Program

 

This year the Forum is organized in partnership with the World Bank’s Human Rights and Development Trust Fund, Open Society Foundations and the Public Service Accountability Monitor at Rhodes University and will focus on the role of social accountability in meeting the challenge of inclusion in public governance. 

THIS AGENDA IS IN DRAFT FORMAT AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO THE FORUM.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

 

 


 

Forum Day 1. Topic: Foundations of Social Accountability for Inclusion

Tuesday, November 19

 

8:00 – 9:00

Front Lobby

Arrival, Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30

Preston Auditorium

Welcome and Forum Overview

 

Speaker: Jeff Thindwa, GPSA Program Manager.

Facilitator: Simon Fowler, Master of Ceremonies

9:30 – 10:15

Preston Auditorium

Keynote Speech

 

Speaker: Napoleão Bernardes, Former twice mayor of Blumenau, Brazil.

10:15 - 10:30

Front lobby

Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:45

Preston Auditorium

World Bank Management Remarks

 

Speakers: Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director for Operations, World Bank; Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank.

10:45 – 12:00

Preston Auditorium

Foundations of Social Accountability for Inclusion

This panel will discuss what we can learn from experience to date about how social accountability approaches can contribute to more inclusive governance processes and beneficial development outcomes for all. It will especially highlight the role of civil society in building social capital and collective action for inclusive development and governance.

Panelists: Lourdes Morales Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Program for Social Accountability (Comunidad PIRC-RRC), CIDE/RRC Mexico; Manoj Mohanan, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Global Health, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University; Nino Pruidze, Project Coordinator, Save the Children Georgia; Hon. MP Josephine Lemoyan, Member of  the East African Parliament.

Moderator: Asmeen Khan, Practice manager, Governance Global Practice, World Bank.

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

Atrium

SABI’s approach to inclusive participation in social accountability: the case for evidence + a behaviour change approach
Lunch and Learn Session

Preston Lounge

1:00 – 2:30

Breakout Rooms

Breakout Sessions

Round 1

  • Leveraging the Power of the Media for Greater Citizen Participation in Governance - MC 8-100
  • Combining Human Rights-Based Approaches with Social Accountability for Better Service Delivery – the Case of Jordan - MC 2-800
  • Inclusive Budgeting Journeys; Successes, Challenges and Innovation in South Africa and Mexico in Achieving Inclusive National Budgeting - MC C2-350
  • How Social Accountability Drives Inclusive Government Responsiveness to Citizens: the Case of Decentralization Reforms in Cambodia - MC 9-100
  • Scaling Plus Inclusion: How Do We Scale Social Accountability without Leaving People Behind? - Preston Lounge
  • Making the Invisible Visible: Strategies for Addressing Gender Bias in Public Accountability - MC 7-100

Click here for more information on the Breakouts from this Round.

2:30 – 3:00

Front lobby

Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:30

Breakout Rooms

Breakout Sessions

Round 2

  • Promoting LGBTI-Inclusive Policy Making in the Western Balkans through Social Accountability and Human Rights - MC 10-100
  • Government as a Platform: from Social Accountability to Institutional Reform - MC 9-100
  • Enhancing Inclusiveness: Reflections, Challenges, and Opportunities in Measuring and Evaluating Social Accountability Practice in Health - MC 2-800
  • Ties That Bind: Social Inclusion in Mexico and the Northern Triangle - MC 8-100
  • Accountability Tactics in Fragile Places - MC C2-350
  • Understanding and Addressing Exclusion in the Context of Social Accountability - Preston Lounge

Click here for more information on the Breakouts from this Round.

4:30 – 5:30

Preston Auditorium

Social Accountability Practice: Navigating Normative and Instrumental Goals

How exactly can social accountability contribute to solving the challenge of inclusion? Some practitioners emphasize its normative value and set their goals to focus on fulfilling rights. Others emphasize its instrumental value and seek to achieve improvements in service delivery and policymaking. Still others believe it can be both a means and an end. In this panel, we will assess how each approach contributes to solving the challenge, and identify where they converge and diverge

Panelists: Sanah Yassin, Project Manager, Partners Jordan; Jay Kruuse, Executive Director, Public Service Accountability Monitor at Rhodes University, South Africa; Yeukai Mukorombindo, Manager Research and Learning, Global Integrity.

