OpenGov Digital Youth Summit Agenda

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(Time Zone – EDT)

27 October 2020

07:00
Opening Ceremony
Plenary

Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Dagia Aka (OpenGov Youth Collective)
Dagia is a Youth advocate with over five years experience working with young people. He has worked with youth organizations include the Youth Against Corruption Association (YACA), Lasallian Youth Ministry ANZPPNG and The Voice Inc (Clean Generation Campaign).
Chaimae Bourjij (OpenGov Youth Collective)
Chaimae is a young leader passionate about women’s rights, freedom and youth empowerment as she has continuously contributed in building the capacity of young leaders through initiatives such as the Sustainable Development’s Youth association she founded last year, which won Global mobilizer of the year 2018 for SDGs by the UN SDG Action Campaign. Her commitment is driven by the intention to familiarize young people with decision-making processes and strengthen their capacities under the aegis of democratic governance.
Minister Audrey Tang (Government of Taiwan)
Audrey Tang is Taiwan's digital minister in charge of social innovation. Tang is a software programmer known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell and for building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. She served on Taiwan's National Development Council's Open Data committee and K-12 curriculum committee, and she led the country's first e-Rulemaking project. She has also worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography and with Socialtext on social interaction design.
Melanie Robert (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Mélanie Robert is the Executive Director of Service and Open Government (TBS). She leads the government’s efforts to be more open, transparent and accountable. She is also responsible of managing public information in a safe, easily used and widely shared manner.
Junny Kim ( Government of Korea)
Director Kim assumed her current responsibility for Innovation Planning Division at the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on 17 August, 2020. During her 23 year public servant career, she has served with distinction in various management positions both in Ministry of the Interior and Safety and abroad. These include, among others, as counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN from 2017 to 2020, Director for OECD Seoul Centre of Public Governance from 2016 to 2017. She returned to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety after previously serving as Director for Public Service Innovation and Director for Public Administrative System and Institution from 2013 to 2016. Prior to this, she worked for various divisions related to reforming central government organization and system at the same Ministry such as division of public officers’ capacity development, public workforce management, government organizational management and Civil Service Appeals Commission.
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08:00
Digital innovation
Data as a tool for digital innovation: power and limitations
Brainstorm session
This session will explore the value of open government principles in the response and recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as outline common pain points attached to the collection, publication and use of open data especially when it comes to historically underrepresented groups. The goal is to come up with ideas and solutions that could be undertaken in various sectors to mitigate the effects of these common data limitations on people's lives.
Language: French and English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Global Shapers Canada - Montréal HubTBS Canada
Felicia O. Sangare (Global Shapers)
Curator, Global Shapers Montreal, she/her/hers. With a background in economics and politics, and a career in HR recruitment, Felicia is a citizen of the world, a woman of action and a keen observer. Felicia works at Sirius Personnel, an agency specialising in Sales and Marketing workforce across industries. As the Curator of the Global Shapers Montreal, Felicia is very involved in the intersection of equity and inclusion, and the Future of Work, and led the inaugural #CYBERWOMEN event in Montreal.
Darine Benkalha (Government of Canada)
Darine Benkalha is a policy analyst with the Open Government Team at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. In this role, she mostly supports Canada’s membership to the Open Government Partnership but also contributes to the advancement of the feminist and inclusive open government file within the government of Canada. This has led her to speak to Canada’s inclusive open government initiatives with international and domestic actors as well as with civil society. Before joining the government, Darine studied International and European Law (Sorbonne University), East Asian Studies (University of Montreal) as well as International and Public affairs (University of Montreal).
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09:00
Digital innovation
It takes a pandemic for us to be taken seriously? Youth leading on COVID19
Brainstorm session
Young people are often not taken seriously, their opinions less valued and their potential for civic engagement is curtailed, but we think that COVID-19 provides an opportunity to challenge this, especially as research shows that older people are more at risk than young people. Although young people are increasingly connected/digitally literate, barriers like connectivity, training and expense prevent them from being fully engaged. Although tech can track service delivery and provide evidence of promises broken, online work is only as strong as accompanying offline efforts. Engagement/trust building in person are also needed to influence change among duty bearers, but how do we do this with COVID-19 risks as they stand? This session will explore how young people can leverage digital tools/virtual spaces and combine these with offline efforts to meaningfully lead C19 response/recovery efforts and hold governments accountable in an inclusive way, and will crowdsource concrete suggestions for how to leverage this opportunity to make young people taken seriously.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Integrity Action
Hannah Hudson (Integrity Action)
Hannah Hudson (she / her) is the Programme Implementation Manager at Integrity Action. Based in the UK, Hannah enjoys working with local partners, and has experience of supporting social accountability programmes and research across Africa, Asia and Europe. Her previous experience includes working on the accountability programme Making All Voices Count, working for an NGO in Uganda, and working as a consultant to support social initiatives to scale impact. She has an MA in Governance and Development.
Damaris Aswa (Kesho Kenya)
Damaris Aswa (she / her) works for Kesho Kenya as a project officer for a project called Students Acting For Honesty, Integrity and Equality. She is a community integrity building ambassador at Kesho Kenya; a local Kenyan NGO whose mission is to advance access to education and employment opportunities for vulnerable young people living at the coast of Kenya through a long term holistic approach.
Sabina Saiti (Kwea)
Sabina Saiti (she / her) is CEO of Kwea, a Kenya-based CEO. She is also the project officer for the Shine Project which is implemented by KWEA CBO in partnership with Integrity Action (UK). The Shine Project seeks to embed anti-corruption and transparency measures in education through Integrity clubs in 62 secondary schools in Kwale County, Kenya. She is passionate about participatory leadership, gender equality and social inclusion.
Hamzat "Hamzy!" Lawal (Connected Development)
Hamzat Lawal (Hamzy!) is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African countries with over nine years experience in the non-profit sector. Hamzy! (he/him) is also the Founder of Follow The Money, a Pan-African grassroots data-driven movement and leads a team of technology & innovation driven campaigners to amplify the voices of marginalized communities in promoting accountability. He is currently the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE), a local NGO he founded in 2012 dedicated to helping the continent achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hamzat was honored and recognized on the 2018 and 2019 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical, among the 100 most influential people in Africa in 2019, Hamzat’s Follow The Money won United Nations SDG Action Award as Mobilizer 2019 and he won the 2019 Future Africa Award under ‘Advocacy’ category.
Mohammad Yusuf Ayubi (Integrity Action Afghanistan)
Mohammad Yusuf Ayubi (he / him) has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned his BSc in Chemistry and a Diploma in Business Administration from Kabul University and Kardan University respectively. In 2019, Yusuf was recognized as one of 40under40 award winners by Kardan University for his impactful community activities. While working as Community-Based Monitoring of Schools Program Specialist with Integrity Watch Afghanistan – a leading anti-corruption NGO in Afghanistan - he contributed in building the capacity of school students and community members to monitor schools, identify problems and improve education quality. Besides his studies and official work, Yusuf has volunteered for different youth and capacity building platforms and recently organized a COVID-19 Startup Weekend online with young people in Afghanistan.
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10:00
Public participation and civic space
#OGPLocal: Youth & COVID-19
Brainstorm session

Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: OGP Local
Doreen Vallar (Government of South Cotabato, the Philippines)
Henrique Ribeiro Góes (City of São Paulo Government, Brazil)
Patrick Kazyak-Albaladejo (Open Government Partnership)
Tamara Laznik (Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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11:00
Anti-corruption
What can Open Government do for the Economy during COVID-19 and Beyond?
Q&A Panel
The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest shock to the global economy since World War II- and has pushed more economies into simultaneous recession than at any time since 1870. Hundreds of millions of people have lost their jobs around the world- with the impact felt in particular by young people. At the same time, the pandemic is disrupting education in ways that could lock a generation out of skilled work or, equally, transform our collective economic potential. How can we ensure that governments address these challenges in open and transparent ways? How can open government support more inclusive and fair development that benefits young people?
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Accountability Lab
Lola Adekanye (CIPE)
Lola Adekanye leads the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Program in Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She sits on several working groups and committees within CIPE and supports anti-corruption programs and projects globally. Her specialty is in public policy on anti-corruption, business ethics and compliance in value chains in emerging markets, and the intersection between technology and public sector accountability. Adekanye oversees programs in over 13 countries designed to strengthen governance systems and promote business integrity. A licensed attorney, member of the New York State Bar and the Nigerian Bar with experience as a corporate attorney and compliance consultant, prior to Joining CIPE, Adekanye consulted for the World Bank as an Integrity Compliance Consultant. She holds two LL.M degrees; in Securities and International Financial Regulations from Georgetown University and in International Economics from the University of Warwick and is a contributor to legal, policy, and compliance resources manuals, and codes.
Fernanda Galicia (Mexiro)
Political scientist and Public Administrator from Universidad Iberoamericana, Fernanda Galicia is currently pursuing a specialty of UX Research for public policy at the University of Michigan. Throughout her professional life, she has dedicated herself to issues of anti-corruption, transparency, citizen participation, innovation -technological and civic-, and open government. She is the Director and Founder of Mexiro, A.C., a feminist civil society organization that works on Sustainable Development issues with innovation and co-creation methodologies. Currently Mexiro is the National Coordinator of the Anti-Corruption Node of the Organization of American States (OAS), a member of the G20 civil society group, C20; founding member of the National Anticorruption Network in Mexico, and works with different international organizations in the fight against corruption, such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) , National Endowment for Democracy (NED), among others.
Rehema Z. Namukose (Re!gnite Africa)
Rehema Z. Namukose is a highly motivated non-profit leader, policy advocacy and communications professional with an extraordinary and multi-faceted career made of ten years of international, regional, and local experience. Her skills and experience include organizational management, policy and communications-related writing, research, evaluation and learning, training, mobilization, and strategizing. Rehema has worked on a wide range of issues, such as; youth employment and economic justice, global public health, social justice, women’s reproductive health and rights, etc. Organizations she has worked with include; Oxfam America, White Ribbon Alliance, Women Deliver, and World Learning (all based in various states in USA). Rehema has worked with culturally diverse groups and teams across Sub-Saharan Africa and from the Caribbean. In Uganda, she has contributed to education, renewable energy, and youth development-related issues with institutions such as CREEC and Re!gnite Africa. She also worked as a freelance journalist for the New Vision Newspaper early in her career. Because of her passion for youth engagement in development and decision-making processes, Rehema co-founder and currently manages Re!gnite Africa, a young-adults focused organization tackling unemployment in Uganda. She received her MA focused on Policy Advocacy and Analysis from SIT Graduate Institute, in Vermont, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University in Uganda.
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12:00
Digital innovation
Ecosistemas de gobierno abierto para el uso de la información pública en América Latina
Q&A Panel
Entender el rol de la información pública y cómo sirve de materia prima para la creación de servicios públicos. Asimismo, un panel compuesto por personas de distintos sectores (sociedad civil, academia, empresa privada y gobierno) discute los factores claves que impactan (positiva o negativamente) a los proyectos basados en información pública y plantean recomendaciones para potenciar los ecosistemas de gobierno abierto en la región.
Language: Spanish
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: DATA UruguayDatasketch
Miguel Alor Flores
Miguel es comunicador para el desarrollo (PUCP) y magíster en innovación en el sector público y gobierno digital (Universidad Católica de Lovaina, Universidad de Münster y Universidad Tecnológica de Tallin). Es especialista en gobierno abierto y en el uso de la información pública para la creación de servicios públicos digitales centrados en los ciudadanos. Cuenta con experiencia en la gestión de proyectos con enfoques en salud, anticorrupción, democracia, turismo y cambio climático
Juliana Galvis (Datasketch)
Juliana Galvis es politóloga y magíster en Humanidades Digitales. Es investigadora en gobierno abierto y acceso a la información en Datasketch y lidera los contenidos con datos y la creación de bases de datos con enfoques de anticorrupción, género, Derechos Humanos, entre otros.
María Isabel Magaña
María Isabel Magaña es periodista, mágister en Periodismo y Comunicación Digital (Universidad de La Sabana, 2020) y máster en Periodismo de Investigación, Datos y Visualización (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 2015). Actualmente enseña periodismo de Datos e Investigación y Redacción de Noticia Digital en la Universidad de La Sabana. Hace parte del Grupo de Investigación en Periodismo (GIP), donde se interesa por la intersección entre la tecnología, el periodismo y la comunicación, especialmente por el desafío de proteger los datos personales de cara a los avances en AI. Ha participado en investigaciones nacionales y transnacionales apoyando la producción de datos y visualizaciones. "La Tierra Esclava", realizada junto con 20 periodistas de cinco países, fue finalista en los LATAM Digital Media Awards 2017, los European Press Prize 2018 y el Data Journalism Awards 2018 como mejor pieza de innovación. Construyó la primera plataforma para promover el derecho a saber y el acceso a la información en Colombia: QueremosDatos.co.
Daniel Carranza (DATA Uruguay)
Co-fundador de DATA Uruguay (http://data.org.uy), organización de la sociedad civil que crea herramientas y hace activismo por los Datos y Gobierno Abierto local y regionalmente. Consultor en Gobierno Abierto, Datos Abiertos y Gobierno Digital para multilaterales, gobiernos, sociedad civil y empresas.
Sofía Montenegro (Diálogo Guatemala)
Politóloga con un Msc en Opinión Pública y Comportamiento Político en la Universidad de Essex. Pasante de la organización J-PAL LAC y seleccionada para la Fellowship de Escuela de Datos para el programa sobre Contrataciones Abiertas. Actualmente se dedica a la docencia y es investigadora social de Diálogos (Guatemala).
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13:00
Anti-corruption
COVID-19, Youth and Open Contracting
Q&A Panel
This session will be a lively discussion about contracting during COVID-19. It will touch upon questions including: whether procurement is a viable means of empowering and creating jobs for young people? How have youth led and owned businesses been affected by COVID-19? How are young people finding ways to ensure more fair and transparent contracting during COVID-19?
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Accountability Lab
Stephanie Muchai (HIVOS)
Steph is the current East Africa lead for open contracting at Hivos, focused on making public contracting more open, inclusive, efficient and accountable. She has worked extensively in various capacities towards open governance, public accountability, human rights, responsible business and active citizenship. Her work includes law and policy reform, domestication of various countries’ international and regional commitments, safeguarding constitutionalism, capacity building, brokering reformer partnerships and; regional programming portfolios. She has strong working experience in drafting regional standards for openness, providing technical expertise to policy makers, supporting rights and civic education of vulnerable and marginalised persons, as well as narrative building for change. Steph’s background is in international relations, law and communications.
Andie Okon (Open Contracting Partnership)
Andie was introduced into the world of data in 2017 when she volunteered for Code for Africa, a not-for-profit organized focused on using data to build digital democracies. As project manager for partnerships and communications she trained and managed a community of journalists and civic tech enthusiasts with the goal of using data and technology to improve storytelling and ultimately hold governments more accountable. She also managed the Nigeria team at Code for Africa. She is 2016 Fellow from the Mandela Washington Fellowship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative and has previously worked for Microsoft’s public sector team.
Lorena Rivero del Paso (Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency)
Lorena is an economist with an MSc in Law and Economics from the University of Bologna and the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, India, and L.L.M from University of Hamburg. As an expert in Public Financial Management, she has worked to improve government performance, open up government, and combat corruption, from government positions and as an international consultant. As Director-General of Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico, she was in charge of the implementation and monitoring of indicators of the Performance Evaluation System, monitoring of subnational transfers expenditures and the fiscal transparency policies. Her experience also accounts for the design of the architecture for the vertical integration of national planning to the budget and linking the budget with the Sustainable Development Goals. From the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, she manages technical and knowledge collaboration, supporting governments and civil society in the implementation of fiscal openness efforts that range from legal reforms to the implementation of internal and external digital tools. Recently, she led the development of the Fiscal Data for Emergency Response: Guide for COVID-19.
Gilbert Sendugwa (Africa Freedom of Information Centre)
Gilbert Sendugwa is the Executive Director Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) - the largest CSO network and resource centre that promotes citizens’ right to information and open contracting in Africa. He has conducted research, trained hundreds of public and CSO leaders and successfully campaigned for adoption and implementation of ATI and open contracting reforms and commitments across Africa. He holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management and a BA in Social Work and Social Administration.
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14:00
Public participation and civic space
Let’s Talk About Youth Leadership, Accountability and the Global Goals
Q&A Panel

