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The world’s greatest forum for civil society, goverments and the private sector working together to fight corruption.

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Saturday, December 3 • 16:30 - 18:30
It's Time for Institutional Cooperation to Fight Corruption: Setting a Latin American Network of Transparency and Anticorruption Public Agencies

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This workshop discusses the establishment of a network made up of specialised anticorruption and transparency public agencies in Latin America.

Corruption and lack of transparency can be seen as unshakeable problems in Latin America as high levels of both issues persist over the time. The results of the 2015 edition of the Corruption Perception Index measured by Transparency International are not good and do not show significant movement in the scores of the countries in the region except for a few exceptions. This situation coincides with an increasing sophistication of corruption schemes, which have become more pervasive and multijurisdictional. The “Panama Papers” and the “Swiss Leaks” revelations are graphic about these trends.

In this context, anticorruption and transparency units, which are often politically constrained and lack of enough resources, face new challenges to identify corruption proceeds and other undeclared assets of public officials, while they are still struggling to reduce the traditional forms of corruption and to be regarded as an effective policy tool in their respective countries.

The main question for these specialized agencies is now how to strengthen their capacities and scope of action. One possible answer is through the enhancement of inter-institutional cooperation among agencies from different countries, i.e. in information exchange, training, preventive best practices and investigation techniques.

In order to improve cooperation and transform the “coordination idea” into a real strategy, a first group of authorities of different agencies decided to establish a Network of Public Agencies of Transparency and Anticorruption in Latin America. Such types of informal networks have shown to be effective in other related areas (e.g. anti-money laundering) as they complement the formal monitoring mechanisms established by the anticorruption conventions.

Since this Network is at an early stage of development, this workshop has two main objectives. On the one hand we aim to identify and analyse the main problems in the anticorruption and transparency field that such a network should address. On the other hand, we want to openly discuss the Network’s general and specific objectives, as well as the main limitations and challenges that it will foreseeably face. Finally, we aim to identify the best design for its organizational structure, potential members, key stakeholders and strategic alliances.

Moderators
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Ivana Rossi

Sr. Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank
Ivana M. Rossi is a Sr. Financial Sector Specialist with the World Bank Financial Market Integrity/StAR Initiative team. She leads the work on financial disclosure by public officials since 2009, providing tailored technical assistance to countries, enhancing knowledge-sharing at the regional and global levels, developing research on the topic, and contributing to international policy debates on disclosure (for example, G20... Read More →

Speakers
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Helga Bruning

Director – Commissioned by the Attorney General’s Office, National Anti-Corruption Secretariat
Helga Bruning is currently the Director of Analysis and Case Follow-Up at the National Anti-Corruption Secretariat of Paraguay. She is a lawyer and has a Masters degree in criminal law. She has worked many years as an Assistant Attorney in different Prosecutor’s Offices, specifically in the Specialized Unit in the Investigation of Punishable Acts against People’s Freedoms from 2008 until 2014.
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Camilo Enciso

Secretary of Transparency, Transparency Secretariat
Lawyer and specialist in criminal law at the Universidad del Rosario. Exempted from presenting preparatory exams by academic average. His undergraduate thesis was awarded the third place in the Otto de Greiff National Competition for the best undergraduate thesis. In 2009, he was chosen by Colfuturo as a scholarship holder for a Masters Programme in Law at Columbia University in New York, where he was a research assistant to George Fletcher and... Read More →
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Herminia Funes de Segovia

High Commissioner, Institute for Access of Public Information (IAIP)
Salvadoran social communicator, serves as High Commissioner in the Institute for Access of Public Information (IAIP), in representation of the Association of Journalists. She has been a Director of Radio Don Bosco and instructor of press correspondents in different countries of Latin America. In 2004 was elected President of the Association of Journalists of El Salvador and has lectured at many universities on journalistic ethics, access to... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Laura Alonso

Secretary of Public Ethics, Transparency and Fight against Corruption, Anti-Corruption Office
Laura Alonso is Secretary of Public Ethics, Transparency and Fight against Corruption, in charge of the Anti-Corruption Office (Argentina). She ran for office in 2009 and was reelected in the National Congress in 2013. She was executive director of the NGO Poder Ciudadano, the Argentine chapter of Transparency International. In 2012, Laura Alonso was selected as the Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a Fellow at... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Mora Kantor

Director of Planification of Policies for Transparency, Anti-Corruption Office
Mora Kantor is the Director of Planification of Policies for Transparency in the Anti-Corruption Office. Previously, she has served as a senior advisor in this same organism specifically in the areas of transparency and anticorruption. She has also performed duties as a senior adviser in the Argentine Congress and the Executive branch of government. She has also worked in the Anticorruption Program of the NGO Poder Ciudadano. In 2009 she was... Read More →



Saturday December 3, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
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