Moderator: Vivek Ramkumar, Senior Director of Policy, International Budget Partnership.

 

5:30 – 5:40 

Preston Auditorium

Closing of the Day

 

Simon Fowler, Master of Ceremonies

 

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Forum Day 2. Topic: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Accountability and Inclusion

Wednesday, November 20

 

8:00 – 9:00

Front Lobby

Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10

Preston Auditorium

Stock Taking and Day 2 Overview

 

Simon Fowler, Master of Ceremonies

9:10 – 10:30

Preston Auditorium

Opportunities for Social Accountability through Cross-Sector Reforms

Complex development problems such as human capital, quality education, or health care require many actors and sectors to work together. Today’s mindset opens a window of opportunity: collaborative social accountability approaches can be a core part of 21st-century whole-of-society service delivery models. This panel will introduce views and experiences of leveraging opportunities opened up by new sectoral reforms. It will highlight what it takes for social accountability and sectoral colleagues to work better together so that the windows of opportunity are tapped before they shut down.

Panelists: Brian Levy, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and University of Cape Town; Dr. Craig Burgess, Development Cooperation Specialist, Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact (DDI), World Health Organization; Florencia Guerzovich, Senior Advisor Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning, Global Partnership for Social Accountability, World Bank; Charity Komujjurizi, Project Coordinator, Africa Freedom of Information Centre, Uganda.

Moderator: David Jacobstein, Democracy Specialist, DCHA/DRG at USAID.

10:30 – 11:00

Front lobby

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Breakout Rooms

Breakout Sessions

Round 3

  • Citizen Voice and Action for Improving Inclusion in Health and Education Services in Indonesia and the Dominican Republic - MC 7-100
  • Exploring Learning, Adaptation and Collaboration to Promote Social Accountability in Conflict and Fragile Contexts. Case Studies from Niger, Guinea and DR Congo / Explorer l'Apprentissage, l'Adaptation et la Collaboration pour Promouvoir la Redevabilité Sociale dans les Contextes Fragiles et Touchés par les Conflits. Études de Cas du Niger, de la Guinée et de la RD Congo - MC 10-100
    • ​This session will be held in French / Cette session sera tenue en français.
  • Lo Público Es Nuestro: the Unfinished Tale of How Young Activists Advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Services in the Mexican Health System - MC 2-800
  • Social Accountability to Change the Balance of Power - MC 9-100
  • Producing and Sharing Knowledge in an Inclusive Way: the Future of Practice and Research on Collaborative Social Accountability - MC 6-100

Click here for more information on the Breakouts from this Round.

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch

Atrium

Beyond Advocacy: Maximizing social accountability initiatives and CSO engagement in the development operations funded by International Financial Institutions to accelerate SDG16 progress

Side Lunch and Learn Session

Preston Lounge

Presenter: Dr. Vinay Bhargava,Chief Technical Adviser, Partnership for Transparency Fund

1:30 – 3:00

Breakout Rooms

Breakout Sessions

Round 4

  • The Art and Science of Inclusive Community Mobilization - MC 9-100
  • Learning How to Learn with Those Who Do Not Think Like Us: Lessons From Ecosystem of Social Accountability Practitioners in Southern Africa - MC 6-100
  • Multi-stakeholder Action for Inclusive Impact: Learning from Senegal’s Governance in Local Development Program / Action multipartite pour un impact inclusif: Lessons du Programme pour la Gouvernance Locale du Développement au Sénégal - MC C2-350
    • This session will be held in French / Cette session sera tenue en français.
  • Ensuring Water and Sanitation for All: How Social Accountability Can Help Overcome Water Inequality and Empower Communities - MC 2-800
    • Advocacy and Social Accountability in Restrictive Contexts: Experiences from Egypt and Vietnam - MC 10-100

    Click here for more information on the Breakouts from this Round.

