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Day 2: Thursday 16 November

11:30 - 14:00Morning Workshops

Workshop 1.2 Drawing lessons from the implementation and monitoring of the OAS Convention, is this an example to follow?

Coordinator: Marta Erquicia (Transparency International Secretariat)
Contact: merquicia@transparency.org

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00

The UN Convention has recently entered into Force, and the African Union Convention has just been ratified. There are already other international conventions in place that aim at curbing corruption. The first instrument of this kind was the OAS Convention. What makes this convention unique is that is has a monitoring mechanism in place where other conventions can learn and adapt what has worked better in future monitoring mechanism.

The workshop is aimed at participants that are interested in looking at an example of an anti-corruption Convention monitoring mechanism and learn more about what has worked and what has not. We will try to show what efforts, results and lessons have contributed to and resulted from the monitoring process of the OEA convention at international and national level and from the points of view of the government and the civil society.

Moderator: Miguel Angel Peñailillo (Anti-Corruption Coordinator of the Americas, Transparency International)
Rapporteur: Ximena Salazar (Americas Conventions Programme, Transparency International Secretariat) Workshop Report

Panellists:
Moisés Herrera Solís (President, OAS Follow-Up Mechanisms Committee of Experts; General Director of Legislation and Consulting in the Committee of Judicial Matters of the Secretariat of the Public Office)PaperPaper
Nancy Zucker Boswell (Managing Director, Transparency International USA)
Paper
Hugo Maúl Figueroa (Delegate of the Presidency for Transparency and Anti-Corruption, Government of Guatemala)
Jorge García-González (Director, Department of Legal Cooperation, Organization of American States) Presentation
Alejandro Urízar (Acción Ciudadana / Transparency International Guatemala) Presentation


Workshop 2.2 Exploring and interrogating the genderized impact and approach to combating corruption

Coordinator: Lilian Ekeanyanwu (Transparency International Nigeria)PaperWorkshop ReportPresentation
Contact: lilianekeanyanwu@onebox.com

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00


The workshop will conduct an environmental scan of the interface between gender and corruption with emphasis on interrogating the genderized impact of corruption on one hand and the genderized approach to combating corruption on the other hand. The workshop will use case studies to highlight the genderized impact of corruption (if any). Using case studies, and panel and audience debate, the workshop will highlight the cases of women who have made positive impacts in various anti-corruption reforms and initiatives round the globe, and interrogate whether the location of women in the accountability processes does enhance those processes and improve governance.

Moderator: Dr. Audrey Gadzepko (Ghana Integrity Initiative, Transparency International Ghana)

Rapporteur: Arwa Hassan (Transparency International Secretariat)

Panellists:
Dr. Namawu Alhassan Alolo (Policy and Research Analyst, Islamic Relief UK) Paper
Dr. Hanan Youssef (Media Professor, Ain Shams University; Chairwoman of the Arab Organisation for International Cooperation, Egypt)
Monique Thiteux-Altschul (Project Director, UNDEF)
Pilar Arcidiácono (Social and Political Scientist, University of Buenos Aires)


Workshop 3.2 Anti-corruption practices in non-renewable natural resources for sustainable human development

Coordinator: Giske Charlotte Lillehammer (United Nations Development Program)
Contact: giske.charlotte@undp.org

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00

Non-renewable natural resources (NRNR) -- oil, gas, precious metals, and minerals -- are in some countries an important source of national income. Yet statistical evidence suggests that they are often causes of political instability and conflict, rent-seeking behaviour, economic inequality, political patronage and corruptive practices. The level of corruption on the NRNR sector, particularly with the most valuable natural resources such as oil and diamonds, is in many cases the key factor contributing to these devastating results. When dealing with this curse, most attention has traditionally been directed towards macro-public financial management. By contrast, little attention has been devoted to the local practices and strategies for transforming the revenues produced by NRNR into sustainable human development.

