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Towards a Summit for Democracy

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