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Alejandro González Arreola obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Northwestern La Salle University and holds a master’s degree in Public Management from the University of Birmingham. He is a founding partner and current General Manager of Gestión Social y Cooperación, A. C. (GESOC), where he fosters and promotes projects related to transparency, accountability and open government. Arreola is co-president of the Civil Society Sector of the Board of Directors in the Open Government Partnership at international level.


Almudena Ocejo holds a Ph.D. degree in Social and Political Science from the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a master’s degree in Public Administration and Policies from the New York University (NYU). She has worked as professor in the Master of Public Policies of ITAM, where she taught Public Management and Citizen Participation. Almudena has 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of public policies of citizen participation, accountability, management of strategies of community linkage and citizen competences strengthening for the informed and responsible participation in public issues. Currently, Ocejo is the Minister of Inclusion and Social Welfare in the Government of Mexico City.


Ana Cristina Ruelas holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and a master’s degree in Public Policies from the ITESM. Ruelas works as Director in Article 19, Office for Mexico and Central America and she is a columnist in Ruelas has advised and led different projects related to open government and access to information to be developed in different international organizations and government institutions in Mexico and Peru. She worked in the Office of Right to Information at Mexico’s Commission on Human Rights and has a wide experience in human rights.


Brando Flores is the Social Innovation and Citizen Participation Coordinator. Flores has experience heading and advising projects with a gender perspective, innovation, open government, human rights, leadership, and interculturality. It is part of the RDefine network, which seeks to build new champions of the sexual and reproductive rights in Mexico.


Constanza Gómez-Mont is founder and CEO of C Minds, a think tank for innovation that impacts emerging citizen. She has worked for the last 10 years in the design of public policies, legislation and community participation in topics of mobility, governance, climate change, obesity prevention, civic innovation, education, and youth empowerment. Gómez-Mont has also been advising different organizations on issues of development, including the World Bank, United Nations, as well as national and local governments. She is passionate about discussions and strategies for systemic changes. Constanza Gómez-Mont received the Global Impact Challenge Mexico 2016 Award from Singularity University because of her work on the use of exponential technology as a tool to boost citizen changes.


Cynthia Dehesa obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and a master’s degree in Gender Sciences, Development and Globalization. Currently, she is General Manager of Ciudadanos por la Transparencia. Dehesa has participated in organizations of Civil Society, including the International Network on Small Arms, and she has coordinated projects for vulnerable groups with funds of the European Union.


Eduardo Bohórquez is Executive Director of Transparency International in Mexico (Transparencia Mexicana). He designed the 3de3 initiative and was the linkage between civil society and the Congress to build the National Anti-Corruption System. Bohórquez has received the global awards granted by the Open Government Partnership and Smart Cities. Currently, he promotes the open contracting model and the use of Blockchain and Cryptoassets when financing politics.


Felipe Hevia is an Anthropologist from the University of Chile. He obtained a master’s degree and Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS-Mexico City). His fields of work and knowledge building are Political Anthropology and Educational Anthropology, and his research area is Anthropology and Political Studies. Hevia is a facilitator of the Local Technical Secretariat of Open Government of the State of Veracruz, within the framework of the Open Government local actions promoted by INAI, IVAI and the Civil Society in the region.


Gabriela Gomez Mont is the founder and Director of the Laboratory for the City, the new civic innovation field and urban creativity of the Government of Mexico City, where Gomez Mont promotes projects to consolidate an Open, Creative and Global City. She has worked as multidisciplinary and creative project adviser at international level for independent recognized projects, universities, foundations and campaigns. Gabriela Gómez Mont is an alumnus of Fabrica, TED Senior Fellow, Yale World Fellow and she has been recently designated World Cities Summit Young Leader.


Guillermo Cejudo is a researcher of the National Researcher System and holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Sciences from Boston University. He is a researcher professor of the Public Administration Department and Scholar Secretary of the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). His main research areas are public policy assessment, quality of the state governments, accountability, as well as state and local government.


Haydee Pérez Garrido is a specialist in themes of transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and open government. Since 2015, she has been the Fundar Executive Director. From 2004 to 2007, she collaborated in the Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Program of El Colegio de Mexico. From 2012 to 2014, she was representative of the Civil Society in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Mexico. Currently, Haydee Perez is a member of the RRC Advisory Council and of the Governing Body of Iniciativa Sinaloa and México Infórmate. She is also a member of the Advisory Body of the Mexican National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED).