This informal discussion brings together three powerful young champions and activists on accountability, to talk about their journeys and share practical recommendations for what other young people can do to step up and speak out on the Global Goals.


Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Restless Development
Satta Sheriff (UN Youth Envoy SDG Young Leader)
Bruna Elias (Youth Power Panel)
Emmanuel Ametepy (OpenGov Youth Collective)
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15:00
Digital innovation
Findings from the DCDJ Fellowship: Achieving youth-led, data-driven decision making for health
Brainstorm session
In this dynamic brainstorming session, we’ll reflect on the impact of youth on community- and national-level health decision making. Using the Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes (DCDJ) Fellowship program in Côte d'Ivoire as a starting point, we’ll ask, “how can we continually improve data supply and use in the health data ecosystem, building community engagement around providing essential health services?” We will discuss how to sustain – or shift – health decision making during the Covid-19 era, to continue bolstering the supply and use of data and digital tools in health, engage youth as data champions, and address rising health information needs during pandemic response and recovery.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Development Gateway
Marie-Claude Zando (Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes)
Marie-Claude is the Chief of Party of the Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes (DCDJ) program in Côte d’Ivoire. She is based in Abidjan and is the primary project manager and focal point for all DCDJ activities, focusing on DCDJ Fellowship project and operational management, client/funder relations, and marketing and communications on the program. Across the DCDJ program, Marie-Claude brings expertise in the creation, planning, and management involved in data- driven health decision making across Côte d'Ivoire. Marie-Claude has an MBA from Rutgers University, and in her previous capacities has worked with the World Cocoa Foundation and other companies in both the US and Côte d’Ivoire.
Emily Fung (Development Gateway)
Emily is an Associate on the Engagement and Partnerships team at DG. She supports the business development processes and builds relationships with clients, potential, and existing partners. Her focus is on the intersection between engagement and communications, aligning the two to grow DG’s data use for development footprint. She also supports regional and global event planning to build DG’s engagement with the community. She also supports communication efforts across DCDJ, leading the launch of DG’s Principles for Subnational Development, and producing impact-focused Use Stories that focus on communicating the results of the DCDJ Fellowship, the Data Inventory, and other aspects of the program. Prior to joining DG, Emily graduated with a BS in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Lina Okia Djolo (Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes)
Lina is the Fellows Manager of the DCDJ Fellowship program, and leads the Fellowship process from start to finish – from recruitment to placement and continued engagement of Fellows with DCDJ. She also leads evaluation and management of the fellows with a focus on ensuring Fellows develop both hard and soft skills that they can carry throughout their careers, and liaises with managers in Fellow placement sites. She is an experienced Economics Consultant and administrative and accounting manager who has served various management and accounting positions throughout her career. She is currently a PhD student in Management Sciences focused on Accounting, Control and Audit at Félix Houphouët Boigny University in Abidjan. She also has a Master’s in Management Sciences, Accounting, Audit and Management Contro from Félix Houphouët Boigny University in Cocody.
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16:00
Public participation and civic space
Juventudes Indígenas y Gobierno Abierto en México
Q&A Panel
Con la participación de la comunidad indígena, la sesión se centrará en cómo las juventudes indígenas se involucran, o no, en los distintos movimientos de gobierno abierto en México. Los panelistas profundizarán sobre cómo los valores detrás de la gobernanza abierta, en particular la rendición de cuentas y la transparencia, son entendidos y practicados en sus comunidades. El panel también discutirá cómo los pueblos indígenas participan (o no participan) en los mecanismos de gobierno abierto a nivel estatal y federal. Presentación de mini videos sobre Gobierno Abierto en Maya Yucateco, por Jade Sociales A.C.
Language: Spanish
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Accountability Lab Mexico
Aracely Torres (UNESCO México)
Frida Hyadi Diaz Gonzalez ((Ciudad de México)
Frida Hyadi Díaz González (she/ella) es una mujer hñahñu interesada en gobernanza, desarrollo comunitario y justicia epistémica hacia los pueblos indígenas. Estudió Ciencia Política y Administración Pública en la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales de la UNAM. Trabajó en la Secretaría de Pueblos y Barrios Originarios y Comunidades Indígenas Residentes de la CDMX. Actualmente forma parte del Colectivo Juvenil Intercultural "Nuestras Voces" de donde es cofundadora.
Nadia López García (Nadia López García )
Nadia Ñuu Savi. Pedagoga, poeta, promotora cultural y tallerista. Obtuvo la beca literaria de la Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas en el área de poesía del 2015 al 2017, año en el que recibió el Premio a la Creación Literaria en Lenguas Originarias Cenzontle, en 2018 obtuvo el Premio Nacional de la Juventud y en 2019 el Premio Juventud Ciudad de México. Considerada como parte de los "Mexicanos más creativos del 2018" por la Revista Forbes. Sus poemas han sido traducidos al inglés, francés, árabe, catalán, hindi y bengalí.
Adrián Baxcajay (Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora)
Adrián Baxcajay Sánchez es hñähñú originario del Valle del Mezquital del estado de Hidalgo. Actualmente es doctorando en el programa de Estudios del Desarrollo-Problemas y Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en el Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora y parte de la iniciativa ciudadana “Mi municipio de Importa”.
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17:00
Public participation and civic space
Who needs to be listening?
Skills workshop
This workshop will focus on the "buy-in" step of the feedback loop, and align participants around the why listening to communities is important now, more than ever, and equip them with a process for identifying stakeholders and getting them on board with a feedback practice. By the end of this session, participants will identify how to best equip their own organizations for a successful feedback practice.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Feedback Labs
Meg VanDeusen (Feedback Labs)
Meg VanDeusen is Feedback Labs’ Senior Manager of Learning and Operations. Meg manages the “Tools and Training” pillar of our work – curating the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to truly make feedback the norn. She also oversees the admin, finance, and day-to-day operations of the Labs. After graduating from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead-Cain scholar with a B.A. in Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Meg worked in education systems abroad. She seeks to understand how classroom engagement strategies translate into the feedback field, and vice-a-versa, and the role that listening plays in the co-creation of development programs. In her spare time, Meg can be found experimenting with new recipes, hosting events as a member of the UNC Pride Alumni Board, on hiking adventures with her Venture Crew, or playing with her two cats.
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28 October 2020

