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Tuesday, November 29
 

TBA

Films for Transparency Screening: Freightened - The Real Price of Shipping
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

19:00 – 20:00 - Pre-screening and Meet&Greet, Central Hotel Panamá
20:00 – 20:30 - Blue carpet + opening ceremony
20:30 – 22:00 - Film screening

DIRECTOR: Dennis Delestrac
COUNTRY: FRANCE
LENGTH: 84 min.
YEAR: 2016
GENRE: Documentary
LANGUAGE: English / SUBTITLES: Spanish
SPECIAL GUEST: No

SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
The Real Price of Shipping, reveals in an audacious investigation the mechanics and perils of cargo shipping; an all-but-visible industry that relentlessly supplies 7 billion humans and holds the key to our economy, our environment and the very model of our civilisation.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
FREIGHTENED – El precio real del transporte marítimo revela, en una audaz investigación, la mecánica y los peligros del transporte marítimo, una industria que, a pesar de ser poco conocida suministra a 7 mil millones de humanos y es la clave de nuestra economía, el medio ambiente y el modelo de nuestra civilización.



Tuesday November 29, 2016 TBA
TBA
 
Wednesday, November 30
 

19:30

Films for Transparency Screening: 7:19
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Jorge Michel Grau
COUNTRY: MEXICO
LENGTH: 92 min.
YEAR: 2016
GENRE: Fiction
LANGUAGE: Spanish / SUBTITLES: English
SPECIAL GUEST: Jorge Michel Grau (director, Mexican)



SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
At 7:19 a.m., on September 19th of 1985, the most destructive earthquake hit Mexico City. Inside what's left of a building, a group of survivors fight for their lives waiting for rescue, while upsetting revelations and social differences break through.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
Martín y Fernando se encuentran en la recepción del edificio donde trabajan. De pronto, un terremoto los sepulta debajo de siete pisos de concreto y metal retorcido. Son las 7:19 am del 19 de septiembre de 1985. Martín y Fernando son de universos distintos, tendrán que reconciliar todas sus diferencias para poder sobrevivir juntos; ahora, más que nunca, tendrán que derribar las fronteras que los separan.



Wednesday November 30, 2016 19:30 - 21:30
TBA
 
Thursday, December 1
 

08:00

Conference Accreditation
All conference participants receive badges and conference kit. ID is required.


Thursday December 1, 2016 08:00 - 11:00
Registration Counter (Atlapa Convention Centre) Av 5 B Sur, Panamá, Panama

11:00

Opening Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Yury Fedotov

Yury Fedotov

Executive Director, UNODC
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Yury Fedotov of the Russian Federation Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) on 9 July 2010. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Mr. Fedotov is a member of the UN Systems Chief Executive Board, an instrument of cooperation and coordination among the bodies of the... Read More →
avatar for Leonard McCarthy

Leonard McCarthy

Integrity Vice President, World Bank
Leonard McCarthy is the Integrity Vice President of the World Bank Group, a position he has held since June 2008. The Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) contributes to the World Bank’s core mission of promoting development and reducing poverty by ensuring that funds are used for their intended purposes. INT’s mandate is to investigate and litigate cases of fraud and corruption in Bank Group-supported activities, as well as address... Read More →
avatar for Akere Muna

Akere Muna

Chairperson, IACC Council
Akere Muna, founder and former President of TI Cameroon, is a lawyer by training. He is the former President of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (2008-2014), former President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (2006-2014), and former President of the Cameroon Bar Association (1997-2002). In 2007 he was appointed member of the High level Panel on the Audit of the African Union, then Chairperson of the African Union. In... Read More →
avatar for His Excellency Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, President of the Republic of Panamá

His Excellency Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, President of the Republic of Panamá

Juan Carlos Varela R., was born in Panamá on 12 December 1963.  Studied primary and secondary in Javier College, under the direction of the Company of Jesus Order. Graduated as Industrial Engineer from the University of Georgia Tech, in the United States.  He is married to journalist Lorena Castillo and is father of three children. In the private sector he led the growth of a Panamanian company with over 100 years of history... Read More →
avatar for Jose Ugaz

Jose Ugaz

Chair, Transparency International
José Carlos Ugaz became President of PROETICA, TI’s chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. A lawyer by training, Ugaz served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
Master Plenary Hall

12:00

Time for Justice
All around the world people are standing up against corruption. The force of civic action has succeeded in applying public pressure and in many cases the corrupt have felt the consequences. But despite positive progress, corruption continues and the guilty enjoy impunity. How can the global community work together to fight grand corruption and ultimately sanction the corrupt?

Moderators
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Giannina Segnini currently is Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program at theJournalism School at Columbia University in New York. Until February 2014, Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion. The team was fully dedicated to unfold investigative stories by gathering, analyzing and visualizing public databases. Her team processed the data and developed the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Hage

Jorge Hage

Former Minister, Comptroller General's Office
Jorge Hage served as Minister of State, Head of the Comptroller General's Office of Brazil from 2006 to 2015. Previously he was Executive Secretary of the Comptroller General's Office, and served as an OAS International Consultant in Public Administration, on missions in Argentina and Venezuela.
avatar for Thuli Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela

Former Public Protector, Government of South Africa
Advocate Thulisile (Thuli) Nomkhosi Madonsela, was appointed by the President as South Africa’s third Public Protector in October 2009 after being recommended by Parliament following a hundred percent vote in her favour by all parties represented in Parliament. A human rights and constitutional lawyer, equality expert and policy specialist with over two decades of post legal qualification experience, Advocate Madonsela holds a BA Law... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Pradhan

Sanjay Pradhan

CEO, Open Government Partnership
Sanjay Pradhan joined the Open Government Partnership in May 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. Bringing a wealth of open government and innovation experience to the role, he previously served in three senior positions at the World Bank: as the Vice President for Leadership, Learning and Innovation, the Vice President of the World Bank Institute, and the Director for Governance. While at the World Bank, Mr. Pradhan tirelessly promoted open... Read More →
avatar for Jose Ugaz

Jose Ugaz

Chair, Transparency International
José Carlos Ugaz became President of PROETICA, TI’s chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. A lawyer by training, Ugaz served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Master Plenary Hall

13:30

Lunch
Thursday December 1, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
Dining Room

15:00

COLPIN Inauguration
Speakers
GA

Guillermo Antonio Adames

Journalist Forum of Panama
avatar for Jose Ugaz

Jose Ugaz

Chair, Transparency International
José Carlos Ugaz became President of PROETICA, TI’s chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. A lawyer by training, Ugaz served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 15:00 - 15:30
Master Plenary Hall

15:30

The Panama Papers, Nine Months On
What we thought and what turned out

Frederik Obermaier, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

The story from the beginning, by the journalist who decided to share the treasure.

Lessons and perspectives of global work

Marina Walker, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

The Coordinator of the global research does an overall review parting from the inside.

Can journalism no longer live without leaks?

Jake Bernstein, Author of Secrecy World, United States.

A critical view from the journalist preparing a book about the experience.

