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4th International Open Data Conference
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Friday, October 7 • 11:00 - 12:00
Opening up Extractives and Land Contracts

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Opening up extractives and land projects

Speakers
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Maryati Abdullah

National Coordinator, Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
Biography: Maryati Abdullah is National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia. She has experiences on freedom of information, open budget, extractive industries and natural resources transparency, as well as in democracy and good governance issues. His academic backgrounds were chemistry and economic development and globalisations. Before joined PWYP, she was worked for Pattiro and Parliament Watch. She was actively engaged with... Read More →
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Harsh Desai

MSc Candidate in Development Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
Biography: Harsh Desai is an MSc Candidate in Development Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science and works as a part-time consultant for AidData. He led the data collection, geocoding and in-country training components of AidData's Liberia concessions project. He was also a Program Manager on AidData's data team, overseeing a team of research assistants for the Tracking Under-reported Financial Flows (TUFF... Read More →
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Carole Excell

Project Director, The Access Initiative, World Resources Institute
Biography: Carole Excell is the Project Director, The Access Initiative at the World Resources Institute working on access to information, public participation and access to justice issues around the world with more than 12 years of professional development experience. She has worked in the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia, on toxic pollution of water and air, forestry protection, developing and implementing right to... Read More →
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Lindsey Marchessault

Open Contracting Partnership
Biography: Lindsey Marchessault manages the Open Contracting Data Standard Help Desk and several of the Showcase and Learning projects at the Open Contracting Partnership. In her work, she engages with governments and other stakeholders in collaborative learning about open contracting and advises on policy & legal reform to implement open contracting. She also supports the co-creation of tools, methodologies, and feedback loops... Read More →
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Kais Mejri

Director General and President, Good Governance Unit, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, Government of Tunisia
Biography:Kais Mejri has joined the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining since 1999 . He is currently the Director General of human, financial and logistical affairs as well as the head of governance unit within  the Tunisian ministry of industry, energy and mines.  Thus, he is leading the programs related to capacity building, open data development , governance issues, and  legal and institutional  framework... Read More →
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Jacob Sims

Program Manager, Policy Team
Biography: Jacob Sims is a Program Manager on the Policy Team who helps to lead AidData's SDG-related and Data Uptake efforts. Jacob holds a Master's degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science where he specialized in International Development and Economic History. He previously led human rights abuse tracking and reporting programs in northern Myanmar and co-founded an international development organization in... Read More →
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Anjesh Tuladhar

Chief Innovations Officer, YoungInnovations
Biography: Anjesh Tuladhar is Chief Innovations Officer at YoungInnovations ( http://younginnovations.com.np ), looking mainly after the technology and data aspects of the systems. He is the technology architect of the system behindResourceContracts.org and currently manages a team of developers in further development of the system. He is also leading various open data projects in the organisation... Read More →
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Jessica Webb

Civil Society Specialist, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute
Title proposal: Leveraging data visualization and partnerships for environmental action. | | Biography:  Jessica Webb is the Civil Society Specialist for Global Forest Watch, a free and powerful monitoring platform that promotes transparency by providing near real-time information on the state of forests globally. Jessica leads efforts to ensure that civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world have access to the information and... Read More →

Coordinators
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Robert Pitman

Governance Officer, Natural Resource Governance institute
Title proposal: Opening up extractives and land projects. | | Biography: Rob Pitman leads NRGI's organizational advocacy and research on contract transparency and manages the use of the Natural Resource Charter as a tool to structure analysis and dialogue. He is based in Washington D.C. Prior to joining NRGI, Rob worked as a lead member of the Carter Center Access to Justice and Governance Program in Liberia and as member of... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
Room B

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