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Plenary Sessions
Day one: Wednesday 15 November

Conference Opening
9:00 - 11:45 AM
Plenary Room

  • Justice Barry O´Keefe, Chair, IACC Council
  • Oscar Berger Perdomo, President, Republic of Guatemala
  • Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International
  • Lic. Hugo Maúl Figueroa, Presidential Commissioner for Transparency. Republic of Guatemala
Opening plenary:

Towards a fairer world: Why is corruption still blocking the way?
The opening plenary will address our overarching theme and working question, setting the stage for the conference. The plenary will also make reference to the key points of the last IACC declaration (The Seoul Findings).

    • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (panellist)
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    • Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International (panellist)
    • José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organisation of American States (panellist)
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    • Eduardo Stein, President, Republic of Guatemala (panellist)
    • Juan José Daboub, Managing Director, World Bank (panellist)
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    • Frank Vogl, Founder and Director, Ethicsworld (moderator)

Day 2: Thursday 16 November

Plenary 2:
9:00 - 11:00
Plenary Room

State for sale: Corruption and embedded networks of influence
Plenary number two will address what can be regarded as the major stumbling block in the fight against corruption, namely, the power of “embedded networks” in advancing personal or group interests through state institutions. The extent of their power can create what is known as “state capture” meaning democratic governance failure. It will take a close look at the influential role of private sector, especially of the multinational private sector.

    • John Githongo, Founder TI Kenya, Senior Associate Member Oxford University (panellist)
    • Devendra Raj Panday, TI Advisory Board (panellist)
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    • José Ugaz, Lawyer Benites, De Las Casas, Forno & Ugaz (panellist)
    • John Williams, Chair, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption GOPAC (panellist)
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    • Soung-Jin Chung, Chairman, Korean Independent Commission Against Corruption (panellist)
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    • Michael Holman, Africa Editor (moderator)

Day 3: Friday 17 November

Plenary 3:
9:00 - 11:00
Plenary Room

Breaking the vicious cycle: Corruption and poverty, obstacles to social and economic rights
Plenary number 3 will address the role of the fight against corruption in development work, focusing on the effects of corruption on the billions living in poverty worldwide, especially in relation to the failure of securing/advancing social and economic rights.

  • Daniel Kaufmann, Director of Global Programs, World Bank Institute (panellist)
  • Morten Kjaerum, Executive Director, Danish Institute for Human Rights (panellist)
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  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Foreign and Finance Minister of Nigeria (panellist)
  • Peter Ackerman, Founding chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (panellist)
  • Oscar Arias Sánchez, President of Costa Rica (panellist)
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  • Zhenjun Wu, Senior Commissioner of the Ministry of Supervision of China (panellist)
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  • Michela Wrong, Author, writer (moderator)

Day 4: Saturday 18 November

Closing plenary session:
9:00 - 11:00
Plenary Room

The closing plenary will focus on answering the working question of our Conference being fed by the key findings from the conference. The closing plenary looks to address the following findings:

1    The main stumbling blocks which have impeded a major effect on the fight against corruption.
2    The strategies or measures targeted to tackling the stumbling blocks, highlighting the ones that address implementation and enforcement challenges.
3    The role of the different stakeholders for the implementation of these strategies and measures.
4    How to measure the progress in the implementation of these strategies.

  • Peter Eigen, Founder of TI, Chair TI Advisory Council (panellist)
  • Eduardo Stein Barillas, Vice President, Republic of Guatemala (panellist)
  • Zenaida Moya, Mayor of Belize City (panellist)
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  • Nuhu Ribadu, Head of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (panellist)
  • Maria O’ Donnell, Author, Freelance writer (moderator)

Conference Closing

  • Lic. Hugo Maúl Figueroa, Presidential Commissioner for Transparency. Guatemala
  • Justice Barry O´Keefe, Chair of the IACC Council

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Published on: 2006-05-17 (4025 reads)

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