Mercedes (Mechi) is Projects Director at Open Data Charter (ODC). Mercedes has spearheaded projects in the civil society sector in the Buenos Aires City Government and Buenos Aires City Legislature in the last five years. As Director of Citizenship and Government Institutions at Directorio Legislativo, she worked with Latin American governments and civil society organizations to make governments and legislatures in the region more open, participatory and inclusive. She earned her degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires Argentina and 2021 started the Postgraduate Program on Project Manager at the School of Innovation of ITBA.

Mercedes supports ODC by coordinating the implementation of core projects. She is also developing and implementing an engagement strategy for the governments and organizations that have adopted the ODC; providing guidance for potential adopters and liaising with the Working Group chairs to support the delivery of their action plans.

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