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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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Sunday, December 4 • 12:30 - 14:30
Using Human Rights to Gain Human Rights: Lessons From New Research on Citizen Participation and Action to Improve Transparency, Accountability and Development

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Citizen participation embodies a range of activities involving regular people from structured feedback and engagement mechanisms to grass-roots civic campaigns. Regular people are often at the forefront of tackling the corruption-inequity-impunity nexus. In doing so, they are claiming and using established human rights (freedoms of expression, information, assembly, and association, and the right to participate in government) to gain their human rights (freedom from corruption, access to justice, and state provision of vital public services).

Through this new, active human rights approach, we’ll learn from three distinct cases in Afghanistan, Paraguay and Serbia, where citizens (including young men and women) are targeting corruption, improving the provision of essential public services, monitoring sovereign wealth fund spending, influencing public policy, and gaining accountability and transparency. We will share their experiences, challenges, strategies, tactics, tools and general lessons for civil society, development practitioners and governments.

We will highlight innovative approaches, solutions, and uses of technology, as well as practical lessons that draw together the constructive power of regular people with official powerholders, and extra-institutional pressure with public policy and political will.

Speakers
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Shaazka Beyerle

Author, Curtailing Corruption:, People Power For Accountabililty And Justice
Shaazka Beyerle is the Lead Researcher/Author for a Nordic Trust Fund project in the World Bank entitled, “Citizen Participation is a Human Right: A Human Rights-Based Approach to the World Bank's Citizen Engagement Mandate.” She’s the author of Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice (Lynne Rienner 2014), and Freedom from Corruption: A Curriculum for People Power Movements, Campaigns and Civic Initiatives (2015... Read More →
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David Riveros Garcia

Founder & Executive Director, reAcción Paraguay
David Riveros García is the Executive Director of reAcción Paraguay, a grassroots NGO that promotes transparency, citizen engagement, and anti-corruption in the education sector. He started reAcción in 2009 when he was 18 after leading a 3 weeks-long, peaceful mass demonstration against corruption in the education system. In 2009, he was selected a Youth Ambassador by the US Embassy in Paraguay and named a Global Changemaker by the British... Read More →
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Marco Larizza

Senior Public Sector Specialist, Governance Global Practice Latin American and the Caribbean region, World Bank
Since joining the World Bank in 2009, Marco Larizza has led the design and delivery of analytical studies and lending operations to support governance and public sector management reforms in West and Central Africa, with a special focus on post-conflict and fragile settings. Marco has published journal articles, book chapters and policy reports on comparative democratization, the politics of human rights, decentralization and public service... Read More →
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Lotta Valtonen

Senior Adviser, Democracy and Governance, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Department for Development Policy
Lotta Valtonen is currently working as Senior Adviser for Democracy and Governance at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, at the Department for Development Policy. Her previous experience includes more than 12 years working with these topics in developing countries, in Southern and Eastern Africa as well as Central America, with civil society and with government counterparts.

Session Coordinator
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Shaazka Beyerle

Author, Curtailing Corruption:, People Power For Accountabililty And Justice
Shaazka Beyerle is the Lead Researcher/Author for a Nordic Trust Fund project in the World Bank entitled, “Citizen Participation is a Human Right: A Human Rights-Based Approach to the World Bank's Citizen Engagement Mandate.” She’s the author of Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice (Lynne Rienner 2014), and Freedom from Corruption: A Curriculum for People Power Movements, Campaigns and Civic Initiatives (2015... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Berenike Schott

Consultant, World Bank
Berenike Schott is a consultant with the World Bank where she conducts research and provides technical support for mainstreaming citizen engagement into Bank operations. She studied International Relations, Conflict Resolution, and Arabic at University College Maastricht, University of California at Berkeley, and Georgetown University. Berenike has worked in Tunisia, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania with Oxfam, IREX, and the Friedrich Ebert... Read More →



Sunday December 4, 2016 12:30 - 14:30
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