Moderator: Bárbara Trionfi, International Press Institute

Moderators
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Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute
With an academic background in international relations and human rights, Barbara Trionfi joined the International Press Institute (IPI) in 2000 as a press freedom adviser for the Asia-Pacific region, where she had studied and worked for over two years, carrying out research in the field of human rights and freedom of expression.Later, as press freedom manager, she oversaw IPI’s global press freedom activities. Today, as executive director... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jake Bernstein

Jake Bernstein

Investigative Reporter
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter presently working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) based in New York City.
avatar for Frederik Obermaier

Frederik Obermaier

Süddeutsche Zeitung
Frederik Obermaier is an investigative journalist and book author living in Munich. He is working for Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany's biggest quality newspaper.  His work focuses largely on investigative research worldwide. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer he initiated and coordinated the "Panama Papers"-revelations and wrote an international bestseller about the project. "The biggest leak in the... Read More →
avatar for Marina Walker

Marina Walker

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Master Plenary Hall

16:30

Three Consequences of the Panama Papers
The first great victim

Johannes Kristjansson, Reykjavik Media, Iceland

From Russia with money

He published the story and the Prime Minister had to resign

Roman Amin, Novaya Gazeta, Russia

The accounts and Vladimir Putin’s friend

The soccer accounts and politics

Hugo Alconada, La Nación, Argentina

Macri and the 1,200 Argentines in the accounts

Moderator: Ewald Scharfenberg, IPYS Venezuela.

Moderators
Speakers
HA

Hugo Alconada

La Nación
JK

Johannes Kristjansson

Reykjavik Media



Thursday December 1, 2016 16:30 - 17:30
Master Plenary Hall

17:00

Coffee Break
Thursday December 1, 2016 17:00 - 17:30
TBA

17:30

Award Winning Investigations
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.

The great robbery

 Adelita Coriat, La Estrella de Panamá, Panama

Business at a gold mine run by the President.

A worthy business

Juan Carlos Sallaberry, Qué Pasa magazine, Chile

The business benefits of the daughter of President Michelle Bachelett's daughter.

The federales did it

Laura Castellanos, Proceso y Aristegui Noticias, Mexico

The investigation that debunked the official version of the Apatzingán killings.

The convent tortures

Daniel Enz, Revista Análisis, Argentina

After two years of investigation, abuse and medieval practices at the Carmelitas Descalzas convent are revealed.

Moderator: Alejandro Salas, Transparency International

Moderators
avatar for Alejandro Salas

Alejandro Salas

Americas Regional Director, Transparency International
Corruption, the Americas region, specific countires in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America, Impunity, Transparency International, innovation

Speakers
LC

Laura Castellanos

Proceso y Aristegui Noticias
AC

Adelita Coriat

La Estrella de Panama
DE

Daniel Enz

Revista Análisis
JC

Juan Carlos Sallaberry

Qué Pasa magazine


Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 18:30
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

17:30

Films for Transparency Screening: 7:19
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Jorge Michel Grau
COUNTRY: MEXICO
LENGTH: 92 min.
YEAR: 2016
GENRE: Fiction
LANGUAGE: Spanish / SUBTITLES: English
SPECIAL GUEST: Jorge Michel Grau (director, Mexican)


SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
At 7:19 a.m., on September 19th of 1985, the most destructive earthquake hit Mexico City. Inside what's left of a building, a group of survivors fight for their lives waiting for rescue, while upsetting revelations and social differences break through.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
Martín y Fernando se encuentran en la recepción del edificio donde trabajan. De pronto, un terremoto los sepulta debajo de siete pisos de concreto y metal retorcido. Son las 7:19 am del 19 de septiembre de 1985. Martín y Fernando son de universos distintos, tendrán que reconciliar todas sus diferencias para poder sobrevivir juntos; ahora, más que nunca, tendrán que derribar las fronteras que los separan.



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
The IACC Cinema

17:30

Anti-corruption and the Open Government Partnership: Opportunities Ahead

The Open Government Partnership set out an ambitious agenda in its initial Open Government Declaration that included countries adopting “robust anti-corruption policies, mechanisms and practices”. Anti-corruption within OGP commitments, largely tagged as public integrity measures, were not only meant to support transparency and participation in government, but also to help translate them into improving people’s lives.

Anti-corruption has been a key issue in the mandate of the Open Government Partnership. With 70 countries and a growing community of civil society organizations now part of the Partnership, OGP is positioned to be a critical action-forcing platform in the global anti-corruption movement. It is widely seen as an implementation and accountability platform for commitments made by countries at fora such as the London Anti-Corruption Summit, and a catalyst for innovative initiatives by government and civil society.

This session will reflect on how OGP has served as a space for anti-corruption efforts in its first five years. In addition, it will discuss how the Anti-corruption Working Group can advance anti-corruption within the OGP mechanism. Finally, attending participants will be invited to share their own experiences of engaging in OGP processes in their own countries and how this could inform others to begin using the OGP platform to further their anti-corruption campaign goals.

Moderators
RH

Robin Hodess

Advocacy & Research Group Director, TI-S

Speakers
RH

Ricardo Herrera

Fundación Generación Sin Límite of Panamá
TN

Tinatin Ninua

Open Government Partnership
Tinatin is the IRM research manager in charge of the quality control processes for international reports in a number of OGP countries. She has more than 10 years experience in anti-corruption and good governance field. Prior to joining OGP, she was a programme coordinator at Transparency International Secretariat focusing on transparency of political party financing in various regions of the world. Along with other public sector initiatives... Read More →
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Pavlo Petrenko

Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Mr Pavlo Petrenko in 2001 graduated from the Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych (with honors, speciality “Jurisprudence”, Academic Level Master of Laws).In 2004 he graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (speciality “Management of International Economic Activity”).Mr Pavlo Petrenko received the Degree of the Candidate of Legal Sciences in... Read More →

Session Coordinator
JM

José María Marin

Programmes Coordinator, Transparency International



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
San Lorenzo

17:30

Corruption and Migration: Connecting the Flows of Money and Refugees
Global forced displacement reached record numbers in 2015 with 65.3 million people having fled their homes, according to UN estimates. The EU is currently facing its biggest influx of refugees in contemporary history. More Knowledge is needed on how corruption drives conflict-induced displacement, facilitates border-crossings, and deters return migration. This workshop will be structured around these key themes, bringing together researchers and practitioners.

Firstly, corruption drives displacement. When people in war-affected countries flee their homes, violence is rarely the only cause. At war-time, the trust and social fabric of society disintegrates and the state no longer monopolizes violence. For ordinary citizens, this translates into poor economic prospects and threats to their human security by militias, war lords, and smuggling and criminal networks who prosper in the informal economy. State institutions that are too weak to prevent corruption, or which actively facilitate it, fail to serve and protect citizens who seek a better life elsewhere. The workshop will shed light on corruption as a push-factor.

