Open Government Partnership Global Summit

The Government of Georgia will host the 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. The Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for leaders from OGP’s 75 participating countries, local governments, and beyond to exchange ideas on how they are making their governments more transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

For events involving Results for Development staff, please see below. For the full agenda, click here.

Feminist Open Government: How It Helps Inclusion
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30 – 12:00
Location: Funicular – Ballroom
This high-level panel will feature prominent open government leaders who are accelerating the gender empowerment and inclusion agenda within the Partnership. Panelists, including Results for Development Executive Vice President Nathaniel Heller, will engage in a frank discussion and debate about the promises and challenges of mainstreaming gender and inclusion into the open government movement.

Civic Engagement for Service Delivery Improvements
Thursday July 19, 2018 13:30 – 15:00
Location: Funicular – Mural Room
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, including R4D Senior Program Director Courtney Tolmie and Program Officer Preston Whitt, 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.

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