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Day 3: Working together: global and regional collaboration, Mr. Greg Brown, National Democratic Institute

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Globalization of politics requires parliaments all over the world to cooperate and exchange information. The session will learn about existing forms of inter-parliamentary collaboration, and discuss perspectives for developing common approaches, including open source software solutions, and open standards for legislative document management, including XML.

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Day 3: Working together: global and regional collaboration, Mr. Greg Brown, National Democratic Institute

  1. 1. Global Partnerships & Legislative Openness Greg Brown // gbrown@ndi.org // @gregbrownm National Democratic Institute Co-Chair, Legislative Openness Working Group
  2. 2. 1. PMOs & Parliament 2. Open Government Partnership & Other Communities 3. Opportunities to Engage
  3. 3. PMOs & Parliament
  4. 4. “If the discourse of the PMO is similar to what the feeling of the people is – and doesn’t question the negative image that people have about the Congress – then we are not doing much. If citizens don’t realize that Congress is a very important branch for a political system to work, then we’re not going to be a democracy." – Mónica Pachón, Congreso Visible
  5. 5. Civil society can support legislative reform through: Education | Advocacy | Collaboration
  6. 6. Around the world, over 200 civil society organizations are monitoring national and sub-national legislatures: Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations (PMOs) OpeningParliament.org
  7. 7. Global Communities
  8. 8. What is the Open Government Partnership?
  9. 9. 106action plans 69countries 2000+commitments
  10. 10. Role for Parliaments in OGP ? Oversight and Review Legislative Action Institutional Commitments
  11. 11. 6countries published parliamentary openness plans ...with more likely to come!
  12. 12. The LOWG was created to encourage peer learning, exchange, and collaboration among parliaments.
  13. 13. 3work streams for 2016 - Peer Exchange and Capacity Building - Comparative Data on Legislative Openness - Institutionalizing Parliamentary Engagement
  14. 14. Peer Exchange and Capacity Building May 2015: International Open Data Conference (Ottawa) Sept. 2015: LOWG Global Meeting (Tbilisi) Oct. 2015: OGP Summit (Mexico City) Aug. 2015: Meeting of the Pan African Parliament (Johannesburg) May 2016: OGP Regional Meeting (Montevideo) May 2016: OGP Regional Meeting (Cape Town)
  15. 15. Peer Exchange and Capacity Building May 2015: International Open Data Conference (Ottawa) Sept. 2015: LOWG Global Meeting (Tbilisi) Oct. 2015: OGP Summit (Mexico City) Aug. 2015: Meeting of the Pan African Parliament (Johannesburg) May 2016: OGP Regional Meeting (Montevideo) May 2016: OGP Regional Meeting (Cape Town) Dec. 2016: OGP Summit (Paris)
  16. 16. A week of openness activities around the world, with events hosted by the Legislative Openness Working Group and members of the parliamentary openness community
  17. 17. Legislative Openness Working Group Global Meeting
  18. 18. Albania Armenia Belarus Belgium Bosnia Brazil Chile Croatia Czech Republic Estonia France Germany Hungary Jordan Latvia Lithuania Matla Moldova Montenegro Poland Serbia Slovenia South Africa Sweden Tunisia Turkey Ukraine UK USA
  19. 19. Dedicated legislative “track” included: ● 8 Panel Discussions ● Half-Day Meeting for MPs
  20. 20. September 12-18 ...more information soon!
  21. 21. Global Data Good Practices Various Categories Comparative Data on Legislative Openness Global Data Community Contributions
  22. 22. Contribute data on your parliament: bit.ly/294Ow87
  23. 23. Parliamentary Openness and the Open Government Partnership: A Toolkit for Advancing Legislative Openness bit.ly/29b1fud
  24. 24. & 1. Institutionalizing Parliamentary Participation 2. Strengthening Action Plan Development 3. Developing a Review Mechanism
  25. 25. Opportunities to Engage ● Global Legislative Openness Week (Sept. 2016) ● OGP Global Summit Paris (Dec. 2016) ● Data Explorer (Ongoing)
  26. 26. Other Global Communities poplus.org parlamericas.org
  27. 27. Thank you! Greg Brown // gbrown@ndi.org // @gregbrownm National Democratic Institute Co-Chair, Legislative Openness Working Group

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