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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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Tuesday, July 17
 

18:00

Opening Reception
Opening Reception hosted by the Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze.

Speakers
avatar for Irakli Kobakhidze

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 →


 
Wednesday, July 18
 

09:00

Opening Plenary
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.

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

Remarks
  • 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

Remarks
  • 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

Speakers
avatar for Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev

Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev

Prime Minister, Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
avatar for Mamuka Bakhtadze

Mamuka Bakhtadze

Prime Minister, Government of Georgia
avatar for Ana Brnabić

Ana Brnabić

Prime Minister, Government of Serbia
avatar for Gaston Browne

Gaston Browne

Prime Minister, Government of Antigua and Barbuda
avatar for Helen Clark

Helen Clark

OGP Ambassador, Open Government Partnership
avatar for Mukelani Dimba

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 →
avatar for Karol Ilagan

Karol Ilagan

Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
avatar for Kakha Kaladze

Kakha Kaladze

Mayor, Government of the City of Tbilisi
avatar for Mari Kiviniemi

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 →
avatar for Giorgi Kldiashvili

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 →
avatar for Irakli Kobakhidze

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 →
avatar for Sanjay Pradhan

Sanjay Pradhan

Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership
avatar for Delia Ferreira Rubio

Delia Ferreira Rubio

Chair, Transparency International
avatar for Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena

President, Government of Sri Lanka
avatar for Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
avatar for Thea Tsulukiani

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 →


14:00

Going Beyond Good Intentions to Action: How Can Global Anti-Corruption Summits Support the Implementation of Reforms?
Do global anti-corruption events catalyze anti-corruption reforms at the national level? This conversation will provide an opportunity for OGP participants to take stock of the progress made in major anti-corruption forums in recent years, starting with the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit and looking towards the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen.

Government and civil society reformers will highlight key emerging areas of reform, as well as a draw a shared roadmap for dialogue and action over the coming months. More specifically, it will help surface concrete opportunities for advancing reform agenda, including through OGP action plans.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Powell

Joe Powell

Deputy CEO, Open Government Partnership
Joe Powell joined the Open Government Partnership Support Unit in May 2013 as Deputy Director. He previously worked for the ONE Campaign, where he was managing ONE’s global campaign for increased transparency in the extractive industries. As Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Government of Nigeria
avatar for Rudi Borrmann

Rudi Borrmann

Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government, Secretary of Modernization of Argentina
Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government at the Secretary of Modernization of Argentina. With over a decade of experience working in the digital realm, Rudi is the creator and former director of the Innovation Lab and Open Government at Buenos Aires City Government... Read More →
avatar for Martin Bille Hermann

Martin Bille Hermann

State Secretary, Government of Denmark
avatar for Linda Ofori-Kwafo

Linda Ofori-Kwafo

Executive Director, Ghana Integrity Initiative
Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo re-joined GII in March 2016 as the Executive Director. Prior to her return to GII, Mrs. Ofori-Kwafo led the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) as the Executive Secretary. Her multi-annual professional experience includes work as the Programmes Manager of... Read More →
avatar for Jameela Raymond

Jameela Raymond

Project Manager, Transparency International United Kingdom
avatar for Delia Ferreira Rubio

Delia Ferreira Rubio

Chair, Transparency International


Wednesday July 18, 2018 14:00 - 15:30
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

14:00

What Makes for Ambitious Commitments in the Extractives Sector?
In the OGP, natural resource commitments have great transformative potential. Openness in extractives can pave the way for sustainable development, environmental protection and reduction of social conflicts. It therefore comes as no surprise that the top OGP commitment category is natural resources, in comparison to other sectors like health, education or infrastructure.

Yet, there is still a long way to go to ensure that OGP extractive sector commitments are fully implemented and contribute to deterring corruption. This session will present country examples along the extractive value chain and show how ambitious commitments can contribute to mitigating corruption risks and governance reforms. 

Moderators
avatar for Ines Schjolberg

Ines Schjolberg

Policy Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Ines Schjolberg Marques is part of the Anglophone and Lusophone Africa team focussing on Eastern and Southern Africa, and supports wider policy work at the EITI International Secretariat. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from London School of Economics, and has previously worked... Read More →
avatar for Erica Westenberg

Erica Westenberg

Governance Programs Director, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Erica leads NRGI’s portfolio of research, technical assistance, capacity development and advocacy on government and private sector policies and public oversight mechanisms that shape extractive sector governance. She is a lawyer and provides policy advice in resource-rich countries... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maryati Abdullah

Maryati Abdullah

Director, Publish What You Pay Indonesia
avatar for Maria Karla Espinosa

Maria Karla Espinosa

National Coordinator, Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
avatar for Aída Gamboa

Aída Gamboa

Public Institution Specialist, Derecho, Ambiente, y Recursos Naturales
Specialist institutional in knowledge management and advocacy of DAR. Six years of experience in public policies, rights of indigenous peoples, governance and environmental management. Participates in various civil society networks to promote transparency, access to information and... Read More →
avatar for Rim Garnaoui

Rim Garnaoui

Director of the e-Government Unit, Presidency of the Government of Tunisia
avatar for Gavin Hayman

Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
avatar for Carey Kluttz

Carey Kluttz

Acting Program Director, Open Contracting Partnership
Carey Kluttz is our Senior Program Manager supporting open contracting implementation across Africa and the Middle East. She previously served as a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow with SODEMI, the national mining company of Côte d’Ivoire, where she also supported the development of Côte... Read More →
avatar for Ogechukwu Modie

Ogechukwu Modie

Chief of Staff, Ministry of Petroleum Resources of Nigeria
AO

Alfred Okoh

Senior Advisor, Budget Office of the Federation of Nigeria
avatar for Oleksiy Orlovsky

Oleksiy Orlovsky

Democratic Practice Program Initiative Director, International Renaissance Foundation
Oleksiy Orlovsky is a lawyer, Master of Public Administration and PhD in constitutional law. Oleksiy has been working at International Renaissance Foundation (Soros’s Foundation in Ukraine) since February 2007 in the positions of Civil Society Impact Enhancement Program Director, Civil Society and Good Governance Program Director, and Democratic Practice Program Initiative Director.He has extensive experience as a lecturer of Nation... Read More →
avatar for Walter Palmetshofer

Walter Palmetshofer

Open Data Researcher, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
Walter is an economist by training and has been involved in the domain of Netzpolitik for many years. He is project lead of the EU research project Open Data Incubator (ODINE), the Digitaler Offenheitsindex [do:index], and supervises the Open Data Census.  He worked as a system administrator... Read More →
avatar for Elisa Peter

Elisa Peter

Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
Elisa joined Publish What You Pay as its Executive Director in February 2016. She brings 20 years of experience in international campaigning, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She has worked and lived in central and north America, Europe and Russia. She witnessed... Read More →
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Khaled Sellami

Director General, Presidency of the Government of Tunisia
avatar for Marco Angelo Zaplan

Marco Angelo Zaplan

Technical Policy Specialist, Philippine Extractive Industries Initiative Transparency


14:00

Closing the Implementation Gap: The Role of Multilateral Institutions in Supporting Open Government Reforms
OGP is fundamentally about action. Every participating government - local or national - has to work with civil society to produce an open government action plan, outlining a program of reform for two years through specific, time-bound commitments. Given the focus on action, delivering real impact in the lives of citizens depends on the successful implementation of transformative reforms.

OGP’s Independent reporting Mechanism notes that over half of OGP commitments are complete or close to completion (55%). While 14% of commitments are potentially transformative, only 7% are implemented. In other words, there is much more room to fully realize the transformative potential of open government reforms if commitments are successfully implemented. The IRM cited the lack of financial support, technical assistance, and government ownership as key constraints that prevent commitments from being completed.

To address this gap, OGP is evolving its strategy with a greater emphasis on support for implementation. By targeting barriers to implementation--by securing financial support for reforms on the ground, strengthening partnerships with organizations that provide technical expertise in priority thematic areas, and building the capacity of local actors through enhanced country support programs--OGP has an opportunity to move the needle on impact. Donors and multilateral institutions have a crucial role to play here. Given their resources, convening power, and technical expertise, they are uniquely positioned to support the implementation of transformative open government reforms.

This panel will focus on what donors are doing and can do to make sure that open government reforms are implemented. This session will ask donors working in different areas of open government on what can be done to close the implementation gap--i.e. unpack their priorities, challenges, opportunities, and how results can be achieved based on their considerable experience. Panelists will be asked to showcase examples of their programs to illustrate how their organizations are supporting and advancing the ambition and implementation of reforms on the ground.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Mucai

Stephanie Mucai

Country Engagement Developer for Open Contracting, Hivos East Africa

Speakers
avatar for Alessandro Bellantoni

Alessandro Bellantoni

Head of the Open Government Unit, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Alessandro Bellantoni joined the OECD in 2009, where he is the Deputy Head of the Governance Reviews and Partnerships Division and the Head of the Open Government Unit. Previously, he worked in the Ministry of Public Administration and Innovation of Italy, for the United Nations (WFP... Read More →
avatar for Sylvie Coudray

Sylvie Coudray

Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO
avatar for Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir

Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir

Director, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir (Iceland), began her tenure as Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights on 19 July 2017, succeeding Michael Georg Link of Germany.Gísladóttir has 35 years of leadership experience working on human rights, democratic... Read More →
avatar for Judith Herbertson

Judith Herbertson

Head of Governance, Open Societies, and Anti-Corruption, United Kingdom Department for International Development
avatar for Yves Leterme

Yves Leterme

Secretary-General, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Prior to International IDEA, Yves Leterme served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2007 to 2011. Belgium held the Presidency of the European Union during Leterme’s tenure as Prime Minister. He then served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Popescu

Daniel Popescu

Head of Democratic Governance, Council of Europe
AS

Alexander Sokolowski

Bureau for Europe and Eurasia Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Agency for International Development


14:00

Open Government: From Beginnings to New Frontiers
The OGP platform is a space for growth and development - the community believes that good ideas come from everywhere. Leading OGP representatives from around the globe will discuss the open government evolution in their countries, looking at both the humble beginnings and the latest innovations.

The panelists will showcase the commitments and citizen engagement processes that they have helped to shape and deliver, and also discuss the challenges of pushing the boundaries of open government

Moderators
avatar for Helen Darbishire

Helen Darbishire

Executive Director, Access Info Europe

Speakers
avatar for Eduardo Jurado Béjar

Eduardo Jurado Béjar

Secretary-General of the Presidency, Government of Ecuador
avatar for Teele Pehk

Teele Pehk

Executive Director, Estonian Cooperation Assembly
I am an Estonian democracy artist, change maker and urbanist. I direct the Estonian Cooperation Assembly - a competence centre founded in 2007 by the President of Estonia - working on policy recommendations and initiatives on societal issues, like e-democracy, pension system reform... Read More →
avatar for Sabine Romon

Sabine Romon

Chief Innovation Officer, Government of the City of Paris
After having been director of experimentation at Paris & Co, the Paris Innovation and Attractiveness Agency, Sabine Romon is Chief Innovation Officer at the General Secretariat of the City of Paris. The role of the innovation mission is to support the city's management and elected... Read More →
avatar for Bo Kyun Shim

Bo Kyun Shim

Vice Minister of Interior and Safety, Government of South Korea
avatar for Diarrassouba Souleymane

Diarrassouba Souleymane

Minister of Commerce, Handicrafts, and Promotion of Small-to-Medium Enterprises, Government of Côte d’Ivoire


14:00

Our Data Rights: AI Ethics, Privacy, Open Data Need Each Other to Succeed
Bring together three communities that are not talking to each other enough to chart a joint way forward: AI ethics, open data, privacy/surveillance. The outcome is a coming together, of these three groups around a joint data rights framework which will then be translated into regulatory and policy change. We expect to discuss policy ideas such as algorithmic transparency and regulation of online political ads (which could then be picked up by a new OGP cohort focused on data rights).

Moderators
avatar for Martin Tisné

Martin Tisné

Investment Partner, Omidyar Network
As an investment partner at Omidyar Network, Martin leads policy, advocacy strategy, and related investments for the firm’s global Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative.Martin has 15 years of experience in helping to build the international movement for openness, transparency... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gus Hosein

Gus Hosein

Executive Director, Privacy International
Gus has worked at the intersection of technology and human rights for over twenty years. He developed national, regional, and global campaigns on communications privacy. He worked on national security and anti-terrorism policy, and led global advocacy against border registration... Read More →
avatar for Laure Lucchesi

Laure Lucchesi

Director, Etalab
avatar for Mélanie Robert

Mélanie Robert

Executive Director for Open Government and Services, Treasury Board of Canada
avatar for Meredith Whittaker

Meredith Whittaker

Co-Founder & Executive Director, AI Now Institute


Wednesday July 18, 2018 14:00 - 15:30
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

14:30

Open and Digital Government
Building a digital government means getting closer to citizens in the digital world. Not only do digital technologies enhance government transparency, they can also be employed to enable wider citizen participation in decision-making. Countries are progressively working together to share best practices, seek new approaches and promote the benefits of digital government.

The D7 (Digital7) is a group of countries that have formalized their commitment to becoming effective digital governments. D7 membership requires participation in the OGP as digital and open principles are mutually reinforcing. This session will discuss the overlap of open and digital government and explore the concept of digital inclusion.

Moderators
avatar for Daniely Votto

Daniely Votto

Urban Governance Manager, World Resources Institute Brazil
Daniely Votto is the Urban Governance Manager at WRI Brasil Cities Program. She coordinates local and national projects focused on governance, transparency, gender and civil society participation and supports the Cities Team in Brazil on how to implement more people-centered projects.Before... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brison

Scott Brison

President of the Treasury Board, Government of Canada
avatar for Jose Clastornik

Jose Clastornik

Chief Executive, Agency for e-Government and Information Society, Office of the President of Uruguay
avatar for Janek Mäggi

Janek Mäggi

Minister of Public Administration, Government of Estonia
Mr. Mäggi graduated in law from the University of Tartu in 1999. He worked on the Äripäev business daily from 1994-1997; as the vice-president of SEB bank from 1997-2000; as the director of the Internet gateway for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 for ETV from 2001-2002; and as... Read More →
avatar for Ravit Korn Zilberfarb

Ravit Korn Zilberfarb

Chief of Staff, Israeli Government ICT Authority
Chief of staff, Government ICT Authority, Prime minister's office.Former Chief of Establishment of the government ICT authorityFormer senior adviser to Minister of Government Services in the Prime Minister's officeFormer criminal defense lawyer in a law firmFormer law clerk under... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 14:30 - 15:30
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

14:30

Challenges to Press Freedom: Changing Media Landscape, Shrinking Space
This session explores the changes affecting the global operating environment of media - with rise of social media news platforms and decline of traditional media as primary news sources, spread of disinformation and fake news, forms of censorship like internet shutdowns and pushback on journalists by vested interests and closed governments.

Touching on the dangers to democracy and the open government movement, the discussion will examine how journalists and media platforms in different countries are tackling these challenges. The speakers will also explore challenges around financial viability of independent media that affect how journalists are able to hold governments to account and be inclusive platforms for dialogue. Designed in a fishbowl format, the session aims to surface policy ideas that could be advanced through OGP to strengthen independent media and press freedom.

Moderators
avatar for Zuzana Wienk

Zuzana Wienk

Director, Fair-Play Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Susan Coughtrie

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 →
avatar for Harlem Desir

Harlem Desir

Representative on Freedom of the Media, Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe
Harlem Désir was appointed as the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media on 18 July 2017 for a period of three years. Prior to this position, Désir (France) was French Minister of State for European Affairs, attached to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International... Read More →
avatar for Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

Editor-in-Chief, Open Democracy
Mary Fitzgerald is Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy, the global non-profit media platform that seeks to challenge power and inspire change. Before joining oD she worked for Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and is a former Senior Editor of Prospect Magazine. She is a trustee... Read More →
avatar for Fanny Hidvégi

Fanny Hidvégi

European Policy Manager, Access Now
Fanny (@infofannny) is Access Now’s European Policy Manager based in Brussels. Previously, Fanny was International Privacy Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. where she focused on E.U.-U.S. data transfers. For three years Fanny led the Freedom... Read More →
avatar for Karol Ilagan

Karol Ilagan

Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
avatar for Stephen King

Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network
avatar for Anna Romandash

Anna Romandash

Community Manager, Digital Communication Network
Anna Romandash works with Digital Communication Network, 4,000+ community of journalists and media professionals from CEE/CA. She works on projects dealing with media freedom and freedom of expression in the region. Anna has been named Media Freedom Ambassador for Ukraine in 2015... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 14:30 - 15:30
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

14:30

Public Service Innovations – Beyond Participation and Engagement towards Co-Design and Co-Delivery
The aim of the proposed session is to deepen the dialogue on participatory public service innovations and what that means in a modern technological environment. The conversation is driven by the needs of service users globally, who are empowered to go beyond the conventional and mere consultative concept of "citizen engagement" owards the spirit of true co-creation and co-design of processes and services.