01:00
Public participation and civic space
Paving ways for active engagement of Pakistan in the OGP
Q&A Panel
Through this Open Gov Digital Youth Summit 2020 and the pivotal Q&A panel session, we would like our speakers and participants from different walks of life such as youth, CSOs, National and Provincial government representatives to explore effective and actionable solutions on how to re-engage Pakistan in the OGP and what role our young people and other key stakeholders can play to support this process at national and sub national levels.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Accountability Lab PakistanDaastan
Shreya Basu (OGP)
Ms. Shreya Basu: Deputy Director, Country Support/ Open Government Partnership/she-her. Shreya’s responsible for developing services to support OGP member countries and leads OGP’s work in the Asia Pacific region
Danyal Hayat (OpenGov Youth Collective)
Mr. Danyal Hayat: Danyal Hayat is working as an honorary adviser to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ministry of Science and Technology for the Council of Young Science Leaders. His portfolio includes working with academia, government, industry and civil society to promote Open Government, Open Education and Open Access. Danyal is also a member of the Open Government Partnership Youth Collective which is a body established during Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2019 in Canada with the purpose of engaging young people with their respective governments in the implementation of Open Government Partnership commitments.
Sidra Amin (Daastan)
Ms. Sidra Amin: Special Projects Coordinator at Invest 2 Innovate (i2i) and founder of Peshawar Book Club. She also co-founded Daastan – Pakistan’s premier book publishing company. She is a community builder who has mobilized masses at grass root level to take action. Her interests lie in content development, financial inclusion, program management, and gender empowerment
Fayyaz Yaseen (Accountability Lab)
Fayyaz Yaseen is a development practitioner with ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He is an Atlas Corps and Think Tank LINKS Fellow and the Accountability Lab’s Country Director in Pakistan. Fayyaz holds a Master’s degree in Economics and an M. Phil in International Development Studies completed through an IDRC funded fellowship in governance, security, and justice. Throughout his career, he has gained diverse experience by working in remote areas of Pakistan in different fields such as education, voice and accountability, women’s participation in political participation, violence against women, peace promotion, and conflict resolution. Fayyaz has previously worked with the Atlantic Council in the US, and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan’s leading think tank.
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02:00
Digital innovation
Fostering Youth Collaboration During Pandemic through Free and Open-Source Tools
Skills workshop

The session will equip participants with the basic knowledge on how to use free and open-source (FOSS) tools and applications for youth collaboration and empower projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the session, participants will have a grasp of what tools they can use, as well as how to advocate for safer digital tools and platforms.


Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: International Youth United, EngageMedia
Red Tani (EngageMedia)
Red Tani is the advocacy and communications director of EngageMedia. He has advocated critical thinking, evidence-based legislation, religious freedom, and other human rights since 2009 when he founded Filipino Freethinkers. Their advocacy has been featured in Philippine and international media, receiving awards such as the Globe Tatt award and the Rappler Do More award.
Vino Lucero (International Youth United)
Vino Lucero is the chief global executive director of International Youth United. He is a journalist based in Manila. His writings earned him a finalist spot in the 2017 and 2019 Free Press Awards’ “Newcomer of the Year” category, making him the first Asian journalist to achieve such a feat. He also works as a project and communications officer for EngageMedia.
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03:00
Digital innovation
Advocating for Freedom of Information During the Pandemic
Brainstorm session

The brainstorming session will serve as a co-learning session for participants on how to push for better access to information, as well as freedom of information legislation and supporting policies, within their jurisdictions during their pandemic. This includes a discussion on how we can use governments’ COVID-19 response to open up a dialogue on improving FOI in the long run.


Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Youth Alliance for Freedom of Information
Yuri Lemana (International Youth United)
Yuri Lemana is the International Commissioner for Freedom of Information of International Youth United. He is a youth leader based in Manila, and he has been active in the freedom of information space in the Philippines through the Youth Alliance for Freedom of Information.
Mkyeku Onesmo Kisanga (International Youth United)
Mkyeku Onesmo Kisanga is a youth leader based in Cyprus. She works with civil society groups and volunteers to respond to humanitarian needs in the country, while also serving as the International Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid of International Youth United.
Vino Lucero (Youth Alliance for Freedom of Information)
Vino Lucero is the convenor of the Youth Alliance for Freedom of Information in the Philippines. He is a journalist based in Manila. His writings earned him a finalist spot in the 2017 and 2019 Free Press Awards’ “Newcomer of the Year” category, making him the first Asian journalist to achieve such a feat.
Francois Cosse (International Youth United)
Francois Cosse is a youth leader based in the Netherlands. He is an advocate of human rights issues in his country and beyond, while serving as the International Commissioner for Human Rights of International Youth United.
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04:00
Public participation and civic space
Social accountability tools to enhance community engagements
Skills workshop
The session will look into how social accountability enhances community engagements and the tools that are used for social accountability to be effective with a key specific focus on young people. It will also dive into the social accountability process and the do's and dont's of the process. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their experience in social accountability in their respective countries and identify the gaps and how they will address the gaps.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Youth for Sustainable Development Kilifi
Purity Jebor (Youth Alive! Kenya)
Purity Jebor is a graduate in Ba.social work from St. Paul’s University and a civic leader fellow from the Young African leadership initiative (YALI). She has over 5 years of working experience in the urban and rural area set-ups. Her community engagement has been focusing on active citizen participation from the citizens. Conducting advocacy issues on inclusive health services for every person regardless of the ability and ensuring the facilities are reliable and accessible, sensitization of people with disabilities on family planning, Hiv, Aids, and tuberculosis testing, treatment, and management. Engaged as a facilitator with International citizen service (ICS) on equipping local and international volunteers with skills and knowledge on development approaches with a focus on social inclusion and social accountability, community integration, leadership, and personal development. As a selector for the national volunteers with Voluntary services overseas (VSO) and a facilitator on cross-cultural working and community integration for the volunteers to work more effectively in their volunteering engagements. Hands-on experience of providing a meaningful contribution to collaborative research teams. Also, have in-depth knowledge of performing a key role in managing field and data collection through qualitative and quantitative methods using different tools. She is also well versed in governance focusing on electoral processes, civic education, peace, and social accountability. Her work on governance was recognized in 2019 by VSO in partnership with UKaid where she was awarded, as a social accountability champion.
Levi Juba (Youth Alive! Kenya)
Levi is an experienced Youth development practitioner and community mobilizer with over ten years’ relevant experience direct project implementation and community engagements at both the local and national levels. This experience having been gained by working in the marginalized communities and networking with various government institutions on focus areas of Youth Governance and democracy, Employment and Youth Underemployment Programming, Skills Development for Youth, Environment and Climate governance, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Sports for development, Private Sector engagement, Government Engagement, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion and Civil Society Support through various programs inAfrica
Phoebe Mbithi (VSO)
Phoebe is a young experienced award winning youth advocate and ambassador for over 5 years working around project implementation and youth engagement both local, national and internationally. This has been possible through working with marginalized youth, networking with the civil society and working with both the county and national government focusing on importance of youth networks on decision making, social accountability, civic education and engagement levels, skills realization and development, sexual reproductive health rights, sport for development and social inclusion through various programs in the county and internationally.
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05:00
Public participation and civic space
Defending Our Space: Youth Expansion Amidst Civic Space Contraction
Q & A Panel

This moderated panel session will outline strategies for the defense of, and expansion of civic space in the context of an increasingly restricted space for independent civil society in Zimbabwe. The session will give a brief outline of the Zimbabwean context and then focus on the ways in which youth-driven, youth-serving and youth-led organizations are responding to, and defending their civic space and liberties through advocacy and the exploration of alternative avenues for engagement. The session will explore the critical ways in which civic space is continuing to shrink, especially under the current restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on sharing best practices for youth and youth serving organizations to continue to demand accountability and inclusivity in civic processes, during and beyond this time.


Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust Zimbabwe
Andrea Elisabeth Medaas (Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust)
Andrea Elisabeth Medaas is a Program Advisor at the Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT), a youth networking organization in Zimbabwe. YETT is committed to the full participation of young people in sustainable development through advocacy and the capacity building of youth organizations in Zimbabwe and works towards strengthening youth engagement in policy advocacy in order to create an environment conducive to youth participation in national discourse. Originally from Norway and the United States, Andrea has been working with YETT for over 2 years.
Taziwa Machiwana (Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust)
Taziwa Machiwana is the Youth Advisor at the YouthEmpowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT), a youth networking organization in Zimbabwe. YETT is committed to the full participation of young people in sustainable development through advocacy and the capacity building of youth organizations in Zimbabwe and works towards strengthening youth engagement in policy advocacy in order to create an environment conducive to youth participation in national discourse.
Namatai Kwekweza (WELEAD)
Namatai Kwekweza is an outspoken feminist, human rights activist, foresight practitioner and social entrepreneur driven by the strong desire to advance human potential through human capital development and leadership development. She is an aspiring constitutional and international human rights lawyer and is affiliated with WELEAD, a youth leadership and advocacy organization.
Kudakwashe Ronny Makanda (Youth Initiatives for Community Development)
Kudakwashe Ronny Makanda is a Youth leader and pro-democracy Human Rights Activist working as a Programmes Officer for Youth Initiatives for Community Development (YICD).
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06:00
Digital innovation
Investigating COVID-19 Procurement Funds: A Statistical and Venngage Approach
Skills workshop
The session will train young participants on how to use five key statistical tools and Venngage to create visualizations for COVID-19 procurement funds accountability.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Dataphyte
Charles Mbah (Dataphyte)
Charles is a Data Analyst and Program Lead at Dataphyte. He has years of experience in research and data science. His long term interest is using digital techniques for developmental research that would drive public insights on government policies and actions. He has a Master of Engineering in Digital Electronic from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Ijeoma Okereke (Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism)
Ijeoma is a social accountability advocate and Program Executive at Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ). She currently mentors student journalists in Nigeria on budget monitoring, project tracking and stakeholder engagement by investigating transparency in the public procurement processes. She has a First Class degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos.
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07:00
Public participation and civic space
Pathways to Parliament in Africa
Q&A Panel

This session will explore some of the different ways young people across the region have been working to strengthen youth participation in democratic institutions and processes at sub-national and national levels.


Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Restless Development
Abideen Olasupo (Not Too Young To Run)
Abideen Opeyemi OLASUPO has over 7 years experience in the development, campaigning and advocacy sector. He is a member of the Youth Power Panel which works to support young people mobilise and take action on the Global Goals. Abideen recently launched Know Covid-19 NG (www.knowcovid19.ng) to counter fake news, carry out awareness, distribute relief materials and as well as track government spending regarding the novel coronavirus. Previously Abideen was a part of the teenager team that started Millennium Development Goals awareness in Nigeria late 2012. Abideen was also one of the State Campaigners for ‘Not too Young to Run’ in Nigeria, which resulted in a policy change on the restrictions of age for young people to stand for election.
Francis Ametepy (OpenGov Youth Collective)
Francis Ametepey is the Youth Speaker of Parliament at Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality, Ghana. He is a member of the OpenGov Youth collective of Open Government Partnership. He serves as the Social Media & Communication officer at Youth Advocates Ghana and a member of African Youth SDGs Summit Secretariat. Currently, he is the President of Ghana Students Accountability Network, a student’s movement championing Youth Inclusion and Accountability in sustainable development in Ghana.
Mgeni Mboto Hassan (Former Elected Member of the Mombasa Youth Assembly)
Mgeni Mboto Hassan is a former advocate for Youth and community change with Mombasa Youth Assembly and previously served under the capacity of Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Governance for 3 years and C.S of Information and Communication Technology for 3 years. Under the capacity of C.S of Devolution and Governance she advocated for the youth economic empowerment policy to be implemented in the County Assembly of Mombasa. As a Cabinet Secretary under Mombasa Youth Assembly she participated in the formulation of a Youth-Focused Blue Economy policy blue-print that fights for the rights, opportunities and inclusion of the youth especially the coast in the implementation of the Blue Economy. She also vied for the youth president in the last election for Mombasa Youth Assembly. She also works with numerous youth and community stakeholders within Mombasa County to spearhead social change on various matters affecting the youth and community at large. She also mentors’ young people on good governance and leadership. Mboto is passionate about working with the youth and community as whole and helping the next generation become successful and productive members of society.
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08:00
Digital innovation
Digital Safeguarding
Workshop

Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Restless Development and Global Fund for Children
Gareth Ll Davies (Restless Development)
Gareth (he/him) is the Global Head of Safeguarding at Restless Development. His role ensures that protection for all is the paramount concern of the agency and that all activities both digital and in the physical space, are designed to prevent harm happening. Gareth also manages Restless Development’s response when abuse is reported, making sure those responsible are held to account and nor further harm is caused to the survivor.
Bri LaTendresse (Global Fund for Children)
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09:00
Public participation and civic space
#VoteAt16: Promoting Youth Legitimacy and Capability to Decide
Q&A Panel
The "vote at 16" question has been put at the agenda in various country at the same moment (Germany, Swiss, France as well as in the city of San Francisco). We argue that the Covid19 momentum has revealed the desire for the youth to have an institutional word to future decision (environmental choices, budgetary expenditures, employment policies). It is time to reopen this question, in a transnational framework. We assume that practicing vote at 16, coupled with a enhanced citizenship education, could be part of the solution.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? No
Host Organization: Groupe Ecologie Démocratie Solidarité à l'Assemblée Nationale
MP Sibel Arslan (Swiss National Council)
MP Paula Forteza (French National Assembly)
Arianna Nassiri (Vote at 16)
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10:00
Public participation and civic space
#BreakTheRoles: intersectionality in gender
Q&A Panel
This session will explore gender and intersectionality in open government. Specifically, it will explore gender and the many oppressions one may face including racism, ageism, sexism, and homophobia. Gendered inequality often leaves people out of the halls of power, which ultimately takes away their ability to contribute to how they are governed. This session will focus on how open government advocates can help breakdown barriers that limit representation across all demographic indicators.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Restless Development
Glynnis Cummings-John (Restless Development)
Glynnis Cummings-John is the Deputy Country Director at Restless Development Sierra Leone, a development INGO powered by young people. Restless Development has offices across Africa, Asia and America, and is currently driving grassroots change across all 16 districts in Sierra Leone. Glynnis holds a BSc International Relations & Politics, and an MSc Children, Youth and International Development. For over a decade, Glynnis has committed her professional career to addressing the needs of vulnerable groups through designing and delivering programmes and influencing policy. Over the years, her career has championed inclusion, good governance and transparency through her work with the government of Sierra Leone, Uganda, Ethiopia and other African nations.
Patrick Kazyak-Albaladejo (Open Government Partnership)
Patrick joined the Open Government Partnership in October 2018. In the role of Program Officer, Patrick supports and cultivates strong relationships with and between local governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in their engagement with OGP Local. Prior to joining OGP, Patrick worked in research, community development, and diversity & inclusion. They hold a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University, with concentrations in International Development and Housing & Community Development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Sociology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Patrick’s pronouns are they/them/he/him and strongly encourages everyone to practice using singular they/them as a gender-neutral pronoun for those whose gender you may not know. Patrick is based in Chicago, IL (USA).
Makre Tessema (African Union)
Makda Tessema is a democracy and governance fellow in the African Governance Secretariat, housed in the Department of Political Affairs at the African Union. She is seconded to assist the Secretariat with implementation of their youth engagement strategy in democratic governance processes. Makda previously worked for the British Council as a programme manager for a regional programme promoting youth engagement in leadership. She was also a programme director for the Young Women’s Christian Association, a grassroots local organization, handling portfolios related to young women's rights, women’s economic empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, girls’ education and empowerment. Makda holds an LLM in International Law and Human Rights and an MA in Sociology.
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11:00
Public participation and civic space
How are governments engaging young people during the pandemic
Brainstorm session
This session aims at looking into the youth’s personal experiences, their coping mechanisms and their government’s inclusion or exclusion from response and recovery efforts and will help us in coming up with solutions to increase youth inclusivity and open governance.
Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Twaweza
Sarah Mwangi (Twaweza East Africa)
Marie Nanyanzi (Twaweza East Africa)
Ivan Otim (Youth Coalition on Electoral Democracy in Uganda)
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12:00
Public participation and civic space
Power shifting philanthropy
Q&A Panel

Hear positive examples of and recommendations from philanthropic initiatives that are shifting the power to youth civil society organisations to support openness in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.


Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Restless Development
Leslie Tsai (Chandler Foundation)
Leslie Tsai is Director of Social Impact of the Chandler Foundation where she leads the foundation’s international grant-making portfolio and strategy. Prior to joining the Chandler Foundation, Leslie was on the executive team of a global health nonprofit working on chronic disease prevention in the U.S. and abroad. Leslie started her legal career at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell before moving into the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Leslie has also worked at the World Bank and has spent time at international institutions such as the United Nations, the African Development Bank, the Supreme Court of Rwanda, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. She has been honored as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a John Gardner Public Service Fellow, a Shafik Gabr U.S.-Egypt Exchange Fellow, and a TEDx speaker. Leslie received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.
Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan (Africans Rising)
Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan is a human rights activist and Movement Coordinators at Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. A Pan African grassroot Movement of the people and organisations working to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity. In 2018, he was awarded by African youth awards as the Pan African Advocate of the year and was named as 100 most influential young people leaders in Africa in 2019. Muhammed Lamin was recently recognized as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) 100 Under 40 Worldwide in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. He initiated 2017 #NotTooYoungToRun to campaign in the Gambia, that supported 6 young people to win the election and who are currently serving in the National Assembly of The Gambia. Muhammed Lamin has led and supported the creation of many youth led organisations and networks across Africa and elsewhere, including Youth Action Movement (YAM)in The Gambia, Activista in The Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi and Sweden, just to name a few.
Lior Ipp (Roddenberry Foundation)
Lior Ipp has served as the CEO of The Roddenberry Foundation (TRF) since 2014 where he provides leadership and strategic direction for all foundation functions. Lior has spearheaded the launch of multiple initiatives, including a global grants program for early-stage projects, an annual activist fellowship, and a networked-based fund to fight Covid-19. Under Lior’s leadership, TRF has been recognized for its innovative efforts to address significant social challenges that drive transformational impact. Prior to TRF, Lior served as the CEO of Breakthrough Collaborative, a San Francisco-based educational non-profit with programs in 24 cities across the U.S. Before joining Breakthrough, Lior was a Global Director for Ashoka’s Youth Venture where he guided program development, institutional partnerships, and regional staff in twelve countries. Prior to Ashoka, Lior co-founded and served as CEO of an educational software company in New York City. Lior has an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where he was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Education Award.
Anne Muthoni (Youth Compact Champions)
Anne is a 24 year old social change agent from Kenya. Her main focus is in art, climate change and technology. She is focusing on art because she is an actress and she strongly believes in the orange economy. She has worked with refugee and migrant communities in Nairobi with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Refugee Trust of Kenya, focusing on psychosocial health. She is also passionate about being part of activities geared towards climate change mitigation, and is fascinated with technology. She is currently a young leader in The Youth Compact Champions programme which collaborates with over 60 humanitarian organisations to improve humanitarian action with and for young people around the world. In her role she is supporting the design and coordination of The Youth Fund, a new fund designed by young people to support youth action around the world. The first round of funding supported youth response to Covid-19, the second will support youth-led climate action.
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13:00
Public participation and civic space
Le rôle des jeunes dans la démocratie en période de pandémie du COVID-19
Q&A Panel
Alors que le confinement constitue la principale mesure de protection pour lutter contre le virus, les mesures prises vont inévitablement porter atteinte à certains droits et libertés qui font partie intégrante et nécessaire de toute société démocratique régie par l'État de droit. Les orateurs expliqueront la raison d'être de ces exceptions ainsi que les limites dans lesquelles elles doivent être appliquées. Les participants apprendront des techniques d’évaluation de la nécessité et la pertinence de ces exceptions ainsi que des méthodes de plaidoyer en cas d’abus de la part des autorités.
Language: French
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: African Network of Youth Policy Experts
Dosso Mouhamadou
Auteur des oeuvres “Le Fils du Pays”et “Le fauteuil du ministre,” Dosso Mouhamadou (pronom : Il) est étudiant de licence marketing management à l’université Félix Houphouët Boigny de Cocody. Il est le fondateur et président de l’association des plateformes entrepreneurs étudiants de Côte d’Ivoire; Directeur Pays de Global Peace Chain et Afrique des Idées.
Alhafiz Hassan
Alhafiz Hassan (pronom : Il) est le jeune ambassadeur pour la paix en afrique centrale au sein de l’Union Africaine. Il est connu pour ses impacts considérables au sein des populations vulnérables et son engagement sans faille dans la formation d’une jeunesse africaine prête à relever les défis de développement durable au Tchad.
Saada Djadid Mahamat
Saada Djadid Mahamat (pronom : elle) est titulaire d’une licence en droit privé et est actuellement en première année de master en ingénierie du développement des territoires à l’université HEC-Tchad. Elle est aussi Ambassadrice Victorieuse de Saleema représentant l’Afrique Centrale auprès de l’Union Africaine et représentante de Pan-African Female Youth Leaders, une organisation des jeunes filles du continent africain.
Nandini Tanya Lallmon
Nandini Tanya Lallmon (pronom : elle) est la Directrice Pays du Réseau africain d’experts en politique de jeunesse à l’Ile Maurice. Elle siège au conseil consultatif de la Fondation Steering for Greatness, de Global Peace Chain, du Conseil consultatif international des droits de l’homme, d’Agents pour la Paix au Kenya et de CIVICUS.
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14:00
Public participation and civic space
International organizations as a bridge between youth and governments
Q&A Panel

