News 7th March 2018

OGP Global Summit: Call for proposals

by Peter Timmins

From Paul Maassen
Director, Civil Society Engagement
Open Government Partnership Support Unit

Registration and the call for proposals have opened for the 5th OGP Global Summit to be hosted by The Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018.


Representatives from more than 70 countries are expected to attend the Summit, including heads of state and ministers, public officials, civil society representatives, members of parliament, local authorities, international organizations, researchers, and journalists.


The Summit will be an opportunity for practitioners and experts working on different issues all around the world to come together and talk about goals, challenges, and best practices in the design and implementation of open government reforms. It will be a place to inspire peers, push the open government agenda forward and find ways to address new challenges. Working together as reformers we can not just open government but actually improve the lives of citizens around the world.



  • Please take the 2017-2018 OGP Civil Society Engagement Survey before registering. This will take less than 10 minutes and you will be taken to the Summit registration page after you submit your response.

  • Register for the Summit. If you have already filled in the Survey you can register for the Summit directly. Those requesting travel supported should register by April 20. Note that funding is available on a limited basis and prioritized for speakers and session organizers.


Call for Proposals

Continuing the spirit of co-creation, the agenda for the Global Summit will be based on an open call for proposals. Members of the OGP community are invited to submit their ideas for sessions and speakers via the Summit website. We are inviting proposals on the following priority thematic tracks identified by the current co-chairs of OGP – the Government of Georgia and Mukelani Dimba:

  • civic engagement

  • anti-corruption

  • public service delivery

  • open track – Other ideas on themes other than the above, with the potential to add value to the agenda, will be considered for this track.


The last day to submit proposals is March 31, 2018. To ensure that your session or speaker has the best chance of being selected, please consult the Call for Proposals Guide and Criteria for recommendations for organizing a successful session before submitting it.  After the submission deadline, an editorial committee will start shaping the agenda that will be presented to the community by mid-May.


We look forward to receiving creative ideas for sessions and speakers. We need your ideas and your input in ensuring that the Summit agenda reflects the many innovations and good practices in open government you are helping drive in your countries. For any questions, please email us at