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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 • 12:00 - 13:30
Eliminating Corruption through Shaping the Future of E-Procurement

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Transparent public procurement, in particular, e-procurement is essential in the fight against corruption as it allows governments to hold bidders and contractors accountable for their actions. This high-level session will focus on eliminating corruption through shaping the future of e-procurement. It aims at discussing and promoting new visions, approaches, and good practices on e-procurement and its capacity to eliminate corruption.

To this end, senior executives from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Georgian State Procurement Agency, the Open Contracting Partnership, and the World Bank will share their views, experiences and vision of the future of e-procurement. Accordingly, the session will bring together Georgian and international experience. It will showcase good practices and explore challenges and visions for the future of e-procurement and its capacity to combat corruption.

Moderators
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Luisa Balbi

Principal Manager, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Luisa Balbi is Principal Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). At the EBRD Luisa is charge of the governance pillar of the Bank’s Capacity Building Framework for civil society, which amongst other aims at improving transparency and enhancing competitiveness... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kakha Demetrashvili

Kakha Demetrashvili

Deputy Chairman, State Procurement Agency of Georgia
avatar for Karolis Granickas

Karolis Granickas

Senior Program Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
avatar for Gavin Hayman

Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
avatar for David Jaiani

David Jaiani

Head of Information Technology, State Procurement Agency of Georgia
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Viravanallur Krishnakumar

Practice Manager for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement, World Bank
V.S. (Krish) Krishnakumar is the Practice Manager for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. In that role he oversees the implementation of the World Bank’s procurement policies as well as several programs focused on enhancing... Read More →
avatar for Eliza Niewiadomska

Eliza Niewiadomska

Senior Counsel for Public Procurement of the Legal Transition Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Eliza Niewiadomska, Senior Counsel in the Legal Transition Programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (EBRD) is responsible for public procurement regulatoryadvice and technical cooperation with Governments in the EBRD region. Key regional technicalcooperation... Read More →
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Sandro Nozadze

Procurement Specialist, World Bank
Sandro Nozadze is the procurement specialist in Solutions and Innovations in Procurement in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. Georgian national and graduate of European School of Management (ESM) he has 12+ years of procurement related experience. He has been working... Read More →
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Luis Vélez Pretelt

Consultant for Open Contracting, World Bank
Luis Vélez is a Governance Consultant at the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. For the last four years, Luis has worked on the Open Contracting Program assisting governments to implement policies and practices of transparency and participation in public contracting. As part... Read More →
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Levan Razmadze

Chair, State Procurement Agency of Georgia
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Mercy Tembon

Regional Director for the South Caucasus, World Bank
Dr Mercy Tembon is the World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) since October 2015. She is responsible for leading the dialogue on economic reforms, developing the World Bank’s Country strategies, managing the portfolio of projects and... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00 - 13:30
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

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