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Towards a Summit for Democracy

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Event date
23 April 2021
Organising parties
Community of Democracies
International IDEA
Open Government Partnership

On 23 April 2021, the Community of Democracies in cooperation with International IDEA and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) gathered high-level individuals from key democracy support organisations, who discussed the the current global state of democracy, how we can respond, and the potential outcomes and activities of a gathering for democracy. The event aimed to create a set of actionable recommendations and outline a framework for international support.

Watch a recording of the discussion above. An event report is also available to the right.

Speakers included:

  • Suneeta Kaimal, CEO of the Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Maria Baron, CEO of Directorio Legislativo, current civil society co-chair of OGP
  • Thomas E. Garrett, Secretary-General, Community of Democracies
  • Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
  • Maria Sarungi Tsehai, Change Tanzania
  • Joe Powell, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership


  • Patricia¬†Galdamez, Senior Advisor, PSCD