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing social isolation measures have had major impacts on young people. Among Youth who were studying, working or combining study and work before the global health crisis, 73% experienced limited reach to civil society or governmental organizations. These challenges have limited the active engagement of youth in the decision-making process, which leaves more questions than answers that local and international organizations must meaningfully consider as we build back together post-COVID-19. The CCGHR will contribute to that discussion in the OGP Global Youth Summit.


Language: English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
Yipeng Ge
Yipeng Ge is a Chinese-Canadian, first-generation immigrant, and a humble and grateful guest of this land. He completed his undergraduate studies at McMaster University in Health Sciences (Honours) with a specialization in Global Health. He received his MD from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He is a resident physician in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (including family medicine) in Ottawa. He is Canada’s official youth delegate to the 73rd World Health Assembly and the 58th Pan American Health Organization Directing Council – the highest decision-making bodies for the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization, respectively. Yipeng is passionate and interested in tackling health and social inequities through addressing the social and broader determinants of health. Much of his academic and medical career has been guided by these values.
Gertrude Edna Omoro (Pivot Canada)
Gertrude is a Public Health Specialist with over 5 years of experience in Maternal Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition programming, and health care delivery centred across Eastern and Southern Africa. She is currently a researcher at Pivot Canada, an urban exploration and information gathering project to address the loss of youth earning during the pandemic. Through her affiliations with the Canadian Coalition of Global Health Research (CCGHR), Ontario Council of International Cooperation (OCIC) and Canadian Society of International Health (CSIH), Gertrude has promoted equitable global health research across Canadian institutions, championed the inclusion of marginalized voices in development, and contributed to CSIH’s policy position on Canada’s sustainability development goals (SDGs) unveiled during the 25th annual Canadian Conference on Global Health. As a recent graduate of the University of Alberta Master of Public Health (Global Health) program, Gertrude aims to create a world where women and children have the opportunity to healthy fulfilled lives.
Christine Saleeb
Christine Saleeb has a MSc Global Health (‘19) from McMaster University and completed her BSc in Medical Sciences (‘18) at Brock University. Her study interests include global burden of diseases, refugee health, women and children’s health, ethics and evaluating the social, economic and political determinants that affect health. She has completed a knowledge translation internship with HealthBridge Foundation of Canada to advocate for ethnic minority women to work as midwives in rural Vietnam. Her previous research includes conducting a quality improvement project seeking to improve the cleanliness of shared patient care equipment in the hospital wards. She currently sits as one of the CCGHR SYPN Student Chapter Support Executives. She was the previous CCGHR Co-President of the Brock University student chapter and hosted a variety of events including a United Nations’ Sustainable Development Youth Training with over 200 attendees. Much like her leadership positions in the past, she hopes to empower the CCGHR student chapters to grow and succeed.
Erick M. Carreras
Erick has a diverse background in clinical and global health research, international and community development, as well as education. Erick has worked to promote Gender Equity and Social Inclusivity in the private sector in Barranquilla, Colombia; completed free-lance English to French translation work for a non-profit that helps establish Syrian Refugees coming to Canada who identify as a part of the LGBTQ2+ community; as well as field work and the administration of social programs created by, and for, urban Indigenous of Turtle Island residing in Ontario, Canada. Outside of work, he volunteers his time in various capacities to pay it forward and help both, remove inequitable barriers, and empower others, as we strive towards a more equitable and globally collaborative society, together. Erick is a passionate life-long learner, avid international film goer, and someone who loves being in nature.
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15:00
Digital innovation
Retos de la inclusión digital para el combate a los riesgos de corrupción durante la pandemia
Q&A Panel
Este panel se enfoca en cómo utilizar las herramientas digitales para abordar los riesgos corrupción durante la pandemia usando principios de gobierno abierto. Asimismo abordará retos relevantes a la gobernanza del internet en la región latinoamericana como descentralización, seguridad, privacidad y apertura.
Language: Spanish
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Paideia Civica
Rogelio Cantoral (Organización de Estados Americanos)
Rogelio Cantoral, consultor político de la Organización de Estados Americanos. Mexico Licenciado en Administración de Negocios Internacionales y Licenciado en Derecho, ambos títulos obtenidos en la Universidad Veracruzana en Veracruz, México. Cuenta con una Maestría en Acción Política por la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria de España. Además, posee formación complementaria en el área de políticas públicas por la Universidad de Harvard y Brown en servicio público y por la Fundación Botín de España. Actualmente es parte del equipo de la oficina ejecutiva de la Secretaría para el Fortalecimiento de la Democracia en la OEA en la sede, Washington D.C.
Isabel Geafilio (Ministerio de Educación de Perú)
Isabel Fiafilio, Economista del Ministerio de Educación de Perú. Perú Licenciada en economía de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, en Perú. Cuenta con especializaciones en Gestión Pública y proyectos de Inversión y estudios de Gobierno Abierto. Actualmente labora en el Ministerio de Educación en Perú como especialista en seguimiento de inversiones. Ha sido becaria de diversos programas de entidades nacionales e internacionales como la CEPAL, BID, UNASUR, CAN, PNUD, CLAD-EIAPP, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba y Universidad de Buenos Aires, en temas de gobernanza, gestión de proyectos, gobierno abierto, desarrollo económico, ciudades sostenibles e intervenciones sociales.
Carlos David Carrasco (Observatorio del Gasto Fiscal de Chile)
Carlos David Carrasco. Periodista. Diplomado en Estudios de Historia. Diplomado en Políticas Públicas, Gerencia Política y Gestión Pública. Curso de especialización Gobierno Abierto y Gobierno Digital. Miembro de los Global Shaper Hub Santiago. Coordinador en el Observatorio del Gasto Fiscal de Chile. Miembro de la Red de Planificación de América Latina y el Caribe.
Verónica Portugal (Paideia Cívica)
Verónica Portugal. Directora Ejecutiva Paideia Cívica. México Directora Ejecutiva de Paideia Cívica, una organización que busca abordar el problema de la corrupción a través de la creación de capacidades en la sociedad civil. Ella ha sido delegada y speaker en eventos como la cumbre de Sociedad civil de las Américas en Lima y la Cumbre de Sociedad civil del G20 en Argentina. Verónica fue funcionaria de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social en México donde se encargaba del programa para la alfabetización digital en zonas marginadas. Fue open leader de Fundación Mozilla y participó en el MozaFest en Londres como speaker sobre el uso de Internet para el activismo anticorrupción.
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16:00
Digital innovation
Bridging the cyber skills gap for non-traditional talent
Skills workshop
With COVID-19 increasing global cybersecurity challenges, young people should have decision-making powers in securing our future digital trust. Currently, cyber recruitment does not mirror our diverse communities, with 70% of global cyber talent coming from an IT background. During this session, the Global Shapers Montreal hub will leverage their skills mapping tool to walk young leaders through the diversity of cybersecurity roles, and how to maximise the value of their existing, non-IT skills in cybersecurity.
