The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has announced that Sanjay Pradhan was selected to lead the Partnership starting mid 2016 and he will also lead the OGP Support Unit.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) conducted a competition "Open Parliament - Voice of Youth" within the scopes of the project "Supporting Involvement of the Parliament of Georgia in Open Government Partnership."
Meeting of the Inter-Factional Group of the Parliament of Georgia and Open parliament Working Group took place on December 14, at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi.
On December 14th, 2015, at 18:30, in Rooms Hotel Tbilisi, participants of the competition Open Parliament - Voice of Youth will be awarded. The goal of the above-mentioned competition was to raise awareness among youth on the topics of parliamentary openness.
Davit Maisuradze introduced attendees with the mission and history of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP is a multilateral initiative and intends to provide a platform for domestic reformers to make their governments more responsive, accountable and transparent to their citizens.
On December 3rd at 2:00 PM, the members of the Inter-Factional Group of the Parliament of Georgia: Tamar Kordzaia and Khatuna Gogorishvili along with the representatives of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI): Director - Giorgi Kldiashvili and Project Coordinator - Davit Maisuradze will hold a public discussion on the topics of Open Parliament.
On November 30th, participants of the training course - "Open Parliament - Voice of Youth" visited the Parliament of Georgia in Tbilisi. Visit was organized within the framework of the project "Supporting Involvement of the Parliament of Georgia in the Open Government Partnership".
On November 15th and 22nd at the Tbilisi State University, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information conducted a training course "Open Parliament - Voice of Youth" within the scopes of the project "Supporting Involvement of Parliament of Georgia in the Open Government Partnership". The Project is funded in the framework of European Union and the Parliament of Georgia Program: “Strengthening the System of Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia Project Document” which is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
On November 18th, 2015, Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2015-2016 was discussed at the building of Samtredia Municipality. Member of Georgian Parliament - Giorgi Kakhiani and representatives of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) - Davit Maisuradze and Davit Uchadze attended the meeting. Participants of the discussion included representatives of Samtredia Municipality, as well as individuals employed at the spheres of education, culture and healthcare, representatives of media and NGOs.
Webinar on the topic of "Reviewing 2015, Looking to 2016: Legislative Openness and OGP" was held on November 17th. The event was sponsored by the OGP Support Unit and World Bank Group. The goal of the webinar was to provide an opportunity to discuss the Working Group's work plan for 2016 and hear ideas on what activities should be prioritized.