On Wednesday January 18th 2017, Edward Irby and I (Sean Darby) from Integrity Action visited the University of York to give a lecture to students studying an MA in Post-war Recovery Studies. This MA, which focuses on teaching students about development in states which have recently emerged from conflict, is run by the Politics Department. As much of Integrity Action’s work focuses on fragile states and post-war countries the course administrators see an added value in us presenting our work to their students.
On 10th November, Community Integrity Building (CIB) Programme Manager Edward Irby travelled to Oslo to give a presentation to Integrity Action partners at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). Integrity Action and NORAD have a longstanding relationship, working together since 2005 to improve governance and services for citizens.
Blog from CEO Jasmina Haynes
Discussions around lasting development emphasise the importance of strengthening community action. However, is it really possible for people living in poverty, rather than national and international actors to contribute to system changes? And if so, why and how does this happen?
Guest blog by Nikita Manandhar
When I first began working at Youth Initiative, I had the opportunity to work with young students from ten schools within Sindhupalchowk, a rural district of Nepal that has been severely hit by the earthquake in 2015. The shared principles and values of Youth Initiative and Integrity Action has cemented my belief that a child has just as much potential of becoming a changemaker as its parents. I have also come to understand that real change in a community happens when it comes from within.
Blog from Integrity Action staff member Andrew Hassan
Blog from new CIB staff member Valentine Lecluse
This October, for the first time ever I attended the annual Integrity Action Partner Community Integrity Building (CIB) workshop, held this year in Kenya. 13 different organisations based in 9 different countries, including Afghanistan, Liberia and Nepal, were gathered to share their experiences, challenges and successes implementing CIB over the last year.
Integrity Action hosted a multi-stakeholder networking event on October 5th in Nairobi, Kenya. We hosted this event during our annual global partner workshop, which meant that thirteen of our local and global NGO/CSO partners had the opportunity to meet with International Non Governmental Organisations (INGO) that are based in Kenya.
Reaching a milestone
Integrity Action is delighted to announce that our award winning online community-based monitoring system, DevelopmentCheck, now has over 500 projects published! We are proud of this achievement and so grateful to all our partners who continue to champion the platform and its associated app through their work in the field.
“Integrity as a Way Forward”, a Mediterranean Conference on Academic Integrity organized by Dr Teresa (Teddi) Fishman, Executive Director of the International Center for Academic integrity (ICAI) and hosted by Deree - The American College of Greece.
From the 16-17 August Integrity Action held a joint training with the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ) as a first step in establishing Integrity Clubs in a number of schools in Palestine. Participants included 25 subject teachers ranging from English to Social Studies, a teacher with a long track record of engaging in social audits in Ramallah and a representative from the Ministry of Education.