5th OGP Global Summit Scheduled for Tbilisi, Georgia, in July

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili

The fifth Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, from July 17 to 19, 2018.
The Summit will be hosted by the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, representing the Government of Georgia, which is currently Co-Chair of the OGP, along with Mukelani Dimba, of the International School for Transparency in South Africa.

The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

The OGP 2018 Global Summit is expected to have in attendance participants from over 70 countries, made up of Heads of State and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, international foundations, researchers, academia and journalists, who will gather to promote their achievements and discuss the challenges in upholding the principles of open government.

The Summit will focus on civic engagement, fighting against corruption, and public service delivery.

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.

In line with the OGP philosophy of co-creation, the OGP international secretariat plans to launch a process to collectively build an agenda that will reflect the priorities of all participants.