Michael Canares, Step UP strategy adviser was invited by the Open Contracting Partnership to speak on a team webinar on open contracting and inclusion last 27 January 2021. The Open Contracting Partnership is a “collaboration across governments, businesses, civil society, and technologists to open up and transform government contracting worldwide”.

Mr. Canares spoke about the lessons he has learned based on his research on open data and open contracting in the last seven years. Very recently, a paper he wrote with long-time collaborator Francois Van Schalkwyk on open contracting and inclusion was published by the Dutch NGO HIVOS.