Good Governance Forum 2021

6 December 2021  08:00 - 11:30

Virtual Event | Organised by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information | Held in Georgia/ Virtual in English
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The Good Governance Forum (GG Forum) is an international high-level conference on good governance to be held on December 6, 2021. The Forum is organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with the support of the global philanthropic organization, Luminate. It is the third series of GG Forums held annually in Georgia since 2019 and gathers international experts, representatives of governments, civil society, the private sector, and international community to advance the good governance reform agenda by raising awareness, exchanging best practices, and fostering debate

The 2021 GG Forum, entitled – Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources – the Role of Transparency, Lessons Learnt and Future Plans – aims to contribute to good governance reform by exchanging best practices and fostering debate on sustainable governance of natural resources, beneficial ownership (BO), Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Network.

The event intends to do this by engaging local and international experts and all relevant stakeholders from various sectors and countries around several key-related issues: transparency principles in the governance of national resources, beneficial ownership transparency, the role of different stakeholders and coalitions in advancing good governance principles in extractive industries, and Georgia’s prospects for endorsing BO and EITI principles and strengthening women’s voice.


The Forum consists of three major panels. The panelists according to particular panel discussion include:

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Mr. Giorgi Kldiashvili – Executive Director, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) 

Panel I: Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources: Synergies, Principles and Impact Stories

Moderator – Mr. Mark RobinsonExecutive Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

  • Mr. Galib Efendiev – Eurasia Director, Natural Resource Governance Institute 
  • Mr. Joseph Foti – Chief Research Officer, Open Government Partnership (OGP) 
  • Ms. Olena Pavlenko – Global Council Chair, Publish What You Pay
  • Ms. Zuzana Wienk Member of the Steering Committee, Open Government Partnership (OGP)
  • Mr. Ferdian Yazid – Accountable Mining Project Coordinator, Transparency International Indonesia

Panel II:

Natural Resource Governance in EaP Countries: the State of Play, Prospects, and Future Plans

Moderator – Ms. Oliana Valigura – Regional Director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, EITI Secretariat

  • Mr. Emil OmarovMember Engagement Manager for Asia-Pacific, Eurasia and MENA regions, Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
  • Mr. Oleksiy Orlovsky – Democratic Practice Program Director, International Renaissance Foundation
  • Ms. Lusine Tovmasyan – National Coordinator, EITI Armenia

Panel III:

The Role of Networks/Coalitions in Sustainable Natural Resource Governance and Georgia

Moderator – Ms. Mariam Maisuradze – Anti-Corruption Direction Head, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)

  • Mr. Danila Bekturganov – Director, Public Foundation “Civil Expertise” 
  • Mr. Ilham Huseynli – Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Azerbaijan National Coalition EITI / PWYP
  • Ms. Olga Khaulyak – Head, Energy Transparency Association