Jose Merino is a Political Scientist graduated from CIDE, a professor in Political Sciences in the ITAM, and a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the New York University. He has been Director at Data4, a company dedicated to data generation and sophisticated analysis and worked as an active collaborator in different media, including ADNPolítico, Animal Politico and Radio Fórmula. His academic and professional works address issues related to economics-politics, security, and journalist, with emphasis on analysis based on statistic models. Currently, Merino is Head of the Public Innovation Digital Agency in Mexico City.


Khemvrig Puente obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the UNAM and a master’s degree in Legislative Studies from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, and another master’s degree in Political and Social Studies from the UNAM. His research areas include political institutions, compared parliamentary studies, open parliament, transparency, accountability, and public spending. Puente has contributed to open a new academic research field in political science related to the transparency and accountability of legislative bodies. He has contributed to the professionalization of the federal and local Mexican legislators through training courses in more than 20 states of the country.


Mariana Cendejas Jáuregui holds a Ph.D. degree in Constitutional Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Ibero-American University. Prior to her work in civil society, she collaborated in different contexts, including the federal judicial sphere (Judiciary Institute), the state executive branch (Baja California Government) and local autonomous contexts (Mexico City Institute for Transparency). Cendeja’s publications include Estadística sobre la eficiencia den el combate a la trata de personas en México. Un ejercicio de acceso a la información 2010-2013 (Statistics on the efficiency of the fight against people trafficking in Mexico. An exercise of access to information 2010-2013); Manual de Autoformación sobre la Ley de Protección de Datos Personales para el Distrito Federal (Manual for Self-training on the Mexico City Law for Personal Data Protection) and “Breve análisis de la nueva Ley de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información Pública del Distrito Federal” (Brief Analysis of the new Act of Transparency and Access to Public Information of Mexico City). Currently, she is Director of Transparency and Accountability in the Observatorio Nacional de Seguridad, Justicia y Legalidad, A.C.


Rafael Enrique Valenzuela Mendoza obtained a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy (EGAP) of the Monterrey Institute of Technology. Currently, Valenzuela Mendoza is a professor and researcher in the Social Science and Administration Institute of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). He is a member of the National System of Researchers, and his main research areas are open government, public policy management, and citizen security.


Rafael Martínez Puón is a professor in the UNAM, ITESM and the National Public Administration Institute. Puón is Director of Buen Gobierno magazine, founder member of the INAI’s Advisory Body and Executive Director of the INE’s Professional Service. In 2014, he advised different projects in the field of open government and entered in the National System of Researchers.


Renata Terrazas holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration by UNAM. She has studied in the University of California, Berkeley and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since 2008 she has worked in FUNDAR where she has coordinate the Access to Information Index in Mexico (IDAIM), which measures the quality of the transparency law in Mexico, and the research-action Citizen Participation Program. Her agenda focuses on public policies, transparency, and accountability in the states and municipalities of the countries. Currently, Renata works at Ocena as Campaign Director where she is responsible for the creation of innovative transparency campaigns for protecting and restoring the oceans by targeting government actions.


Ricardo Joel Jiménez González holds a master’s degree in Regional Studies from the “Dr. Jose Maria Luis Mora” Research Institution, and he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Rural Development from the Mexico Autonomous Metropolitan University. Currently, Ricardo Joel Jimenez is Coordinator of the Mexico City Office of the Centro de Servicios Municipales “Heriberto Jara”, A.C., (CESEM), and is General Coordinator of the Program Citizens for Transparent Municipalities (CIMTRA), where he promotes projects related to Open Government and transparency at local context.


Tomás Severino Ortega holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Central-America and has graduated from the Postgraduate Program in International Relations of the School of Political and Social Sciences of UNAM. Severino Ortega is an expert in the areas of Global Environmental Governance, Governance, Transparency, Access to Information, Participation, and Justice in Latin-America. Currently, he is Director of the non-profit organization Cultura Ecológica and representative of the civil society in the Open Government Partnership.


Victor S. Peña holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Policies. He is a researcher professor in El Colegio de Sonora and member of the National System of Researchers, Level I. In 2013 and 2015, Peña was part of the international consulting team preparing the Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index for Transparency International, United Kingdom Chapter. Peña is an expert in corruption, transparency and public integrity.

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