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9 Nov 2022

We need to talk about procurement: Hard lessons from the front lines of reform in Ukraine, the U.S., and around the world

Organisation: Open Contracting Partnership. Location: Open Gov Hub, 1100 13th St NW Suite 800, Washington, DC

Challenges from the pandemic, climate change, social inequality, and attacks against democracy impact us all, and impact minority and poor communities the most. But, we have seen open contracting reformers around the world step up, leveraging procurement to improve lives for people and create a better planet.

In this panel, four of these champions working on the front lines of open contracting in Ukraine, the United States, and globally will open up about the unique role of public procurement, technology, and collaboration to achieve better social and environmental outcomes.

Join us to hear their hard-earned lessons, and how we can get un-stuck in our own reform efforts. We will have an engaging conversation on the strategies and challenges around some of the biggest topics in open contracting: anticorruption, green and sustainable procurement, reconstruction, and the technology that makes it all work. Our panelists include:

  • Alexandra Habershon, Manager, Prevention, Risk & Knowledge, Integrity Vice Presidency, The World Bank
  • Max Nefyodov, former Head of the State Customs Service and Deputy Minister of Economy, Ukraine
  • Michael Owh, Chief Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
  • Procurement Expert, U.S. Federal Government (to be announced)
  • Kisha Bwenge, Senior Community Building Manager, Open Contracting Partnership (Moderator)

Afterwards, join us for refreshments and networking alongside like-minded peers working in open government, open data, public procurement, and more. We’ll also be joined by OCP’s leadership and board members. We look forward to seeing you!

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Region: North America