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Day one: Wednesday 15 November

Workshop 1.1
The implementation puzzle: How to apply anti-corruption conventions

Coordinator: Barbara-Anne Krijgsman (United Nations Development Program)
Contact: barbara-anne.krijgsman@undp.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

This workshop is aimed at Civil Society Organisations as well as towards legislators interested in promoting relevant anticorruption instruments at their national levels. The aim of the workshop is to increase participants’ understanding of international and regional anti-corruption instruments in order to enhance the capacity of civil society organizations and parliamentarians to promote anti-corruption conventions in their countries. The workshop will introduce the available tools/guides that can be used by civil society and parliamentarians to advocate ratification and implementation of relevant conventions.

Moderator: Pauline Tamesis (Practice Manager, Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP) Presentation

Rapporteur: Sok Narin (United Nations Development Program, Country Office Cambodia)Workshop Report

Lilian Ekeanyanwu (National Coordinator, Transparency International, Nigeria) Presentation Presentation
Gillian Dell (Programme Manager, Transparency International Secretariat) Presentation
Stuart Gilman (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) Presentation
Yvonne Chibiya (Programme Manager - Ethics and Governance, Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa)
Taona Mwanyisa (Senior Project Officer, Human Rights Trust of South Africa) Paper Presentation

Workshop 2.1
Human rights and anti-corruption strategies: Determinants for Development?

Coordinator: Renata Nowak-Garmer (Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Program)
Contact: renata.nowak-garmer@undp.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

Although human rights have tended to be considered part of the governance agenda, there still appears to be relatively few examples of how human rights are influencing Governance sub-areas outside of the area of “justice” programming. It is against this background that UNDP has launched a work stream on the integration of the human rights based approach in governance sub-areas and inter-related sectors, such as corruption. While there is little doubt about an adverse effect of corruption on human rights, inter alia, by denying or impeding peoples’ fundamental economic and social rights guaranteed to them in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the extent to which this happens is rarely observed and understood. Yet, looking analytically into the relationship between human rights and corruption as well as taking stock of available programmes and legal instruments are the first crucial steps in developing and implementing effective anti-corruption strategies that would incorporate a human rights perspective. As a contribution to the ongoing conceptual work on the subject, this workshop should present the analytical and institutional framework surrounding the two concepts as well as highlight the ways by which effective anti-corruption and human rights strategies not only can contribute to governance framework, but also to development outcomes.

Moderator: Patrick van Weerelt (United Nations Development Program)
Rapporteur: Samuel De Jaegere (United Nations Development Program)Workshop Report

Mikael Johansson (Head Strategic Planning, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden)
Noel Kututwa (Executive Director, Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa) Paper
Helen Mack Chang (President, The Myrna Mack Foundation, Guatemala)Paper
Alfredo González (Executive Coordinator of the Human Development Report, UNDP Mexico)
Anders Kompass (Resident Representative, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Guatemala)

Workshop 3.1
Corruption Hotspots: Understanding the Effects of Corruption in Environmentally Sensitive World Regions

Coordinator: Aled Williams (Transparency International Secretariat)
Contact: awilliams@transparency.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

Environmentally sensitive world regions - such as the Guinean forests of West Africa or the Caucuses - often also suffer from poor governance, weak institutions and high levels of corruption. Such corruption can facilitate environmental degradation, creating further limitations on resources, endangering ecosystems/species and transposing the impact of corrupt activity from the local to global level. The anti-corruption movement has increasingly focused on specific sectors related to environmental sustainability (forestry and water), but little work has so far been done to assess and address the impact of corruption on whole ecosystems in environmentally sensitive world regions.

This workshop will be based on a number of case-study presentations and will seek to move towards a more holistic view of corruption systems in such regions. It will couple Transparency International’s anti-corruption expertise with the knowledge of a range of environmental groups, including those active in promoting environmental protection in sensitive regions.