Moderator: Sophie de Caen (Resident Coordinator, UNDP Cameroon)
Rapporteur: Jörg Kühnel (Programme Specialist, UNDP DR Congo)Workshop Report

Panellists:
André Standing (Research Associate, Institute for Security Studies, Cape Town, South Africa)
Luigi Tessiore (Regional Policy Advisor, UNDP, Sub-Regional Resources Facility Dakar-Senegal)Paper
Aminata Kelly-Lamin (Regional Director, Network Movement for Justice and Development, Sierra Leone)Paper
Ben Mellor (Head of International Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Secretariat; Team Leader Business Alliances Team, DFID)


Workshop 4.2 Informal practice and corruption: How to weaken the link

Coordinator: Åse Berit Grødeland (Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research)
Contact: ase.grodeland@nibr.no

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00

The aim of the workshop is to explore the link between informal practice and corruption and to generate a discussion on how it could be weakened. Panellists present empirical evidence substantiating this link, identify opportunities for informal influence, address specific measures taken to over-ride informal networks, and introduce some suggestions for reform. The panellists will explore (1) informal practice and corruption; (2) informal practice and legal frameworks; (3) attempts to combat legal strategies that undermine substantive regulatory and legislative provisions; and (4) ways in which to reduce the negative impact of informal practice.

Moderator: Elena Panfilova (Executive Director, Transparency International Russia)

Rapporteur: Jan Borgen (Executive Director, Transparency International Norway)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Åse Berit Grødeland (Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Norway) Paper
Leslie Holmes (Director and Professor, Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia)Paper
Donald Bowser (International consultant)Presentation
Janos Bertok (Principal Administrator, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD) (not present, but his paper to be read out)Paper


Workshop 5.2 Infrastructure project financing

Coordinators: Gretta Fenner (Basel Institute on Governance) and Kevin Ford (Goldman & Sachs)
Contact: gretta.fenner@baselgovernance.org

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00

Moderator: Gretta Fenner (Director, Basel Institute on Governance)

Rapporteur: Gretta Fenner (Director, Basel Institute on Governance)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Kevin Ford (Associate General Counsel and Chief Global Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Goldman Sachs)
Neill Stansbury (Project Director for Construction and Engineering, Transparency International UK)Paper
Steve Zimmermann (Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank)


Workshop 6.2 Are Institutionalized Processes Contributing to Corruption? Determining Best Value in Anti-Corruption

Coordinator: Clifford McCue (Director, Research and Technical Services, Public Procurement Research Center, Florida Atlantic University)
Contact: cmccue@fau.edu

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00

This panel will address anti-corruption efforts in terms of best value by examining the experience of, and incentives faced by, key institutions charged with developing and delivering anti-corruption strategies. The focus is on looking at the successes and failures of past practices to discern why corruption still remains such a prevalent problem in developing countries. There will be an exploration of the strategic control of corruption through an identification of the obstacles faced by a funding agency; a provider of anti-corruption programs; and a recipient nation for those efforts. The panel will also probe institutionalised contributions to corruption through an assessment of best value in anti-corruption reforms.

Moderator: Eric Prier (Senior Research Associate, Public Procurement Research Center, Florida Atlantic University)

Rapporteur: Clifford McCue (Director, Research and Technical Services, Associate Professor, Public Procurement Research Center, Florida Atlantic University)

Panellists:
Anwar Shah (Program Leader, Public Sector Governance, World Bank Institute)Paper
Maria Rendon (Deputy Director, Democracy & Governance Office, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict & Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development)Paper
William E. Davis (Principal, DPK Consulting) Paper
Eric Prier (Senior Research Associate, Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University)Paper
Clifford P. McCue (Director, Research and Technical Services, Associate Professor, Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University) Paper


Workshop 7.2: Defence Procurement Reform and Defence Integrity Pacts

Coordinator: Dominic Scott (Transparency International, UK)
Contact: dominic.scott@transparency.org.uk

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00

Defence procurement reform is a massive issue. Reform requires the following issues be tackled: unnecessary secrecy, widespread use of agents, lack of open competition (including issues of single source procurement and national champions), lack of parliamentary oversight, and lack of external reviews, among other issues. The main stumbling block in tackling these issues is limited political will for change.

In this workshop panellists will present different perspectives on the problem of why defence procurement is particularly vulnerable to corruption, and how best the issue should be tackled, given the stumbling blocks that face such efforts. The debate will be opened to the floor early on to ensure an open and productive discussion.

