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.
Wednesday, July 18 • 15:30 - 17:00
Impact, Opportunities, and Challenges for Open Government and OGP in the Eastern Partnership

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Scaling up efforts in the area of strengthening institutions and governance is a top priority in the joint policy initiative of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). 5 of 6 EaP countries are also participants of the Open Government Partnership which aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. This conversation will bring together reformers from the EU, government, and civil society to take stock of the progress made on the open government agenda in EaP countries both within and outside the OGP platform and highlight key emerging priority areas. The conversation will take the EaP’s ‘20 Deliverables for 2020’ as a guiding framework and explore ways in which open government approaches can help in achieving the ambition for stronger governance, economies, societies and connectivity.

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Jeff Lovitt

Founder & Chair, New Diplomacy
Jeff Lovitt is the founder and Chair of New Diplomacy, an association established in 2015 to address the policy challenges facing regional and global policymakers in the EU’s eastern and southern neighbourhoods. He is also an expert consultant to the Council of Europe on civ... Read More →

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Veronica Cretu

President, Open Government Institute
Veronica Cretu is President of the Open Government Institute, Moldova and currently an Envoy to the Open Government Partnership (OGP). She is a former member of the Civil Society Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), years 2013-2016. With MA in Contemporary... Read More →
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Ziya Guliyev

Founder, Law Society of Azerbaijan
Ziya Guliyev, an accomplished human rights lawyer, is an expert in civil society development, legal advocacy, and human rights issues in Azerbaijan. With a strong background in justice sector reform, he excels in strategic litigation, capacity-building, and policy recommendations... 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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Katarína Mathernová

Deputy Director General, EC, European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Ms. Mathernová is the Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations and the Head of the Support Group for Ukraine. She has previously served as Deputy Director-General in DG Regional Policy between 2007-2010. Ms. Mathernová has held senior management... Read More →
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Oleksandr Saienko

Minister of Cabinet of Ministers, Government of Ukraine
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Maia Tskitishvili

Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Government of Georgia
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Zuzana Wienk

Director, Fair-Play Alliance
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Artak Zeynalyan

Minister of Justice, Government of Armenia

Wednesday July 18, 2018 15:30 - 17:00 GMT+04
Funicular: Mural Room