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 • 13:30 - 15:00
Open Government as a Strategy to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at Local Level

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Open Government provides a favorable framework to advance in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, since it implies a new form of governance that favors transparency and access to public information, promotes the traceability of political decisions, involves citizens in the cycle of public policies and encourages joint work between citizens and public administrations. To advance in this ambitious agenda, an approach where dialogue and complementary actions between the public sector and civil society are constant, constructive and regular should be promoted. Bearing in mind that the local sphere is the closest to citizens, local and regional governments are natural spaces for the joint development of the Open Government Agenda as the driving force of the 2030 Agenda.

The objective of the session is to create a dialogue between representatives of local and regional governments and civil society on open government as a driver to advance on the achievement of the SDGs at local level. The experiences of Africa, America, Scotland and Spain will be presented and will be followed by an empty chair space for the audience to come up and participate in the debate.

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Paul Bradley

Project Coordinator - SDGs & OpenGov, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations
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María Alejandra Rico

Deputy Coordinator of the Community of Practice on Transparency and Open Government, United Cities and Local Governments

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Victoria Anderica

Director of Transparency, Madrid City Council
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Andrea Casares

Development Director, Go Austin/Vamos Austin
Development Director for Go Austin / Vamos Austin (GAVA). GAVA is a coalition of residents, community leaders and NGOs working to improve the health of communities in Austin.
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Luis Valdez Farías

Governor, Government of La Libertad Region
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Nicolás Martín

Executive Director, Somos Mas
Co-founder of Somos Más Colombia and Europe (http://www.somosmas.org), which works harnessing the collective intelligence in social ecosystems since 2003. Promoter and manager of several multi-stakeholder partnerships, including the promotion of Colombian civil society’s engagement... Read More →
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Lucy McTernan

Chair, Scottish Open Government Network

Thursday July 19, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

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