Secondly, corruption allows for the displaced to cross international borders. As it becomes ever more difficult to cross borders in search of protection, corruption facilitates it both for those who need protection and those who do not. Corrupt border and immigration and other government officials produce false documents, turn a blind eye to human smuggling, and shield employers of unauthorized immigrants. Rich migrants can afford to avoid the dangers that face poor migrants during the journey, as professional human-smuggling services often provide the safest forms of travel. The workshop will discuss the weaknesses of current enforcement-based approaches to control corruption in border control.

Finally, corruption deters post-conflict return migration. Corruption tends to thrive in post-conflict societies. The informal structures and actors who emerged during war-time are often central to the de facto distribution of power once the conflict has formally ended, and prevent the sustainable peace that attracts return migrants. More specifically, corruption has been found to disrupt property restitution mechanisms and reintegration assistance, undercutting their effectiveness through embezzlement, bribery and inflated procurement costs. Workshop panelists will discuss examples form Afghanistan and Iraq, two major refugee-producing countries.

Moderators
avatar for Arne Strand

Arne Strand

Director, U4 Anti-corruption Resource Centre
Strand leads the U4 Centre that provide development donors and practitioners with relevant anti-corruption resources; including our own applied research, publications, a helpdesk service and online training.   U4 is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute where Strand has since 2001 conducted research and led a number of evaluations on aid coordination, development and humanitarian assistance, fragile contexts... Read More →

Speakers
LG

Leanne Govindsamy

Head of Legal and Investigations Team, Corruption Watch
Leanne Govindsamy is an attorney and currently Head of the Legal and Investigations team at Corruption Watch, a South African NGO which aims to expose corruption and the abuse of public funds and public power through the release of investigative outcomes, community outreach, public education and advocacy. Her unit engages in strategic impact litigation, legislative reform and investigations primarily into corruption affecting refugees and... Read More →
avatar for Erlend Paasche

Erlend Paasche

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo
Erlend Paasche is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, specializing on the corruption-migration nexus. As a consultant, he has taken part in several governmentally commissioned evaluations of Return programmes for rejected asylum seekers in Norway to Iraq, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Kosovo and Nigeria. As a doctoral researcher he wrote the dissertation Return Migration and Corruption... Read More →
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Klaus Tanzberger

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Since December 2015 Klaus Tanzberger has been desk officer for anti-corruption and integrity in the division "Sectoral and thematic policies; governance, democracy; rule of law; freedom of speech and of the press" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn. In his BMZ career since 1991 he worked  in various country, sector and budget divisions; amongst others until summer 2015 as desk officer for South... Read More →
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Peter Tinti

Senior Research Fellow, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Peter Tinti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. As part of his work for the Global Initiative, Tinti has written and contributed to several reports on organized crime in the Sahel as well as migrant smuggling networks in Africa, Asia, and Europe. His recent book, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour, co-authored with Tuesday Reitano, examines the migrant smuggling networks behind... Read More →

Session Coordinator
JS

Jessica Schultz

Senior Advisor, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
Portobelo

17:30

How Tax Havens Foster Corruption, Why Tax is a Relatively Minor Part of it, and How to Move Forwards
This session would focus on three main aspects.

First, it would look at how tax havens fuel and contribute to corruption. On the one hand, they facilitate individual acts of corruption: bribery, embezzlement and so on. More importantly, the contribute to grand systemic corruption, which involves undermining the rules, systems and institutions that promote the public good, both at a national level and on a global level. It is essential to continue to expand the world’s anti-corruption attention and focus beyond the poorer ‘victim’ countries and towards a more economic, less geographical understanding, which will implicate the rich countries as central players. In this terrain, it’s a battle between and an alliance of the rich and powerful (in rich, middle and poor countries) versus the poorer folk (in all countries.) If we can further promote the idea that tax havens are corrupting rich countries, and that tax havens are mostly either rich countries or dependencies of rich countries, we can gain political momentum to help the victims in poorer countries too.

Second, this presentation would provide a short status update on the fast-emerging global initiatives to tackle the issues.

Third, it would have a specific focus on a major area where global attention is lacking: trusts, foundations and their like, which are creating tax haven-like refuges from laws and rules of society, feeding corruption and corrupting societies. This section would serve to underline the fact that tax havens are about so much more than tax.

Speakers
avatar for Andres Knobel

Andres Knobel

Tax Justice Network
Lawyer working on Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index, an assessment of the legal framework of more than 100 jurisdictions in terms of banking secrecy; beneficial ownership registration of companies, trusts, private foundations and partnerships; compliance with FATF AML Recommendations; online availability of accounts; etc. Other research work relates to automatic exchange of information under OECD’s CRS and FATCA, with a focus on... Read More →
avatar for Porter McConnell

Porter McConnell

Director, Financial Transparency Coalition
Porter McConnell is the Director of the Financial Transparency Coalition, a coalition of nonprofits, experts, and governments dedicated to curtailing illicit financial flows out of developing countries. She has worked at Oxfam America and the ONE campaign on issues ranging from global health to development finance to governance. Before coming to Washington, Porter was based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she built a network of... Read More →
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Nick Shaxson

Journalist and author of Treasure Islands
Nicholas Shaxson is a British writer, journalist and investigator. He is author of the acclaimed 2007 book Poisoned Wells: the Dirty Politics of African Oil, and, following completion of Treasure Islands in 2010, a journalist and part-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on tax and tax havens. In 2012 the International Tax Review named him as one of its “Global Tax... Read More →

Session Coordinator
avatar for Nick Shaxson

Nick Shaxson

Journalist and author of Treasure Islands
Nicholas Shaxson is a British writer, journalist and investigator. He is author of the acclaimed 2007 book Poisoned Wells: the Dirty Politics of African Oil, and, following completion of Treasure Islands in 2010, a journalist and part-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on tax and tax havens. In 2012 the International Tax Review named him as one of its “Global Tax... Read More →

Rapporteur
avatar for Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya

Regional Manager - Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
Chaquira

17:30

Justice: Heterodox Mechanisms against Impunity in Latin America
During the last years, Latin American countries have been witnessed of major cases of corruption and serious and massive violations of human rights. The infiltration of illicit interests - and even of organized crime - into the state structure of some countries, has not only increased in size and scope, but also adopted a higher level of sophistication and complexity, even reaching some of the highest public authorities, generating a strong citizen movement and the immediate requirement of responsibilities and accountability of those involved.

Many of these cases remain in impunity, and traditional criminal justice systems, despite their latest reforms and progress, are insufficient to enable them to deal effectively with the investigation and prosecution of these crimes. It is necessary to expand the reflection on how to promote - from international law - the implementation of complementary, ad hoc or heterodox mechanisms to fight against impunity in Latin America.

In that sense, experiences such as the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) created with the support of the United Nations (UN); The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts of Ayotzinapa (GIEI) created by agreement between the Government of Mexico, the representatives of the victims and the IACHR; and the Support Mission against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), created with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), illuminate the regional public debate, showing the need to identify its common challenges and lessons learned, in order to assess their relevance and potential replication for other similar cases .