Moderator: Mark Pyman (Transparency International UK)

Rapporteur: Dominic Scott (Transparency International UK)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Marcela Rozo (Transparency International Colombia)Paper
Alan Waldron (Transparency International UK, formerly UK Royal Air Force) Paper
Inese Voika (Founder Transparency International Latvia)Paper
Chris Yukins (Associate Professor of Government Contracts Law; Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, George Washington University)Presentation

Workshop 8.2: New Civil Society Initiatives to Fight Corruption

Coordinator: Pierre Landell-Mills (Partnership for Transparency Fund)
Contact: pierremills@aol.com

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00


This workshop's objective is to explore recent initiatives taken by civil society organisations to fight corruption with special reference to Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) assisted case studies. The target audience are (i) civil society organisation representatives interested to become actively engaged with public agencies in direct actions to curb corruption; (ii) public officials interested in promoting partnerships with civil society organisations in the fight against corruption; and (iii) academics interested in assessing the effectiveness of new approaches.

There will be five succinct presentations followed by a discussion. The outcome will be dissemination of experiences -- successes and failures -- of civil society organisations in using new and innovative tools and approaches that aim to promote more honest and accountable government, with concrete examples taken from, among others, Argentina, Latvia, the Philippines and Pakistan. Themes will include: (i) partnership to bring together the demand and supply of good governance; (ii) cost-effectiveness of different approaches; and (iii) the importance and difficulty of scaling up successful pilots.

Moderator: Peter Eigen (Chair of Transparency International Advisory Council)

Rapporteur: Stephen Ettinger (Partnership for Transparency Fund)

Panellists:
Pierre Landell-Mills (Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF); President)Presentation
Dondon Parafina (Project Coordinator, Government Watch, PhilippinesPaper
Natalia Torres (Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity & Growth (CIPPEC), Argentina)Presentation
Anabel Cruz (Institute for Communications and Development (ICD), Uruguay, Board Chair, and Regional Fund for the Promotion of Transparency (FONTRA))PaperPresentation
Roberts Putnis (TI Latvia; President)
Daniel Ritchie (Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF); Secretary)


Special Strategic Session: Sharing Information and Knowledge to Fight Corruption - Challenges and Opportunities

Coordinators: Victoria Jennett and John Devitt (Transparency International Secretariat / Transparency International Ireland)
Contact: vjennett@transparency.org and jkdevitt@transparency.ie

Date: Thursday 11:30 to 14:00

In spite of enormous efforts by government, business and civil society to share knowledge; much useful, and sometimes critical, information and knowledge remains untapped by experts, the public and other stakeholders. The session will appeal to anti-corruption practitioners and other members of civil society, education providers and academics, government officials, business and the global software industry.

This workshop will explore 1) challenges and Opportunities for gathering and sharing information and knowledge within, between and beyond individuals and organizations, 2) how corruption fighters can overcome these challenges, 3) how the anti-corruption movement can open new avenues and form new partnerships to gather, process and share information and knowledge.

Moderator: Juanita Olaya (Transparency International Secretariat)
Rapporteur: Jessica Schulz (U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Bergen, Norway)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Kevin Ford (Legal Counsel, Goldman Sachs International, United States)
Ann Harrison (Communications Director Benetech, United States) Paper
Julian Casasbuenas (Association for Progressive Communications, Colombia) Paper
Monjurul Kabir (UNDP, Knowledge Network Facilitator, Democratic Governance Practice) Presentation
Harald Mathisen (Project Coordinator, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Bergen, Norway)Presentation

15:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Workshops


Workshop 1.3: How can UNCAC monitoring be made to work?

Coordinator: Gillian Dell (Transparency International Secretariat)
Contact: gdell@transparency.org

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30

The objective of the workshop is to stimulate interest in the subject of UNCAC monitoring, appreciation of its importance, of the challenges to be overcome and develop support for action at the Conference of States Parties in December.

The workshop is aimed at all stakeholders, government, civil society, private sector etc. It is intended for an audience interested in the potential of the UNCAC to further global anti-corruption efforts, including those with experience of other conventions and their monitoring and those with a background in specific areas of anti-corruption work.

Moderator: Jean-Pierre Vidon (Ambassador of France)

Rapporteur: Gillian Dell (Programme Manager, Advancing International Conventions against Corruption, Transparency International Secretariat)Workshop Report
Panellists:
Fritz Heimann
(Senior Adviser on Conventions, Transparency International)
Christophe Speckbacher (Head of Section, GRECO, Council of Europe)Presentation
Pauline Tamesis (Practice Manager, Democratic Governance Group
Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Program)Presentation
Martti Antola (Adviser for Global Governance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland)


Workshop 2.3 Health and Corruption

Coordinator:
Susanne Tam (TI Israel
Contact: ceo@ti-israel.org

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30
The workshop will discuss the problem of corruption in the delivery of health aid to those in need. With less than one third of the world’s population having access to essential medicines, what role does corruption play in hindering the delivery of medicines and how can this be remedied?

