THE TRUST FOR THE AMERICAS, ANTAI and AIG OFFER WORKSHOP ON TRANSPARENCY, GOVERNMENT, AND OPEN DATA IN CENTRAL REGION OF PANAMA
Washington, D.C. (February 10th 2020) — The Trust for the Americas together with the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (ANTAI) and the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG), invite to the first workshop on transparency, government, open data, and citizen participation in the province of Veraguas, Panama.
This workshop is part of the implementation of the first phase of the project “Public Innovation through Open Data in Panama” initiative sponsored by the United States Embassy in Panama. The objective of the workshop is to sensitize the public officials, civil society, academia, media and the private sector of the central provinces of The Republic of Panama on the use of data to improve problems that overwhelm communities. As result of the workshops, it is expected to identify some of the needs of the population of central provinces, what are the demands for data at the local government level to propose solutions through citizen participation mechanisms finally.
The activity will be facilitated by Ana Gabriel Zúñiga Aponte, who currently serves as manager of the open contracting program for HIVOS Latam in Costa Rica. Zúñiga during the presidency of Luis Solís, she held the position of Vice-Minister in political affairs and citizen dialogue of the Republic of Costa Rica between 2014 and 2018, where she was responsible for establishing the Open State Plan for Costa Rica.
The workshop will be held in Santiago de Veraguas at the Compa Mida facilities on February 12 and 13, 2020.
About The Trust for the Americas:
The Trust for the Americas is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS). It was established in 1997 to promote public and private sector participation in social and economic development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our initiatives, implemented through local partner organizations, seek to improve access to economic opportunities as well as to foster innovation in vulnerable communities in the hemisphere. To this end, The Trust also promotes social inclusion and good governance. The Trust has offices in Washington, D.C., Colombia, and Canada.
More information: www.trustfortheamericas.org