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
What Has Led Georgia to OGP Chairmanship?

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The panel will initiate a Georgia-centric discussion on OGP and highlight key factors that have made Georgia’s OGP journey a success.  This will also be an opportunity to hear what could have been done differently and, thus, serve as lessons learned for Georgia and other countries. The panel aims at providing different perspectives on the same topic by bringing together representatives of the government, leading civil society organizations, and donors.

Representatives of the government will highlight overall progress of Georgia in OGP context Representatives of the civil society who have been drivers of the process from the very start of the initiative will talk about their experience with OGP Georgia. USAID's senior level representative will focus on global USAID perspective in regards of OGP as a tool for aligning assistance to push for reforms with specific focus on OGP Georgia. UNDP Georgia will talk about Open Parliament Partnership in Georgia as well as integrations of Strategic development Goals (SDGs) in OGP in Georgia.  

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Zurab Sanikidze

Director of Analytical Department, Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Mr. Zurab Sanikidze is a Director of Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. At the same time he is the Chair of the OGP Forum of Georgia, also the Secretary of Anticorruption Council as well as of the Criminal Justice Reform Council of Georgia. His work experience... Read More →

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Brock Bierman

Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, United States Agency for International Development
Brock Bierman was sworn in on January 8, 2018 as Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.  Mr. Bierman brings considerable experience to the Bureau from previous leadership positions with the Rhode Island House of Representatives, USAID, FEMA, Department... Read More →
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Giorgi Kldiashvili

Executive Director, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information & OGP Steering Committee Member
Giorgi Kldiashvili is a founding member and Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). He has over six years of experience working on good and democratic governance. Giorgi has been carrying out projects, studies and assessments for different international... Read More →
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Natia Natsvlishvili

Assistant Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme Georgia
Natia Natsvlishvili serves as Assistant ResidentRepresentative in UNDP Georgia Country Office since 2014. She is leading the programme team composed of 4 portfolios covering Democratic Governance, Economic Development, Energy and Environment and Crisis Prevention and Recovery. Prior... Read More →
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Thea Tsulukiani

Minister of Justice, Government of Georgia
Ms Thea Tsulukiani was appointed as Minister of Justice of Georgia in October 2012. Prior to her appointment, she was elected as Member of Parliament for Nazaladevi, a single-mandate constituency of the capital, with 72% of the vote.Ms Tsulukiani has 10 years of experience as a lawyer... Read More →

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