The Government of Georgia will host the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. The Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for leaders from OGP’s 76 participating countries, local governments, and beyond to exchange ideas on how they are making their governments more transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

Please register for the Global Summit at www.ogpsummit.org and send your questions and/or feedback to summit@opengovpartnership.org.
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Thursday, July 19 • 12:00 - 13:00
Opening Cities: How Raising Transparency on the Local Level Can Contribute to Reducing Corruption

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Every year approximately $2,5 trillion is paid through corruption globally and significant portion of this money is stolen from local budgets. At the same time, proximity of municipal governments to the population makes them best fit for solving community problems. The panel will articulate how in Europe (e.g. Georgia, Moldova, Albania, Ukraine) sub-national governments are leading in strengthening integrity systems, engaging with citizens, using disruptive technologies in areas like financial management and increasing transparency. The panel will also present #TransparentCities initiatives and the UN award-winning “Islands of Integrity methodology” on how to prevent corruption in local governments through participation, systemic organizational changes and enhanced transparency. UNDP will also launch a hands-on Guide on "Corruption-Free Cities" on how integrity systems can be implemented at the local level.

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Gerd Trogemann

Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and Central Asia Manager, United Nations Development Programme

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Olivia Baciu

Senior Advisor & Technical Lead, Partners Global
Committed to good societies and creative collaboration across cultures, Olivia Baciu has substantial expertise in transitional governance and institution building with a focus on collaborative multi-stakeholder governance and change processes, transparent and accountable local institutions... Read More →
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Valentina Casian

Mayor, Government of Străşeni Municipality
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Miguel Arana Catania

Director of Citizen Participation, Madrid City Council
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Kateryna Tsybenko

Project Manager, Transparency International Ukraine
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Nino Tvaltvadze

Deputy Mayor, Kutaisi Municipality Government

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00 - 13:00 GMT+04
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia