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 • 17:00 - 18:00
Open Government Going Local – Why Is This a Turning Point?

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At the subnational level, government is closest to its citizens and has the opportunity to foster transformative change to more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective government benefiting all citizens. OGP reforms at the subnational level commenced as pilot project in 2016. This panel session aims to showcase good practices, innovations, and challenges of open government reforms at the subnational level. Looking at these developments, it will also take stock and ask whether open government going local is a turning point in scaling OGP reforms. In the panel discussion local government officials along with civil society representatives will discuss their experiences, views and challenges to open government reforms at the subnational level.

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Mikheil Darchiashvili

Governance Manager, USAID Good Governance Initiative in Georgia
Open Government PartnershipAnti-Corruption, Building Integrity and TransparencyForeign and Defense Policy

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Maia Bitadze

Deputy Mayor, Government of the City of Tbilisi
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Vladimir Prebilič

Mayor, Government of Kočevje Municipality
Prof. Vladimir Prebilič, PhD, was elected mayor of Kočejve in 2010 and is serving his second term. He was deputy major between 2003 and 2006 and member of municipal council. Between 2006 and 2008 Dr. Prebilič was appointed as a special advisor for defense issues to the Prime Minister... Read More →
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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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Gustavo Gonçalves Ungaro

Comptroller General, Government of São Paulo Municipality

Thursday July 19, 2018 17:00 - 18:00 GMT+04
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia