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.
Thursday, July 19 • 09:00 - 10:30
Spotlight on Reformers and Tools: Reaching New Stakeholders, Protecting Space for Dialogue

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This session highlights innovative projects undertaken and tools built by reformers in government and civil society to tackle some of big open government challenges their countries face. The reformers will be sharing details of their initiatives through creative storytelling formats - TED-style talks, pitches, and reverse pitches, fireside chats, and stories. This session hopes to providing inspiring entry points to spark conversations around new networks and ideas that you could consider adapting in your own jurisdictions and contexts. This particular spotlight session will showcase stories of initiatives that look at the space for citizen and civil society in decision-making. We will hear about initiatives that look at creating channels for reaching new stakeholder groups - minority communities, youth, citizens at large. At the same time, the session will also showcase stories and initiatives of efforts to fight closing of spaces for civil society and citizens to engage in dialogue with governments.

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Ivy Ong

Partnerships & Events Consultant for Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
I've been a member of the OGP Support Unit since February 2018. I provide support on executing country and local strategies in OGP participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes facilitating outreach to priority organizations who can help get traction on key thematic... Read More →
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Peter Varga

Senior Regional Coordinator for Europe, Open Government Partnership

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Colm Burns

Chair, Northern Ireland Open Government Network
I am Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Open Government Network. I would describe myself as a political nerd and got involved with the NI Open Government Network because I believe that open government can play a key role in opening up decision making and ensure the voice of the citizen... Read More →
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Susan Coughtrie

Senior Programme Officer for Europe and Central Asia, Article 19
Since joining ARTICLE 19 in February 2012, Susan has worked on a number of issues related to freedom of expression and right to information across the Eurasia region – including media freedom, safety of journalists, countering hate speech against minorities and restrictions to freedom... Read More →
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Stacey Cram

Policy Director, Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
Stacey Cram has advised and lobbied on national and global policy development across a range of thematic issues. She joins Namati from Restless Development where she was the Head of Global Policy and Practice, leading on their Post 2015 work. Previously, she has supported national... Read More →
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Marina Mkhitaryan

Kolba Innovations Lab Lead, United Nations Development Programme
Marina Mkhitaryan is the Lab Lead at Kolba, the first Social Innovations Lab of UNDP. Her work helps to build bridges between analogue and ICT, citizens and officials, challenges and solutions. In the Innovations Lab, Marina helps UNDP Armenia to crowdsource solutions of the most wicked socio-political issues to the citiz... Read More →
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Sarah Onduko

Social Accountability Officer, Tearfund
Sarah holds the role of Social Accountability Officer at Tearfund, an international Christian relief and development agency. In her role, she is working alongside Tearfund's church-based partners around the world, focusing on strengthening and supporting the sustainable scale up of... Read More →
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Stefano Pizzicannella

Director for International Relations of Simplification Unit, Department for Public Administration of Italy
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Manuel Barros Riveros

Project Manager, Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente
Manuel Barros is a chilean sociologist and journalist working as project manager at Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente (Smart Citizen Foundation), a Latin American organization advocated to the strengthening of democracies in the region, through the use of civic tech and agile methodologies... Read More →
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Anna Rurka

President of the Conference of INGOs, Council of Europe
Since 2015, I have the honour to chair the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe. The Conference of INGOs is a civil society assembly whose aim is to represent European civil society as the institutional civil society pillar within the Council of Europe and to promote democracy... Read More →
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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 →

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