This September’s Town Hall will feature dynamic speakers who will engage in a lively discussion about government and civil society initiatives underway to make available information on foreign aid and security assistance, and impediments that remain for the public to access such information. The speakers have years of experience engaging in efforts to improve public access to information on U.S. security and development aid. They will discuss their ongoing research and advocacy efforts, what information the government keeps hidden from public view, and why this information is critical for government accountability.
Participants are invited to bring questions, share their own experience and knowledge, and contribute to idea sharing about future open government and accountability initiatives. Please RSVP by filling out the form below.
When: September 9, 2015, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: If you are in the DC area, please join us in person at POGO’s Conference Room (1100 G St, NW, Suite 500– entrance on 11th Street across from Metro Center). Not in DC? We want to hear from you too! Call-in options will also be available.
Laia Griño is Senior Manager of Transparency, Accountability and Results at InterAction. Laia leads InterAction’s work on transparency – focused on both InterAction members and the U.S. government – and is responsible for data quality and standards for NGO Aid Map.
Abigail Poe Akre is the Director of the Security Assistance Monitor at the Center for International Policy. The Security Assistance Monitor documents all publicly accessible information on U.S. security and defense assistance programs throughout the world, including arms sales, military and police aid and training programs.
Catalina Reyes is a Senior Advocacy Associate at Publish What You Fund, working on U.S. development policy and foreign assistance transparency. Catalina also covers Publish What You Fund’s engagement with the Open Government Partnership process, and monitors its implications to the aid transparency agenda.