Language: French and English
Translation in French and Spanish available? Yes
Host Organization: Global Shapers Community (Montreal Hub)
Kathy Liu (Global Shapers)
Kathy Liu (Global Shaper, Montreal hub, Education & Employment Steering Committee, she/her/hers): Kathy is an experienced cyber strategy professional who is passionate about cybersecurity’s potential to safeguard digital trust. Coming from an atypical Public Policy background, she is a fervent champion of all other “non-traditional” talent out there who are curious about a cyber career. As a Global Shaper in the Montreal hub, she leads the Inclusive Cyber Talent Project, which mobilises left-behind talent into this exciting field. Kathy is a published author and speaker on the topic of cyber skills diversification, and has been featured on platforms convened by the World Economic Forum and Columbia University.
Felicia Sangare (Global Shapers)
Felicia Sangare (Curator, Global Shapers Montreal, she/her/hers): Felicia Sangare (Curator, Global Shapers Montreal, she/her/hers): With a background in economics and politics, and a career in HR recruitment, Felicia is a citizen of the world, a woman of action and a keen observer. Felicia works at Sirius Personnel, an agency specialising in Sales and Marketing workforce across industries. As the Curator of the Global Shapers Montreal, Felicia is very involved in the intersection of equity and inclusion, and the Future of Work, and led the inaugural #CYBERWOMEN event in Montreal.
Antoine Audet (Global Shapers)
Antoine Audet (Global Shaper, Montreal hub, he/him/his): With a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Antoine has a vast array of academic and professional experiences across numerous fields. Antoine has traveled the world pitching different project proposals in Canada, United States, Hong Kong, Australia, Switzerland, France and Ukraine. With a background in International Business Development and numerous technologies, he now works as a Business development director for the fastest growing IT company in Canada. When not at work or camping in his Westfalia, Antoine mixes his passions for cybersecurity and social involvement with the Montreal Hub of the Global Shapers Community.
Omer Aziz Khan (Global Shapers)
Omer Aziz Khan (Global Shaper, Montreal hub, he/ him/ his): Omer is currently taking on cybersecurity challenges as they come and influencing stakeholders to take this journey with him. When he’s not working at his primary job, he has created a diverse community of college and university students across Canada and Asia who need mentoring in cybersecurity, where he takes students on a one-on-one coffee chat to help them kickstart their careers in cyber and help them realize their true potential. With a Master of Information System Security (M.eng) in the bag, Omer realized he can leverage his degree and knowledge to empower others to join the world of cyber. Omer is one of the newest members of the Global Shapers Montreal hub and has been working with the Inclusive Cyber Talent Project prior to joining.
Hannah Ballard (Global Shapers)
Hannah Ballard (Global Shaper, Montreal hub, Impact Officer, she/her/hers): Hannah is a storyteller at the intersection of emerging technologies, the climate crisis, and the communities who could, or will, be most impacted by them. By day, she coordinates communications and PR for Kids Code Jeunesse, a bilingual Canadian charity that teaches kids, and their grown ups, about AI, coding, digital citizenship, ethics & the UN’s SDGs. As a Global Shaper, she manages Comms and Impact hub-wide, leads the development of the Inclusive Cyber Talent Project’s Education Product and co-leads the #ShapingSDGs project: an impact tracking framework. Armed with her English Literature Bachelor’s, she’s been creating inclusive and interesting narratives about tech for over 7 years, across 4 continents.
Mithula Logeswaran (Global Shapers)
Mithula Logeswaran (Global Shaper, Montreal hub, she/her/hers): Mithula is a passionate educator who advocates for SDGs in education and is part of the Global schools program, an initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She also runs Main dans la Main, which is an organization based in Montreal that raises awareness on mental health in the south Asian community. Mithula has worked on many projects as a Global Shaper in the last 2 years; one of which is the Inclusive Cyber talents Project. She is currently working on the Education Product which allows students from various backgrounds to learn how to easily transition into cyber jobs.
Paula Sahyoun (Global Shapers)
Paula Sahyoun (Global Shaper, Montreal hub, she/her/hers): Paula is a systems change thinker working to scale the roles post-secondary institutions and public interest journalism play in shaping the Future of Work. Paula strongly believes that community civic engagement leads to macro-level societal change and her personal and professional experiences continually motivate Paula to advocate towards the creation of sustainable, accessible, inclusive and livable communities for all persons. Paula is a current J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Social Innovation Fellow, Global Shaper, Climate Reality Leader and United Nations Sustainable Development Network Local Pathways Fellow.
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Dagia Aka (OpenGov Youth Collective)
Dagia is a Youth advocate with over five years experience working with young people. He has worked with youth organizations include the Youth Against Corruption Association (YACA), Lasallian Youth Ministry ANZPPNG and The Voice Inc (Clean Generation Campaign).
Chaimae Bourjij (OpenGov Youth Collective)
Chaimae is a young leader passionate about women’s rights, freedom and youth empowerment as she has continuously contributed in building the capacity of young leaders through initiatives such as the Sustainable Development’s Youth association she founded last year, which won Global mobilizer of the year 2018 for SDGs by the UN SDG Action Campaign. Her commitment is driven by the intention to familiarize young people with decision-making processes and strengthen their capacities under the aegis of democratic governance.
Sanjay Pradhan (OGP)
Sanjay Pradhan joined the Open Government Partnership in May 2016. Sanjay supports the countries, local governments and thousands of civil society organizations working to make governments more open, participatory and less corrupt. He leads OGP’s policy dialogue with Heads of States, senior ministers and civil society organizations across the partnership, and serves as OGP’s global spokesperson. Bringing a wealth of open government and innovation experience to the role, he previously served in three senior positions at the World Bank: as the Vice President for Leadership, Learning and Innovation, the Vice President of the World Bank Institute, and the Director for Governance. While at the World Bank, Mr. Pradhan tirelessly promoted open development. He led the World Bank’s Governance and Anticorruption Strategy, launched the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, incubated ICT-mediated citizen feedback to improve governance, initiated Open Contracting with Partners, and rolled out a flagship Collaborative Leadership for Development program to help government and civil society leaders undertake collaborative actions. During his tenure at the World Bank, Sanjay gained extensive experience working in Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia.
Maria Baron (Directorio Legislativo)
María Baron is an Argentine journalist and global executive director of Directorio Legislativo, an organization that promotes transparency in government, democratic consolidation, and enhanced access to public information throughout Latin America. She is also founding chair of the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency, a group comprising 24 civil society organizations across 12 countries in the region. For her pioneering efforts in advocating for accountability and ethics in government, she received NDI’s Democracy Award for Civic Innovation in 2013.
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