Moderator: Andrea Figari (Global Programmes Manager, Transparency International Secretariat)Presentation

Rapporteur: Aled Williams (Research Coordinator, Transparency International Secretariat) Workshop Report
Kenneth Rosenbaum (Senior Advisor, Forest Integrity Network; Sylvan Environmental Consultants) Presentation
Tamuna Karosanidze (Transparency International Georgia)Paper
G. Jasper Cummeh, III (Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia) Paper

Workshop 4.1
Private interest politics – much to do for the anti-corruption community?

Coordinator: Silke Pfeiffer (Transparency International Secretariat)
Contact: spfeiffer@transparency.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

Based on the widespread concern about the lack of legitimacy and representative nature of public policies in many countries, the workshop will focus on the interaction between the state and powerful interest groups, such as business lobbies, media conglomerates, trade unions etc. Notwithstanding the constructive contribution these groups can and should make to the policy-making process, experience in many countries shows that under particular circumstances their influence - which does not necessarily involve illegal payments - can lead to considerable policy distortions in the sense of prioritising private interests over the public interest. This phenomenon has been commonly defined as “state capture”.

State capture is facilitated by institutional factors, such as the lack of access to information or the absence/ weakness of institutionalised mechanisms for broad-based participation in policy-making, monitoring and evaluation. It is also induced by the fact that particular groups concentrate high levels of “de-facto” powers, mostly of economic nature and/or that in many countries political and economic elites are both concentrated and closely intertwined. Measuring state capture has been a challenge so far since the channels and ways of influence are multiple and go beyond monetary flows.

The workshop will challenge the conventional concept of corruption - as being confined to “illegal” transactions - by opening a discussion on the nature, causes and effects of state capture by powerful interest groups in different parts of the world. Based on the presentation of experiences of journalists, academics and civil society representatives in unmasking, analysing and monitoring state capture, workshop participants will brainstorm on effective solutions to address the problem.

Moderator: Silke Pfeiffer (Regional Director, Department of the Americas, Transparency International Secretariat) Paper
Rapporteur: Amalia Kostanyan(Transparency International Armenia)Workshop Report

Marcela Rozo (Public Sector Area Coordinator, Transparencia por Colombia)PaperPresentation
Elena Panfilova (General Director, Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative, Transparency International Russia)

Prof. John Brademas (Member of Parliament; President Emeritus New York University)Report

Workshop 5.1
Enhancing Anti-Bribery Standards in the Private Sector: Building Credibility of Voluntary Initiatives

Coordinator: Susan Côté -Freeman (Program Director, Transparency International USA)
Contact: scotefreeman@transparency-usa.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

Against the background of a legal framework, which is becoming more stringent, there have been in the recent years a growing number of voluntary initiatives aimed at enhancing business integrity.

Whether they are initiated by governments, multi-stakeholder groups, business or industry sectors, these initiatives are based on the notion that voluntary efforts by companies can provide an important complement to the legal enforcement of anti-bribery rules. The effectiveness of these voluntary initiatives can, however, be put in question if these stop short of the true implementation of the standards they are intended to promote. The workshop will highlight a number of leading voluntary initiatives aiming at enhancing private sector standards and will explore their shared characteristics and unique features. The workshop will also focus on the tools and strategies for implementation that are being developed to support these initiatives and will foster discussion on mechanisms that can build the credibility of anti-bribery initiatives.

Moderator: Ronald Berenbeim (Principal Researcher and Director, Working Group on Global Business Ethics Principles, The Conference Board)

Rapporteur: Leslie Benton (Transparency International USA)

Jermyn Brooks (Transparency International, Private Sector Leader)
Birgit Errath (United Nations Global Compact, Senior Issue Coordinator)
Roger van der Marel (World Economic Forum, Senior Community Manager, Engineering and Construction Industry)
Guillermo Monroy (Centrarse)
Fritz Heimann (Transparency International representing the International Chamber of Commerce)
Christopher Kelkar (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Partner, Fraud, Risk and Control)