From this perspective, the development of such ad hoc mechanisms to combat impunity can create synergies and a common agenda among civil society networks that promote the fight against impunity, both in terms of corruption as of serious violations to human rights, on the strengthening of independent judicial systems with capacities to investigate and punish these crimes, with the support of this type of mechanisms created from International Law in the region.

The Justice Panel: Heterodox Mechanisms against Impunity in Latin America will be attended by representatives of the International Commission against Corruption of Guatemala (CICIG), the Support Mission against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), and the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts of Ayotzinapa (GIEI), for the comparative analysis of the experiences, as well as the situation in Panama where a former president of the Republic and several state ministers are currently under process, but after more than 20 months, these cases have not made any significant progress and in some of them judicial decisions have been taken that cast doubts on the transparency and effectiveness of the justice system.

The panel would be coordinated by Citizen's Alliance for Justice of Panama, with the support of the Due Process Legal Foundation and Open Society Foundation.

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Velasquez

Ivan Velasquez

Commissioner, International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
Las Cestas

17:30

SDGs, Anti-corruption and Equity: Leave No-one Behind to Deliver on the SDGs
This interactive session will present ideas for tracking national progress on corruption across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will draw on good practice experience for designing anti-corruption policies and indicators that have been used in a variety of country contexts and by different sectors (health, education and climate). The session will discuss practical mechanisms for how to deliver on SDG 3 (health and well-being), SDG 4 (quality education) and SDG 13 (climate action) by bringing corruption-related policies and indicators into the other goals at the national level. The overall objective is to ensure that the SDGs are implemented with equity and that no one is ‘left behind’ in all countries – from Australia to Zambia.
The session is extremely timely as governments, as well as regional and international institutions, attempt to generate the policies and the political will needed to deliver on the SDGs. The integration of anti-corruption measures (policies and indicators) across all the goals is viewed as essential to their overall success. In this sense, corruption commitments (target 16.5) as outlined in Goal 16 must extend beyond this one goal. Experts working on corruption measurement and policies in the health, education and climate sectors will share their ideas and experiences through the interactive circle, providing practical solutions.

The need for such an exchange is based on the experiences of the previous global development framework (i.e. Millennium Development Goals). Under the MDGs, the absence of specific commitments on governance and corruption is seen as undermining country progress to meet these goals. Moreover, marginalised and poor groups, who often suffer the worst forms of corruption, were seen as being left behind from progress even when their countries met the aggregate global development targets for areas such as health and education.

Overall, the aims of workshop are to:

1. Highlight practical channels to track progress on corruption across specific SDGs that help to translate political will into concrete and visible actions.

2. Present national-level policies and indicators that will enable the measurement of progress on corruption in other SDGs.

3. Present good practices and lessons learnt from fighting corruption in key sectors and issues covered by the SDGs to ensure that no one is left behind because of corruption.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Keuleers

Patrick Keuleers

Director/Chief of Profession, Governance and Peacebuilding, UNDP
Mr. Patrick Keuleers is currently the Director of Governance and Peacebuilding, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of UNDP.  Mr. Keuleers brings over 30 years of experience in the field of governance and peacebuilding with assignments in UNDP headquarters, in Central and West Africa and in the Asia and the Pacific region, including support to crisis affected environments (Aceh, Afghanistan, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Democratic Republic of... Read More →

Speakers
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Juliana Catania

Deputy Director, RACI (Argentine Network for International Cooperation)
Graduated on Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires (Class of 2007-Graduated with honors). She completed a Masters in Public Policy and Development Management at UNSAM/Georgetown (2012-ongoing thesis). As a fellow of Fundación Carolina she completed a Masters in Immigration Management (2012) at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. She also has a diploma in Evaluation on International Cooperation and Development Projects at... Read More →
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Alejandra Gomez

Researcher in Crime and Criminal Justice, UNODC
A national of Mexico and Spain, she holds an English Literature degree from the University of Chihuahua (Mexico), a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Cardiff, and a Doctoral degree awarded in the field of organized crime by the same Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. | | Soon after graduating, she joined the United Nations of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) where she worked as an associate Crime... Read More →
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Samuel Kimeu

Executive Director, Transparency International Kenya
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Timothy Mackey

Assistant Professor, UC San Diego - School of Medicine
Tim Ken Mackey is the Director of GHPi, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and is the Associate Director for the UC San Diego MAS Program in Health Policy & Law. He holds a BA in Political Science-International Relations and a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law from UC San Diego and also earned his PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego... Read More →
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Muriel Poisson

Head A.I. Research & Development Team, Unesco International Institute For Educational Pla
Muriel Poisson is leading the Research and Development Team at the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO/IIEP) . She is also the task manager of the Institute’s project on Ethics and Corruption in Education. She is responsible for research and training activities dealing with a variety of topics on the issue, such as the use of open education data, public expenditure tracking surveys, teacher codes of conduct, and... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Aida Arutyunova

Anti-Corruption Specialist, United Nations Development Programme

Rapporteur
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Brice Böhmer

Climate Governance Integrity, TI-S
Brice manages Transparency International’s work on climate governance integrity. Brice joined TI in 2012, after seven years spent working as a consultant on sustainable development for the European commission, environmental Ministries, and the private sector. His role includes managing and monitoring different projects on transparency-accountability-integrity, as well as developing the capacity of different countries implementing the... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
Boquete

17:30

Using Data and Transparency to Change the Game in Public Procurement: New Iniatives from Local and Global Players
Public procurement is, as the Open Contracting Partnership puts it, where taxpayers’ money gets converted into schools, roads and hospitals. Transparency International estimates the total value of public procurement spending at $9.5 trillion per year. Given its size and the amount of discretion often involved, it is not surprising that procurement is so prone to corruption risks. The OECD estimates that between 20% and 25% of procurement funding is lost to corruption in developing countries. More importantly, it is not only a matter of money, corruption in public procurement puts human lives at risk.

In an environment of scarce resources and an increasing public demand for action, managing corruption risk becomes paramount for public and multilateral agencies.

There is a myriad of indicators that attempt to measure different dimensions of corruption but few of them offer the granularity to assess corruption risks in procurement processes at an actionable level. Corruption risk management can take different forms for different institutions. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and national procurement agencies have a responsibility to promote transparency, ensure their funds are efficiently spent in achieving development outcomes and have systems in place to investigate and sanction corruption in projects they finance. With open electronic data on public contracts increasingly available, supported by the implementation for example of the Open Contracting Data Standard and the publication of government spending and aid data, new and innovative approaches to analyzing procurement information emerge.

This workshop will present some innovative approaches to analyzing publicly available electronic procurement data for the purpose of detecting, monitoring, and better understanding corruption risks. These approaches are supported by corruption indicators which can be used by different stakeholders to improve both efficiency and transparency in the provision of public services and goods. We will discuss how different actors can use such information to assess and mitigate corruption risks.

