The second meeting of the Open Governance Council of the Ajara Autonomous Republic Supreme Council(SCA) was held on June 22. The Open Governance Council discussed the statements of the organizations wishing to join the Consultative Group, established the Consultative Group and officially approved its composition. Members of SCA together with the representatives of international and local civil society organizations, attended the meeting.
The members of the Consultative Group are international and non-governmental organizations working in Ajara, particularly: UNDP, Young Scientists Union “Intellect”, Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE), Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD), Civil Society Institute (CSI), Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Transparency International – Georgia,Coalition for Independent Living, Governance Monitoring Center (GMC), Changes for Equal Rights, Institute of Democracy.
The Consultative Group will participate in the meetings of the Open Governance Council, assist the Open Governance Council in effective execution of its powers, and submit the proposals and recommendations for developing the Action Plan. It should be also noted that Open Governance Council defined July 20 as deadline for the members of Council and the Consultative Group, to submit the draft commitments for the Action Plan.
Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara is supported by a joint project of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) "Consolidating Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia." The project is closely cooperating with the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) to promote Open Governance Principles at the Parliament of Georgia and the Supreme Council of Ajara (SCA).
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