Hugo López (Transparencia de Mercados (Salvador))Presentation
Peter Wilkinson (Transparency International, Business Principles Secretariat)

Workshop 6.1
Research on Corruption in Humanitarian Assistance: Lessons from Anti-Corruption strategies

Coordinator: Roslyn Hees (Transparency International Secretariat)
Contact: rhees@transparency.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

Corruption in humanitarian relief and reconstruction has only recently been considered in a systematic way by the humanitarian aid community or anti-corruption practitioners. Little research has been carried out to identify the particular manifestations, scale, causes, impact and possible remedies of corrupt diversion of humanitarian assistance resources in programmes of disaster and post-conflict relief and reconstruction. This veil of silence has inhibited the development of more effective ways to inhibit and counter corruption in humanitarian assistance. However, in the last couple of years and particularly since the massive humanitarian aid programme following the Asian tsunami, several research studies and conferences have been carried out as part of an accelerated effort to address this problem. Comparative analysis of the results of these activities would help inform the development of improved strategies, systems and practices by relief agencies, donors and affected countries to combat corruption in humanitarian assistance.

Moderator: Peter Walker (Director, Feinstein International Famine Institute, Tufts University, Boston)

Rapporteur: Marie-Luise Ahlendorf (Transparency International Secretariat)Workshop Report

Paul Harvey (Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, England)Presentation
Nick Duncan (Associate Programme Director, TIRI, England)Presentation
Nikola Sandoval (Programme Coordinator, Transparency International Secretariat)Presentation
Manfredo Marroquín (Executive Director, Acción Ciudadana, Guatemala) Presentation

Workshop 7.1
Defence Industry Against Corruption

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

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

Defence is rated by the Global Bribe Payer’s Index as one of the two most corruption-prone sectors. Industry is at last beginning to respond to the challenge: European-led and US-led industry initiatives are afoot, and both aim to tackle the problem through the creation of international defence industry anti-corruption codes and standards. In this workshop, panellists will assess the efforts of defence industry to fight corruption to date, and propose how this work can be best carried forward in light of the stumbling blocks which the initiative faces.

Moderator: John Githongo (Former Permanent Secretary of Governance and Ethics, Kenyan Government, Senior Associate, St Antony’s College, Oxford University)

Rapporteur: Dominic Scott (Transparency International UK)Workshop Report

Mark Pyman (Defence Project Leader, Transparency International UK) Presentation
Howard Weissman (Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corp)Presentation
Steve Shaw (US Air Force, Dept of Contractor Responsibility)Presentation
Burak Bekdil (Defense News, Turkish Daily News, journalist)Paper

Workshop 8.1
Mobilising Civic Action to Fight Corruption

Coordinator: Shaazka Beyerle (Senior Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict)
Contact: sbeyerle@nonviolent-conflict.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

For over a century, civilian-based movements have ended oppression, challenged corruption and inequity, achieved self-rule and produced just, democratic societies, in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe -- showing how people power can be a force for liberation and reform. In recent years, from the 1997 “Citizen Initiative for Constant Light” campaign in Turkey to the “color revolutions” in the former Soviet Union, corruption has been an important and central issue for nonviolent civic campaigns and movements.

Using participatory techniques, the workshop will explore the following key questions: 1) How has corruption been framed successfully as a galvanizing issue in nonviolent movements for transparent, accountable, democratic governments? 2) What nonviolent strategies and tactics are transferable from national pro-human rights or pro-democratic struggles to anti-corruption campaigns, which are not only focused on governments but other public and economic activities as well? 3)What can the anti-corruption community learn from the strategic analysis and approach of nonviolent struggle as it has been developed in recent conflicts? 4) How can nonviolent methods – both tools and tactics – be applied more widely by anti-corruption reform movements? 5) What are key experiences, insights, and lessons learned of past (Philippines) and recent (Georgia) people power movements and civic campaigns (Turkey) to curb corruption?

