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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.
Thursday, July 19 • 16:30 - 18:00
Asset Recovery – How Can Civil Society Effectively Engage?

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As awareness of corruption and kleptocracy have increased with the disclosures from the Panama Papers and other investigations, more countries are engaging in cross bordering cooperation on asset recovery cases Civil society organizations can play a determining role in the asset recovery process. This panel will explore what roles civil society can play in the various stages of the asset recovery process to include the pre-investigative phase, the investigative phase, the judicial phase, and the asset return phase. Discussants will also provide insights on how to develop research efforts and awareness campaigns to educate citizens on asset recovery as well as advocacy on strengthening systems to prevent future asset losses.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Goodman

Mary Beth Goodman

Independent Consultant
Mary Beth Goodman is an international development and anticorruption policy expert who has worked with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and international institutions to advance democracy, human rights and social justice. She served as the Special Assistant... Read More →
avatar for Asoka Obeyesekere

Asoka Obeyesekere

Executive Director, Transparency International Sri Lanka
Asoka Obeyesekere is a barrister and political scientist. Prior to joining TISL, Asoka was a Governance Consultant at Verité Research, where he founded and led the Manthri.lk team that runs Sri Lanka’s only parliamentary performance monitoring platform.His work has covered diverse... Read More →
avatar for David Ugolor

David Ugolor

Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice


Thursday July 19, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

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