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 • 09:00 - 10:30
Managing Political Transitions: Continuing Reforms through Leadership Changes and in Challenging Times

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In light of the global wave of political transitions that represent a challenge to openness (from Brexit to the election of Trump and more), this fishbowl session will compare the experiences of civil society groups and reformers inside government in different countries trying to maintain OGP as a priority after political transitions/new government administrations come to power (including some who are hostile to the values of open government). Key discussants will present brief case studies from their countries (the UK, US, Liberia, and more), then the moderator will engage all participants in a global conversation about different strategies and tactics they use to keep open government a priority with new administrations.

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Joy Aceron

Head, G Watch, Philippines
Also a research affiliate and adviser to Accountability Research Center (ARC) (www.accountabilityresearch.org); and the National Researcher for the Philippines of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)-Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). See my latest book: https://www.g-watch.org/resources/vertical-integration-research/going-vertical-citizen-led-reform-campaigns-philippines-2nd... Read More →
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Jonathan Bell

Policy Manager, Northern Ireland Environment Link
Jonathan graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2008 with a First Class Honours Degree in Environmental Planning, after which he worked as a research assistant at Queen’s and spent a short period in private planning practice.  He commenced a PhD at Queen’s, in October... Read More →
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Michael Peters

Data Scientist, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
Michael joined OKF Germany as Data Scientist for the projects: EU Subsidy Stories, OpenBudgets.eu and OffenerHaushalt.de. He studied Public Economics and advocates Transparency of Fiscal Data. His main tasks are Data Mining and Data Analysis.
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Anthony K. Selmah

Chief Operating Officer, Accountability Lab
Keeping the commitment to OGP after a tense political transition is a challenge for most emerging democracies. Liberia has just succeeded in urshering in a new government and I want to talk about strategies in getting the new government to remain committed to OGP.
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Nada Zohdy

Director, Open Gov Hub
Nada is Director of the Open Gov Hub in Washington, DC - a meeting place that supports a network of 40+ NGOs promoting transparency, accountability and civic participation around the world. As Director she oversees all strategy, operations, and programs for this growing social enterprise... Read More →

Thursday July 19, 2018 09:00 - 10:30 GMT+04
Funicular: Mural Room