This workshop is targeted at any conference participant – from civil society leaders to activists, reform advocates, lawyers, and nongovernmental organization representatives – who have an interest in learning new approaches to curbing corruption, using civic action, harnessing people power, and applying the strategic analysis and tactics of nonviolent struggle to anti-corruption initiatives.

Moderator: Jack DuVall (President and founding Director, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict)
Rapporteur: Shaazka Beyerle (Senior Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict) Workshop Report

Dr. Peter Ackerman (Founding Chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict)
Giorgi Meladzi (Rule of Law Program Director, Liberty Institute, Georgia)
Jack DuVall (President and founding Director, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict)
Dr. Stephen Zunes (Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco)
Shaazka Beyerle (Vice President, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict) Paper

Special Training Session:
Fighting clientelism in targeted social programs

Coordinator: Christian Gruenberg (Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth)
Contact: cgruenberg@cippec.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

The workshop will be the final outcome from a one year project implemented with the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. The workshop will use as a training tool an Empowerment Handbook developed after a one-year field research in 5 countries in Latin America. This Handbook is a systematic effort to consolidate the experiences and knowledge of a wide variety of anti-clientelistic monitoring efforts in the region. It provides a collection of examples of innovative practices and lessons, organized in the form of practical guidelines and discussions of key concepts in order to assist governments and NGOs in designing and carrying out effective anticlientelistic monitoring and reform programs in their own countries. Thus, the handbook does not present a single “one size fits all” approach designed to be applicable in all contexts. Instead, it offers a set of tools appropriate for monitoring different aspects of the political manipulations of targeted social programs in different political contexts.

Thus, the workshop will show concrete and innovative monitoring strategies to address clientistic behaviour in targeted social programs. The workshop will have 3 fundamental ways of addressing this problem: 1) to enhance citizen monitoring of clientelism and increase citizens’ access to information; 2) to promote inclusion and participation, as well as increase the degree of collaboration between civil society and government in order to promote transparency and access to public information; 3) to strengthen accountability in the implementation of targeted social programs.

Moderator: tbc
Rapporteur: tbc
Christian Gruenberg (Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth)
Rosario Quiroz (Director of Administrative Appeals, Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información Pública Gubernamental –IFAI-)
Ernesto Insunza-Vera (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS))

Panel Debate:
Overcoming systemic corruption: A National Integrity Framework for Today’s World

Coordinator: Sarah Repucci (Senior Research Coordinator, Transparency International Secretariat)
Contact: srepucci@transparency.org

Date: Wednesday 14:00 to 16:30

For more than 20 years, anti-corruption activists, reformers and thinkers have been considering the best way to conceptualise the framework necessary to effectively combat corruption. Since the publication of its Sourcebook in 1996, Transparency International has used its idea of a National Integrity System, developed on the model of a Greek temple, as a symbol of good practice and a tool for evaluating countries around the world. However, this is only one of many possible models for the more general idea of a “national integrity system”. Alternative ideas have placed primary importance on functions rather than institutions, or have visualised the system as more complex and interconnected. In light of the lessons learned on how most effectively to combat corruption, it is time to examine and reconsider the latest ideas in anti-corruption research. After presentations by a selection of academics, civil society activists and others who have already worked with these issues and ideas, the workshop will open for wider discussion of how to best conceptualise the “national integrity system” and how to use this idea to combat corruption.

Moderator: Juanita Olaya (Revenue Transparency Manager, Transparency International Secretariat)

Rapporteur: Sarah Repucci (Senior Research Coordinator, Transparency International Secretariat)

Charles Sampford (Foundation Professor of Law and Research Professor in Ethics, Griffith University, Australia)Paper
Rosa Inés Ospina (Governing Council, Transparency International Colombia)Paper
Marianne Camerer (Co-Founder and International Director, Global Integrity)Paper
Daniel Kaufmann (Director of Global Programs, World Bank Institute)

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Published on: 2006-05-17 (9265 reads)

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