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 • 17:00 - 18:30
Civic Engagement Practical Tips and Tactics: OGP as a Tool to Put People at the Heart of Decision Making

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This session will discuss effective participation methods which improve outcomes for citizens and will explore ways for people to participate in decision making. Hearing examples from Ghana’s, Sekondi-Takoradi on how their infrastructure investment system is designed to build citizen’s trust. From USA, about Austin’s work to end homelessness, co-creating a systems-map with the people affected. A Georgian representative will talk about work on homelessness and Scotland will present on the strengths and weaknesses of a panel of 2,000 users recruited to help co-design a new Social Security system. The audience will be encouraged to join the discussion.

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Isaac Aidoo

Senior Development Planning Officer, OGP Point of Contact for STMA& CoST Manager, Ghana, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
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Iker Goiria Etxebarria

External Relations Director, Gipuzkoa Provincial Council
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Doreen Grove

Head of Open Government, Government of Scotland
Doreen leads Scottish Government’s involvement in the Open Government Partnership at both a National and International level. In Scotland, Open Government supports the reform and development of trustworthy public services, the renewal of democracy, promotes openness, transparency and the use of innovative participative processes and open access to information... Read More →
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Tamar Qeburia

Project Coordinator & Researcher, Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre
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Sabine Romero

Chief Administrative Officer, Government of the City of Austin
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Kaela Scott

Head of Democratic Innovation, Involve
Kaela is Head of Democratic Innovation at Involve, a role focused on developing the theory and practice of public engagement and new forms of democratic participation.Kaela came to Involve after working for 13 years in the community planning and capacity building sector within local... Read More →
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Pauline Véron

Deputy Mayor, Government of the City of Paris
Pauline Véron has been deputy to the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, since March 2014, and is in charge of local democracy, citizen participation, NGOs, youth and employment. From 2012 – 14, she served as deputy to Mayor Bertrand Delanoë. Pauline previously worked as a lawyer at... Read More →

Wednesday July 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:30 GMT+04
Funicular: Mural Room