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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Thursday, July 19 • 15:00 - 16:30
An Open Contracting Route to Better Transport Infrastructure

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More than half of the US$97.5 trillion in infrastructure investments required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals is needed for transport. Yet there is a huge gap between the investment needed and money that will actually be spent; this means that life changing infrastructure is not being built. In this session, CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative and the Open Contracting Partnership will share success stories and lessons learnt on how open contracting improves transport infrastructure procurement and delivery. Drawing on our global work we will demonstrate how open contracting in infrastructure can and should be implemented everywhere.

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Bernadine Fernz

Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership
Bernadine is the Head of Infrastructure for the Open Contracting Partnership. An infrastructure governance specialist and multi-stakeholder working expert, she works with governments, industry and civil society to transform public infrastructure procurement through open contracting.Before... Read More →

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Clare Rewcastle Brown

Investigative Journalist & Editor, Sarawak Report
Clare Rewcastle Brown is a British journalist and the founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report, which has come to prominence for challenging wide scale political corruption in Malaysia and the impacts on civil and indigenous rights as well as on the environment.Her investigations... Read More →
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Natalie Forsyuk

International Technical Advisor, Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST)
Natalie is a Technical Adviser for the CoST International Secretariat and Country Manager for Cost Ukraine. As Technical Adviser, she provides support to current and prospective countries, covering areas such as the multi-stakeholder approach, open data platforms and communicating... Read More →
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Salvador Sánchez González

Vice Minister of the Presidency, Government of Panama
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Frank Kehlenbach

Director, European International Contractors
Frank is the Director of the federation of European International Contractors (EIC) and has been in charge of the publication of five EIC Contractor’s Guides to the FIDIC standard forms of contract. He has also overseen EIC’s publications on Public-Private Partnerships and lately... Read More →

Thursday July 19, 2018 15:00 - 16:30 GMT+04
Funicular: Glass Room