The session will also focus on co-delivery in terms of how human resources and technologies can be used in tandem to deliver tailored public services, accessible to all. By bringing together Georgian and international learning experience, as well as Sophia, the most advanced robot to date, the session aims to provoke thought on the future of innovative public services, aiming at:

  1. Understanding citizen experiences and the implications for Governments when planning and delivering services
  2. The potential of Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize the public sector, along with design and delivery of public services.

The discussion will also focus on dilemmas brought by sustaining innovations driven by technology, nudging Governments to keep a pace with increased demands for transparency, while security and data protection remain on top of the agenda.

Moderators
avatar for Niels Scott

Niels Scott

Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme Georgia

Speakers
avatar for Munkhtuya Altangerel

Munkhtuya Altangerel

Deputy Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme Georgia
avatar for Jesper Christiansen

Jesper Christiansen

Head of Strategy and Development, Nesta
A public innovation thinker and practitioner. His work focuses on how to deal most effectively with public problems in order to most effectively pursue the common good – in particular through better ecosystems for research and development.Jesper is a Senior Programme Manager in... Read More →
avatar for Suren Krmoyan

Suren Krmoyan

Deputy Minister of Justice, Government of Armenia
avatar for Sophia The Humanoid Robot

Sophia The Humanoid Robot

World's First Robot Citizen, Hanson Robotics
avatar for Sesili Verdzadze

Sesili Verdzadze

Head of Innovations, Servicelab, Public Service Development Agency, Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Since 2014, Sesili Verdzadze is leading the single government innovation laboratory ServiceLab, under the Public Service Development Agency, Ministry of Justice in Georgia. Her work focuses on bringing the user-centered design in public service development and delivery, by incorporating... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 14:30 - 15:30
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:30

How to Design and Implement a Multistakeholder Forum to Oversee the OGP Process – Country Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
One of the critical challenges in elaborating NAPs is ensuring authentic co-creation and offering chances for civic engagement in implementation and monitor over government commitments. How can governments work together with CSOs to ensure that NAPs are co-created and overseen following OGP standards? Who should be brought to the table and how should members be selected? What are the criteria of breadth and representativeness that each of the actors involved should fulfill? What does the experience tell us about the most recent developments? These questions are at the core of this session, which aims to explore different methodologies for building Multi-Stakeholder Forums.

Moderators
avatar for Levan Samadashvili

Levan Samadashvili

Chief of Party, USAID Good Governance Initiative in Georgia

Speakers
avatar for Amélie Banzet

Amélie Banzet

Chargée de mission, Prime Minister's Office
Amélie Banzet is in charge of coordinating Open Government for Etalab, within the Prime minister’s and is the French point of contact of the Open Government Partnership. Etalab is part of the French Prime minister office, where it carries out radically innovative projects to improve... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Cornejo

Carolina Cornejo

Open Government Point of Contact, Ministry of Modernization of Argentina
avatar for Gonzalo GUERRERO

Gonzalo GUERRERO

Executive Secretary of the Commission of Probity and Transparency, Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency
avatar for Cecile Leguen

Cecile Leguen

Senior Consultant, Datactivist
avatar for Michael Peters

Michael Peters

Data Scientist, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
Michael joined OKF Germany as Data Scientist for the projects: EU Subsidy Stories, OpenBudgets.eu and OffenerHaushalt.de. He studied Public Economics and advocates Transparency of Fiscal Data. His main tasks are Data Mining and Data Analysis.
avatar for Manuel Barros Riveros

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 →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 15:30 - 16:30
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:30

Initiating and Elaborating Participatory Budgeting: Barriers and Triggers
This workshop focuses on the issue of diversity of PB cases in EU members and candidate countries. The objective is to examine different experiences of PB implementation, and to discuss the potential fit of PB cases and their surrounding environments. The question to address: how to initiate and elaborate the right PB model for your local government. We look into the factors and actors that are conducive to the adoption of PB and barriers and triggers of its implementation and diffusion. Outcomes

  1. Tips to develop PB in your municipality: steps to take when elaborating your model of PB
  2. Clear understanding of the expected challenges when initiating and implementing PB
  3. Knowledge-sharing of international PB practices.

Moderators
avatar for Kristina Reinsalu

Kristina Reinsalu

Programme Director of e-Democracy, e-Governance Academy of Estonia
Kristina Reinsalu is currently the Programme director of e-Democracy domain at the e-Governance Academy. She has been involved in several local and international research and practical projects related to open governance and the use of ICT in implementing its principles, focusing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Arana Catania

Miguel Arana Catania

Director of Citizen Participation, Madrid City Council
avatar for Liia Hänni

Liia Hänni

Senior Expert on e-Democracy, e-Governance Academy of Estonia
In 2005 – 2015, Liia Hänni has managed the e-Governance Academy’s e-democracy domain, which aims to improve and update the functional mechanisms of democracy in society and state governance with the help of ICT. Now she works as senior expert of e-democracy. Also, she is actively... Read More →
avatar for Dmytro Khutkyy

Dmytro Khutkyy

Manager of E-Democracy Group, Reanimation Package of Reforms
Dmytro Khutkyy conducts policy-related research, communication, and advocacy to promote civic technology, open governance, and institutional change. His mission is to expand capabilities, increase motivation, and strengthen institutions for human empowerment worldwide.
avatar for José Manuel Ribeiro

José Manuel Ribeiro

Mayor, Government of Valongo Municipality


Wednesday July 18, 2018 15:30 - 16:30
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:30

Navigating Open Government and Shifting Space: Perspectives from the Fiscal Justice Movement
International Budget Partnership, Oxfam and local partners will host an interactive conversation about to explore experiences and strategies of navigating the complexities of opening and closing of governance spaces, and pursuing more equitable public resource use in contexts of increasing inequality. The session will showcase experiences and lessons learned from country-level civil society fiscal governance initiatives and the implications for work on the ground. This session will offer new perspectives to the way participants conceptualize closing civic space issues and better equip them to work on fiscal governance issues in their country with new tools and ideas.

Moderators
avatar for Brendan Halloran

Brendan Halloran

Senior Fellow, International Budget Partnership
I lead on strategy and learning at the International Budget Partnership. Very interested in the politics of inclusive and accountable fiscal governance. Also member of the International Experts Panel (IEP) of the IRM. Also global advisor for the Accountability Research Center (www.accountabilityresearch.org... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joy Aceron

Joy Aceron

Head, G Watch, Philippines
Also a research affiliate and adviser to Accountability Research Center (ARC) (www.accountabilityresearch.org); and the National Researcher for the Philippines of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)-Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). See my latest book: https://www.g-watch.org/resources/vertical-integration-research/going-vertical-citizen-led-reform-campaigns-philippines-2nd... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Kiprono

Timothy Kiprono

Executive Director, Centre for Innovations in Open Governance
avatar for Stefan Verwer

Stefan Verwer

Project Leader, Oxfam Novib
Leads on the Even it Up! campaign at Oxfam Novib and responsible for programming work on fair taxation, budget monitoring (pro-poor policies) and citizen participation. Convening the one Oxfam Fiscal Accountability for Inequality Reduction program (FAIR), working in 40 countries all... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 15:30 - 16:30
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:30

Breaking Up Vested Interests: Turning Open Contracting Data into Systemic Political Change
Public procurement is one of the Governments' number one risk of corruption. Building on this assessment, the concept of open contracting promises to deliver a higher level of transparency all through the process, a more effective and trustworthy Government, and a better business environment. The Contracting 5 has emerged as a leading peer-learning network within the international Open Government community to promote and shape open contracting reforms.

The objective of this panel is to share stories, case studies and argue for the spread of an open contracting scheme by design within the different countries' public procurement systems. Gathering high-level speakers from the C5 countries, from the Open contracting partnership board and SCOs, this panel is designed to give insights and vision of the achievements and for the next future of Open contracting.

Moderators
avatar for Lindsey Marchessault

Lindsey Marchessault

Director, Open Contracting Partnership
As a member of the Senior Management team of the (OCP), Lindsey is responsible for the stewardship of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), managing the OCDS Helpdesk, and several of OCP’s implementation projects. In her work, she advises on policy & legal reform to implement... Read More →

Speakers
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Clare Rewcastle Brown

Investigative Journalist & Editor, Sarawak Report
Clare Rewcastle Brown is a British journalist and the founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report, which has come to prominence for challenging wide scale political corruption in Malaysia and the impacts on civil and indigenous rights as well as on the environment.Her investigations... Read More →
avatar for Karol Ilagan

Karol Ilagan

Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
avatar for Kivutha Kibwana

Kivutha Kibwana

Governor, Government of Makueni County
avatar for Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Anastasiya Kozlovtseva

Head of International Relations, Transparency International Ukraine
Anastasiya Kozlovtseva – Head of International Relations Department/Fundraiser; has joined TI Ukraine in autumn 2013. In 2013-2016 she has coordinated projects related to good and open governance. Anastasiya is responsible for donor, international relations coordination, advocacy... Read More →
avatar for Romain Talès

Romain Talès

Data Officer, Etalab
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Yama Yari

Minister of Public Works, Government of Afghanistan


Wednesday July 18, 2018 15:30 - 17:00
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:30

What's Next on Beneficial Ownership? Company Leadership and Implementation through National Action Plans
This session will unpack current efforts to push for a global norm around beneficial ownership transparency, explore exciting technologies (such as OpenOwnership) and take a sector specific look at the extractive industry. We will make a special focus on how companies can and have engaged on this issue. Overall, by reflecting on progress, our aim is to promote a next generation of BOT commitments for OGP, to advance this issue toward implementation and use of BOT in upcoming Action Plans.

Moderators
avatar for Robin Hodess

Robin Hodess

Director, Governance & Transparency, The B Team
Robin became Director of Governance & Transparency at The B Team in April 2018. She has been working in the fields of governance, transparency and social justice for two decades, including engagement with the private sector in a range of multi-stakeholder initiatives.Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yunus Husein

Yunus Husein

Chair, Research Centre on Anti-Money Laundering
Yunus Husein is the chair of Research Centre on Anti-Money Laundering (PUKAU) and also the former Chair of Indonesia's Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre.
avatar for Maira Martini

Maira Martini

Knowledge Coordinator, TI
avatar for James Swenson

James Swenson

Global Head of Proposition for Risk Managed Services, Thomson Reuters
avatar for Zosia Sztykowski

Zosia Sztykowski

Project Lead, OpenOwnership
Zosia Sztykowski is the coordinator for OpenOwnership, a new project to launch an open data registry of beneficial ownership information from around the world. With a background in cultural analysis and feminist organizing, Zosia is dedicated to effecting policy and shifting norms... Read More →
avatar for David Ugolor

David Ugolor

Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice
avatar for Erica Westenberg

Erica Westenberg

Governance Programs Director, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Erica leads NRGI’s portfolio of research, technical assistance, capacity development and advocacy on government and private sector policies and public oversight mechanisms that shape extractive sector governance. She is a lawyer and provides policy advice in resource-rich countries... Read More →


15:30

Civil Society's Role in Opening Government and Monitoring Civic Space: Restrictive Trends and Creative Responses
Governments and non-state actors are increasingly introducing arbitrary and debilitating restrictions on the operating space for civil society organizations, social movements, and activists. Much of the current analyses on civic space restrictions disproportionately focus on legal provisions; however, as shown by the CIVICUS Monitor, the tactics and strategies used by states and non-state actors are multi-layered and convoluted. Notably, technology is being deliberately used for the surveillance, intimidation, and blackmailing of activists and their movements, exacerbating existing power structures and systemic inequalities.

A healthy civic space enabling meaningful civic participation and allowing to expose human rights violations and call governments to account is critical for the OGP process. This workshop will help identify key challenges and trends pertaining to civic space restrictions as well as creative civil society responses that may enable governments to design better policies and become more responsive to citizens’ needs and demands. It will aim at encouraging critical debate and producing concrete recommendations for the OGP process, including eligibility criteria, mechanisms, and standards.

Moderators
avatar for Duncan Edwards

Duncan Edwards

Director of Global Initiatives and Impact, Publish What You Pay
I joined Publish What You Pay (PWYP) in January 2018 as Director of Global Initiatives and Impact. I am developing and implementing systems, research activities, and strategic initiatives that ensure PWYP’s effectiveness in promoting an open and accountable extractives sector. This... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zohrab Ismayil

Zohrab Ismayil

Founder, Open Azerbaijan Initiative
A public policy analyst a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow.
avatar for Suneeta Kaimal

Suneeta Kaimal

Chief Operating Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Suneeta is a Steering Committee member and former civil society chair of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative of nearly 70 countries in which governments and civil society work together to advance transparency, accountability and citizen participation.She is currently c... Read More →
avatar for Semanur Karaman

Semanur Karaman

Project Lead, Tactical Tech
avatar for Emil Omarov

Emil Omarov

Eurasia Regional Coordinator, Publish What You Pay
Emil joined the PWYP Secretariat in January 2016. He has extensive experience of the PWYP campaign and the coalitions in the region, having worked for four years for NRGI (Revenue Watch at the time) providing support to their Eurasia Regional Director and contributing to the development... Read More →
avatar for Ines Pousadela

Ines Pousadela

Senior Research Specialist, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Inés M. Pousadela is a Policy and Research Officer at CIVICUS, a researcher for OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism in Argentina, and an associate researcher at the Institute of Communication and Development (ICD) in Uruguay. She holds a PhD in Political Science (UB), a Master’s... Read More →
avatar for Alex Sardar

Alex Sardar

Chief Innovation Officer, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation


15:30

Advancing Open Government through Legal Empowerment and Access to Justice
The Ministry of Justice of Georgia, OECD and OSJI propose a high-level panel/round table to describe how the OGP can strengthen links between access to civil justice, legal empowerment and open government. The panel will feature high-level speakers coming from justice institutions, planning agencies and civil society. Speakers will discuss OGP commitments and innovative country experiences for advancing legal empowerment and people-focused access to justice as a means to enhance openness, transparency and accountability.

The panel seeks to highlight opportunities and generate political momentum for OGP members to incorporate access to justice commitments into their 2018 and 2019 NAPs. This event will align with a separate working session for civil society and government reformers on the same topic at the OGP summit, advance the implementation of the Paris Declaration ”Supporting Justice for All” and efforts toward the Joint Declaration on Open Government for the SDGs.

Moderators
avatar for Zaza Namoradze

Zaza Namoradze

Division Director, Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations

Speakers
avatar for Mila Carovska

Mila Carovska

Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Government of Macedonia
In her professional career she gained experience in the field of social work, including facilitation of drama workshops with children housed in institutions, facilitation of educational workshops, SOS operator and supervisor on consultations for drug users and their families, as well... Read More →
avatar for Walter Flores

Walter Flores

Executive Director, Centro De Estudios Para La Equidad y Gobernanza En Los Sistema De Salud
avatar for Germán Garavano

Germán Garavano

Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Government of Argentina
avatar for Mari Kiviniemi

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 →
avatar for Marlon Manuel

Marlon Manuel

Senior Advisor to Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
Marlon has more than two decades of experience in legal empowerment work, having devoted practically his entire career to social justice and human rights lawyering.  He has combined grassroots education activities with active involvement in strategic litigation on human rights and... 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 →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 15:30 - 17:00
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:30

Impact, Opportunities, and Challenges for Open Government and OGP in the Eastern Partnership
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.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Lovitt

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Cretu

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 →
avatar for Ziya Guliyev

Ziya Guliyev

Board Member, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
avatar for Giorgi Kldiashvili

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 →
avatar for Katarína Mathernová

Katarína Mathernová

Deputy Director-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
avatar for Oleksandr Saienko

Oleksandr Saienko

Minister of Cabinet of Ministers, Government of Ukraine
avatar for Maia Tskitishvili

Maia Tskitishvili

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

Zuzana Wienk

Director, Fair-Play Alliance
avatar for Artak Zeynalyan

Artak Zeynalyan

Minister of Justice, Government of Armenia


16:30

Engaging Citizens in Law-Making
Cooperation and engagement of public and civil society is at the core of good governance. Effective participation allows for development of more transparent and open policies and legislative, responsive to challenges in society. The engagement of citizens and civil society in legislative process takes a variety of forms across different countries. Thanks to the advancements in technologies, many countries are increasingly using various on-line tools and platforms, although working groups are still widely used during consultation of drafting new or amending existing legislation.

The session will discuss Croatian, Estonian, Romanian, Slovak experience and challenges with using a variety of online and offline tools and platform the citizens can take advantage of and participate in legislative making process.

