2018 OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia

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(Joony Moon) #1

The 5th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit will be taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. Register here.

This year’s Summit will focus on civic engagement, fighting against corruption, and public service delivery. Through the Justice For All campaign, the Global Legal Empowerment Network will be calling for increased funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders leading, and specifically securing, new justice commitments in revised OGP National Action Plans.

The objectives of the Summit are to promote peer learning, inspire OGP reformers to raise the level of ambition, and push the open government agenda forward to address new challenges and improve the lives of citizens around the world.

This year, 76 new OGP National Action Plans (NAPs) will be co-created by government and civil society – learn more about how you can help contribute to these new OGP NAPs.

More information on the OGP Global Summit :

  • Registration: https://ogpsummit.org/registration
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: https://ogpsummit.org/faq
  • Network Members Already Registered to Attend:
    • Oliver Chima Ajah, Development & Integrity Intervention Goal Foundation, Nigeria (@DIG)
    • Stacey Cram, Namati, USA (@staceycram)
    • Maximin Djondo, Benin Environment and Education Society, Benin (@maxdjondo)
    • Germán Emanuele, Poder Ciudadano, Argentine Chapter, Transparency International, Argentina (@germanemanuele)
    • Lamin Fofanah, United For The Protector of Human Rights Women & Children Affairs, Sierra Leone (@Foday)
    • Undral Gombodorj, Democracy Education Center, Mongolia (@Undral)
    • Sorina Macrinici, Legal Resources Centre, Moldova (@SorinaMacrinici)
    • Marlon Manuel, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Philippines (@marlonmanuel)
    • Nino Pruidze, Save the Children, Georgia (@nino)
    • Sohanur Rahman, Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament, Bangladesh (@wyporg)
    • Alari Rammo, Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations, Estonia (@Alari)
    • Nancy Diana Sesay, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, Sierra Leone (@nancysesay)
    • Peter Chapman, Open Society Justice Initiative (@peterchapman)

It’s not too late to register – we hope to see many of you there! Stay tuned in this thread for more updates on the OGP Summit in the coming weeks. Let’s keep the conversation going.

Find out more about the Justice For All campaign’s activities by joining our monthly coalition calls, held the second Tuesday of each month. Thank you to @nancysesay, Pillkyu Hwang, @katrinanoyes, @marlonmanuel, @lucianabercovich, @staceycram, @tobiaseigen, @cocolammers, and @ashleyvanwaes for joining our very first coalition call last week!

Join the discussion below. Are you or your colleagues planning to attend the OGP Summit? How can we get more access to justice commitments in OGP NAPs? If your country is rewriting a NAP, what grassroots access to justice commitments will you aim to get included?

@OGP @OSF_Shared_Framework


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(Coco Lammers) #2

Thanks @joonymoon - and in case you missed it, a recent webinar on Access to Justice and the OGP can be accessed here, where panelists @joepowell @SandraElena @peterchapman and @marlonmanuel shared how examples on how civil society can get directly involved.


(Coco Lammers) #4

Today is the last day to register to attend the OGP Summit for the visa-free deadline. Please respond to the topic below if you plan to attend.


(Coco Lammers) #6

Please see here the official program for the upcoming OGP Summit.


(Mohamed Abass Sankoh) #7

Many thanks for that email. Educative Summit that we would increase the knowledge of Global Legal Empowerment members. Would you fund for some of us that do not have the money to attend but highly interested?


(Tobias Eigen) #8

Hi Mohamed! Thanks for reaching out to us. The summit is now already underway so it’s too late for this time, but I do strongly encourage you in future to click through to opportunities such as this one. Often there are travel scholarships, but you have to contact the organizers directly to find out the eligibility requirements and guidelines for applying.

Network members who attend can report back to us here with key takeaways and follow-up opportunities emerging from the 2018 OGB global summit. I look forward to reading it!


(Mohamed Abass Sankoh) #9

Many thanks for that email.


(Coco Lammers) #10

Tbilisi, Georgia – Today, in a historic moment, six Ministers of Justice and Labor came together during the 2018 OGP Summit to discuss how to drive access to justice and legal empowerment through the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

During the session, the group committed to setting up a justice coalition within the OGP and to promote more commitments on Legal Empowerment in National Action Plans ahead of the HLPF in 2019.

The meeting included Minister Etilda Gjonaj, Minister of Justice, Albania; Minister Artak Zeynalyan, Minister of Justice, Armenia; Minister Mila Carovska, Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Macedonia; Minister German Garavano, Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Argentina; Minister Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice, Georgia; and Minister Suren Krmoyan, Deputy Minister of Justice, Armenia.

This is a big step towards ensuring that governments promote grassroots access to justice and legal empowerment. #TipTheScales towards #JusticeForAll.

@OGP



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