The New Year is a time for resolutions. My main professional resolution is for 2016 to be a watershed year in terms of bringing Integrity Building and Integrity Education to scale. There are at least three things we will need to do this year to achieve this:
In November 2015 Fredrik Galtung, President of Integrity Action, travelled to Lunga Lunga in Kwale County in Kenya to see for himself whether Integrity Action’s work had a lasting impact in the county, well beyond the initial intervention.
On 10-12 December 2015, Integrity Action together with the Central European University (CEU), held a workshop in Budapest focused on Integrity Education in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). The workshop was attended by 26 academics and students from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.
At the end of October I (Ellen Goldberg, Head of Integrity Education) attended a symposium in Moscow, Russia that UNODC (United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime) had initiated in order to share ideas about improved teaching of anti-corruption and to prepare some recommendations to the subsequent conference in St. Petersburg on 2-6 November 2015, of the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP6) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
From 1st September to 3rd of September 2015 Integrity Education’s Programme coordinator, Mrs Majd Dowani with the help of Teacher Creativity Center’s Programme director, Mrs Hala Qubbaj has conducted a Workshop for 23 Academics from 7 different Universities from the West Bank.
Ellen Goldberg, Director, Integrity Education Programme
At the end of October I attended a symposium in Moscow, Russia, initiated by UNODC (United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime), in order to share ideas about improved teaching of anti-corruption, and to prepare some recommendations for the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP6) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), in St. Petersburg, 2-6 November 2015.
Integrity Action's Chief Executive, Joy Saunders was fortunate to be part of a select group of academics, thinkers and practitioners who met at the Legatum Institute in London in September 2015 to discuss and celebrate ideas that work in the fight against corruption.
Guest blog by Wolde Wesa, National Taxpayers Association.
Blog post by Annalisa Renna, Grants Manager
This July, I had the privilege to take part in the Integrity Leadership Course at the Central European University in Budapest. Being new to Integrity Action, the course was a fantastic opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of our approach on integrity, as well as to get to know new partners, colleagues and like-minded people coming from more than 25 countries. I came back home inspired by the people I met and their experience, and ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.