The open data movement is here to stay. More and more, governments commit to putting information about how they do business in the public domain. However, more information doesn’t automatically translate into more transparency and less corruption. This workshop will present innovative approaches to using procurement related information to develop actionable indicators to increase transparency in public procurement, and the ability of procurement authorities to engage other stakeholders in detecting and monitoring corruption risks. The panel will discuss the “ups and downs” of leveraging a strategy to manage corruption risks with data. By doing so, the panel hopes to connect users, researchers and producers of public procurement data with potential new partners as well as tools and indicators to fight corruption.

Speakers
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Mihaly Fazekas

University of Cambridge
Mihály Fazekas has been pioneering the use of ‘Big Data’ for social sciences research, especially for measuring and analysing corruption and administrative quality across Europe. He uses mixed research methods while working in interdisciplinary teams of IT specialists, practitioners, and social scientists in order to collect, structure, and clean large administrative datasets generated by governments. One of his primary areas... Read More →
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Alexandra Habershon

Program Coordinator, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank
Alexandra is Program Coordinator for the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). Since joining INT in 2011 she has coordinated the activities of the World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA), has designed and delivered anti-corruption training programs and workshops, and coordinated special research projects. Her most recent policy and technical research has focused on whistleblower reporting mechanisms... Read More →
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Gavin Hayman

Director / Directeur administratif, Open Contracting Partnership
Gavin is currently the Executive Director of Open Contracting Partnership and, before that, he was the Executive Director of Global Witness. At Global Witness, he oversaw all of Global Witness’ groundbreaking and award-winning investigative, campaigning, and advocacy work, uncovering secret deals, corruption, and conflict around the world. He helped create the international Publish What You Pay campaign and helped negotiate the... Read More →
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Jozef Peter Martin

Executive Director, TI Hungary
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Erika Maribel Guerrero Mena

Director of Public Procurement Risks, Servicio Nacional de Contratación Pública - Ecuador
Ms. Guerrero is an engineer from the National Polytechnic School (Ecuador) and she holds a degree in law, economics and management, with mention in applied economics from the Jean Monnet University (France). Ms. Guerrero created the Control Sub-directorate and the Direction of Public Procurement Risks in the Ecuadorian National Service on Public Procurement. She and her team designed the first methodology to assess public... Read More →
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Maria Eugenia Roca

Lead Procurement Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Maria Eugenia Roca is currently the Procurement Technical Advisor for the office of Operations Financial Management and Procurement Services Office, under the Vice Presidency for Countries at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), in Washington DC. Ms. Roca joined the IADB in 2001, working in the Country office in Argentina and then in Paraguay as Senior Procurement Specialist. She is responsible for the coordination of the Procurement... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Juanita Riano

Senior Integrity Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
Juanita Riano works at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as Integrity Officer in the Office of Institutional Integrity. At the IDB she works in developing tools and approaches to manage corruption risks in activities financed by the IDB Group. Before joining the IDB, she was the Manager of the programme “Global Tools to Measure Corruption” in Transparency International-Secretariat (TI-S). Juanita has also worked for the... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 19:30
The Innovation Hub

19:30

Welcome Event
This event will take place in the Atlapa Convention Center. 

Thursday December 1, 2016 19:30 - 22:00
TBA
 
Friday, December 2
 

09:00

The Shady Business Deals of Three Leftist Governments
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


The secret business of the FMLN

Efrén Lemus, El Faro, El Salvador

Leftist government officials transfer 290.6 million dollars from Alba Oilto Panama offshore companies to avoid paying taxes.

The Albanisa case

Ivan Olivares, Confidencial, Nicaragua

Discretionary management and expenditure of funds by the conglomerate of companies created by Venezuela and Nicaragua during the oil boom

Here is the oil money

Fernando Villavicencio, Focusecuador, Ecuador

Explosive reports on corruption and business deals in the energy sector from the editor who is being persecuted by the Ecuadorian government

Moderator: Giannina Segnini, Columbia University, USA

Speakers

Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

09:00

Films for Transparency Screening: Manifiesto de la Utopia
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Kim Munsamy
COUNTRY: Guatemala
LENGTH: 80 min.
YEAR: 2016
GENRE: Documentary
LANGUAGE: Spanish / SUBTITLES: English
SPECIAL GUESTS: Kim Munsamy (director, South Africa/Guatemala), Sebastián Porras (producer, Guatemala), Manfredo Marroquín (producer, Acción Ciudadana, Guatemala)

SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
Between April and September 2015, the Central Plaza of Guatemala City witnessed a series of mass demonstrations calling for the resignation and prosecution of the highest officials in government, after investigations became public that revealed the existence of corruption structures rooted in the Guatemalan state. As new cases came to light, people across the country joined the demand for justice. Manifesto of Utopia weaves diverse voices that, in the calm that comes after the storm, reflect on their experience during that crucial year in Guatemala and the prospects of a story that is far from over.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
Entre abril y septiembre de 2015, la Plaza Central de la Ciudad de Guatemala fue testigo de una serie de manifestaciones masivas que pedían la renuncia y enjuiciamiento de los más altos funcionarios de gobierno, luego de que se hicieran públicas investigaciones que revelaban la existencia de estructuras de corrupción enraizadas en el Estado guatemalteco. A medida que nuevos casos salían a la luz, gente en todo el país se fue sumando a la demanda de justicia. Mientras tanto la plaza ha vuelto a la calma, silenciosa, expectante. Manifiesto de la utopía teje diversas voces que reflexionan sobre su experiencia durante ese año crucial en Guatemala y sobre las perspectivas de una historia que se encuentra lejos de concluir.

Speakers
Film


Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
The IACC Cinema

09:00

Banking on Impunity: Why the Private Sector Resists Accountability for Past Crimes
Why is justice for violations of certain economic crimes seemingly impossible? Many citizens and activists in countries that have undertaken a transition from an authoritarian to democratic system of governance have been left deeply frustrated by aspects of this ‘change’. There is often the sense that the same rules that apply to the new order don’t hold for an old elite – particularly private actors.

This session aims to continue and deepen a discussion that was started amongst participants at the 16thIACC on ‘Why truth telling and accountability for past economic crimes matters’. The focus of the session will be on the private sector and banks in particular – which for long has received far less probity for its alleged complicity – and profit making – out of human rights violations. However, the international debate has started to shift on the back of new evidence and new practices aimed at tackling these issues.

This session aims to reflect some of these contemporary debates and will discuss comparative experiences in an interactive Q&A format. It will draw on the views of experts and IACC participants to grapple with key issues including: Why are financial institutions such as banks the most averse to accountability for past crimes? How different is the approach by domestic and transnational corporations to arguments for accountability? Are there mechanisms that are best suited to tackle such past crimes? How can we quantify the social damage of such crimes? Why is accountability for past economic crimes perpetrated by the private sector key to lasting peace building and social justice?

