Virtual Civil Society Organizations Kickoff Call for the Summit for Democracy
The event consisted of a formal call by the US Government on 15 September 2021 for civil society input to the Summit. The event discussed a shared vision for meaningful civic engagement and gave organisations the opportunity for a Q&A. Speakers clarified priorities for the administration and Summit and provided updates on the format, timing and agenda of the Summit, as well as next steps.
A full transcript of the discussion is available.
Remarks were provided by:
- Uzra Zeya, Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights
- Lisa Peterson, Acting Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour
- Erin Barclay, Coordinator for Global Democratic Renewal
- Johnny Walsh, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator