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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.
Wednesday, July 18 • 17:00 - 18:30
OGP and Parliamentary Oversight: Working with Parliaments to Strengthen Oversight of Service Delivery and National Action Plans

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There is considerable scope to increase commitment amongst parliamentarians to parliamentary openness, in the OGP member countries, and beyond. There is an obvious and important connection between greater parliamentary openness and the systematic engagement with civil society that this implies, and a stronger oversight function by parliaments. This session evidences growing engagement by parliaments and parliamentarians in open governance a variety of country contexts. Areas of discussion will include: examples from some of the 70 countries where UNDP partners with national parliaments to strengthen parliamentary capacity, lessons learned in supporting partner parliaments to make the oversight function more fit for purpose under the 2030 Agenda, reflections on the next steps of the legislative engagement policy, and areas of support that can be provided by the Open Parliament e-Network (OPEN) and others after the sunset of the working groups.

Moderators
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Scott Hubli

Director of Governance Programs, National Democratic Institute
K. Scott Hubli currently serves as the director of governance programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), where he provides senior leadership for the Institute’s civic technology and democratic governance programs worldwide. Mr. Hubli has over 20 years of experience in... Read More →

Speakers
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Randy Boissonnault

Member of Parliament, House of Commons of Canada
Randy Boissonnault was first elected as Member of Parliament in 2015. Shortly after his election he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. As Parliamentary Secretary, Randy led official language consultations by hosting stakeholders at in 17... Read More →
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Gigi Bregadze

Democratic Governance Team Leader, UNDP
Mr. Gigi Bregadze is the Democratic Governance Team Leader at UNDP Georgia since June 2014. He is responsible for the quality assurance within the democratic governance portfolio. Prior to that he was working at different positions at various organizations in the UN system. He has... Read More →
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Tamar Chugoshvili

First Vice Speaker, Parliament of Georgia
A young Georgian politician with valuable education background in Law and Public Administration. After gaining experience in the civil sector working in leading positions in non-governmental organizations, she worked with the Prime Minister of Georgia on Human Rights and Gender Equality... Read More →
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Mukelani Dimba

Head of Development, International School for Transparency
Mukelani Dimba the co-chair of the global steering committee of the Open Government Partnership. He serves as Head of Development of the International School for Transparency, a joint project of the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and the Södertörn University (Sweden). He... Read More →
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Femke Lee-Brouwer

Chief Technical Advisor for Parliament, United Nations Development Programme Moldova
Mrs. Femke Lee-Brouwer is the Chief Technical Advisor for UNDP at the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova since July 2017. She works to support the national legislature with improving their law-making, oversight and representative functions with a specific focus on European integration... Read More →


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