Moderators
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Hennie van Vuuren

Senior Research Associate, Open Secrets Project - Institute for Justice & Reconcilliation
Hennie  works on issues of secrecy, access to information and corruption. He is a Senior Research Associate, at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation  in South Africa currently focussing on accountability for economic crimes during political transitions. He is a past fellow of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa and has worked as Director of the Institute for Security Studies in Cape Town and for Transparency... Read More →

Speakers
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Tutu Alicante

Executive Director, EG Justice
Tutu Alicante is an Equatoguinean human right lawyer and anticorruption advocate. He is also the founder and executive director of EG Justice, a non-governmental organization that promotes human rights, rule of law, and transparency in Equatorial Guinea. He is a vocal critic of Equatorial Guinea’s state capture by its kleptocratic regime, and corporate complicity of multinational corporations.
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Andrew Feinstein

Author of The Shadow World
Andrew Feinstein served as an African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament in South Africa for over seven years. He was initially chairperson of the Finance & Economics Committee in the Gauteng Legislature where he assisted in the establishment of a provincial Treasury and a new Economic Affairs Department. He also acted as economic adviser to the provincial Finance and Economic Affairs Minister and the provincial premier at the time... Read More →
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Juanita Olaya

Independent Expert
Juanita Olaya is a Lawyer with a PhD in International Law with Master degrees in Economics and Public Administration. She close to 20 years of work experience both at the national and international levels including academic and consulting work across the world.  Since 2008 she provides independent research and expertise in the areas of: governance, anti-corruption, development, human rights and business, business integrity... Read More →
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Leigh Payne

Professor, Latin American Centre; Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford
Leigh Payne has written extensively on transitional justice and human rights issues. She is currently involved in a project examining impunity for corporate complicity in human rights violations during dictatorships and armed conflicts. She is part of the Corporate Accountability and Transitional Justice group that has tracked accountantability efforts in truth commission reports and other non-judicial activities and judicial actions in various... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Michael Marchant

Research Associate, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Michael is a research associate at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in South Africa and is currently working on the Open Secrets research project. He holds a BSocSc PPE (Honours) from theUniversity of Cape Town and an MSc Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include corruption, political party funding and issues around illicit financial flows.



Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Boquete

09:00

Global Standards for Global Stability: Can a Common Understanding of Responsible Defence Governance Contribute to Stability and Peace in the World?
The creation of global standards has been successfully implemented in different complex sectors. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), for example, established principles of good governance for the extractive industries and led to the creation of robust internal and external monitoring mechanisms. While the EITI has not been free of criticism, the multi-stakeholder approach, and the creation of global standards for transparent payment has been proven effective, with 49 implementing countries.


Global standards are meaningful in other areas, too. The tripartite International Labour Organisation (ILO) is a strong example of how a multi-stakeholder international organisation has been used to establish international norms around questions of decent work.

More significantly, and however imperfect the implementation, the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights has established a set of norms, around which the vast majority of the international community has coalesced, and provides civil society groups with a clear principle against which to judge their national governments. The reputational cost of non-compliance with the UNHR has become a source of major embarrassment for many governments and led external actors to exert greater pressure for reform.

It surprised many government and civil society representatives alike that not even basic standard exist for a sector as important as defence. Failures in governance in defence have serious implications for both domestic and global peace and stability. A lack of transparency and accountability can lead to the cross misuse of power and ultimately violent domestic responses as we have seen in a range of countries such as Egypt. At the same time, when the intentions behind the rapid build-up of military capability are opaque and public oversight is weak, the result can be regional arms races, mistrust and tensions.

This panel will discuss shared expectations of responsible military governance and examine what potential might come from formalising those expectations internationally.

Moderators
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Katherine Dixon

Director, Transparency International – Defence and Security
Katherine Dixon joined Transparency International’s Defence & Security Programme (DSP) as Programme Director in March 2015. Katherine is a former British diplomat. Her last role in government was as Private Secretary to the British Foreign Secretary. She has a background working on arms control issues and nuclear proliferation. Prior to that, she spent several years posted in China, and has also worked as a political analyst in the... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr Alberto Bin

Director: Integration, Partnership and Cooperation, NATO, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division
Dr. Alberto Bin is Director, Integration, Partnership and Cooperation in the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development and implementation of a number of NATO’s defense institution building programs in support of partnership and cooperation with all non-NATO nations. Prior to that, Dr. Bin was Head of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Global... Read More →
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Eduardo Bohórquez

Director, Transparencia Mexicana
Eduardo Bohórquez es Director de Transparencia Mexicana, capítulo de Transparencia Internacional en México. En 2009 diseñó el "Mecanismo de Participación Social en Guarderías" y que en 2015 obtuvo uno de los reconocimientos del Premio de Gobierno Abierto. Recientemente coordinó el libro "Opening Parliaments", sobre la apertura de los Congresos en el mundo. Es miembro del Consejo Asesor de Datos Abiertos del Gobierno de México y de la... Read More →
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Mariana Martínez Cuéllar

Vice Minister, Colombian Ministry of National Defense
Mariana Martinez Cuéllar was named Vice Minister of Defense for Strategy and Planning in August 2015.  Previous to this appointment, she served in the public sector as Director of Information Management at the National Legal Defense Agency and Sub-Director of Security and Justice at the National Planning Department. Additionally, Mariana has been a consultant in various organizations such as the Justice Ministry of International... Read More →
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Gladwell Otieno

Executive Director, Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG)
Gladwell Otieno is the founder and Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), a governance and anti-corruption civil society organisation based in Kenya. AfriCOG also convenes the influential network, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice that advocates for and monitors progress on constitutional implementation and accountability in Kenya. She  has provided expert advice to international institutions such as... Read More →
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Jens Paulus

Executive Director, Ernst and Young
Jens Paulus is Executive Director at Ernst and Young (EY) in Berlin. He is responsible for the area of Government Transformation within the team of Integrity and Compliance. Through this, EY supports governments all over the world to tackle the issue of corruption, as well as promoting transparency and integrity within state administration. Prior to that Jens Paulus was head of the North America and Europe Department of... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Amira El-Sayed

Project Manager - Networks, Transparency International - Defence and Security
Amira is Transparency International - Defence and Security’s Project Manager - Networks, and is responsible for building and coordinating the network of TI chapters working on defence anti-corruption. She is currently driving TI-DS’s campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance. Previously, she ran TI DS’s Africa Programme and before that was a member of the Transparency International Secretariat... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Amira El-Sayed

Project Manager - Networks, Transparency International - Defence and Security
Amira is Transparency International - Defence and Security’s Project Manager - Networks, and is responsible for building and coordinating the network of TI chapters working on defence anti-corruption. She is currently driving TI-DS’s campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance. Previously, she ran TI DS’s Africa Programme and before that was a member of the Transparency International Secretariat... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Chaquira

09:00

Greasing the Wheels: Understanding how Human Traffickers Exploit Corruption Networks; and What We Can Do About It
Trafficking of human beings undermines global justice as a human rights violation and transnational crime, facilitated by corruption. In 2014 the ILO said that forced labour in the private economy generates US$ 150 billion in illegal profits per year. However, few victims are identified or perpetrators convicted, making this a low risk high profit crime. Unscrupulous employers benefit from unpaid work on a massive scale throughout global supply chains, where the normal rules of market competition are deviated or disrupted. Corruption has a direct impact on the human rights of trafficked persons, as an innate part of the lucrative business of trafficking, along with violence. Human trafficking is in fact stolen labour and the costs of corrupt practices are passed on to the victims by the human traffickers, while the proceeds are re-invested in criminal or legitimate activities. To compound the problem, traffickers can obstruct criminal justice to escape prosecution, and can undermine the safety of victims.

