for Ho West Constituency in the Volta Region of Ghana during the 2008 General Election on the... Read More →
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Daniel Swislow

Senior Partnerships Officer, National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Dan Swislow serves as senior partnerships officer at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) as part of the governance team, leading the Institute's presence in Silicon Valley and supporting programs related to open government and civic innovation. Dan helped to found OpeningParliament.org, a community of nearly 170 organizations focused on the openness and transparency of legislatures in 83 countries; was a lead drafter of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Guillermo Ávila

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 →
avatar for Jen Bramley

Jen Bramley

International Project Manager, mySociety
Jen joined mySociety in 2013 and has since worked on a wide range of projects in countries from Zimbabwe to Malaysia, and topics from FOI to street fault reporting. Her main role is the support and implementation of projects using the FixMyStreet, Alaveteli, and Pombola code bases by interested international partners. This can include anything from advice on marketing and outreach to coordinating technical support from mySociety's developer... Read More →
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Agustina de Luca

Directorio Legislativo Foundation
Directorio Legislativo
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James McKinney

Open North
James McKinney is the Executive Director of Open North, a Canadian nonprofit that creates websites to promote government transparency and civic participation. With respect to open data standards, James was a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Government Linked Data Working Group, which produced the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), and was a consultant to the Web Foundation for the Open Contracting Data... Read More →
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John Varey

Consultant, Papua New Guinea Parliament / Parlement de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
John Varey is currently a consultant to Papua New Guinea (PNG) Parliament. He provides advisory support to the newly created parliament education and civics division and the Open Parliament project. He previously served as open parliament project manager for Transparency International (PNG) (TIPNG). This is a tripartite partnership between a civil society, donor, and the national parliament (government) to build institutional integrity and... 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 →


Thursday May 28, 2015 11:00 - 12:15
Room 212

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