Moderator: Susanne Tam (CEO, Transparency International Israel)

Rapporteur: Reinhold Elges Workshop Report

Panellists:
Roy Poses, PhD
(Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine) Paper
Maureen Lewis, PhD (Advisor, Human Development Network, World Bank) Presentation
Roger Bate, PhD (Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Co-Director of Africa Fighting Malaria) Presentation


Workshop 3.3 Alternative Approaches to Identifying and Combating Corruption in the Water Sector

Coordinator:
Donal O’Leary (Transparency International; Water Integrity Network)Presentation
Contact: dtoleary@gmail.com

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30

The workshop will focus on different approaches for identifying and combating corruption in the water sector at the sectoral, institutional and community levels, involving the private and public sectors, civil society and the donor community. Experience, both positive and negative, will be shared from projects in diverse countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The reasons for the successes and possible approaches to overcoming failures will be presented and debated. A special focus will be on the role of networks in overcoming corruption.

Moderator: Hakan Tropp (Project Director, Water Governance Facility, Stockholm International Water Institute)

Rapporteur: John Butterworth (Water Management Specialist, International Water and Sanitation Centre, Delft, the Netherlands)

Panellists:
Piers Cross
(Programme Manager, Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank (WSP))Presentation
Alma Rocio-Balcazar (Private Sector Coordinator, Transparency International Colombia)Presentation
Alan Hall (Global Water Partnership (GWP)


Workshop 4.3 Building transparent political finance regimes: the role of state modernization and oversight by civil society

Coordinator: Bruno Speck (Transparency International)

Contact: bruno.speck@terra.com.br

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30

The Workshop will discuss lessons learned in promoting transparency of political party finance and will strive to formulate the essential elements of a comprehensive anti-corruption strategy to prevent and combat corruption in political financing. The workshop will start with a brief presentation of the major problems involved in political party financing followed by concrete experiences of strengthening electoral management bodies monitoring political party funding, civil society actors providing new tools for measuring transparency of political finance and an analysis of opportunities and limits for international cooperation to contribute building sound political finance regimes. These presentations involving actors and practitioners from different sectors will stimulate public debate, identify the obstacles to increase transparency on political party financing and explore solutions to improve anticorruption strategies in this field.

Moderator: Bruno Speck (Transparency International)

Rapporteur: Ana Bellver (World Bank) Reporte TallerReporte Taller

Panellists:
Marcin Walecki
(Senior Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems)
Silke Pfeiffer (Regional Director, Americas Department, Transparency International Secretariat) Presentation
Inge Amundsen (Senior Researcher, Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway)
Antonio José Lizarazo Ocampo (Ex-magistrate National Electoral Council of Colombia)


Workshop 5.3 Taking stock of integrity pacts: Impact and Impact Measuring

Coordinator: Lisa Prevenslik-Takeda (Transparency International Secretariat)
Contact: lptakeda@transparency.org

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30

This workshop intends to facilitate mutual learning on the impact of TI’s Integrity Pacts (IP) through the exchange this experience and expertise as well as fact-based knowledge on the impact that TI has made with the application of IPs among National Chapters and relevant stakeholders. Workshop panellists will discuss how the Integrity Pact has had an impact in terms of deterring bribery, saving money and building trust and confidence by contributing expertise on a arrange of workshop guiding questions. The audience will be invited to actively participate in workshop discussions.

Moderator: Michael Wiehen (Transparency International Germany)
Rapporteur: Kate Sturgess (Programme Coordinator, Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International Secretariat)Workshop Report


Panellists:
Saad Rashid
(Executive Director, Transparency International Pakistan) Presentation
Andres Tobar (Subdirector Latin-American Corporation for Development/ Transparency International Ecuador)
Geo Sung Kim (Vice President, Transparency International Korea)Presentation


Workshop 6.3 Effective Strategies in Grassroots Campaigning versus Corruption
Coordinator: Kathryn R. Manga (International Initiative on Corruption and Governance)
Contact: krmanga@gmail.com


Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30

IICG’s workshop on Effective Strategies in Grassroots Campaigning vs. Corruption is a presentation of specific case studies of glaring corruption cases in many global regions. This is also meant to be a conceptual/framework discussion and a strategizing session on how CSOs and grassroots organizations can serve to deter/combat corruption. This workshop may interest all local and international participants who may come from CSOs, NGOs, corruption and governance advocates, human rights advocates, indigenous people, workers, peasants, women, students, fisherfolks, etc.