Moderators
avatar for Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Director, Involve

Speakers
avatar for Darija Marić

Darija Marić

Advisor, Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with Non-Governmental Organizations
avatar for Larisa Panait

Larisa Panait

Advisor, Government of Romania
avatar for Nemanja Relić

Nemanja Relić

Advisor, Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with Non-Governmental Organizations
avatar for Maarja-Leena Saar

Maarja-Leena Saar

Project Manager, Rahvaalgatus
Maarja-Leena Saar is an openness advocate working to make E-stonian society inspiring and unleashing it’s hidden potential.She is a process manager at the Estonian Cooperation Assembly, a competence centre founded by the President of Estonia, working on policy recommendations and... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

16:30

Roll Out the Red Carpet! Insights on the Use of a Learning and Expertise Centre to Strengthen Knowledge Sharing, Policy Making, and Civic Engagement
In this interactive workshop you will learn more about the approach and best practices of the Dutch Learning and Expertise center on Open Government, commissioned by the Dutch ministry of the Interior. We will share valuable insights on the use of this learning and expertise centre to strengthen knowledge sharing, policy making and civic engagement. One of the results of this workshop is a list of key take-outs for engaging civil servants and civil society by using creative forms of communication. Join our session and find out what red carpets, popcorn, infographics and liquorice keys have to do with it!

Moderators
avatar for Marieke Schenk

Marieke Schenk

Coordinator, Leer-en Expertisepunt Open Overheid

Speakers
avatar for Jill Goodman

Jill Goodman

Organization Impact & Strategy Lead, Government of the City of Austin
Jill leads strategic planning and champions systems change to transform how community members and employees experience government. Twitter: @cafejillio
avatar for Tom Kunzler

Tom Kunzler

Interim Director, Open State Foundation
Tom Kunzler joined the Open State Foundation in 2013 and is currently interim Director. He works on Politics and Governance, Openspending and Open Municipial Information.His goal is to make politics more accessible to a broader audience. Tom previously worked for ProDemos and as a... Read More →
avatar for Stefano Pizzicannella

Stefano Pizzicannella

Director for International Relations of Simplification Unit, Department for Public Administration of Italy
avatar for Eric Stokkink

Eric Stokkink

Head of Democracy Department, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands


Wednesday July 18, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

16:30

The Authoritarian Playbook
People are waking up to the threats facing democracy around the world. As attacks on civil liberties, entrenched kleptocracy, and limitations on citizen participation in governance proliferate, action is necessary to safeguard democracy as we know it. This panel will look provide a comparative review of authoritarian regimes to expose the authoritarian playbook and enable discussion on what states, cities, and citizens can do to hold the frontline.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Goodman

Mary Beth Goodman

Independent Consultant
Mary Beth Goodman is an international development and anticorruption policy expert who has worked with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and international institutions to advance democracy, human rights and social justice. She served as the Special Assistant... Read More →
avatar for Sándor Lederer

Sándor Lederer

Director, K-Monitor
Sandor is the co-founder and director of K-Monitor, a non-profit public funds watchdog based in Budapest. The NGO was founded to improve the levels of transparency and the rule of law in Hungary. Civic participation and technology driven solutions are among the organizations key instruments... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Rutzen

Douglas Rutzen

President and CEO, International Center For Not-For-Profit Law
Doug Rutzen is President and CEO of ICNL, where he has worked for the past 20 years. Doug is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown law school, and he serves on the Community of Democracies’ Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society. Under Doug’s leadership, ICNL... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

17:00

Opening Decision Making: Lobby Transparency
The potentially corrupting power of lobbying has been a central element of recent elections around the World. From politicians running on a promise to “drain the swamp” to citizens protesting against free trade agreements citing the influence of lobbyists, popular discontent with the influence of special interests is rising. This panel will bring together different stakeholders from the local to the supra-national level on lobbying and its transparency. They will show the real world progress that has recently been made on lobby transparency. The panel will also discuss possible regulatory best practices as well as why lobbying regulation is in the best interest of governments, citizens as well as lobbyists.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Victoria Anderica

Victoria Anderica

Director of Transparency, Madrid City Council
avatar for Helen Darbishire

Helen Darbishire

Executive Director, Access Info Europe
avatar for Emilie	Cazenave

Emilie Cazenave

International Partnerships Coordinator, High Authority for Transparency in Public Life (HATVP)
Emilie Cazenave is the international partnerships coordinator at the High Authority for transparency in public life, in its Legal and studies division. This division’s missions are to manage the legal activities, provide expertise to declarants and public institutions, notably with regard to conflicts of interest and regulation of revolving doors, to draft studies and reports and coordinate... Read More →
avatar for Gonzalo GUERRERO

Gonzalo GUERRERO

Executive Secretary of the Commission of Probity and Transparency, Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency


17:00

Civic Engagement Practical Tips and Tactics: OGP as a Tool to Put People at the Heart of Decision Making
This session will discuss effective participation methods which improve outcomes for citizens and will explore ways for people to participate in decision making. Hearing examples from Ghana’s, Sekondi-Takoradi on how their infrastructure investment system is designed to build citizen’s trust. From USA, about Austin’s work to end homelessness, co-creating a systems-map with the people affected. A Georgian representative will talk about work on homelessness and Scotland will present on the strengths and weaknesses of a panel of 2,000 users recruited to help co-design a new Social Security system. The audience will be encouraged to join the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Aidoo

Isaac Aidoo

Development Planning Officer, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
avatar for Iker Goiria Etxebarria

Iker Goiria Etxebarria

External Relations Director, Gipuzkoa Provincial Council
avatar for Doreen Grove

Doreen Grove

Head of Open Government, Government of Scotland
avatar for Tamar Qeburia

Tamar Qeburia

Project Coordinator & Researcher, Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre
avatar for Sabine Romero

Sabine Romero

Chief Administrative Officer, Government of the City of Austin
avatar for Kaela Scott

Kaela Scott

Head of Democratic Innovation, Involve
Kaela is Head of Democratic Innovation at Involve, a role focused on developing the theory and practice of public engagement and new forms of democratic participation.Kaela came to Involve after working for 13 years in the community planning and capacity building sector within local... Read More →
avatar for Pauline Véron

Pauline Véron

Deputy Mayor, Government of the City of Paris
Pauline Véron has been deputy to the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, since March 2014, and is in charge of local democracy, citizen participation, NGOs, youth and employment. From 2012 – 14, she served as deputy to Mayor Bertrand Delanoë. Pauline previously worked as a lawyer at... Read More →


17:00

Raising the Bar: Using OGP to Increase Ambition
Leading OGP high-level representatives from around the globe will discuss how they seek to use the OGP platform to co-create ambitious commitments with civil society.

The panel will also examine the use of peer exchange opportunities, and the challenges of sustaining ambition across multiple action plan cycles. Dr Mary Francoli from the International Experts Panel of the Independent Reporting Mechanism will discuss how OGP stakeholders can seek to develop and implement ambitious commitments.

Moderators
avatar for María Baron

María Baron

Global Executive Director, Fundación Directorio Legislativo & OGP Steering Committee Member
María is a journalist with a master’s degree in International Relations from Bologna University, Italy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National University of San Martín, Argentina. She won the NDI Democracy Award in 2012. She has worked in numerous organizations that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tiago Antunes

Tiago Antunes

Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Government of Portugal
avatar for Jose Clastornik

Jose Clastornik

Chief Executive, Agency for e-Government and Information Society, Office of the President of Uruguay
avatar for Mary Francoli

Mary Francoli

IRM International Experts Panel, Open Government Partnership
avatar for Ahmed Laamoumri

Ahmed Laamoumri

Secretary-General, Ministry of Administration and Public Service Reform of Morocco
avatar for Eber Omar Betanzos Torres

Eber Omar Betanzos Torres

Deputy Minister of Public Administration, Government of Mexico


Wednesday July 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:30
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

17:00

The Dynamics of Vertical Collaboration – Advancing Open Government in Federal and Decentralized Countries
The panel will explore the dynamics of vertical collaboration between levels of government with a special focus on federal and decentralized governments. The discussion will be moderated towards:

  1. The identification of best practices on how OG reforms can be successfully coordinated and implemented in countries characterized as federal or decentralized systems, featuring, for instance, OGP commitments adopted at a subnational level
  2. Discussing challenges and opportunities of advancing OG principles at a decentralized level
  3. Addressing patterns of collaboration between different levels of government & at different stages of the policy cycle
  4. Assessing lessons learnt, especially in light of the OECD’s 2017 Recommendation by the Council on OG (“governance of open government” concept)
  5. Exploring approaches to cross-level cooperation on OGP National Action Plans.

Moderators
avatar for Otavio Neves

Otavio Neves

Director of Transparency, Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller-General of Brazil
Works as the Director for Transparency, managing policies on Open Government, Transparency, Access to Information, Open Data, Civic engagement for government oversight and civic education.

Speakers
avatar for Andrés Ibarra

Andrés Ibarra

Minister of Modernization, Government of Argentina
Asumió como ministro el 10 de diciembre de 2015. Antes, se desempeñó como ministro de la misma cartera en el Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires de 2011 a 2015.
avatar for Mari Kiviniemi

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 →
avatar for Lucy McTernan

Lucy McTernan

Chair, Scottish Open Government Network
avatar for Joel Salas Suarez

Joel Salas Suarez

Commissioner, Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos Personales de México


Wednesday July 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:30
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

17:00

OGP and Parliamentary Oversight: Working with Parliaments to Strengthen Oversight of Service Delivery and National Action Plans
There is considerable scope to increase commitment amongst parliamentarians to parliamentary openness, in the OGP member countries, and beyond. There is an obvious and important connection between greater parliamentary openness and the systematic engagement with civil society that this implies, and a stronger oversight function by parliaments. This session evidences growing engagement by parliaments and parliamentarians in open governance a variety of country contexts. Areas of discussion will include: examples from some of the 70 countries where UNDP partners with national parliaments to strengthen parliamentary capacity, lessons learned in supporting partner parliaments to make the oversight function more fit for purpose under the 2030 Agenda, reflections on the next steps of the legislative engagement policy, and areas of support that can be provided by the Open Parliament e-Network (OPEN) and others after the sunset of the working groups.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Hubli

Scott Hubli

Director of Governance Programs, National Democratic Institute
K. Scott Hubli currently serves as the director of governance programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), where he provides senior leadership for the Institute’s civic technology and democratic governance programs worldwide. Mr. Hubli has over 20 years of experience in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Randy Boissonnault

Randy Boissonnault

Member of Parliament, House of Commons of Canada
Randy Boissonnault was first elected as Member of Parliament in 2015. Shortly after his election he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. As Parliamentary Secretary, Randy led official language consultations by hosting stakeholders at in 17... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Bregadze

Gigi Bregadze

Democratic Governance Team Leader, UNDP
Mr. Gigi Bregadze is the Democratic Governance Team Leader at UNDP Georgia since June 2014. He is responsible for the quality assurance within the democratic governance portfolio. Prior to that he was working at different positions at various organizations in the UN system. He has... Read More →
avatar for Tamar Chugoshvili

Tamar Chugoshvili

First Vice Speaker, Parliament of Georgia
A young Georgian politician with valuable education background in Law and Public Administration. After gaining experience in the civil sector working in leading positions in non-governmental organizations, she worked with the Prime Minister of Georgia on Human Rights and Gender Equality... Read More →
avatar for Mukelani Dimba

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 →
avatar for Femke Lee-Brouwer

Femke Lee-Brouwer

Chief Technical Advisor for Parliament, United Nations Development Programme Moldova
Mrs. Femke Lee-Brouwer is the Chief Technical Advisor for UNDP at the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova since July 2017. She works to support the national legislature with improving their law-making, oversight and representative functions with a specific focus on European integration... Read More →


17:30

Europe: Seizing the Opportunity to Lead on Anti-Money Laundering
The approval of the latest amendments to the European anti-money Laundering directive in May 2018 has the potential to place the region at the forefront of the fight against money laundering by embracing transparency as one of its pillars. The success of this European level agreement will be determined by the implementation of the directive, which includes the adoption of open registers of beneficial ownership. Speakers from government, civil society and business will provide their perspective on how the region can lead on AML, specifically through increasing beneficial ownership transparency, in this new context.

Moderators
avatar for Zuzana Wienk

Zuzana Wienk

Director, Fair-Play Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Martin Bille Hermann

Martin Bille Hermann

State Secretary, Government of Denmark
avatar for Tove Maria Ryding

Tove Maria Ryding

Policy and Advocacy Manager for Tax Justice, European Network on Debt and Development
Tove joined Eurodad in March 2013 as Senior Policy Analyst. She now leads the work on tax and transparency, and carries out coordination, advocacy, communications work as well as research and analysis. Tove is one of two elected representatives for Tax Justice Europe in the coordinating... Read More →
avatar for James Swenson

James Swenson

Global Head of Proposition for Risk Managed Services, Thomson Reuters


Wednesday July 18, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

17:30

Eyes on the Price: Effective Strategies in Using Open Contracting and Open Data for Grassroots Health Advocacy in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Working on Open Contracting can be an initiative to impact real people’s lives, particularly when you reach out to activists and grassroots organizations who are already engaged in their specific fields of action and showcasing how it can become an effective tool to achieve their own goals. In this matter, Hivos and AFIC work closely with Open Contracting Partnership to develop effective strategies in using open contracting and open data for grassroots health advocacy, following successful cases in countries as Ukraine, Nigeria, Uganda, the Philippines and Guatemala. The panel will focus on discussion around case studies to share the experiences, impacts, and strategies developed to use procurement reforms and data for advocacy for better service delivery in health, particularly effective and efficient HIV and AIDS response and public health policy.

Moderators
avatar for Tin Geber

Tin Geber

Social Innovation Specialist, Hivos
- algorithms, trust, ethics, and choice- bots, trolls, echo chambers, and outrage tsunamis- the twin-headed beast of populism and propaganda- AI is "if" statements, machine learning is statistics, blockchain is a ledger- the Dunning-Kruger Effect's effects on society

Speakers
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Carey Kluttz

Acting Program Director, Open Contracting Partnership
Carey Kluttz is our Senior Program Manager supporting open contracting implementation across Africa and the Middle East. She previously served as a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow with SODEMI, the national mining company of Côte d’Ivoire, where she also supported the development of Côte... Read More →
avatar for Evgenija Kononchuk

Evgenija Kononchuk

Head of Advocacy Team, All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS
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Ifeoma Onyebuchi

Program Director, Public and Private Development Centre
I am currently a program director at PPDC with experience around targeted advocacy for system improvement, open data/open contracting, open Government, grassroot engagement and media dialogue in a manner that promotes increased citizens’ active participation in governance programs... Read More →
avatar for Maikol Porras

Maikol Porras

Civil Society Strengthening Officer, Hivos
Costa Rican. Former Coordinator of Open Government in Costa Rica (October 2012 - April 2014). Public Administrator. Project Manager. Topics: Innovation, Open government, e-government, local governments.
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Gagan Kumar Thapa

Member of Parliament, Legislature Parliament of Nepal


Wednesday July 18, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

17:30

Rebooting Public Service Delivery
Improving the design and quality of public services, coupled with efforts to foster public participation through closing the feedback loop, is a process that enables government to build a real bridge connecting each and every citizen. Estonia and Georgia undertook comprehensive reforms of public service delivery leading to a transformation of the sector. This high level panel will focus on achievements, challenges and future visions on service delivery. It will showcase Georgian, Estonian, and international experiences on transforming public service delivery. It will present key elements of reform resulting in efficient, innovative and citizen-oriented service delivery. The panel will also focus on innovative service delivery models for rural areas, e-government development and citizens platforms.

Moderators
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Nora O'Connell

Associate Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children United States

Speakers
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Helen Clark

OGP Ambassador, Open Government Partnership
avatar for Ayanda Dlodlo

Ayanda Dlodlo

Minister of Public Service and Administration, Government of South Africa
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Martin Kreutner

Dean & Executive Secretary, International Anti-Corruption Academy
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Janek Mäggi

Minister of Public Administration, Government of Estonia
Mr. Mäggi graduated in law from the University of Tartu in 1999. He worked on the Äripäev business daily from 1994-1997; as the vice-president of SEB bank from 1997-2000; as the director of the Internet gateway for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 for ETV from 2001-2002; and as... 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 →


Wednesday July 18, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
 
Thursday, July 19
 

09:00

Advancing Aid and Budget Transparency for Development: Shared Experiences and New Frontiers
At the core of the relationship between citizens and the state are decisions about how public resources are raised and spent, and the results achieved. The budget is where the most important questions about the role of government are asked and answered. In countries where a significant portion of that budget also comes from external actors such as major international donors, the level of transparency of these organisations and their finance flows is also crucial. Greater levels of transparency are essential to ensure that public resources are being spent effectively and contribute to development outcomes.

Based on the findings of the latest Open Budget Survey and Aid Transparency Index, the event will provide a practical sharing of the challenges and opportunities identified by governments, donors and civil society organisations to connect aid and budget transparency with development planning, spending and outcomes. It will help identify implications and concrete next steps for the development of national strategies, action plans and partnerships.

This fishbowl event will feature speakers from government, civil society and donor organisations sharing good practices, experience and lessons learnt of promoting aid and budget transparency for development outcomes.