Speakers
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Daniela Pastrana

Executive Director, Periodistas de a Pie
Periodista especializada en derechos humanos y movimientos sociales. Sus crónicas retratan a las personas más desprotegidas y los movimientos sociales. Actualmente escribe para la agencia Inter Press Service (IPS). Coautora de varios libros colectivos, ha sido profesora y jurado en diversos premios de periodismo. Desde 2010 es la Directora Ejecutiva de Periodistas de a Pie
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a new platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. | | Twitter: @IDashboard
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Dr. Louise Shelley

Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, Traccc, George Mason University
Illicit trade, human trafficking, transnational crime, corruption and terrorism, illicit wildlife trade | author of Dirty Entanglements:Corruption, Crime and Terrorism.
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Natalia Suzuki

Program Coordinator, Reporter Brasil
Natalia Suzuki is a political scientist and journalist who received her BA in Political Science from the University of Sao Paolo and a MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention from the University of Bologna. Nowadays, she coordinates Slavery No Way, a educational program coordinated by Reporter Brasil NGO and dedicated to prevent human trafficking and slave labor in Brazil.

Session Coordinator
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Ruth Freedom Pojman

Senior Advisor, CTHB, OSCE
Ruth Freedom Pojman is the Senior Advisor, OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (OSR/CTHB). She supports the Special Representative with policy level analysis and provides recommendations on issues relating to the application of principles of due diligence and transparency in addressing risks of exploitation throughout supply chains, to encourage governments to incorporate... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Duncan Jepson

Founder, Liberty Asia
Duncan Jepson founded Liberty Asia, to fight human trafficking and exploitation. It has been pioneering an approach using available anti-money laundering infrastructure and laws to disrupt the supply of banking and financial services to the funding of modern slavery. Liberty Asia has also developed and implemented a victim case management system for NGOs to better manage, store and analyse victim information. A Hong Kong based corporate lawyer... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
San Lorenzo

09:00

Overcoming the Shadow Economy
The Panama Papers are a symbol for the world of ‘offshoreism’.

What is wrong with offshores? Why are they a risk for the world at large? While there
may be legitimate reasons for the use of well-regulated offshore financial centers, the

Panama Papers and other leaks show that those are frequently abused by:
 Criminals hiding their bounty;
 Private people evading taxes;
 Companies ‘optimizing’ taxes instead of paying them where the values are generated
(and where the social costs arise, e.g. in relation to labor conditions and
environmental damage).

What are the effects of intransparency? Intransparency increases the negative impacts of
globalization – especially for the people in developing states – as there are no public
funds for infrastructure, education, healthcare, water etc. at the location of production
and extraction.

Especially developed countries have far too long tolerated and facilitated offshore financial
centers – they need to accept their responsibility.

What are the issues to be discussed:
(1) Phase out offshore financial centers by introducing stringent rules on the identification of
beneficial owners of companies and bank accounts, and ultimately publicly accessible
and verifiable registers for companies.
(2) Implement the global standard that lawyers acting as financial intermediaries, fiduciaries
and company incorporators outside the traditional field of legal work do not dispose of legal
privilege.
(3) Panama would be in a good position to lead the way.

Moderators
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Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Giannina Segnini currently is Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program at theJournalism School at Columbia University in New York. Until February 2014, Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion. The team was fully dedicated to unfold investigative stories by gathering, analyzing and visualizing public databases. Her team processed the data and developed the... Read More →

Speakers
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May Miller-Dawkins

Director, Governance and Transparency, The B Team
Leading The B Team's work to end anonymous companies and accelerate open contracting.
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Frederik Obermaier

Süddeutsche Zeitung
Frederik Obermaier is an investigative journalist and book author living in Munich. He is working for Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany's biggest quality newspaper.  His work focuses largely on investigative research worldwide. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer he initiated and coordinated the "Panama Papers"-revelations and wrote an international bestseller about the project. "The biggest leak in the... Read More →
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Mark Pieth

Basel Institute on Governance / University of Basel
Mark Pieth is a Swiss Professor of Criminal Law, specialized in economic and organized crime. From 1989 to 1993, Prof. Pieth was Head of the Section "Economic and Organized Crime" at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (Ministry of Justice and Police). He has chaired the OECD Working Group on Bribery for 24 years and assumed many roles in international organizations, namely as a Member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering... Read More →
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Nick Shaxson

Journalist and author of Treasure Islands
Nicholas Shaxson is a British writer, journalist and investigator. He is author of the acclaimed 2007 book Poisoned Wells: the Dirty Politics of African Oil, and, following completion of Treasure Islands in 2010, a journalist and part-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on tax and tax havens. In 2012 the International Tax Review named him as one of its “Global Tax... Read More →

Rapporteur
avatar for Kathrin Betz

Kathrin Betz

Academic Assistant, University of Basel



Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Las Cestas

09:00

The Proxy Challenge

The Proxy Challenge Competition was launched in 2013 to help aid-donors better assess the results of their support to anti-corruption reforms. Unless we can find reasonably reliable ways to measure reform effects on corruption, it will be increasingly difficult to motivate continued support to anti-corruption reforms. The demands for donor effectiveness and value for money keep the pressure high on improving the measurement of anti-corruption reform effects. 

In 2014, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre ran the first edition of the challenge, and brought together a body of promising, bespoke proxy indicators. In this second round, we still aim to find the best proxy indicators that can track progress of anti-corruption reform initiatives. We need reliable, intuitive, accessible, and cost-effective assessment methods that are useful across country-contexts.

The Proxy Challenge Review Panel of experienced anti-corruption practitioners and academics have evaluated all the submitted proposals and identified the two contributions that best meet the submission requirements. In this session moderated by U4, Matthew Stephenson (Professor of Law at Harvard Law School) will give an overview over the status in measuring progress in anti-corruption reforms before the authors of the two best submissions present their respective proposals. Elizabeth Hart (International Development Researcher, Trainer & Consultant, independent) and Caryn Peiffer (Research Fellow at International Development Department, University of Birmingham) will announce the Review Panel assessment for the respective proposals before a winner is announced. The session closes with an appeal by Paul Heywood for innovation with a view to Proxy Challenge III.

The two best contributions are:

The percentage of traffic court cases resolved within expected time standards as an indicator of anti-corruption reform results in the justice sector, co-authored by Violaine Autheman, John Cipperly and Ehrik Aldana. The submission will be presented by John Cipperly and Ehrik Aldana.   