Moderator: Antonio Tujan Jr. (Research Director, IBON Foundation, Inc.; Asia Convenor, International Initiative on Corruption and Governance)

Rapporteur: Kathryn R. Manga (International Program Officer, IBON Foundation Inc.; Secetariat International Initiative on Corruption and Governance)Workshop Report

Panellists:
Antonio Tujan Jr.
(Research Director, IBON Foundation, Inc.; Asia Convenor, International Initiative on Corruption and Governance)
Alejandro Bendana (President Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Latin America Convenor International Initiative on Corruption and Governance)
Kathryn R. Manga (International Program Officer, IBON Foundation Inc.; Secetariat International Initiative on Corruption and Governance)


Workshop 7.3: Transparency and security efficient management

Coordinator: Oscar Vásquez (Acción Ciudadana / TI Guatemala) and InterPeace: International Alliance for Building Peace.
Contact: justiciaac@intelnet.net.gt

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30

In the security context as one of the issues that has priority attention by the governments, in the dimension of national defence and citizen security, it set up in debate about the nexus that exist between the efficiency and effective management, with the restrictions to the information that this management generates. Is just an item about accountability or there is a causal nexus between transparency and the increase of security perception. An informed citizen about how the State face up this issue generates and produces more security or may be makes it more vulnerable.

Moderator: Manfredo Marroquín (Executive Director, Acción Ciudadana / TI Guatemala)

Rapporteur: Francisco Jiménez Irungaray (Programme Coordinator, Interpeace, Guatemala)

Panellists:
Peter Gill
(Professor, University of Liverpool, UK)
Caroline Gibu (Project Leader, Ciudadanos al Día, Perú)
Francisco Javier Bautista (Consultor Nicaragüense, Ex subdirector de Policía de Nicaragua)


Workshop 8.3 Different Approaches for Monitoring Governance and Transparency at the Local Level

Coordinator: Leslie Harper (Inter-American Development Bank)
Contact: leslie@iadb.org

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 17:30


The growing empirical evidence of the importance of institutions for development has resulted in a rise in demand by international development assistance organizations, the media, civil society, and the general public for tools for identifying problem areas and monitoring progress in governance in their countries. This is particularly key at the sub national level given the fact that local and intermediate governments are playing an increasingly more important role as strategic development agents.

Presentations and debates during the workshop will allow participants to differentiate the benefits of the various approaches for monitoring governance, determine their suitability for producing indexes and comparisons, define end-users and learn how to make better use of measurement tools, among other issues to be discussed.

Moderator: Huguette Labelle (Chair, Transparency International)

Rapporteur: Kirstine Drew (UNICORN: A Global Unions Anti-corruption Network)

Panellists:
Diego Avila Navajas
(ADEP/GTZ, Bolivia)
Edwin Jarrin (Technical Manager, PACT Ecuador)
Mercedes de Freitas (Transparency International Venezuela)

Commentator:
Selvin Garcia Velasquez
(Mayor of Pachalum, Guatemala)


Special Training Session: Conducting Effective Investigations of Corruption in Multiple Jurisdictions

Coordinator: Steve Zimmermann (Inter-American Development Bank)
Contact: STEPHENZ@iadb.org

Date: Thursday 15:00 to 19:30


The training session for prosecutors, investigators, and others interested in conducting effective investigations of corruption in multiple jurisdictions, will use a case study to identify challenges and propose solutions to improve the effectiveness of corruption investigation, particularly when international cooperation or assistance is required. The workshop will seek to improve the understanding of the rules and practices related to effective anticorruption investigations in multiple jurisdictions, as well as increase the ability to overcome potential obstacles in the process of collecting evidence and prosecuting cases of corruption in multiple jurisdictions.

Panellists:
José Ugaz
(Benitez, De las Casas, Forno y Ugaz)Paper
Alan Bacarese (Crown Prosecution Service, United Kingdom)PaperPaper
Steve Zimmermann (Chief, Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank)

   


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