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.
Integrity Action runs two programmes: Integrity Education (IE) and Integrity Building (IB). For several years, the programmes were completely separate – Integrity Education spread integrity-related training through several hundred universities, while Integrity Building worked with NGOs and CSOs to encourage youth and community members to practice integrity through monitoring the delivery of public projects and services.
Mama, also known as “Scott” on the gay social networking app Grindr, is a transgender community health outreach worker in Solo, a city in Central Java in Indonesia. She works for a local NGO of gay, transgender and transsexuals called Mitra Alam. She uses Grindr to encourage men who have sex with other men to come forward and get themselves tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. And if they need treatment she helps them get it. She is charismatic, nurturing and easily puts people who meet her at ease.
On July 23rd, Integrity Action and the National Taxpayers Association (NTA) of Kenya hosted a roundtable discussion with headteachers currently in charge of implementing School Report Cards (SRC) in Tana River County. The purpose of the roundtable discussion was to:
At Integrity Action we love community engagement as much as we love integrity education. So when the two come together in the shape of Integrity Clubs we believe that everyone is a winner!