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CSO Day – Asia Pacific Regional Conference May 2014

CSO Day and Marketplace OGP Asia Pacific

Bali, 4-5 May 2014

 

About the Event

The Open Government Partnership Asia Pacific Regional Conference May 6-72014 is a platform for countries and various communites to connect, share, and learn from each other on the cross-sectoral benefits and opportunities from open government initiatives and solutions.

The OGP Civil Society Day – on May 4-5 is a forum for civil society actors in Asia Pacific to consolidate voices and aspirations to prepare for the Conference and strengthen the CSO movement in the future.  The event is being co-organised by Transparency International Indonesia, Indonesian CSO OGP Core Team, CSO OGP Independent Monitoring and the Open Government Indonesia. To facilitate networking, sharing and learning, the Organizing Committee also provides Market Place on 5th in the same venue. For participation in the CSO Day and Market Place, please contact csodayogpbali@ti.or.id.

What will we be talking about

The overall objective of the event is to establish collaboration among CSOs in Asia Pacific in utilizing OGP values as means to promote transparency, participation and accountability for international development agenda as well as to improve governance of the OGP particularly with regards to OGP values, principles and membership.

The outcome of the event will be:

  • Identified common platforms and challenges for civil society to take concrete actions and foster further collaboration.
  • Formulated Civil Society communique, urging the utmost importance of safeguarding civic space, adopting Governance Principles in the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, and improving OGP mechanism in Asia Pacific countries.
  • Established network of CSOs Asia Pacific in promoting Transparency and Accountability
  • Disseminated practical guidance in improving compliance over OGP values and country mechanism

There are 3 thematic issues in the CSO Day where participants will interact and strategize:

  • Promotion and protection of civic space
  • Governance Principles in the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Improving OGP mechanism in Asia Pacific countries

When and where is it all taking place

The CSO Day and Marketplace is taking place at Ibis Styles Hotel Bali, Pratama Street No. 57a Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia 80361, +62 361 3001888.

Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua Bali, on 4-5 May 2014. Registration starts promptly at 08:30, when coffee will be served and the program kicks off at 09:00 in the Paris Meeting Room. The official program wraps up at 14.00

Lunch, tea, coffee and wifi will all be provided. There will be English interpretation available for local participants.

Organizers

The OGP Civil Society Day and Market Place is organized by Transparency International Indonesia, Indonesian CSO OGP Core Team (PATTIRO, Seknas Fitra, ICEL) and CSO OGP Independent Monitoring (Media Link and Sloka Institute),

The event is supported by the Ford Foundation, the TIFA Foundation, Transparency International, Kemitraan, Hivos, the Omidyar Network, and Open Government Indonesia.

Contact

Overall Agenda

 4 May 2014

TIME

PROGRAM

 

08.30

 

Registration

 

09.00

Opening

Opening Remarks

  • TI Indonesia (CSO Core Team of OGP) and Media Link  (CSO Independent Monitoring OGP)
  • Paul Maassen (OGP Civil Society Coordinator)

 

Welcome remark by the Open Government Indonesia

 

09.30

Plenary I

 

Visioning the world we want and how we make it, using the OGP framework

  • Inspirational Speech SC CSOs (10’)
  • Brief introduction to country reps (20’)

 

10.15

Coffee Break

 

10.30

Parallel sessions I

 

Sessions A: Promotion and Protection of the Civic Space

  • Introduction of the session and setting the context
  • Group discussion on dimension of civic space, opportunity and challenges in Asia Pacific

 

Sessions B: Advocating Governance Issues in Post-2015

·       Brain storming on aspects of Governance and what goals that we want to have for Asia Pacific

·       Prioritizing aspects of governance that should be included in communique

Sessions C: Improving membership compliance to values and country mechanism in OGP governance :

·       Brain storming on current cases such as violation of OGP Values, reporting mechanism, and action plan

·       Exploring other country situation with regards to the issues

 

11.30

Networking Lunch

time [1 hours]

12.30

Parallel sessions II

 

 

Formulation of Recommendation to Make OGP closer to the people

Sessions A:

Promotion and Protection of the Civic Space [continued]

  • Focusing on practical solution to promote civic space in each country
  • Drafting communique

Session B:

Advocating Governance Issues in Post-2015 [continued]

  • Drafting communique goals, target and indicators of Governance issues
  • Discussing strategy in each country to be advocate communique.

Sessions C:

Improving membership compliance to OGP values and country mechanism in OGP governance

·       Inputs on mechanism and membership requirement

·       Discussion on strengthening OGP as global Movement especially for Asia Pacific context

·       Drafting communique

 

13.00

Plenary II:

Report from the parallel sessions and draft joint statement final formulation

 

13.30

Closing Plenary

  • Reading the Communique by Steering Committee OGP (Indonesia – Meksiko)
  • Closing speech from Paul Maassen, Civil Society Coordinator

14.00

Group Photo/Free Session

 

 

5 May 2014

TIME

PROGRAM

LEAD

9.30-12.30

 

Market place for CSO Asia Pacific

(Additional program to the Civil Society Day)

 

 

OC

12.30

Networking Lunch