Moderators
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Elise Dufief

Research and Monitoring Manager, Publish What You Fund
avatar for Claire Schouten

Claire Schouten

Senior Program Officer, International Budget Partnership

Speakers
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Dmitry Mariyasin

Deputy Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme Armenia
Leading the operations and programme of UNDP Armenia team, with focus on innovation, impact investment and transformative development models.
avatar for Marika Natsvlishvili

Marika Natsvlishvili

Head of State Budget Analysis and Strategic Planning, State Audit Office of Georgia
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oluseun@yourbudgit.com

Executive Director & Co-Founder, BudgIT
Oluseun Onigbinde is the Lead Partner of BudgIT, a civic organization he co-founded in 2011 which works to simplify access to government data and also drives institutional reform. He is a contributor to Data Journalism Handbook and also a member of the OpenSpending Wiki Group, an... Read More →
avatar for Lorena Rivero del Paso

Lorena Rivero del Paso

General Director of Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico
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Carolyn Myers Zoduah

Non-State Actors Coordinator, Ministry of Finance & Development Planning
Carolyn Myers Zoduah is Coordinator of the Non-State Actors Secretariat at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Liberia, where she manages the Civil Society and Social Accountability program under the Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project. The program... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

09:00

Publishing and Re-Using Open Data to Strengthen Public Integrity
The Panama and Paradise papers highlighted how massive amounts of data can be analysed by investigative reporters and used to expose tax fraud and tax evasion from major fortunes, including high-ranking public officials. Based on the experiences of the Commission of Probity and Administrative transparency in Chile and of the Network for integrity members, the session aims to discuss open data and public integrity. Some of the panellists will represent institutions that publish data collected to monitor, control and/or promote integrity in public life. Contributors will also include civil society organizations that have developed innovative projects reusing such data. Panellists will discuss concrete experiments, focusing on how civil society has managed to reuse such information, good practices and lessons learnt, share visions of the national open government efforts, assess their impact and recall further commitments to opening and reusing data to monitor public integrity.

Moderators
avatar for Sam van der Staak

Sam van der Staak

Senior Programme Manager, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Speakers
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Elodie Cuerq

Communication & Relations Director, Haute Autorité pour la Transparence de la Vie Publique
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Gonzalo GUERRERO

Executive Secretary of the Commission of Probity and Transparency, Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency
avatar for Catherine Kardava

Catherine Kardava

Director, Civil Service Bureau of Georgia
avatar for Renzo Lavin

Renzo Lavin

Co-Director, Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia
He leads ACIJ’s work on the field of Governance and Democracy. His professional career has been marked by a focus on transparency, accountability, judicial independence and the fight against corruption. He has led diverse projects ranging from the local level to the global, coordinated... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

09:00

Transparency for What? Going Beyond the Openness Rhetoric
The session will discuss how transparency initiatives as FOI and open data can lead to specific economic, political, and social outcomes by looking at examples where these initiatives achieved results in education, health, government reform, and public works, among others. The session will start with lightning talks from invited speakers. Session participants will then be asked to select topic that interests them where deep dives will be done, with participants in the roundtables also contributing their examples. The session will end with topic leads reporting to the plenary. The output of the session is a compendium of examples where transparency initiatives resulted to concrete changes in the lives of people or communities.

Moderators
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Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →

Speakers
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Joyce Cudjoe

Project Administrator, Berea Social Foundation
Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship, Web Foundation Anders Pendersen; Senior Open Data.
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Yanuar Nugroho

Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia


Thursday July 19, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

09:00

Managing Political Transitions: Continuing Reforms through Leadership Changes and in Challenging Times
In light of the global wave of political transitions that represent a challenge to openness (from Brexit to the election of Trump and more), this fishbowl session will compare the experiences of civil society groups and reformers inside government in different countries trying to maintain OGP as a priority after political transitions/new government administrations come to power (including some who are hostile to the values of open government). Key discussants will present brief case studies from their countries (the UK, US, Liberia, and more), then the moderator will engage all participants in a global conversation about different strategies and tactics they use to keep open government a priority with new administrations.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Aceron

Joy Aceron

Head, G Watch, Philippines
Also a research affiliate and adviser to Accountability Research Center (ARC) (www.accountabilityresearch.org); and the National Researcher for the Philippines of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)-Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). See my latest book: https://www.g-watch.org/resources/vertical-integration-research/going-vertical-citizen-led-reform-campaigns-philippines-2nd... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell

Policy Manager, Northern Ireland Environment Link
Jonathan graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2008 with a First Class Honours Degree in Environmental Planning, after which he worked as a research assistant at Queen’s and spent a short period in private planning practice.  He commenced a PhD at Queen’s, in October... Read More →
avatar for Michael Peters

Michael Peters

Data Scientist, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
Michael joined OKF Germany as Data Scientist for the projects: EU Subsidy Stories, OpenBudgets.eu and OffenerHaushalt.de. He studied Public Economics and advocates Transparency of Fiscal Data. His main tasks are Data Mining and Data Analysis.
avatar for Anthony K. Selmah

Anthony K. Selmah

Chief Operating Officer, Accountability Lab
Keeping the commitment to OGP after a tense political transition is a challenge for most emerging democracies. Liberia has just succeeded in urshering in a new government and I want to talk about strategies in getting the new government to remain committed to OGP.
avatar for Nada Zohdy

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 →


09:00

Spotlight on Reformers and Tools: Reaching New Stakeholders, Protecting Space for Dialogue
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.

Moderators
avatar for Ivy Ong

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 →
avatar for Peter Varga

Peter Varga

Senior Regional Coordinator for Europe, Open Government Partnership

Speakers
avatar for Colm Burns

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 →
avatar for Susan Coughtrie

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 →
avatar for Stacey Cram

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 →
avatar for Sarah Onduko

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 →
avatar for Anna Rurka

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 →
avatar for Nada Zohdy

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 →


09:00

Abriendo Gobiernos en Américas: Qué Aprendimos y Hacia Dónde Vamos
This session will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous translation available in English, Georgian, and French.

Most participating countries in Americas are in their third or fourth round of action plans. What wins have we had? What is still missing? What does co-creation look like in there Americas? Can co-creation go beyond action plans? What are the next steps?

La mayoría de los gobiernos de la región ya van por su tercer o cuarto plan de acción en el marco de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto. La incorporación de nuevos gobiernos, tanto locales como nacionales, nos lleva a reflexionar: ¿Qué hemos ganado con estos procesos? ¿Qué falta aún? ¿Cómo podemos perfeccionar los procesos de cocreación?

Moderators
avatar for Emilene Martínez Morales

Emilene Martínez Morales

Senior Regional Coordinator for the Americas, Open Government Partnership
Emilene Martínez Morales joined the Open Government Partnership in September 2012. In her role, she focuses on supporting civil society organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in International Studies from the Monterrey... Read More →
avatar for Rosario Pavese

Rosario Pavese

Senior Regional Coordinator for the Americas, Open Government Partnership

Speakers
avatar for Leah Cedeño de Boersner

Leah Cedeño de Boersner

Board Member @ MOVIN, Movimiento Independiente
avatar for Marta Ferrara

Marta Ferrara

Executive Director, Semillas para la Democracia
avatar for Camilo Ernesto Romero Galeano

Camilo Ernesto Romero Galeano

Governor, Government of the Nariño Department
avatar for Angelica Maytín

Angelica Maytín

Director General, Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información de Panama
avatar for Alvaro Samayoa

Alvaro Samayoa

Commissioner, Comisionado Comisión Presidencial de Gestión Pública Abierta y Transparencia de Guatemala


Thursday July 19, 2018 09:00 - 10:30
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

09:00

Regional Dialogue for Open Government Partnership
Session tends to highlight the most important global questions on a regional scale, attempts to provide insights into national answers and suggests regional approaches and innovative models to support and also compliments national efforts. The format of EU - national - regional context will allow the issues to be addressed in its complexity, as well as open the perspectives on innovative supra-national solutions. Session will be opened with the presentation of EU perspectives and further on, foreseen topics will be regionalised, nationalised and deepened in the framework of two panel discussions: accessibility of public services and availability of open data.

Moderators
EK

Edna Karadža

e-Governance Expert, Regional School of Public Administration
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Matija Vilfan

International Expert, Regional School of Public Administration

Speakers
avatar for Aida Ajanović

Aida Ajanović

Head of Research, Zašto Ne?
Aida is a lawyer by profession. Currently holding the position of Head of Research and is also a Team leader and coordinator of the "Istinomjer"- first BiH member of the International Fact Checking Network. Before joining “Why not” team and NGO world, Aida gained work experience... Read More →
avatar for Kemal Bajramovic

Kemal Bajramovic

Head of IT Group, Civil Service Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
avatar for Dragana Brajović

Dragana Brajović

Independent Advisor, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of Serbia
avatar for Gordana Gapikj Dimitrovska

Gordana Gapikj Dimitrovska

National Coordinator for OGP, State Advisor, Ministry for Information Society and Administration of Macedonia
avatar for Zorana Gajic

Zorana Gajic

Director, Regional School of Public Administration
Zorana Gajic is the Programme Manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
avatar for Paul Maassen

Paul Maassen

Chief, Country Support, Open Government Partnership
Paul Maassen started working with the Open Government Partnership in June 2012. He is currently the Chief, Country Support (CCS). The  CCS leads on the implementation of the strategy for OGPs engagement with and strategic support of all OGP stakeholders at the national and local... Read More →
avatar for Goran Pastrovic

Goran Pastrovic

Programme Manager, Regional School of Public Administration
Goran Pastrovic is the Programme Manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.  
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Ivan Radulović

Head of Department for Regulatory Impact Assessment, Ministry of Finance of Montenegro
Ivan Radulović was born on August 18, 1984 in Podgorica, Montenegro. He finished elementary school in Podgorica while high school in Maine, USA. In 2006 he graduated from Berkeley College (USA) with Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business with the average grade... Read More →
avatar for Nevila Repishti

Nevila Repishti

Director, National Agency of Information Society of Albania
avatar for Ratka Sekulović

Ratka Sekulović

Director, Regional School of Public Administration
Ratka Sekulovic,Msc is the ReSPA Director (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.Sekulovic was appointed... Read More →


09:30

Open Government Innovations by Africa
Africa on average makes the most ambitious commitments in comparison to other regions, yet the Africa innovation story has not been told in full. The session provides an opportunity to showcase some great open gov innovations that have been created through collaboration between government and civil society. The collective efforts by reformers from both sides have seen these amazing innovations improving service delivery, curbing corruption and giving citizens the space and voice to hold government accountable.

Moderators
avatar for Maureen Kariuki

Maureen Kariuki

Senior Regional Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East, Open Government Partnership
Maureen joined the Open Government Partnership in December 2014. Focusing on Africa and the Middle East. she supports civil society organizations to engage more meaningfully and effectively with the OGP and push for the delivery of open government reforms in their countries.Maureen... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

Budget and Planning Commissioner, Government of Kaduna State
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Eldrid Jordaan

Chief Executive Officer, GovChat
Founder & Chief Executive of GovChat, Eldrid Jordaan is the former Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Enterprises & currently serves as Digital Communications Advisor to various African Governments.
avatar for Jessica Mukethe Musila

Jessica Mukethe Musila

Executive Director, Mzalendo Trust
avatar for Tarik Nesh-Nash

Tarik Nesh-Nash

Co-Founder & Executive Director, GovRight
Tarik is following his passion for using technology for a better citizenry. He is the founder of the Moroccan-based ICT4Dev research center and technology startup "Software Centre", as well as previously working at Microsoft Seattle and Beijing, and with the Red Cross in Iraq. Tarik is an Ashoka fellow and a TedX speaker... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

10:00

Open Data to Fight Gender Violence and Femicides
Violence against women is an endemic issue, but we still do not have quality data to critically understand its magnitude and to act upon it. To explore the production of data on gender-violence related incidents and particularly femicides is key to contribute to understand and, eventually, reduce gender-violence related incidents and femicides.

Moderators
avatar for Silvana Fumega

Silvana Fumega

Research and Policy Director, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently the Research and Policy Lead of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA).She holds a Ph.D. (University of Tasmania, Australia). In the past few years, she has focused her work on Open Government Data and Freedom of Information policies. She also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Katie Clancy

Katie Clancy

Programme Management Officer, International Development Research Centre
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Paula Martins

Director for South America, Article 19
Activist and researcher on access to information and freedom of expression. Working in the protection and promotion of human rights for more than 15 years. Director of the South America office of international NGO ARTICLE 19 since its setting up in Brazil in 2007.
avatar for Yeama Thompson

Yeama Thompson

Commissioner, Right to Access to Information Commission of Sierra Leone
Yeama Thompson is a Sierra Leonean media development professional who rose through the ranks from a cub-reporter at the Sierra Leone Daily Mail to an Editor of The Chronicle newspaper in war-time Sierra Leone. During that period, she also conceptualised and produced community radio... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

10:00

The Power of Incentives and Accountability Mechanisms: Best Practices in Development Cooperation
Over the past decade, the MCC has pioneered an innovative development model based on data-driven selectivity, evidence-based analysis, country-owned programs, and a strong commitment to transparency and accountability. MCC would like to share its lessons in pursuing various approaches to incentives and accountability and also learn from the experience and perspectives of others. MCC will convene a knowledge cafe with thematic discussions on various approaches to incentives and accountability - from multistakeholder partnerships to policy reform to country ownership.

Moderators
avatar for Jake Grover

Jake Grover

Senior Policy Advisor, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Jake Grover is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in the Department of Policy and Evaluation. Jake previously worked at USAID in the Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning’s Office of Policy.He originally joined USAID as a Presidential Management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Aquilina Brez

Bethany Aquilina Brez

Senior Policy Advisor, Millennium Challenge Corporation
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Nino Evgenidze

Executive Director, Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC)
avatar for Magda Magradze

Magda Magradze

Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Account Georgia
Magda Magradze is the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia managing implementation of $140 million Georgia Compact of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation. Prior, Magda Magradze held various managerial positions coordinating educational and cultural... Read More →
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Sonia Shahrigian

Deputy Resident Country Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation Georgia


Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

10:00

Spotlight on Reformers and Tools: Delivering Public Services, Impact through Open Government
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 looked to improve access to and quality of public services across several countries including Costa Rica, France, Greece, Portugal. The session will also help raise question around releasing data on and measuring impact of these initiatives, and share a couple of efforts that have been made on this in specific sectors.

Moderators
avatar for Munyema Hasan

Munyema Hasan

Knowledge, Learning, Innovation, and Capacity Building Manager, Open Government Partnership
Munyema manages OGP’s research program, monitoring and evaluation strategy and organizational learning activities.

Speakers
avatar for María Fernanda Avendaño

María Fernanda Avendaño

Executive Director, ACCESA
Political scientist specializing in innovation management-Representative of civil society in the National Commission of Open Government (CNGA) in Costa Rica-Coordinator of the Alliance for Open Assembly (AAA) a civil society team that promotes Open Parliament in Costa Rica.Interests:-Public... Read More →
avatar for Jaimie Boyd

Jaimie Boyd

Director, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
avatar for Alicia Evangelides

Alicia Evangelides

Director for the Rule of Law Index, World Justice Project
Alicia Evangelides is the Director for the Rule of Law Index team at the World Justice Project. Prior to joining the WJP, Alicia worked at Columbia University’s Global Policy Initiative, a small research initiative designed to bridge the gap between academia and policymaking. Her... Read More →
avatar for Tiago Miguel Mendonça

Tiago Miguel Mendonça

International Relations Specialist, Agência para a Modernização Administrativa de Portugal
avatar for Despina Mitropoulou

Despina Mitropoulou

Director, GFOSS - Open Technologies Alliance
Despina Mitropoulou received her BSc (Hons) in Digital Media from the University of Portsmouth and her MSc in Child-Computer Interaction from the University of Central Lancashire. She started working for GFOSS - Open Technologies Alliance in 2010 and is currently the director of the... Read More →
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Tamar Zhvania

Chairperson, Central Election Commission of Georgia
Tamar Zhvania is the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Georgia since 2013. She holdsthe Master Degree in Sociology and is pursuing the PHD in Sociology at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi StateUniversity. Tamar Zhvania is the fellow of the Centre of Democracy, Development... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

10:30

DigiMeddle: Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Democracy
This session will explore the governance of digital platforms and social media and the impact that their misuse can have on society. This discussion is particularly important when considering the recent scandal of Cambridge Analytica in the US President elections, and the suspicions of foreign influence in political campaigns around the World. The event aims at raising awareness on recent events and discuss ways to reduce corruption risks in the Democratic process.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Adriano Amaral

Adriano Amaral

Big Data and Advanced Analytics for Public Sector, Oracle
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Sylvie Coudray

Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO
avatar for Fanny Hidvégi

Fanny Hidvégi

European Policy Manager, Access Now
Fanny (@infofannny) is Access Now’s European Policy Manager based in Brussels. Previously, Fanny was International Privacy Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. where she focused on E.U.-U.S. data transfers. For three years Fanny led the Freedom... Read More →


10:30

Everyone Complains, but Nothing Happens: How to Implement Feedback Loops in Public Contracting That Work
Many governments have started the journey to publish better data in public contracting but there has been little thought and practice to creating meaningful engagement from citizens and business. Making the public procurement process transparent alone is not enough. Citizens need to have a say throughout. Too often, consultations are too few and too late, complaints go unheard, the open data flow dries up, and multistakeholder groups turn into endless talk shows. We’ll explore how reformers can design, implement and measure better feedback loops that result in real ixes. During the session we will co-create practical recommendations for effective citizen engagement that delivers results.

