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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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Maha Jweied

National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Senior Fellow
Washington DC
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 gained after nearly 12 years in the U.S. government’s Executive Branch. She serves on the board of directors of the International Legal Foundation, the board of directors of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the advisory council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, and the advisory board of New Perimeter. She is also a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. Until January 2018, she served as the acting director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice, the primary office in the Executive Branch focused on supporting indigent defense and civil legal aid for low-income and vulnerable communities, including tribal communities. In that role, she also served as the executive director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, an interagency effort that works to raise federal agencies’ awareness of how civil legal aid can help advance a wide range of federal objectives, including employment, family stability, housing, consumer protection, and public safety. Ms. Jweied also represented the U.S. Government as its indigent defense and legal aid expert in bilateral settings and multilateral meetings and negotiations at the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Open Government Partnership, and the International Legal Aid Group.