[Open-Legislation] Fwd: PMO Leaders Conference on Parliamentary Transparency, April 30-May 2, Washington, DC

Pedro Markun pedro at esfera.mobi
Tue Feb 14 17:46:31 UTC 2012

Hey Daniel,

We're talking with Andrew on trying to get there :)

Pedro Markun

2012/2/14 Daniel Dietrich <daniel.dietrich at okfn.org>

> FYI - is anyone on this list planning to go there?
> Daniel
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *"Andrew G. Mandelbaum" <andrew.g.mandelbaum at gmail.com>
> *Subject: **PMO Leaders Conference on Parliamentary Transparency, April
> 30-May 2, Washington, DC*
> *Date: *14. Februar 2012 04:09:28 MEZ
> *To: *Open Government WG List <open-government at lists.okfn.org>,
> transparency-tech at googlegroups.com
> *Reply-To: *transparency-tech at googlegroups.com
> If you are having trouble reading this email, read the online version<http://www.ndi.org/node/18544>
> .
>  [image: NDI, Sunlight Foundation, Embassy of Mexico, World Bank
> Institute, Red Latinoamericana por la Transparencia Legislativa, Mexican
> Cultural Institute, National Endowment for Democracy]
> PMO Leaders Conference on
> Parliamentary Transparency and Networking
> April 30 - May 2
> Washington, D.C.
> A *recently published survey*<http://www.ndi.org/files/governance-parliamentary-monitoring-organizations-survey-september-2011.pdf> of
> parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs) by the *National Democratic
> Institute* <http://www.ndi.org/> (NDI) and *World Bank Institute*<http://wbi.worldbank.org/wbi/> (WBI)
> identifies more than 190 PMOs that are monitoring the performance and
> functioning of over 82 national parliaments. PMOs show great promise in
> strengthening democratic governance. However, PMOs share a number of common
> challenges, including a lack of parliamentary transparency. Increasing
> opportunities for PMOs to share experiences and good practices can enhance
> monitoring activities and strengthen the ability of PMOs to work
> collaboratively to meet common goals.
> To help provide a platform for cooperation among PMOs, the *Sunlight
> Foundation* <http://sunlightfoundation.com/>, the *Latin American Network
> for Legislative Transparency* <http://www.transparencialegislativa.org/>,
> NDI, WBI, the *Embassy of Mexico in the United States*<http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/eua/>,
> and the *National Endowment for Democracy* <http://www.ned.org/> are
> co-hosting a two-and-a-half-day conference in Washington, D.C., for global
> PMO leaders. The conference seeks to foster discussion on international
> strategies for improving access to parliamentary information on the
> national level, including a transparency "pledge" for parliaments, which
> would be available for comment on the *AGORA web portal*<http://www.agora-parl.org/> in
> advance of the conference. The conference also would provide an opportunity
> for PMOs to share good practices for monitoring parliamentary transparency,
> discuss collaborative ideas for addressing common challenges, and explore
> engagement in international fora to raise awareness of PMOs and their work.
> *For more information, please contact:*
> Andrew Mandelbaum of NDI at *amandelbaum at ndi.org* <amandelbaum at ndi.org>
> John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation at *johnwonderlich at gmail.com*<johnwonderlich at gmail.com>
> Melissa Ortiz Massó of the LALT Network at *melissa at fundar.org.mx*
> Pablo Secchi of the LALT Network at *psecchi at directoriolegislativo.org*
> *Limited scholarships to support travel costs may be available.
> The conference language is English.*
> --
> Andrew G. Mandelbaum
> Senior Program Officer, Governance
> National Democratic Institute
> Twitter: agm3dc
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