The OGP Armenia working group has suggested a series of activities for the OpenGovWeek in Armenia. They will be implemented in a collaborative effort of multiple organizations and will link together under the tagline of “ArmOpenGovWeek”.
The following events are envisaged as part of the week.
Beneficial Ownership and Transparency - Panel discussion
March 11, 11:00-13:00
Venue: Yerevan, Ibis Hotel, Ararat Hall
Participants: Stakeholders for the beneficial ownership commitment, government, media.
Agenda: Panel discussion will suggest a facilitated debate among the representatives of the Ministry of Justice (custodian of the commitment), State Revenue Committee, Ministry of Finance, Freedom of Information Center of Armenia NGO, Transparency International Anti Corruption Armenia and Armenian Lawyers’ Associations NGO (TBC). The panel will discuss the following questions: a) challenges to application of beneficial ownership principles in Armenia; b) corruption prevention mechanisms embedded in the commitment; c) protection of public interest through the introduction of registry of beneficial ownership.