Moderators
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Kathrin Frauscher

Deputy Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
Kathrin is the Deputy Executive Director and Gavin’s co-pilot in leading the Open Contracting Partnership. Kathrin’s journey as a social entrepreneur started in an unlikely place – the World Bank Institute, the incubation lab of the World Bank. Kathrin worked in countries such... Read More →

Speakers
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Patrick Enaholo

Open Data Research Centre Director, Pan-Atlantic University
Patrick works at the Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos, Nigeria where he teaches and conducts research around the utilisation of digital media as tools for productivity across various segments of society. He is currently conducting research and leading the development of a number of... Read More →
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Fernanda Hopenhaym

Co-Executive Director, PODER
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Karol Ilagan

Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
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Grace Juliet

Programs Officer, InfoNET Africa
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Julius Kaloi

Minister for Devolution, Public Service, and Administration, Government of Makueni County
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Kivutha Kibwana

Governor, Government of Makueni County
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Isaac Mokuolu

Head of e-Government Procurement Unit, Bureau of Public Procurement of Nigeria
An innovative reformer with extensive experience in Public Procurement, e-Government Procurement, Open Data, Open Contracting, Information Technology, Development & Anti-corruption works. The curator of Nigeria Open Contracting Portal - NOCOPO @sinamoks Tel:+2348058004959
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Tina Pimentel

Kristina Pimentel is the National Coordinator of Bantay Kita (BK) Publish What You Pay Philippines. BK is a national coalition of civil society organisations that envisions empowered communities that work towards sustainable development by effectively engaging in natural resource... Read More →
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Alejandra Rascón

Head of the Open Government & International Cooperation Unit, Ministry of Public Administration of Mexico
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Gilbert Ronald Sendugwa

Executive Director, Africa Freedom of Information Centre
Ask me about ATI, open contracting and open government in Africa


10:30

Feminist Open Government: How It Helps Inclusion
This high-level panel will feature prominent open government leaders who are accelerating the gender empowerment and inclusion agenda within the Partnership. Panelists from both government and civil society will engage in a frank discussion and debate about the promises and challenges of mainstreaming gender and inclusion into the open government movement.

Moderators
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Nathaniel Seth Heller

Executive Vice President, Results for Development
Appointed in February 2017 as Results for Development’s executive vice president for integrated strategies, Nathaniel Heller oversees the organization’s practice areas that cut across disciplines, such as governance and citizen engagement, adaptive learning and evaluation, adapting... Read More →
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Laura Neuman

Director of the Global Access to Information Program, Carter Center
Laura Neuman is director of the Global Access to Information Program. She directs and implements Carter Center transparency and good governance programming, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Neuman developed the innovative access to information implementation... Read More →

Speakers
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Zainab Ahmed

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Government of Nigeria
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Scott Brison

President of the Treasury Board, Government of Canada
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Helen Clark

OGP Ambassador, Open Government Partnership
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Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).
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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 10:30 - 12:00
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

10:30

How Four OGP Commitments Have Transformed the Relationship between Parliaments and Citizens
The global trend of opening the parliamentary institutions to citizens has been steadily increasing as citizen’s demand and expect engagement beyond elections. In some countries, giving the public influence in parliamentary processes has resulted in transforming the relationship between parliaments and citizens, requiring the parliament to look beyond party politics and focus on the issues that affect a country's citizens. The idea behind this very practical session is to tell the story of how four OGP commitments in Argentina, Georgia, and Paraguay and Ukraine have enhanced opportunities for citizen engagement both in terms of the quality and quantity of participation.

Moderators
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Julia Keutgen

Technical Advisor, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Speakers
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María Baron

Global Executive Director, Fundación Directorio Legislativo & OGP Steering Committee Member
María is a journalist with a master’s degree in International Relations from Bologna University, Italy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National University of San Martín, Argentina. She won the NDI Democracy Award in 2012. She has worked in numerous organizations that... 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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Blanca Ovelar

Senator, Cámara de Senadores del Paraguay
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Irina Pruidze

Member of Parliament & Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance, Parliament of Georgia
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Alyona Ivanivna Shkrum

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Ukraine


Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

10:30

Promoting People’s Participation for Improved Public Services: SMART Commitments on Implementing Open Government through Social Accountability
Grounded in OGP commitments in Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia and Moldova, the session will explore how governments, civil society and local communities are working together to improve public service delivery through social accountability mechanisms. There will be sharing of promising practice on closing the feedback loop and how governments, civil society and other actors feedback to those that participate through social accountability and other mechanisms, particularly to the often marginalised. Learning from current commitments, practice, challenges and gaps, participants will propose model commitments on implementing open government through social accountability to inspire proposals for upcoming OGP country action plans.

Moderators
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Abhinav Bahl

Knowledge, Learning, Innovation, and Capacity Building Manager, Open Government Partnership
Abhinav Bahl leads OGP’s peer learning end exchange program. He previously worked for Global Integrity managing their transparency and accountability policy research and outreach initiatives. Abhinav has also worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat's Governance and Institutional... Read More →

Speakers
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Undral Gombodorj

Director, Democracy Education Center
Undral Gombodorj is the Director of the Democracy Education Center (DEMO), a Mongolian NGO. Undral holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Institute of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. She is a certified trainer, facilitator, mentor, researcher, and author of numerous publications... Read More →
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Tatiana Savva

Project Coordinator, Expert-Grup
Tatiana is an economist with more than six years of relevant experience in transparency and budgeting, good governance and public finance and management systems. She is coordinating the Școala Mea (My school) project, an Expert Group initiative that was launched in 2014. The mission... Read More →
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Slamet Soedarsono

Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia
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Jeff Thindwa

Program Manager for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, World Bank
I manage the Global Partnership for Social Accountability in the World Bank Group (WBG) dedicated to expanding collaboration of civil society and governments in solving pressing governance problems through citizen engagement. After joining the WBG in 2000 as Senior Social Development... Read More →
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Alex Tolgos

Governor, Government of Elgeyo Marakwet County
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Candra Wijaya

Strategy Management & Advocacy Director, Wahana Visi Indonesia
Dr. Candra Wijaya leads strategy and advocacy with Wahana Visi Indonesia, the Indonesian local partner of World Vision International. Under this role, he supports the roll out of World Vision’s social accountability work in Indonesia, using Citizen Voice and Action (CVA), a World... Read More →


11:00

The Challenges and Successes of National Anti-Corruption Systems
Around the globe, we see more and more countries promulgating new and more sophisticated mechanisms to combat complex instances of corruption. Most prominently, high-level corruption and government favouritism has been the subject of extensive scrutiny and policy interest with relatively little progress in the last decade. The panel discussion aims to stimulate and foster new approaches to address the main challenges and emerging issues in the field of anti-corruption. The event will also be an occasion for anti-corruption leaders to restate their commitments in fighting the phenomenon of corruption both at national and international levels.

Speakers
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Michael Aguinaldo

Chairperson, Commission on Audit of the Philippines
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Eka Gigauri

Executive Director, Transparency International Georgia
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Fiona McLeod

Chair, Accountability Round Table Australia
Fiona McLeod SC is actively engaged in supporting government and institutional transparency in Australia where she is the Co-Chair of Australia’s Open Government Forum and Chair of the Accountability Roundtable, a non-partisan body that seeks to improve standards of accountability... Read More →
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Rusudan Mikhelidze

Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Secretariat, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Rusudan Mikhelidze leads anti-corruption monitoring and manages thematic and country projects at the OECD/ACN. Before joining the ACN, she worked for the Government of Georgia on various positions. She also has an experience of working with the Crime and Justice Institute in Boston... Read More →
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Agus Rahardjo

Chief Commissioner, Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia
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Joel Salas Suarez

Commissioner, Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos Personales de México



Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

11:00

Open Justice: OGP Goals and Management Challenges
How to incorporate Open Justice practices that contribute to a paradigm of public administration in line with the current democratic model? How to build a more accessible, responsive and inclusive justice administration system? The panel aims to provide answers through the Council's participation in the III OGP National Action Plan (2017), and the challenges of the Judicial Powers to consolidate an Open Justice agenda, considering their delay in adopting policies of transparency and access to information. Our goal is to share these best practices and experiences, and contribute to the consolidation of a paradigm shift, in a collaborative way.

Moderators
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Renzo Lavin

Co-Director, Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia
He leads ACIJ’s work on the field of Governance and Democracy. His professional career has been marked by a focus on transparency, accountability, judicial independence and the fight against corruption. He has led diverse projects ranging from the local level to the global, coordinated... Read More →

Speakers
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Tatiana Balisova

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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Daniel Gayedyu, Jr.

Deputy Minister for Administration, Government of Liberia
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Maha Jweied

Senior Fellow, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Maha Jweied is a senior fellow with NLADA, having most recently authored NLADA’s Policy Brief, “Access to Justice Is Good for Business.” Ms. Jweied is an independent expert on access to justice, working with a number of nonprofit and multilateral organizations leveraging insight... Read More →
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Lungile Kubheka

Capacity Development Coordinator, National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices
Lungile is a community developer at heart, she believes in getting the work done and refuses to allow designation and positions to limit her. She is a human rights activist and is family orientated. Before joining Nadcao in August 2016, Lungile worked at Greater Rape Intervention... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

11:00

The Impact of Digitalization on Citizen Engagement in the Provision of Public Services: A Look at Reality
Members and partners of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency will share experience and questions on the impact of digitalization in engaging citizens in the provision of goods and public goods. In many countries such as Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Georgia, Ukraine and Italy, governments have used open data and digitalization as means to improve the impact on the delivery of public services.

During the session, representatives from civil society and ministries of finance will share how the use of information technologies has allow a better provision of public services, with an enhanced engagement from the beneficiaries.

Speakers
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Giorgi Chakvetadze

Chief Budget Analyst, State Audit Office of Georgia
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Natia Gulua

Head of Budget Policy Division, Ministry of Finance of Georgia
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Juan Fernando Libreros

Ganador, Rally Colombia
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Otavio Neves

Director of Transparency, Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller-General of Brazil
Works as the Director for Transparency, managing policies on Open Government, Transparency, Access to Information, Open Data, Civic engagement for government oversight and civic education.
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Lorena Rivero del Paso

General Director of Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico
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Federico Sosa

Director General of Open Government, National Technical Planning Secretariat for Economic and Social Development of Paraguay
avatar for Alejandra Macías Sánchez

Alejandra Macías Sánchez

Researcher, Centro de Investigación Económica y Presupuestaria
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Pedro Fernández Valdés

Student, Catholic University


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

12:00

Opening Cities: How Raising Transparency on the Local Level Can Contribute to Reducing Corruption
Every year approximately $2,5 trillion is paid through corruption globally and significant portion of this money is stolen from local budgets. At the same time, proximity of municipal governments to the population makes them best fit for solving community problems. The panel will articulate how in Europe (e.g. Georgia, Moldova, Albania, Ukraine) sub-national governments are leading in strengthening integrity systems, engaging with citizens, using disruptive technologies in areas like financial management and increasing transparency. The panel will also present #TransparentCities initiatives and the UN award-winning “Islands of Integrity methodology” on how to prevent corruption in local governments through participation, systemic organizational changes and enhanced transparency. UNDP will also launch a hands-on Guide on "Corruption-Free Cities" on how integrity systems can be implemented at the local level.

Moderators
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Gerd Trogemann

Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and Central Asia Manager, United Nations Development Programme

Speakers
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Olivia Baciu

Senior Advisor & Technical Lead, Partners Global
Committed to good societies and creative collaboration across cultures, Olivia Baciu has substantial expertise in transitional governance and institution building with a focus on collaborative multi-stakeholder governance and change processes, transparent and accountable local institutions... Read More →
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Valentina Casian

Mayor, Government of Străşeni Municipality
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Miguel Arana Catania

Director of Citizen Participation, Madrid City Council
avatar for Kateryna Tsybenko

Kateryna Tsybenko

Project Manager, Transparency International Ukraine
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Nino Tvaltvadze

Deputy Mayor, Kutaisi Municipality Government


Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

12:00

From Engagement to Co-Creation – Re-Building Trust for Better Open Government Reforms
The panel will take stock of existing good practices on and challenges in co-creation. It will provide a forum to discuss how to take co-creation to the next level considering the new OGP co-creation standards and the need to (re)build trust in open government reforms.

Co-creation is at the heart of open government. An inclusive, trust-based, well-designed open dialogue between government and civil society is essential for good governance in the 21st century. Civil society places a spotlight on key policy issues, brings in expertise, plays a watchdog role, and ensures buy-in to crucial reforms.

Establishing inclusive co-creation mechanisms is the foundation of efforts to make governments more effective and efficient, less corrupt and more trusted. 

Moderators
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Niels Scott

Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme Georgia

Speakers
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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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Katarzyna Gardapkhadze

First Deputy Director, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Ms. Katarzyna Gardapkhadze, the First Deputy Director of ODIHR is responsible for managing theoperations of the ODIHR, overseeing the preparation, co-ordination and implementation of theactivities of the Election, Democratization, Human Rights, Tolerance and Non-DiscriminationProgrammes... Read More →
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Kai Klandorf

Executive Director, Network of Estonian Non-Profit Organizations
Kai Klandorf is an executive director of Network Estonian Non-profit Organizations (NENO). NENO is one of Estonia’s largest umbrella organization that focuses on advocacy. Kai is mission driven professional with a diverse background. She is an experienced project manager with a... Read More →
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Damjan Manchevski

Minister of Information Society and Administration, Government of Macedonia
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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 12:00 - 13:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

12:00

Dashboards and Beyond: Data for Dialogue, Learning, and Impact
We will bring together public servants and civil society to:

  1. Explore why many ambitious OGP commitments do not translate into transformative change, and unpack how data might be used to drive learning, inform dialogue, and support greater impact
  2. Prototype an emerging approach to supporting the design, monitoring, and implementation of ambitious, high-impact OGP commitments.

We will begin with an interactive discussion focused on the factors that cause implementation gaps, and outline an approach to leveraging the power of data, and data dashboards, to help multistakeholder fora design, monitor, and implement more effective OGP commitments.

Small groups focused on OGP priority themes will then explore the application of the described approach, and reflect on potential barriers to its use. Reporting back in plenary, we will unpack how to address those barriers, and most effectively support efforts to translate ambitious commitments into impactful reforms.

Moderators
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Michael Moses

Director of Learning and Programs, Global Integrity
Michael Moses leads on strategy and learning at Global Integrity in Washington, DC.

Speakers
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Natalia Carfi

Deputy Director, Open Data Charter
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Jean-Noe Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé Landry is a social entrepreneur and Executive Director of OpenNorth. As an civic open government activists, he convenes data stakeholders, promotes data standardization, and connects governments to their data constituents. As a co-founder of Montreal Ouvert (whose mission... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

12:00

Eliminating Corruption through Shaping the Future of E-Procurement
Transparent public procurement, in particular, e-procurement is essential in the fight against corruption as it allows governments to hold bidders and contractors accountable for their actions. This high-level session will focus on eliminating corruption through shaping the future of e-procurement. It aims at discussing and promoting new visions, approaches, and good practices on e-procurement and its capacity to eliminate corruption.

To this end, senior executives from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Georgian State Procurement Agency, the Open Contracting Partnership, and the World Bank will share their views, experiences and vision of the future of e-procurement. Accordingly, the session will bring together Georgian and international experience. It will showcase good practices and explore challenges and visions for the future of e-procurement and its capacity to combat corruption.

