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OGP Americas Regional Meeting 2017

21 November–22 November 2017

  • Conference

  • Starting 3:30PM

  • Ending 5:30PM EDT

  • Online

The Americas Regional Meeting of the Open Government Partnership, hosted in Buenos Aires, will bring over 2,000 representatives from governments and civil society, digital innovators, developers, journalists, and researchers to share their experience and further the open government agenda in the face of current global challenges.

NRGI chief operating officer Suneeta Kaimal, who is a member of the OGP Steering Committee, will moderate a discussion on open government and the extractives industries. Details on that coversation are below and a full agenda is here

Tuesday, November 21

Openness in Natural Resources Working Group Roundtable
3:40 pm-4:50 pm
Sala 513, Centro Cultural Kirchner

This session will include the launch of the report Closing the Gap: Strengthening the Development and Implementation of Natural Resource Commitments in the Open Government Partnership

Open Government and the Extractive Industries
5 pm-6 pm
Auditorium 612, Centro Cultural Kirchner

Why does good governance of the oil, gas and mining sector matter? What initiatives exist in Latin America to promote transparency and fight corruption in the sector? What role for civil society? Based on comparative examples, this panel will address the challenges and opportunities of promoting open government in the extractive industries. 

Suneeta Kaimal (@suneetajan), NRGI COO


  • Luciano Caratori, Argentina Energy and Mining Secretariat
  • Santiago Dondo, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative regional director
  • Aida Gamboa, Derecho, DAR

Buenos Aires, Argentina