Georgia wins the first OGP Government Champions Award

mexicoOn October 27th, Georgia was awarded with the OGP Government Champions Award at the OGP (Open Government Partnership) Civil Society Day in Mexico City, Mexico, that was held within the OGP Global Summit Mexico 2015.
It was the first time the Open Government Partnership team announced the OGP Government Champions Award. The Award is intended to showcase the ideal co-creation dynamic between the government and civil society while elaborating the National Action Plan; to provide a high-level political visibility to the key actors who have played an immense role in upholding the OGP commitments and award the team that shared responsibility, authority and co-created the Action Plan, successfully managed safeguarding the voice of civil society actors in the National Action Plan development process and embraced the recommendations from civil society regardless political sensitivity of initiatives and difficulty for the government.

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Annual OGP Global Summit Mexico 2015

SummitMexicoOn October 28-29th, the Open Government Partnership Global Summit Mexico 2015 is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, Mexico.
The summit is expected to gather around 1,500 participants – including representatives from civil society organizations, businesses and governments. Among the attendees will be representatives of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI): Director – Giorgi Kldiashvili, Chairman – Levan Avalishvili and Project Coordinator – David Maisuradze. Continue reading

OGP released the video records of the GLOW Conference

DSC8910On September 14-15, Meeting of the Open Government Partnership’s Legislative Openness Working Group was held in the palace of the Parliament of Georgia in Tbilisi. The two day conference – “Committing to Openness: Parliamentary Action Plans, Standards, and Data” was a part of the OGP Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW). In addition to the representatives of the legislative and executive bodies of Georgia, representatives of international organizations and NGOs located in Georgia, participants had come together from more than 32 countries of the OGP.

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International Conference within the OGP Global Legislative Openness Week was held in Tbilisi, Georgia

On September 14-15, Meeting of the Open Government Partnership’s Legislative Openness Working Group was held in the palace of the Parliament of Georgia in Tbilisi. The 2-day conference – “Committing to Openness: Parliamentary Action Plans, Standards, and Data” was a part of the OGP Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW). In addition to the representatives of the legislative and executive bodies of Georgia, representatives of international organizations and NGOs located in Georgia, participants had come together from more than 32 countries of the OGP. The conference was organized by: the Parliament of Georgia, OGP Legislative Openness Working Group (NDI and the Congress of Chile), UNDP, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), USAID, EU representation to Georgia, GIZ and Transparency International – Georgia.

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Global Legislative Openness Week in Tbilisi, Georgia

DSCN5517On September 14-15, within the scopes of the Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) the Parliament of Georgia is hosting a Conference of the Open Government Partnership’s Legislative Openness Working Group entitled: Committing to Openness: Parliamentary Action Plans, Standards, and Data.

Along with the Parliament of Georgia, OGP Legislative Openness Working Group (NDI and the Congress of Chile), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), US Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), GIZ and Transparency International – Georgia were actively involved in organizing the conference.  Continue reading