Youth and Social Movements in OGP
Can the conversations move from the street to the Open Government spaces?
Nadia Babynska from Opora, Ukraine. Andres Snitokfsy, Cargografias, Argentina. Nikhiel Sbu Deeplal, Lawyers for Human Rights of South Africa. - Serge Bambara, Balais Citoyen, Burkina Faso.
Implementation of open government - Roundtable
Dec. 8 2016 06:00 PM - 06:50 PM
Palais d'Iéna - Ventejol
Simultaneous translation: Français-English-Español
We believe, as organizers, that the OGP community and these social movements share many of the same values and objectives, however, there are few links between both. National consultation processes are an ideal mechanism to bring the demands from the streets to actual commitments that can result in the changes people need. The participation of these young leaders in Paris will serve as a welcome from the OGP community to these voices that represent wider sectors.
- Nadia Babynska, Opora, Ukraine
- Andres Snitokfsy, Cargografias, Argentina
- Nikhiel Sbu Deeplal, Lawyers for Human Rights of South Africa, former National Chairperson of Students for Law and Social Justice in South Africa.
- Serge Bambara, Balais Citoyen, Burkina Faso.
The panel will be moderated by Pablo Collada, from Ciudadano Inteligente in Chile. The session will be run as a conversation about the relationship between informal and formal means of citizen participation, the diversity of spaces for citizens dialogue with authorities and the speakers' particular experiences in their countries. In addition, it will explore ideas on how should OGP incorporate other forms of participation in their own conversations and plans.
One of the most common manifestations of discontent in history has been the street protest. In recent years, several of these protests have driven profound institutional transformation. The OGP movement has opened up many conversations in the past years but there are still many challenges ahead for those involved in street protests. This session aims to answer the question, "How can OGP interact with youth and social movements that don't yet have established institutional spaces for dialogue but which fill an important societal role?" This session will showcase young leaders at the helm of multitudinary social movements and street protests where people have demanded more open and accountable governments.
Fundacion Ciudadano Inteligente
Pablo is the Executive Director of Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente (Smart Citizen Foundation), a Latin American Organization based in Chile that designs and implements participation models that integrate research, communication and civic tech developments. Pablo is a Mexican sociologist that has worked for the past 15 years in the Social Development sector mainly in education, youth and community organization projects either in the public sector or the civil society arena. His previous work include being head of the Research Area for the Lab for the City initiative in Mexico City, where he was part of the development of the Open Government Platform. He also lead the creation of regional networks promoted by international agencies such as UN-Habitat to promote local government observatories, and the development and implementation of digital tools for youth participation in the Mexican context.