Moderators
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Luisa Balbi

Principal Manager, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Luisa Balbi is Principal Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). At the EBRD Luisa is charge of the governance pillar of the Bank’s Capacity Building Framework for civil society, which amongst other aims at improving transparency and enhancing competitiveness... Read More →

Speakers
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Kakha Demetrashvili

Deputy Chairman, State Procurement Agency of Georgia
avatar for Karolis Granickas

Karolis Granickas

Senior Program Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
avatar for Gavin Hayman

Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
avatar for David Jaiani

David Jaiani

Head of Information Technology, State Procurement Agency of Georgia
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Viravanallur Krishnakumar

Practice Manager for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement, World Bank
V.S. (Krish) Krishnakumar is the Practice Manager for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. In that role he oversees the implementation of the World Bank’s procurement policies as well as several programs focused on enhancing... Read More →
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Eliza Niewiadomska

Senior Counsel for Public Procurement of the Legal Transition Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Eliza Niewiadomska, Senior Counsel in the Legal Transition Programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (EBRD) is responsible for public procurement regulatoryadvice and technical cooperation with Governments in the EBRD region. Key regional technicalcooperation... Read More →
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Sandro Nozadze

Procurement Specialist, World Bank
Sandro Nozadze is the procurement specialist in Solutions and Innovations in Procurement in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. Georgian national and graduate of European School of Management (ESM) he has 12+ years of procurement related experience. He has been working... Read More →
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Luis Vélez Pretelt

Consultant for Open Contracting, World Bank
Luis Vélez is a Governance Consultant at the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice. For the last four years, Luis has worked on the Open Contracting Program assisting governments to implement policies and practices of transparency and participation in public contracting. As part... Read More →
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Levan Razmadze

Chair, State Procurement Agency of Georgia
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Mercy Tembon

Regional Director for the South Caucasus, World Bank
Dr Mercy Tembon is the World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) since October 2015. She is responsible for leading the dialogue on economic reforms, developing the World Bank’s Country strategies, managing the portfolio of projects and... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00 - 13:30
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

12:00

Increasing Transparency of Money in Politics
The proposed session adopts a Panel format, under dynamic moderation, with the top leadership of key global organisations working on the role of money in politics. At a time of both increased digital fundraising by political parties and online campaign spending, overseeing the role of money in politics is taking a new turn. The objective of the session will be to provide insight on the impact e-reporting systems for political finance can have in preventing political corruption and increase transparency, allowing for a more effective monitoring by political finance regulators and scrutiny by civil society and media. The outcome of the session is an increased awareness on the innovation offered by e-reporting systems for political finance in tackling political corruption. Follow-up opportunities of the session will identify areas for improving legislative frameworks, as well as deliver innovative capacity-building to financial regulators, civils society organizations and media.

Moderators
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Marcin Walecki

Head of Democratization Department, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Speakers
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Tom Hawthorn

Head of Policy, United Kingdom Electoral Commission
 
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Yves Leterme

Secretary-General, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Prior to International IDEA, Yves Leterme served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2007 to 2011. Belgium held the Presidency of the European Union during Leterme’s tenure as Prime Minister. He then served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation... Read More →
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Levan Natroshvili

Programs Manager, Transparency International Georgia
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Merilin Truuväärt

Advisor, Government of Estonia


12:00

Driving Action towards Gender Responsive Open Government
Open Government approaches can help to deliver more transparent, accountable and responsive governments - but for whom? In 2018, the universal right to be represented in government and to have equal access to public services is far from being a reality for women across the globe. Advancing gender equality in and through open government requires a collective shift in approaches. New research and evidence is helping to identify important areas for action, and is making the case for the impact of gender equality in open government institutions and initiatives.

This interactive learning session, co-hosted by the Government of Canada, Publish What You Pay, the UNDP, Carter Center, IDRC, and the OD4D network will provide a space for learning about approaches people have been taken to address gender issues and engage in actionable conversations on how to advance a gender responsive open government agenda around the world. Key discussion points will be captured in a collaborative document.

Moderators
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Jaimie Boyd

Director, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
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Duncan Edwards

Director of Global Initiatives and Impact, Publish What You Pay
I joined Publish What You Pay (PWYP) in January 2018 as Director of Global Initiatives and Impact. I am developing and implementing systems, research activities, and strategic initiatives that ensure PWYP’s effectiveness in promoting an open and accountable extractives sector. This... Read More →

Speakers
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Katie Clancy

Programme Management Officer, International Development Research Centre
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Erisa Danladi

North-East Coordinator, Publish What You Pay Nigeria
Erisa Danladi has worked as a consultant and volunteer for a wider range of organisations, establishments and agencies. She has expertise in human rights, health, socio-economic and environmental issues, as well as in politics. She holds a Masters Degree in Dramatic Literature and... Read More →
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Silvana Fumega

Research and Policy Director, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently the Research and Policy Lead of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA).She holds a Ph.D. (University of Tasmania, Australia). In the past few years, she has focused her work on Open Government Data and Freedom of Information policies. She also... Read More →
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Ciara Lee

International Consultant, United Nations Development Programme
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Paula Martins

Director for South America, Article 19
Activist and researcher on access to information and freedom of expression. Working in the protection and promotion of human rights for more than 15 years. Director of the South America office of international NGO ARTICLE 19 since its setting up in Brazil in 2007.
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Laura Neuman

Director of the Global Access to Information Program, Carter Center
Laura Neuman is director of the Global Access to Information Program. She directs and implements Carter Center transparency and good governance programming, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Neuman developed the innovative access to information implementation... Read More →


12:00

OGP Trust Fund Launch: A Conversation about Supporting Co-Creation, Thematic Ambition, and Implementation in OGP
As a unique vehicle to advance the open government agenda, the OGP Trust Fund is officially being launched at the Georgia Summit to support co-creation, implementation and thematic ambition. The OGP Trust Fund Launch is a conversation with OGP featuring awardees and representatives from DFID, AfD and WB, on how the Trust Fund will help support critical areas for improvement. We will hear from the 2018 co-creation awardees, and how they intend to leverage Trust Fund grants to improve ambition and ownership of the co-creation process. We will also be discussing the different windows that the Trust Fund is supporting, including key insights from our donors and partners. The launch session is also an opportunity to provide space for the community to ask questions, and surface ideas about innovative ways to support OG reforms.

Moderators
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Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa
Educated as an economist, Eyakuze has been a thought leader on issues of development in East Africa for the past 15 years.  He currently serves as Associate Regional Director of the Society for International Development (SID) and head of the SID Tanzania office. He is a scenario... Read More →

Speakers
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Sérgio Avelleda

Chief of Staff of the Mayor, Government of São Paulo Municipality
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Asma Cherifi

Founder & Executive Director, TACID Network
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Judith Herbertson

Head of Governance, Open Societies, and Anti-Corruption, United Kingdom Department for International Development
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Hélène Julien

Governance Department - Program Manager for Public Sector Reform, Agence Française de Développement
https://www.afd.fr/fr
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Timothy Kiprono

Executive Director, Centre for Innovations in Open Governance
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Joe Powell

Deputy CEO, Open Government Partnership
Joe Powell joined the Open Government Partnership Support Unit in May 2013 as Deputy Director. He previously worked for the ONE Campaign, where he was managing ONE’s global campaign for increased transparency in the extractive industries. As Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager at... Read More →
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Deborah Wetzel

Senior Director for the Governance Global Practice, World Bank


Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00 - 13:30
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

12:00

Rethinking Public Services in Asia-Pacific: Innovations for Improving Reach, Access, and Quality
In recent years, economic growth has facilitated the rapid expansion of basic public services across countries in the Asia Pacific region. Yet, access and quality vary sharply and there are major distributional disparities both within and across countries.

As governments strive to make efforts to ensure that supply catches up with burgeoning demand, we see some crucial trends in public service delivery, including: (1) the private provision and public-private partnership models; (2) leveraging ICT for improving service provision (e.g. e-delivery of services and one-stop platforms, combining AI, big data analytics with algorithms for targeted provision, data disclosures, e-participation and grievance redressal mechanisms); (3) harnessing the power of social innovation (e.g. co-design and co-production of public services with citizens, the private sector and intermediaries, and encouraging experimental approaches to service design and service provision).

Open government principles are paramount in ensuring that as these trends unfold inclusion and responsiveness to citizen needs and securing tangible improvements in access and quality remain front and center.

OGP countries in the Asia Pacific region have made, and in several cases, delivered significant cross-cutting reforms across service delivery sectors that both provide inspiration to others, and raise questions on what the next generation of ambitious open government reforms in public services could be, as they also strive to meet the SDGs many of which are anchored in improving basic public services. This session will focus on these questions and on how citizens can be further empowered to participate in policy processes and contribute to innovations in improving the reach, access and quality of public services.

Moderators
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Shreya Basu

Lead, Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
Shreya Basu leads on OGP’s regional strategy and country engagement in the Asia Pacific region. She leads on supporting countries in the region in adopting and implementing open government reforms working within and across various OGP teams and with OGP’s network of partners... Read More →

Speakers
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Sayed Ikram Afzali

Executive Director, Integrity Watch Afghanistan
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Michael Aguinaldo

Chairperson, Commission on Audit of the Philippines
avatar for Undral Gombodorj

Undral Gombodorj

Director, Democracy Education Center
Undral Gombodorj is the Director of the Democracy Education Center (DEMO), a Mongolian NGO. Undral holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Institute of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. She is a certified trainer, facilitator, mentor, researcher, and author of numerous publications... Read More →
avatar for Zandanshatar Gombojav

Zandanshatar Gombojav

Head of Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Mongolia
avatar for Gloria Mercado

Gloria Mercado

Undersecretary, Office of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Philippines
avatar for Yanuar Nugroho

Yanuar Nugroho

Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia
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Asoka Obeyesekere

Executive Director, Transparency International Sri Lanka
Asoka Obeyesekere is a barrister and political scientist. Prior to joining TISL, Asoka was a Governance Consultant at Verité Research, where he founded and led the Manthri.lk team that runs Sri Lanka’s only parliamentary performance monitoring platform.His work has covered diverse... Read More →
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Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Program Manager, Hivos


13:00

Masterclass on Open Source Investigation and Open Organization Identifiers
Discover how open data sources, public records and other information can be brought together using open source tools to investigate corruption: from initial exploration, through to preparing a case for law enforcement. Discover the key role that organisation identifiers play in enabling connections between datasets, and what to do when the information you want to use doesn't contain identifiers or structured data. Leave with ideas for investigatory actions, and for commitments that can build a better open data ecosystem for anti-corruption.

Moderators
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Fatima Kanji

Research Manager, International State Crime Initiative
Fatima Kanji is Research and Policy Manager at the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London and sits on ISCI’s Executive Board. She works on Grand Corruption issues in Uzbekistan with a particular focus on kleptocracy; and has been working on... Read More →

Speakers
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Tim Davies

Co-Director, Open Data Services Cooperative
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Amy Guy

Data Systems Developer, Open Data Services Cooperative
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Kristian Lasslett

Professor of Criminology, University of Ulster
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Olivier Pollet

Associate Researcher, University of Ulster


Thursday July 19, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

13:00

Spotlight on Reformers and Tools: Fighting Corruption and Demystifying Artificial Intelligence
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 from Brazil, Mexico, Ukraine, among many other countries. It will will also surface questions and approaches around effective use of technology and tool kits in tackling corruption and open government objectives more generally.

Moderators
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Theophilous Chiviru

Senior Regional Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East, Open Government Partnership
Theophilous Chiviru joined the Open Government Partnership in February 2017. In his role, he supports governments in the Africa region. He holds an honors degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University and an MPhil in Multidisciplinary Human Rights from the University... Read More →

Speakers
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Volodymyr Flonts

Chair, e-Democracy
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Juan Ortiz Freuler

Web Foundation
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Krzysztof Izdebski

Policy Director, ePaństwo Foundation
Lawyer and civic activist. He serves as a Policy Director in ePaństwo Foundation (EPF). For many years he deals with openness and transparency of public life. He is primarily interested in mutual interactions of various human rights, goods and interests. He is of the opinion that... Read More →
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Rima Kawas

Director of Governance and Collaborative Learning, International Republican Institute
Rima Kawas is the Director of Governance and Collaborative Learning at the International Republican Institute (IRI) focused on creating innovative program interventions, piloting new approaches, and leveraging and building thematic expertise such as in anti-corruption and preventing... Read More →
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Laure Lucchesi

Director, Etalab
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Mario Picon

Program Director, Results for Development
Dr. Mario Picon is an economist with over 15 years of experience in international development, working in design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of programs across sectors. He has field experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has worked in the public sector... Read More →
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Eka Rostomashvili

Advocacy and Campaigns Coordinator, TI
Eka Rostomashvili is an Advocacy and Campaigns Coordinator at the Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) where she helps shape and advance the movement’s advocacy around the cases of cross-border corruption.Prior to joining TI-S, Eka spent over two years at the Global Public... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

13:00

Communities, Inequality, and Water: Who Receives Water, When, and at What Price – Can Open Government Make a Difference?
This Knowledge Café will allow participants to discuss governance challenges relevant to water, inequality and community impacts and share examples of open government and citizen driven approaches that could be used to address water service delivery.

Moderators
avatar for Carole Excell

Carole Excell

Acting Director of Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute
I am the project Director of the Access Initiative which works on the right to know, an opportunity to participation and access to justice in environmental decision-making. I represent the World Resources Institute on the OGP Working Group on Natural Resources and Openness.

Speakers
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Mohamad Mova AlAfghani

Director, Center for Regulation, Policy, and Governance
I have been in the water sector for more than a decade, working as a consultant and an academic. My core expertise is water law. My favorite topic areas in the water sector includes: water utilities regulation, governance of community-based water services, catchment and groundwater... Read More →
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Paula Martins

Director for South America, Article 19
Activist and researcher on access to information and freedom of expression. Working in the protection and promotion of human rights for more than 15 years. Director of the South America office of international NGO ARTICLE 19 since its setting up in Brazil in 2007.
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Lucía Pardo

Project Manager, La Diaria
Coordinator of "Río Abierto" project (la diaria - Facultad de Ciencias - ALTEC). The project aims to democratize access to information on water quality and management in Uruguay acting as a catalyst for a knowledge community.Interested in areas such as journalistic formula, bussines... Read More →
avatar for Taryn Pereira-Kaplan

Taryn Pereira-Kaplan

Researcher, Environmental Monitoring Group
Taryn Pereira provides research support for our water and climate change projects. She is currently doing action-research on water services in and around the City of Cape Town; as well as investigating how municipalities in the southern Cape have coped with the recent drought.She... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

13:30

NextGen OGP: Youth and the Future of Open Government
To truly challenge and change how governments interact with citizens we have to ensure youth are fully engaged in the process of participatory governance

This event brings together an inspiring and game changing group of 12 young leaders from around the world who have been invited to participate in the OGP Summit to share their unique and powerful perspectives on how youth can contribute to the open government movement.

Participants attending this youth-led, interactive session will hear key recommendations and insights from the 12 young leaders on their experiences as agents of change, working to ensure their governments are more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. Participants will engage in an open discussion around the critical role of young people at all levels of decision making, and how to ensure open government reforms better serve youth populations.

Just say no to boring panels and speeches! This session will be open, dynamic and collaborative. We are looking for energy, ideas and new thinking to ensure the future of open government is driven through partnerships with and for young people!

Speakers
avatar for Hagar Russ

Hagar Russ

Director of Child Rights Governance, Save the Children
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María Pía Junquera Temprano

Director General of Public Governance, Inspectora General de Servicios de la Administración Pública de España


13:30

How to be Open Government Friendly When You Are a Donor
This session is thought to be a multi-donor workshop to address two main issues: the trends in donors on open-government issues (included transparency and accountability issues) and the way through which international donors can apply open government principles to their funding decisions and aid management. What are the hot topics the donors see and are challenged on? How do they collectively support the open-government agenda? How they apply to themselves the main principles of open-government? This panel will focus on francophone countries, which are further behind than other countries among the OGP. What have the donors to cope with? How can they leverage on the decision-makers to channel funds to support open-government initiatives? Which experiences or success-stories could be used from other regions to help strengthening the open-government movement?

Moderators
avatar for Hélène Julien

Hélène Julien

Governance Department - Program Manager for Public Sector Reform, Agence Française de Développement
https://www.afd.fr/fr
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Lauren Keevill

Program Officer, Transparency and Accountability Initiative
Lauren works with TAI’s members to facilitate deeper partnership engagement around priority TAI sectors and programs. She provides research, analytical and operational support directly to and across TAI priority areas, and has significant previous experience consulting on governance... Read More →

Speakers
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Judith Herbertson

Head of Governance, Open Societies, and Anti-Corruption, United Kingdom Department for International Development
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Oladayo Olaide

Deputy Director for Nigeria, MacArthur Foundation
Prior to joining the Foundation Dayo worked for the British Council, Abuja, as Output Manager (Economic and Natural Resources) for the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Program, a five-year initiative to mitigate drivers of conflict in Nigeria. He was Economic Governance Program... Read More →
avatar for David Sasaki

David Sasaki

Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation
avatar for Deborah Wetzel

Deborah Wetzel

Senior Director for the Governance Global Practice, World Bank


Thursday July 19, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

13:30

Civic Engagement for Service Delivery Improvements
This session will focus on recent innovative work on the role of citizen empowerment and civic engagement on service delivery in countries including Indonesia and Tanzania. The facilitators will present evidence and experiences from the work of Twaweza, the Open Democracy Advice Center, and the Transparency for Development project, followed by an interactive discussion highlighting the role of citizen engagement in social actions to improve health, education, and other outcomes. The goal of this session is to surface lessons from these organizations in a dynamic workshop to improve how our field leverages open governance to improve services and citizens’ lives.

Moderators
avatar for Preston Whitt

Preston Whitt

Program Officer, Results for Development
Preston Whitt is a political economist with regional expertise in Latin America and West Africa, specializing in transparent, accountable and participatory governance for sustainable and equitable development. A program officer with Results for Development’s Governance and Ci... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Government of Nigeria
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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 →
avatar for Aidan Eyakuze

Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa
Educated as an economist, Eyakuze has been a thought leader on issues of development in East Africa for the past 15 years.  He currently serves as Associate Regional Director of the Society for International Development (SID) and head of the SID Tanzania office. He is a scenario... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Tolmie

Courtney Tolmie

Senior Program Director, Results for Development


13:30

Open Government as a Strategy to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at Local Level
Open Government provides a favorable framework to advance in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, since it implies a new form of governance that favors transparency and access to public information, promotes the traceability of political decisions, involves citizens in the cycle of public policies and encourages joint work between citizens and public administrations. To advance in this ambitious agenda, an approach where dialogue and complementary actions between the public sector and civil society are constant, constructive and regular should be promoted. Bearing in mind that the local sphere is the closest to citizens, local and regional governments are natural spaces for the joint development of the Open Government Agenda as the driving force of the 2030 Agenda.

The objective of the session is to create a dialogue between representatives of local and regional governments and civil society on open government as a driver to advance on the achievement of the SDGs at local level. The experiences of Africa, America, Scotland and Spain will be presented and will be followed by an empty chair space for the audience to come up and participate in the debate.

Moderators
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Paul Bradley

Project Coordinator - SDGs & OpenGov, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations
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avatar for María Alejandra Rico

María Alejandra Rico

Deputy Coordinator of the Community of Practice on Transparency and Open Government, United Cities and Local Governments

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Anderica

Victoria Anderica

Director of Transparency, Madrid City Council
avatar for Andrea Casares

Andrea Casares

Development Director, Go Austin/Vamos Austin
Development Director for Go Austin / Vamos Austin (GAVA). GAVA is a coalition of residents, community leaders and NGOs working to improve the health of communities in Austin.
avatar for Luis Valdez Farías

Luis Valdez Farías

Governor, Government of La Libertad Region
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Nicolás Martín

Executive Director, Somos Mas
Co-founder of Somos Más Colombia and Europe (http://www.somosmas.org), which works harnessing the collective intelligence in social ecosystems since 2003. Promoter and manager of several multi-stakeholder partnerships, including the promotion of Colombian civil society’s engagement... Read More →
avatar for Lucy McTernan

Lucy McTernan

Chair, Scottish Open Government Network


Thursday July 19, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

13:30

Towards Real Outcomes and Concrete Impact: Going Local with OGP and Improving Public Service Delivery
Through this panel discussion, OGP stakeholders shall take a closer look at how different countries are engaging key subnational actors in localizing their good governance efforts, and how this leads to more efficient and effective public service delivery. Panelists in the session shall also tackle how co-creation of OGP sub-national commitments and plans happens and how the process is facilitated by OGP actors from both central and local levels of government.

Moderators
avatar for Tina Pimentel

Tina Pimentel

Kristina Pimentel is the National Coordinator of Bantay Kita (BK) Publish What You Pay Philippines. BK is a national coalition of civil society organisations that envisions empowered communities that work towards sustainable development by effectively engaging in natural resource... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sayed Ikram Afzali

Sayed Ikram Afzali

Executive Director, Integrity Watch Afghanistan
avatar for Jennifer Bretaña

Jennifer Bretaña

Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Government of South Cotabato Province
avatar for Benjamin Diokno

Benjamin Diokno

Secretary, Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines
avatar for Undral Gombodorj

Undral Gombodorj

Director, Democracy Education Center
Undral Gombodorj is the Director of the Democracy Education Center (DEMO), a Mongolian NGO. Undral holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Institute of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. She is a certified trainer, facilitator, mentor, researcher, and author of numerous publications... Read More →
avatar for Irakli Tabaghua

Irakli Tabaghua

Mayor, Rustavi Municipality Government


14:00

Light and Heat: Lessons from Investigative Journalists and Activists Working Together to Combat Corruption
Investigative journalism is key to holding power to account and exposes systemic failings. Cross-border investigative projects have raised public awareness and created civil society momentum where governments were pressured to act. This session aims to highlight the power of partnerships between journalists and civil society activists, and also consider how this model can be replicated in developing countries. It will highlight progress made and lessons learned since the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC) was launched at the last OGP Global Summit in 2016 in Paris. Spearheaded by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) together with Transparency International (TI)—the GACC has made significant contributions. Participants will highlight common challenges and reforms needed to address closing space for journalists and civil society as well as ways to address challenges inherent to journalists and advocates working together.

Moderators
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Camille Eiss

Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy, OCCRP Washington
Camille Eiss is Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy at OCCRP, where she oversees donor, civil society, and policy engagement along with broader mission advancement. She has spent her career working at the intersection of human rights, governance, and international development... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maira Martini

Maira Martini

Knowledge Coordinator, TI
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →
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Stefan Verwer

Project Leader, Oxfam Novib
Leads on the Even it Up! campaign at Oxfam Novib and responsible for programming work on fair taxation, budget monitoring (pro-poor policies) and citizen participation. Convening the one Oxfam Fiscal Accountability for Inequality Reduction program (FAIR), working in 40 countries all... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

14:00

Rethinking Public Procurement Systems: Past, Present, and Future
The objective of the panel is to lay down a logical chain of public procurement system transformation. The panel will gather reformers and CSOs to share experiences on how public procurement can be transformed into an effective instrument for making governments more accountable, transparent, fair and efficient, which tools can be used in this process and how CSOs and governments can collaborate on enhancing public procurement practices. Interested stakeholders will understand what steps were taken in countries that underwent reforms, how public benefits from open, transparent public procurement systems and learn how to use such tools vis-à-vis other public services.

Moderators
avatar for Giorgi Lomtadze

Giorgi Lomtadze

Head of Research Direction, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information

Speakers
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Sebastiana Etzo

Senior Project Manager, Transparency International
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Kathrin Frauscher

Deputy Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
Kathrin is the Deputy Executive Director and Gavin’s co-pilot in leading the Open Contracting Partnership. Kathrin’s journey as a social entrepreneur started in an unlikely place – the World Bank Institute, the incubation lab of the World Bank. Kathrin worked in countries such... Read More →
avatar for Yevgen Kotukh

Yevgen Kotukh

Information Security Systems Manager, Open Public Finance of Ukraine
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David Marghania

Managing Partner, ToDoClub
Short Bio: David Marghania is public procurement reforms architect, electronic public procurement evangelist, advocate of openness and transparency. He has full scale international expertise in public procurement sector and hands-on experience of creation and successfully operation... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

14:00

Sustainable Development Goals and Access to Information
This workshop will focus on methodologies for assessing implementation of right to information (RTI) laws, in particular the work done on this by UNESCO and FOIAnet in light of SDG Indicator 16.10.2 (implementation of RTI laws). The objective is to advance understanding of how to assess this complex SDG indicator, something that has been a challenge until now. Following the Workshop, FOIAnet will integrate the ideas into a revised assessment methodology, and then present this at the 2019 High Level Political Forum Conference, which includes SDG 16, while UNESCO will integrate ideas around State self-assessments into their thinking on this.

Moderators
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Toby Mendel

Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy
I have been a freedom of expression/right to information lawyer and activist for over 20 years with a lot of experience working at the international level and in countries in regions around the world. Perhaps my most important area of expertise is in terms of standard-setting where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sylvie Coudray

Sylvie Coudray

Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO
avatar for Carole Excell

Carole Excell

Acting Director of Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute
I am the project Director of the Access Initiative which works on the right to know, an opportunity to participation and access to justice in environmental decision-making. I represent the World Resources Institute on the OGP Working Group on Natural Resources and Openness.
avatar for Gilbert Ronald Sendugwa

Gilbert Ronald Sendugwa

Executive Director, Africa Freedom of Information Centre
Ask me about ATI, open contracting and open government in Africa


Thursday July 19, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
Funicular: Underwheel 1 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:00

Using ICT in Advancing Civic Participation: Lessons from Local Governments
Local governments are becoming more cognizant of ICT’s power in giving citizens a voice and how it helps them to transcend from mere civic engagement to civic participation. This session will gather high-level representatives from local governments and civil society to share their experience in using ICT to help citizens partake in local governance. The session will culminate with the launch of the WeGO Civic Participation System (CPS), an IT-based smart complaint management system. The CPS is being offered free for WeGO members and will promote transparent government service delivery, aid in policy development, and help in increasing government efficiency.

Moderators
avatar for Kyong Yul Lee

Kyong Yul Lee

Secretary-General, World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization

Speakers
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Eun Byul Cho

Senior Program Officer, World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization
Ms. Eunbyul Cho is a Senior Program Officer at the WeGO Secretariat. Prior to joining WeGO, Ms. Cho worked at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Korea as a research officer, supervising the operations of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) and managing the Ministry’s... Read More →
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Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

Governor, Government of Kaduna State
avatar for Ji Hyun Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

External Relations Manager, Seoul Metropolitan Government
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Maitane Leizaola Zulueta

General Manager of the Observatory, Government of Biscay Province
I have a degree in Economic Law from the University of Deusto. Profesionally I have practiced in both the legal and banking sectors, and currently I hold a public responsibility in the Government of Bizkaia.I believe that politics are a public service, based in closeness and collaboration... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 15:00 - 16:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
  • Host Organization WeGo

15:00

Child-Sensitive Domestic Resource Mobilization: Fair Finance to Deliver Basic Services to Children and Families
Millions of children, many from the most marginalized and deprived communities, lack access to quality education, health and protection services and meaningful opportunities to participate in governance. Open governance is necessary to close this this gap and to achieve the SDGs for all children, especially those left behind. In this session we will explore the fundamental changes governments need to address to remove the barriers for children to access quality services and engage in governance.

Moderators
avatar for Hagar Russ

Hagar Russ

Director of Child Rights Governance, Save the Children

Speakers
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Nora O'Connell

Associate Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children United States
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Claire Schouten

Senior Program Officer, International Budget Partnership
avatar for Alex Tolgos

Alex Tolgos

Governor, Government of Elgeyo Marakwet County
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Carolyn Myers Zoduah

Non-State Actors Coordinator, Ministry of Finance & Development Planning
Carolyn Myers Zoduah is Coordinator of the Non-State Actors Secretariat at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Liberia, where she manages the Civil Society and Social Accountability program under the Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project. The program... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 15:00 - 16:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:00

Defending Civic Space: The Role of OGP and Other Multistakeholder Initiatives
Across the globe, civil society organizations are taking innovative approaches to defending civic space. Some have leveraged MSIs, including OGP, to open new spaces for civic engagement and resist repression. Others have mobilized coalitions to halt the passage of repressive bills. This fishbowl will bring civil society activists from a number of countries together to share insights from their experiences, generate lessons, and discuss whether and how MSIs can provide a platform for defending civic space. Fishbowl participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss each example. Outcomes of this will include shared strategies and tactics from various contexts to inform work within OGP NAPs, and new partnerships and connections among reformers looking to defend civic space, including through leveraging MSIs.

Moderators
avatar for Kersty McCourt

Kersty McCourt

Senior Advocacy Advisor, Open Society Justice Initiative
Kersty McCourt is a senior advocacy advisor with the Open Society Justice Initiative based in Brussels where she leads on a range of advocacy work related to access to justice, civic space, and counter-terrorism, and is part of the managing-troika of the Brussels-based Human Rights... Read More →
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Michael Moses

Director of Learning and Programs, Global Integrity
Michael Moses leads on strategy and learning at Global Integrity in Washington, DC.

Speakers
avatar for Zipporah Abaki

Zipporah Abaki

Program Officer, Constitution and Reform Education Consortium
avatar for Levon Barseghyan

Levon Barseghyan

Chair, Asparez
avatar for Sandra Coliver

Sandra Coliver

Senior Managing Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative
I am working to support litigation and law reform to strengthen and defend the rights to freedom of association and assembly in parts of Latin America, Europe and Africa; build support for, and use of, the Principles on Protest and Right to Information, including by working with networks... Read More →
avatar for Waltraud Heller

Waltraud Heller

Programme Manager of Civil Society Cooperation, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
avatar for Renzo Lavin

Renzo Lavin

Co-Director, Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia
He leads ACIJ’s work on the field of Governance and Democracy. His professional career has been marked by a focus on transparency, accountability, judicial independence and the fight against corruption. He has led diverse projects ranging from the local level to the global, coordinated... Read More →
avatar for András Léderer

András Léderer

Information and Advocacy Officer, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
He earned his MSc (in violence, conflict and development) at SOAS, London and his BSc (terrorism, conflict and security) in Aberystwyth and joined the Hungarian Helsinki Committee in September 2015. He writes the Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s regular information updates on asylum... Read More →
avatar for Vazha Salamadze

Vazha Salamadze

Director, Civil Society Institute
Mr. Vazha Salamadzeis founding director of CSI. He has 26 year experience in public sector, from which18 yearshe dedicated to developmentof civil society and promoting enabling environment for CSOs.Mr. Salamadze has sound experience in policy analysis, crafting policy papers, drafting... Read More →
avatar for Malgorzata Szuleka

Malgorzata Szuleka

Advocacy Officer, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights


Thursday July 19, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:00

Innovative Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goal 16 Data for Strengthened Monitoring and Implementation
SDG16 is about importance of a governance-informed development. However, it is particularly challenging for open data collection, with many Tier 3 and politically sensitive indicators. New partnerships are therefore critical to make progress on SDG16. The OGP structure and mandate are well-positioned to act as a platform and model for the kind of cooperation needed to monitor the implementation of SDG16. This session will showcase novel approaches from civil society and governments that have done considerable work on SDG16 data. With our eyes on the 2019 HLPF, this session will move forward the discussion on monitoring SDG16.

Moderators
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Jairo Acuña Alfaro

Policy Advisor for Responsive and Accountable Institutions Team, United Nations Development Programme
Jairo Acuña-Alfaro is the Policy Advisor on Core Government Functions and Public Service Excellence, at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at UNDP New York since December 2014.Prior to coming to UNDP New York, Mr. Acuña-Alfaro worked as Policy Adviser on public administration... Read More →

Speakers
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Saba Buadze

Anti-Corruption Direction Head, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information
Saba Buadze joined the IDFI team in 2015, as a project coordinator for the ” Improvement of Electronic Transparency in the Municipalities of Kakheti and Promotion of Public Engagement in the Work of Local Self-Governments” project. He is the lead of Anti Corruption Direction under... Read More →
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Alfredo Elizondo

Project Coordinator, Gesoc AC
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Alicia Evangelides

Director for the Rule of Law Index, World Justice Project
Alicia Evangelides is the Director for the Rule of Law Index team at the World Justice Project. Prior to joining the WJP, Alicia worked at Columbia University’s Global Policy Initiative, a small research initiative designed to bridge the gap between academia and policymaking. Her... Read More →
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José Maria Marín

Programme Coordinator for Public Sector Integrity, Transparency International
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Virginia Pardo

Director of the Digital Citizens Area, Agencia de Gobierno Electrónico y Sociedad de la Información de la Presidencia de la República de Uruguay
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Nina Sarishvili

Director of Policy Planning and Coordination Department, Administration of the Government of Georgia


15:00

Open Data: A Key Agenda in the Open Government Framework
The OGP is phasing out its working groups in favor of flexible strategic partnerships with initiatives that have a demonstrated record of leadership and technical expertise in a thematic area. Among them, the OGP is establishing collaboration with the OD4D partners to advance support to open data commitments and the implementation of open data principle.

Since more than 60 OGP countries have commited to implement ambitious open data reforms, this partnership offers a clear opportunity to pool resources, reduce duplication, collaborate on shared projects and deliver more effective peer learning at scale.

This session is a chance to introduce the work of the OD4D network partners, including leading open data organizations helping to create global norms, share knowledge and inform policies, standards, innovation and research in developing countries, and seek to identify potential areas of collaboration with OGP members.

Speakers
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Rudi Borrmann

Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government, Secretary of Modernization of Argentina
Undersecretary of Public Innovation and Open Government at the Secretary of Modernization of Argentina. With over a decade of experience working in the digital realm, Rudi is the creator and former director of the Innovation Lab and Open Government at Buenos Aires City Government... Read More →
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Jaimie Boyd

Director, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
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Natalia Carfi

Deputy Director, Open Data Charter
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Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
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Tim Davies

Co-Director, Open Data Services Cooperative
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Silvana Fumega

Research and Policy Director, ILDA
Silvana Fumega is currently the Research and Policy Lead of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA).She holds a Ph.D. (University of Tasmania, Australia). In the past few years, she has focused her work on Open Government Data and Freedom of Information policies. She also... Read More →
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Muchiri Nyaggah

Executive Director, Local Development Research Institute
I'm a champion for Africa's development agenda as articulated in its normative frameworks and treaties. I am focused on how data and open data can help the continent achieve its vision to end hunger, poverty and reduce inequality. Let's talk about open data with a purpose, supporting... Read More →
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Fernando Perini

Senior Program Specialist - OD4D Program Manager, IDRC / Open Data for Development
Fernando Perini is a Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he coordinates the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Network.The OD4D Network aims to scale open data solutions that have been proven to work around. The OD4D Network... Read More →
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Katelyn Rogers

Director, School of Data
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Mor Rubinstein

Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
I am working as a data labs manager for 360Giving and as an editor for The State of Open Data publication during the day, an Open Heroine during the night (or just all the time).


