Session to launch the Legislative Openness Working Group (LOWG). The group is intended to deepen the exchange of knowledge across governments, parliaments, civil society and international institutions on the opportunities and challenges associated with opening the legislative process.
This will serve as a formal launch and allow the members of the LOWG to define their goals and objectives as a working group.
K. Scott Hubli, Director of Governance Programs, National Democratic Institute
Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom
"Building CSO-Parliamentary Cooperation on Openness in Mexico"
Senator Arely Gómez González, Republic of Mexico
Melissa Ortiz, FUNDAR Center for Research and Analysis, Mexico
"The Global Declaration on Parliamentary Openness"
Vukosava Crnjanski, Director, Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability, Serbia
Andrew G. Mandelbaum, National Democratic Institute
Akaash Maharaj (moderator), Executive Director, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Hon. Emmanuel K. Bedzrah, Parliament of Ghana
Hon. Budiman Sudjatmiko, People’s Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia
Marja Wallin, Parliamentary Secretary, Parliament of Finland
María Baron, Chair, Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency