On August 14, the Bureau of the Supreme Council of Ajara approved the first Open Governance Action Plan for 2020-2021.
Members of the Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of Ajara, the staff of the Supreme Council and the Consultative Group of the Open Governance Council were actively involved in the development of the Action Plan. The Action Plan aims to increase civic engagement and access to information regarding the activities of the Supreme Council, strengthen accountability, and implement innovations and new technologies.
Fifteen commitments envisaged by the Action Plan include the establishment of a Civic Engagement Center, increased citizen involvement in the public discussion of draft bills, live broadcasts of the Supreme Council sessions, development of a concept on the accessibility of the website and the building of the Supreme Council for people with disabilities. The Action Plan also covers the development of an electronic system through the website of the Supreme Council for improving the citizens’ access to the building of the Supreme Council, creation of an electronic and written petition system, and other issues that will enhance civic engagement and advance the delivery of the public service. These commitments must be executed in 2020-2021 in accordance with the deadlines set out in the Action Plan.
The Open Governance Action Plan of the Supreme Council of Ajara for 2020-2021 has been developed within the framework of the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) project “Consolidation of Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia”. The project is closely cooperating with the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) to promote Open Governance Principles at the Parliament of Georgia and the Supreme Council of Ajara (SCA).
Please, see the action plan here.