15:00

What Has Led Georgia to OGP Chairmanship?
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.  

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

15:00

An Open Contracting Route to Better Transport Infrastructure
More than half of the US$97.5 trillion in infrastructure investments required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals is needed for transport. Yet there is a huge gap between the investment needed and money that will actually be spent; this means that life changing infrastructure is not being built. In this session, CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative and the Open Contracting Partnership will share success stories and lessons learnt on how open contracting improves transport infrastructure procurement and delivery. Drawing on our global work we will demonstrate how open contracting in infrastructure can and should be implemented everywhere.

Moderators
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Bernadine Fernz

Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership
Bernadine is the Head of Infrastructure for the Open Contracting Partnership. An infrastructure governance specialist and multi-stakeholder working expert, she works with governments, industry and civil society to transform public infrastructure procurement through open contracting.Before... Read More →

Speakers
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Clare Rewcastle Brown

Investigative Journalist & Editor, Sarawak Report
Clare Rewcastle Brown is a British journalist and the founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report, which has come to prominence for challenging wide scale political corruption in Malaysia and the impacts on civil and indigenous rights as well as on the environment.Her investigations... Read More →
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Natalie Forsyuk

International Technical Advisor, Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST)
Natalie is a Technical Adviser for the CoST International Secretariat and Country Manager for Cost Ukraine. As Technical Adviser, she provides support to current and prospective countries, covering areas such as the multi-stakeholder approach, open data platforms and communicating... Read More →
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Salvador Sánchez González

Vice Minister of the Presidency, Government of Panama
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Frank Kehlenbach

Director, European International Contractors
Frank is the Director of the federation of European International Contractors (EIC) and has been in charge of the publication of five EIC Contractor’s Guides to the FIDIC standard forms of contract. He has also overseen EIC’s publications on Public-Private Partnerships and lately... Read More →


16:00

Blockchain for Government – From Concept to Reality
Georgia is one of the first countries which started using Blockchain Technology in public services. Blockchain is widely considered to be a once in a generation revolutionary technology. The Blockchain is a distributed database. It is protected from cyber-attacks as well as physical destruction, as the records are not kept in one particular place, but in tens of thousands of computers all over the world. The data in Blockchain Technology builds up the continuous chain in form of blocks. Each block contains information about the transactions. Each of the subsequent block is linked to the previous block through a complex mathematical algorithm. All computers in the network automatically block any attempt of suspicious manipulation in particular data.

The panel includes topics about possible applications of the technology, its transformative potential, existing projects and practical example of Blockchain usage for property registration at the National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) of Georgia.

The panel discussion will bring together some of the most important figures in the Blockchain community to talk about the following topics:

  1. Using Blockchain technology in property registration process: challenges and the benefits of the project
  2. Identifying the challenge to government ecosystems: potential use cases and real implementation of Blockchain Technology in government
  3. Reducing risks of fraud an illegal manipulation
  4. Using smart contracts in real estate transactions, increasing financial verification
  5. The opportunity for immediate transfers without third party verification
  6. Using blockchain for international projects, NAPR - HUB for governmental projects.

Moderators
avatar for Shota Chachkhunashvili

Shota Chachkhunashvili

Director for Strategic Development, Aldagi

Speakers
avatar for Elene Grigolia

Elene Grigolia

Irrigation and Land Market Development Project Manager, National Agency of Public Registry of Georgia
Manager of World Bank funded Land Market Development Component of “Irrigation and Land Market Development” Project, implemented by the National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) under the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. In this role, she leads the NAPR Project Management Team in... Read More →
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Marc Taverner

Global Ambassador, BitFury Group
avatar for Mariam Turashvili

Mariam Turashvili

Acting Head of Project Management and Sales, National Agency of Public Registry of Georgia
avatar for Eprem Urumashvili

Eprem Urumashvili

Regional Representative, BitFury Group


Thursday July 19, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

16:00

Promoting the Binding Agreement of Escazú: Access to Information, Participation, and Environmental Justice (Principle 10)
It is proposed to discuss with the public about their progress in access to information, participation and environmental justice for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Agreement of Principle 10 aproved in March 2018, which is binding and contains specific standards on these rights. Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development adopted in 2012 within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20), where the agenda on Sustainable Development began globally. This process was supported by ECLAC as the technical secretariat and there were 24 signatory countries of the agreement. Therefore, P10 and the SDGs are key elements to achieve not only the 2030 agenda and the SDGs, but also to seek synergies with the OGP processes in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Moderators
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Renato Morgado

Coordenador de Projetos de Políticas Públicas, IMAFLORA – Instituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agrícola
Graduado em Gestão Ambiental pela Universidade de São Paulo (ESALQ/USP) e mestre em Ciência Ambiental pelo Programa de Ciência Ambiental da Universidade de São Paulo (PROCAM/USP). Atualmente é coordenador de projetos de políticas públicas do Instituto de Manejo e Certificação... Read More →

Speakers
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Carole Excell

Acting Director of Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute
I am the project Director of the Access Initiative which works on the right to know, an opportunity to participation and access to justice in environmental decision-making. I represent the World Resources Institute on the OGP Working Group on Natural Resources and Openness.
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Aída Gamboa

Public Institution Specialist, Derecho, Ambiente, y Recursos Naturales
Specialist institutional in knowledge management and advocacy of DAR. Six years of experience in public policies, rights of indigenous peoples, governance and environmental management. Participates in various civil society networks to promote transparency, access to information and... Read More →
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Paula Martins

Director for South America, Article 19
Activist and researcher on access to information and freedom of expression. Working in the protection and promotion of human rights for more than 15 years. Director of the South America office of international NGO ARTICLE 19 since its setting up in Brazil in 2007.


Thursday July 19, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

16:30

Asset Recovery – How Can Civil Society Effectively Engage?
As awareness of corruption and kleptocracy have increased with the disclosures from the Panama Papers and other investigations, more countries are engaging in cross bordering cooperation on asset recovery cases Civil society organizations can play a determining role in the asset recovery process. This panel will explore what roles civil society can play in the various stages of the asset recovery process to include the pre-investigative phase, the investigative phase, the judicial phase, and the asset return phase. Discussants will also provide insights on how to develop research efforts and awareness campaigns to educate citizens on asset recovery as well as advocacy on strengthening systems to prevent future asset losses.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Goodman

Independent Consultant
Mary Beth Goodman is an international development and anticorruption policy expert who has worked with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and international institutions to advance democracy, human rights and social justice. She served as the Special Assistant... Read More →
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Asoka Obeyesekere

Executive Director, Transparency International Sri Lanka
Asoka Obeyesekere is a barrister and political scientist. Prior to joining TISL, Asoka was a Governance Consultant at Verité Research, where he founded and led the Manthri.lk team that runs Sri Lanka’s only parliamentary performance monitoring platform.His work has covered diverse... Read More →
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David Ugolor

Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice


Thursday July 19, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
Funicular: Tent Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

16:30

Making Decisions Together: How Deliberation Can Help Solve Difficult Issues and Rebuild Public Trust
This fishbowl on civic engagement will use informal facilitation, expert commentators, and short examples to inform our audience and challenge them to join the discussion as we compare two very different types of engagement: consultation and deliberation. Our goal is simple: we want the audience to have an Aha! moment. We want people to leave with a sense that they have seen something different and exciting – a new and better way to resolve deep policy issues. Our facilitator and four speakers are leaders in deliberation and members of the OGP’s new Practice Group on Open Dialogue and Deliberation.

Moderators
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Don Lenihan

Executive Director, Middle Ground Policy Research

Speakers
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Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa
Educated as an economist, Eyakuze has been a thought leader on issues of development in East Africa for the past 15 years.  He currently serves as Associate Regional Director of the Society for International Development (SID) and head of the SID Tanzania office. He is a scenario... Read More →
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Tim Hughes

Director, Involve
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Teele Pehk

Executive Director, Estonian Cooperation Assembly
I am an Estonian democracy artist, change maker and urbanist. I direct the Estonian Cooperation Assembly - a competence centre founded in 2007 by the President of Estonia - working on policy recommendations and initiatives on societal issues, like e-democracy, pension system reform... Read More →
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Mélanie Robert

Executive Director for Open Government and Services, Treasury Board of Canada


16:30

Improving Climate and Environmental Governance through Open Government: Examples from Tracking of Forests, Climate Finance Reporting, and Emissions Data Disclosure
Starting from lessons learned in the formulation and implementation of climate commitments in the OGP, this session will explore three areas for tangible action to improve environmental and climate governance through OGP commitments. Following a short presentation, participants will break out into groups to workshop commitment ideas on climate finance accountability, forest data openness and visualization, and emissions data disclosure to promote city-level climate action. Recommendations produced during an earlier side event co-hosted by WRI and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia will help frame the groups’ discussions.

Speakers
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Magaly Avila

Program Manager of the Climate Governance Program, Proética
Sociologist in the area of Social Ecology with a Masters in Cultural Studies. Expert in the fight against corruption, forests and Climate Change. Program Manager of the Climate Governance Program since 2011 in Proética - Peruvian chapter of Transparency International. She is editor... Read More →
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Brice Böhmer

Climate Integrity Lead, Transparency International
Brice leads Transparency International’s work on climate governance integrity.Brice joined TI in 2012, after seven years spent working as a consultant on sustainable development for the European Commission, environmental ministries, and the private sector.His role includes managing... Read More →
avatar for Cassandra Etter-Wenzel

Cassandra Etter-Wenzel

Outreach Coordinator for Climate Action & Data, World Resources Institute
Cassie is the Outreach Coordinator for Climate Action & Data at WRI US. She supports international and domestic outreach on WRI US’s work with the Global Covenant of Mayors. Prior to joining the World Resources Institute, Cassie served as an Obama Administration appointee in the... Read More →
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Fred Stolle

Senior Associate for Forest Program, World Resources Institute
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Daniely Votto

Urban Governance Manager, World Resources Institute Brazil
Daniely Votto is the Urban Governance Manager at WRI Brasil Cities Program. She coordinates local and national projects focused on governance, transparency, gender and civil society participation and supports the Cities Team in Brazil on how to implement more people-centered projects.Before... Read More →
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Jesse Worker

Associate, World Resources Institute
I create governance diagnostics, analysis, and guidance with the aim of helping stakeholders make climate and environmental governance more transparent, inclusive, and accountable to drive more effective and equitable outcomes. That work more recently includes understanding the challenges... Read More →


16:30

More Open Judiciary
High-level panelists will discuss achievements and challenges in the transparency and accountability of the work of the councils for the Judiciary in Georgia and South Africa. Transparency in the judicial appointments, media coverage of and public participation in the council sessions, production of statistical data, etc. will be presented from the perspective of two countries and discussed with the audience.

Moderators
avatar for Giorgi Chkheidze

Giorgi Chkheidze

Chief of Party, East-West Management Institute

Speakers
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Tatiana Balisova

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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Anna Dolidze

Non-Judge Member, High Council of Justice of Georgia
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Nino Gvenetadze

Chief Justice, High Council of Justice of Georgia
Nino Gvenetadze   took up appointment as Chairperson of The Supreme Court and chairperson of the Chamber of Criminal Cases in March 2015. In the history of Georgia this is the first time, when a woman is elected as the chairperson of the Supreme Court of Georgia.Nino Gvenetadze is... Read More →
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Alison Tilley

Coordinator, Judges Matter
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Ekaterine Tsimakuridze

Project Coordinator, Georgian Young Lawyers' Association
Ekaterine Tsimakuridze has worked as a project coordinator of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association since 2013. She has also worked as a lawyer for Article 42 of the Constitution; as a judge’s assistant at the Tbilisi City Court; and as the Deputy Head of the Legal Department... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

16:30

Spotlight on Reformers and Tools: Leveraging Data, Design, and Technology for Opening Government
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, stories. This session hopes to provide inspiring entry points to spark conversations around new networks and ideas that you could consider adapting in your own jurisdictions and contexts.

This spotlight session will showcase how design, data, and technology can be leveraged for improved results in opening government. It will also explore to what extent existing tools and practices meet the needs of the open government community.

Moderators
avatar for Annora Borden

Annora Borden

Grants Officer, Open Government Partnership
Annora Borden joined the Open Government Partnership in April 2017. She is responsible for OGP’s grants, including writing grant applications, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and funder policies, and drafting narrative reports on OGP’s work. She also serves as project... Read More →
avatar for Denisse Miranda

Denisse Miranda

IRM Research Manager, Open Government Partnership
A governance and human rights specialist with over 9 years of experience in development, civil society and public policy. Denisse is a Research Manager for the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which annually assesses national performance... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicole Anand

Director for Strategy and Learning, The Engine Room
Nicole is a political economist and avid strategic thinker who loves all types of cultural exchange. Prior to The Engine Room, she pursued her passion for public sector innovation and international development at organisations including Reboot, Global Integrity, and OneWorld Foundation... Read More →
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Karine Badr

Policy Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
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Amélie Banzet

Chargée de mission, Prime Minister's Office
Amélie Banzet is in charge of coordinating Open Government for Etalab, within the Prime minister’s and is the French point of contact of the Open Government Partnership. Etalab is part of the French Prime minister office, where it carries out radically innovative projects to improve... Read More →
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Mel Flanagan

Designer/Producer/Creative Director, Nook Studios, Australia
Makers of open government web services and useful content. Nook Studios is a small global story, software, and design studio based in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. We’re the team behind Common Ground project, featured in the NRGI and Open Contracting Partnership Report - “Open... Read More →
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Shamil Ibragimov

Executive Director, Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan
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Otavio Neves

Director of Transparency, Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller-General of Brazil
Works as the Director for Transparency, managing policies on Open Government, Transparency, Access to Information, Open Data, Civic engagement for government oversight and civic education.
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Gabrielle Nussbaum

Project Coordinator II for the Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute
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Sarah Orton-Vipond

Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, Development Gateway
Sarah leads business development and strategic partnerships at DG. She focuses on promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and impact through data and technology use. Sarah supports DG's Results Data Initiative development agency programming, focusing on promoting tools, skills, and incentives... Read More →


17:00

Lessons from OGP Data: How to Effectively Design and Implement OGP Commitments
The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) will present the key findings from two of its most recent publications based on OGP’s database of more than 3,000 commitments and common lessons from OGP countries. The research highlights a major challenge across OGP: the low implementation and ambition of commitments. The panelists will open a discussion into how to balance ambition and feasibility for impact.

Moderators
avatar for Renzo Falla

Renzo Falla

IRM Research Officer, Open Government Partnership
Renzo Falla is a Research Officer with the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of OGP. In this role, he supports the production of IRM reports, which evaluate the performance of OGP-participating governments. He also writes policy papers on OGP-related topics, such as his most recent... Read More →

Speakers
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Joseph Foti

IRM Chief Research Officer, Open Government Partnership
Joseph Foti has over 8 years of experience in assessing good governance. He works at the Open Government Partnership as the Program Director of the Independent Reporting Mechanism. Prior to joining OGP he worked as a Senior Associate for the Access Initiative, a network led by... Read More →
avatar for Robin Hodess

Robin Hodess

Director, Governance & Transparency, The B Team
Robin became Director of Governance & Transparency at The B Team in April 2018. She has been working in the fields of governance, transparency and social justice for two decades, including engagement with the private sector in a range of multi-stakeholder initiatives.Previously... Read More →
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Fredline M'Cormack-Hale

Associate Professor, Seton Hall University
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Merilin Truuväärt

Advisor, Government of Estonia


Thursday July 19, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Funicular: Underwheel 2 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

17:00

Open Government Going Local – Why Is This a Turning Point?
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.

Moderators
avatar for Mikheil Darchiashvili

Mikheil Darchiashvili

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

Speakers
avatar for Maia Bitadze

Maia Bitadze

Deputy Mayor, Government of the City of Tbilisi
avatar for Vladimir Prebilič

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 →
avatar for María Alejandra Rico

María Alejandra Rico

Deputy Coordinator of the Community of Practice on Transparency and Open Government, United Cities and Local Governments
avatar for Gustavo Gonçalves Ungaro

Gustavo Gonçalves Ungaro

Comptroller General, Government of São Paulo Municipality


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

18:00

Closing Plenary
Closing Plenary of the 2018 OGP Global Summit.

Thursday July 19, 2018 18:00 - 19:00
Funicular: Ballroom Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia