Webinar: "Viral" Procurement How are State Funds Spent to Fight Coronavirus, and How to Deal with it?

Date: 26 May 2020
Other languages: Русский язык |
The University of Central Asia's (UCA) Civil Society Initiative, is pleased to invite you to an online webinar on "Viral" Procurement - How are State Funds Spent to Fight Coronavirus, and How to Deal with it? on Tuesday, May 26th 2020.

Background
Prompt and efficient procurement of essential goods and services is fundamental within the fight against the Covid-19 virus. In most countries of the world, procurement for the control of virus have been excluded from the standard rules. State procurement systems have been given the opportunity to purchase without prior tender procedures, and in many cases with full prepayment.

In this "hunger games" situation in the market, with products and services to combat Covid-19, corruption scandals and fraud are very common. In such conditions, it is vital for civil society to take on the role of watchdogs, to monitor the transparency and accountability of spending public funds. During this two-hour session, we will discuss how the civil society can influence the state to make prompt, rationale and effective procurement to fight coronavirus.

Speakers
Presentations will be delivered by 10 speakers from Ukraine, Moldova, Mongolia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Click here to learn more about the speakers and event schedule.

Goals
  • Get acquainted with the world experience in the regulation and control of procurement to combat Covid-19
  • Get acquainted with the principles of open contracting and the possibilities of its application in the region
  • Discuss the experience of using open data for the correct and rational procurement planning for fighting Covid-19
  • Understand how open data can be used to monitor procurement
  • Share the problems of emergency procurement, its monitoring and the role of public organizations in the region.

Date and Times: Tuesday May 26th 2020
13:30 Moscow, Kiev, Minsk, Chisinau
14:30 Erevan, Baku, Tbilisi
15:30 Dushanbe, Tashkent
16:30 Bishkek, Nur-Sultan

Language 
The webinar will be conducted in Russian.

Registration
The webinar link will be shared with all registered participants prior to the event. To register, visit: https://ebrd.eventbank.com/event/22855/register 

The event is being organised in partnership with the University of Central Asia, Open Government Partnership, United States Agency for International Development, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Soros Foundation, Transparency International, and the Open Contracting Partnership.
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