The Consultative Group of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance held a workshop on April 11. The group presented and discussed the amendments to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure required for fulfilling the commitments of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan.
Public consultations were held in Ozurgeti and Batumi in order to hear the ideas and initiatives of local communities for the Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2016-2017. Representatives of local governments, non-governmental organizations, media and students participated in the consultations. They learned the mission of the Open Government Partnership, heard the initiatives of the governmental entities that will be included in the Action Plan and presented their ideas.
Convergence of UN Sustainable Development and Open Government Partnership Objectives - article by IDFI Director Giorgi Kldiashvili.
Open Government Partnership (OGP) will hold the final stage of interviews for 16 semi-finalists competing for the membership of the OGP Steering Committee. The semi-finals of this international competition have shortlisted 16 candidates out of 47, including the director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) Giorgi Kldiashvili.
Open Government Partnership (OGP) has published a blog which outlines 10 principal criteria for developing an effective OGP national action plan. Third wave of the OGP action plans is kicking off from May and according to OGP, an action plan based on the criteria listed below will ensure its relevance to the OGP values and principles, thus, will ensure openness, transparency and accountability of the governmental sector, and encourage civic engagement in decision making process
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) took part in public discussions on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2016-2017 Action Plan. The discussions were held in Telavi, Sagarejo, and Kachreti.
Independent Reporting Mechanism Published the Progress Report on Georgia which assess Georgia's participation in the Open Government Partnership.
On March 2, 2016, 17th meeting of the Open Government Partnership Georgia Forum was held at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.
Open Government Georgia Forum has started developing new commitments for the OGP Georgia Action Plan 2016-2017 in cooperation with the public entities and the non-governmental organizations.
On March 1st, 2016, Webinar was held on “2016 OGP National Action Plan Development,” financed by the World Bank Group and the OGP Support Unit. Presenters of the Webinar: Abhinav Bahl, program manager of the OGP Support Unit and Shreya Basu, OGP regional coordinator for Asia-Pacific discussed how national action plans should be developed, what notions should guide the countries in the development process, and provided thorough recommendation for elaborating the stronger action plans in term of the format, process, and content.