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Thursday, September 3 • 16:00 - 18:00
Pushing for more and better | G20 Action on Beneficial Ownership & Public Procurement Transparency, Open Data and More

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This session will provide an area for discussion and reflection around the implementation of last year’s civil society advocacy wins under a Turkish presidency and a look ahead to what could be achieved when China hosts next year.

In 2014 Transparency International and partners played an instrumental role in the adoption of a G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan 2015-2016. It committed the G20 to focus on integrity in public procurement, as well as open data. To learn and reflect upon these efforts, an update will be provided on both issues by Maggie Murphy who coordinates TI’s advocacy work at the G20.

TI and partners have also successfully advocated for a formal mechanism through which civil society can engage with the G20; the “Civil 20” or C20. Current steering committee member, Oya Ozarslan will provide an update of civil society’s efforts to influence the G20 this year and provide some tips for future civil society hosts.

A second major win of 2014 under the Australian presidency was the adoption of the G20 Beneficial Ownership Transparency Principles. This year an assessment of how well each G20 country is implementing those Principles to highlight areas of improvement is being conducted. Maira Martini who has led a G20 research project will share  some preliminary findings for discussion. The group will have the opportunity to chat over the findings and discuss the next steps with a view to ensure greater implementation across all G20 countries.

Finally a discussion concerning G20 advocacy in 2016 and beyond will take place, casting an eye towards China’s presidency next year. Participants interested in advocacy, partnership building and G20 outcomes are encouraged  to attend and join the discussion.

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Maggie Murphy

Senior Coordinator, Global Advocacy And Policy, Transparency International
I am Senior Coordinator in the Global Advocacy and Policy team of Transparency International. I lead Transparency International's work at the G20, working with colleagues in Chapters in 19 of the G20 members, with a particular focus on financial transparency issues. Most recently... Read More →

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Huguette Labelle

Former Chair, Expert Advisor Policy & Development, Individual Member
Huguette Labelle is the former Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board... Read More →
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Maira Martini

Knowledge Coordinator, Transparency International
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Emine Oya Özarslan

Chair, TI Turkey

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Casey Kelso

Advocacy Director, Transparency International
Casey Kelso is Advocacy Director at Transparency International (TI) Secretariat. Casey joined the TI Secretariat as the Director for the Africa and the Middle East Department in October 2005 until his appointment as Advocacy Director in 2016. Prior to that, he was the chief executive... Read More →

Thursday September 3, 2015 16:00 - 18:00 GMT+08
Hall 4

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