    3:00 – 3:20

    Front lobby

    Coffee Break

    3:20 – 4:30

    Preston Auditorium

    Addressing Constraints to Social Accountability for Inclusion

    Civic space is changing, with governments using a variety of measures to constrain civil society’s operating environment, restrict the provision of support to civil society groups and question their legitimacy. Meanwhile, there are imperatives and lessons about the need to shift the power to the South and operational challenges of doing so. This affects the ability of social accountability practitioners to work with communities towards more inclusive development. This panel will showcase how different actors are adjusting to changes and whether they have found any silver lining.

    Panelists: Maurice Nyambe, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Zambian Governance Foundation; Yasodara Cordova, Fellow for Citizen Engagement/AGILE, World Bank; Flavia Milano, Team Leader, Citizen Engagement Policy and Strategy, Vice Presidency for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank.

    Moderator: Mariam Alimi Afrasiabi, Acting Division Chief, Civil Society and Media Division, DCHA/DRG, USAID

     

    4:30 – 5:30

    Preston Auditorium

    Group Working Session and Closing of the Day

     

    Simon Fowler, Master of Ceremonies

    5:30 – 7:00

    Atrium

    Reception

     

    Host: Louise Cord, Global Director for Social Development, World Bank.

     

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    Forum Day 3. Topic: Frontiers of Social Accountability for Inclusion

    Thursday, November 21

     

    8:00 – 9:00

    Front Lobby

    Networking Breakfast

    9:00 – 9:10

    Preston Auditorium

    Stock Taking and Day 3 Overview

     

    Simon Fowler, Master of Ceremonies.

    9:10 – 10:00

    Preston Auditorium

    GPSA Update and What’s Ahead

     

    Speakers: Jeff Thindwa, GPSA Program Manager; Tatiana Savva, Economist, EXPERT GRUP; Nissrine Bouhamidi, Gender Specialist, CARE Morocco.

    10:00 – 10:40

    Preston Auditorium

    Frontiers of Social Accountability for Inclusion

    Spotlight Talks

    Speakers: Jean-Benoit Falisse, Lecturer at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, and Evaluator of GPSA Project in Dem. Republic of Congo; Linnea Mills, Independent consultant and Evaluator of GPSA Project in Ghana; Erman Rahman, Senior Program Director, Democracy and Governance, Asia Foundation Indonesia; Hana Brixi, Manager, Human Capital Project, World Bank.

    10:40 – 11:10

    Front lobby

    Coffee Break

    11:10 – 12:20

    Preston Auditorium

    Frontiers of Social Accountability for Inclusion

    Recent studies have highlighted that collaboration between the state and civil society is a frontier of social accountability’s contribution to inclusive development: communities themselves chose collaborative problem-solving rather than confrontation. Speakers who have been on both sides of the aisle and have facilitated that collaboration will share practical insights and ‘tricks of the trade’ on navigating the politics of collaborative social accountability, as well as the challenges.

    Panelists: Carolina Cornejo, Director for Open Government, Subsecretary for Public Innovation and Open Government, Government of Argentina; Ludovic Utouh, Executive Director, Wajibu Institute for Public Accountability, Tanzania; Abdellahi Awah, Director of the Transparency of the Mauritanian Education Budget Project at NGO Eco-Dev; Lily Fati Soale, Social Accountability Advisor, Government of Ghana.

    Moderator: Sonya Sultan, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank.

    12:20 – 1:00

    Preston Auditorium

    Closing session with GPSA Stakeholders

     

    Speakers: Forum Rapporteurs; Louise Cord, Global Director for Social Development; Forum Partners: PSAM, OSF, HRDTF

    1:00 – 1:30

    Preston Auditorium

    Evaluation and closing of Forum

     

    Facilitators: Jeff Thindwa, GPSA Program Manager; Simon Fowler, Master of Ceremonies.

    1:30 – 2:30

    Atrium

    Lunch

     

     

    Read the 2019 GPSA Forum Brief for additional information in this year's theme of the conference. To access additional resources relevant to this year's theme, please visit Forum's Reading List.