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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Wednesday, July 18 • 09:00 - 12:30
Opening Plenary

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The Opening Plenary of the 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit will take place at the Tbilisi Concert Hall, Georgia. Agenda of the Opening Plenary are as follows.

  • Video | Georgia's 100-Year Independence
  • Performance | Orchestra
  • Video | Open Government Partnership

  • Welcome and State of the Partnership by Sanjay Pradhan | Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership
  • Opening Remarks by H.E. Mamuka Bakhtadze | Prime Minister of Georgia
  • Opening Remarks by Mukelani Dimba | Civil Society Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership

Stories of Reform

Open Government Partnership's Promise of Governments Better Serving Citizens
  • H.E. Maithripala Sirisena | President of Sri Lanka
  • H.E. Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev | Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic
  • H.E. Ana Brnabić | Prime Minister of Serbia
  • Giorgi Kldiashvili | Founder of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information & Civil Society Member of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee
  • Helen Clark | Open Government Partnership Ambassador & Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Stories of Reform

Using Open Government to Build Integrity and Trust
  • H.E. Irakli Kobakhidze | Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia  
  • H.E. Gaston Browne | Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda  
  • Kakha Kaladze | Mayor of Tbilisi Municipality
  • Mari Kiviniemi | Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
  • Delia Ferreira Rubio | Chair of Transparency International  
  • Karol Ilagan | Senior Reporter at the Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism

  • Video Message from Achim Steiner | Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
  • Message from a Special Guest

Welcome to New Members of the Open Government Partnership
  • National Governments | Ecuador, Kyrgyz Republic, Morocco, Portugal, and Senegal
  • Local Governments | Basque Country of Spain, Iași of Romania, Kaduna State of Nigeria, Nariño of Colombia, and South Cotabato of the Philippines

Closing Remarks
  • Thea Tsulukiani | Minister of Justice of Georgia

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Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev

Prime Minister, Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
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Mamuka Bakhtadze

Prime Minister, Government of Georgia
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Ana Brnabić

Prime Minister, Government of Serbia
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Gaston Browne

Prime Minister, Government of Antigua and Barbuda
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Helen Clark

OGP Ambassador, Open Government Partnership
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Mukelani Dimba

Head of Development, International School for Transparency
Mukelani Dimba the co-chair of the global steering committee of the Open Government Partnership. He serves as Head of Development of the International School for Transparency, a joint project of the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and the Södertörn University (Sweden). He... Read More →
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Karol Ilagan

Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
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Kakha Kaladze

Mayor, Government of the City of Tbilisi
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Mari Kiviniemi

Deputy Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Kiviniemi took up her duties as OECD Deputy Secretary-General on 25th August 2014. Her role consists of sharing her extensive experience to help increase the impact and relevance of OECD work and to contribute to the public policy challenges of promoting inclusive growth, jobs, equality... 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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Irakli Kobakhidze

Chairperson, Parliament of Georgia
Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze was born on September 25, 1978 in Tbilisi, in 1995. He graduated from Tbilisi Classical Gymnasium N6.He studied in Georgia and Germany and has the academic degree of the Master of Law and Doctor of Law. In 2006, he defended the Doctoral Thesis in Düsseldorf... Read More →
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Delia Ferreira Rubio

Chair, Transparency International
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Maithripala Sirisena

President, Government of Sri Lanka
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Achim Steiner

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
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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 →

Wednesday July 18, 2018 09:00 - 12:30 GMT+04
Tbilisi Concert Hall