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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Wednesday, July 18 • 14:00 - 15:30
What Makes for Ambitious Commitments in the Extractives Sector?

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In the OGP, natural resource commitments have great transformative potential. Openness in extractives can pave the way for sustainable development, environmental protection and reduction of social conflicts. It therefore comes as no surprise that the top OGP commitment category is natural resources, in comparison to other sectors like health, education or infrastructure.

Yet, there is still a long way to go to ensure that OGP extractive sector commitments are fully implemented and contribute to deterring corruption. This session will present country examples along the extractive value chain and show how ambitious commitments can contribute to mitigating corruption risks and governance reforms. 

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Ines Schjolberg

Policy Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Ines Schjolberg Marques is part of the Anglophone and Lusophone Africa team focussing on Eastern and Southern Africa, and supports wider policy work at the EITI International Secretariat. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from London School of Economics, and has previously worked... Read More →
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Erica Westenberg

Governance Programs Director, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Erica leads NRGI’s portfolio of research, technical assistance, capacity development and advocacy on government and private sector policies and public oversight mechanisms that shape extractive sector governance. She is a lawyer and provides policy advice in resource-rich countries... Read More →

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Maryati Abdullah

Director, Publish What You Pay Indonesia
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Maria Karla Espinosa

National Coordinator, Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
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Aida Gamboa

Public Institution Specialist, DAR
Especialista institucional en gestión del conocimiento y promoción de DAR. Seis años de experiencia en políticas públicas, derechos de los pueblos indígenas, gobernabilidad y gestión ambiental. Participa en diversas redes de la sociedad civil para promover la transparencia... Read More →
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Rim Garnaoui

Director of the e-Government Unit, Presidency of the Government of Tunisia
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Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
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Carey Kluttz

Acting Program Director, Open Contracting Partnership
Carey Kluttz is our Senior Program Manager supporting open contracting implementation across Africa and the Middle East. She previously served as a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow with SODEMI, the national mining company of Côte d’Ivoire, where she also supported the development of Côte... Read More →
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Ogechukwu Modie

Chief of Staff, Ministry of Petroleum Resources of Nigeria

Alfred Okoh

Senior Advisor, Budget Office of the Federation of Nigeria
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Oleksiy Orlovsky

Democratic Practice Program Initiative Director, International Renaissance Foundation
Oleksiy Orlovsky is a lawyer, Master of Public Administration and PhD in constitutional law. Oleksiy has been working at International Renaissance Foundation (Soros’s Foundation in Ukraine) since February 2007 in the positions of Civil Society Impact Enhancement Program Director, Civil Society and Good Governance Program Director, and Democratic Practice Program Initiative Director.He has extensive experience as a lecturer of Nation... Read More →
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Walter Palmetshofer

Open Data Researcher, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
Walter is an economist by training and has been involved in the domain of Netzpolitik for many years. He is project lead of the EU research project Open Data Incubator (ODINE), the Digitaler Offenheitsindex [do:index], and supervises the Open Data Census.  He worked as a system administrator... Read More →
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Elisa Peter

Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
Elisa joined Publish What You Pay as its Executive Director in February 2016. She brings 20 years of experience in international campaigning, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She has worked and lived in central and north America, Europe and Russia. She witnessed... Read More →

Khaled Sellami

Director General, E-government Unit
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Marco Angelo Zaplan

Technical Policy Specialist, Philippine Extractive Industries Initiative Transparency

Wednesday July 18, 2018 14:00 - 15:30 GMT+04
Funicular: Glass Room