Measuring Corrupt Rent Extraction by Tracking the Misuse of Corporate Vehicles, written by Mihály Fazekas and Bence Tóth, who both will be presenting their contribution.  


Speakers (review panel)


Elizabeth Hart is an international development researcher, policy analyst, and practitioner with more than 20 years experience in the field of anti-corruption, good governance and democratic development. She is currently an independent consultant and researcher based in Seattle. Until January 2013, she was Director of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre in Bergen, Norway. Previously, Dr. Hart had a 14-year career with the US Agency for International Development, working on good governance, anti-corruption, civil society, and democratic development. She served for four years as USAID's democracy and governance advisor in Nigeria immediately after the transition to democratic rule in 1999, and for six years as USAID's lead anti-corruption advisor in Washington. She has worked and traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. Dr. Hart holds a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Caryn Peiffer is a Research Fellow for the Developmental Leadership Program in the International Development Department. A political scientist by training, her main research interests lie in the causes, consequences and measurements of corruption and anticorruption reforms, developmental state business relations, and political accountability. Most recently, she co-authored (with Richard Rose) Paying Bribes for Public Services: A Global Guide to Grass-Roots Corruption. She has published other works on vulnerability to bribery, wiliness to report corruption, the theoretical foundations of effective anticorruption reforms, democratic accountability in Africa, the relationship between identity and attitudes towards aid, and the determinants of foreign aid flows. She has also carried out research for Transparency International, DFID, AFD, and SIDA, worked in India, Zambia and Botswana, and has advised the Commonwealth Secretariat and Cabinet Office on corruption research.

Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches administrative law, legislation and regulation, anti-corruption law, and political economy of public law. His research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the areas of administrative procedure, anti-corruption, judicial institutions, and separation of powers. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Professor Stephenson clerked for Senior Judge Stephen Williams on the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. He received his J.D. and Ph.D. (political science) from Harvard in 2003, and his B.A. from Harvard College in 1997.

Professor Paul M Heywood holds the Sir Francis Hill Chair of European Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity, and he is author, co-author or editor of eighteen books and more than eighty journal articles and book chapters. Recent funded research includes an ESRC/Hong Kong RGC project on Integrity Management in the UK, HK and China; an EU FP7 project, ANTICORRP, on anti-corruption policies; and TACOD, an EU project on tackling corruption through open data. Heywood is currently leader of a £3.6m British Academy/DFID Anti-Corruption Evidence programme (2015-18), designed to identify new initiatives that can help developing countries tackle the scourge of corruption and the negative impact it has on millions of people's lives.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a Trustee of Transparency International UK. 


  
Speakers (the contenders)


Ehrik Aldana is a Political Science Research Assistant with the National Center for State Courts, where he researches anticorruption measurement and reform, as well as domestic language access services in the courts. His research interests include access to justice, inequality, and the intersection between law, technology, and public policy. Previously, he worked as an intern at the Public Defender’s Office in New Orleans, Louisiana. He currently studies Political Science at Yale University.

John Cipperly is a Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Program Manager with the National Center for State Courts. He has more than a decade of experience working to promote transparent and accountable governance and effective justice systems. He has designed and managed justice sector reform programs in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe. With a focus on citizen engagement in justice sector reform, he has developed and produced print and televised media, web platforms, social media campaigns, and primary and secondary civic education curriculum, including graphic novels and coloring books to promote civic engagement and legal literacy. His research interests include the measurement of judicial transparency, public trust and confidence in the justice system, and procedural fairness.  He holds an M.A. in Sociology of Law from the International Institute for Sociology of Law, a B.A. in Linguistics and Hispanic Studies from the College of William and Mary. 

Dr. Mihály Fazekas is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. He has been pioneering the use of ‘Big Data’ for social sciences research, especially for measuring and analysing corruption and administrative quality across Europe. He uses mixed research methods while working in interdisciplinary teams of IT specialists, practitioners, and social scientists in order to collect, structure, and clean large administrative datasets generated by governments. One of his primary areas of work is public procurement and high-level corruption. Together with István János Tóth, Fazekas won the first Proxy Challenge in 2014 and published the U4 Breif entitled New ways to measure institutionalised grand corruption in public procurement.

Bence Tóth is a research assistant in “The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed” (DIGIWHIST) research project. He assists in a large-scale data collection exercise focusing on public procurement. Furthermore, he is also involved in different public procurement related research projects, e.g. empirical analysis of the connection between transparency and efficiency or corruption and collusion detection in PP markets.



Speakers
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Ehrik Aldana

Political Science Research Assistant, National Center for State Courts
Ehrik Aldana is a Political Science Research Assistant with the National Center for State Courts, where he researches anticorruption measurement and reform, as well as domestic language access services in the courts. His research interests include access to justice, inequality, and the intersection between law, technology, and public policy. Previously, he worked as an intern at the Public Defender’s Office in New Orleans, Louisiana. He... Read More →
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John Cipperly

Sr. Program Manager, National Center for State Courts
I am a Rule of Law Program Manager with a decade of experience in the design and management of Rule of Law, Governance and Anti-corruption programs for USAID, INL, and other donors. I have developed or managed programs in Eastern Europe (Serbia & Kosovo); Latin America (Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Dominican Republic) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Uganda). As Senior Program Manager, I am responsible for expansion of our... Read More →
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Mihaly Fazekas

University of Cambridge
Mihály Fazekas has been pioneering the use of ‘Big Data’ for social sciences research, especially for measuring and analysing corruption and administrative quality across Europe. He uses mixed research methods while working in interdisciplinary teams of IT specialists, practitioners, and social scientists in order to collect, structure, and clean large administrative datasets generated by governments. One of his primary areas... Read More →
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Elizabeth Hart

Independent consultant and researcher
Elizabeth Hart is an international development researcher, policy analyst, and practitioner with more than 20 years experience in the field of anti-corruption, good governance and democratic development. She is currently an independent consultant and researcher based in Seattle. Until January 2013, she was Director of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre in Bergen, Norway. Previously, Dr. Hart had a 14-year career with the US Agency for... Read More →
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Paul Heywood

Sir Francis Hill Chair of European Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations, The University of Nottingham
Professor Paul M Heywood holds the Sir Francis Hill Chair of European Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity, and he is author, co-author or editor of eighteen books and more than eighty journal articles and book chapters. Recent funded research includes an ESRC/Hong Kong RGC project... Read More →
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Caryn Peiffer

Research fellow, Developmental Leadership Program in the International Development Department
Caryn Peiffer is a Research Fellow for the Developmental Leadership Program in the International Development Department. A political scientist by training, her main research interests lie in the causes, consequences and measurements of corruption and anticorruption reforms, developmental state business relations, and political accountability. Most recently, she co-authored (with Richard Rose) Paying Bribes for Public Services: A Global Guide to... Read More →
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Matthew Stephenson

Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches administrative law, legislation and regulation, anti-corruption law, and political economy of public law. His research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the areas of administrative procedure, anti-corruption, judicial institutions, and separation of powers. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Professor... Read More →
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Bence Tóth

Bence Tóth is a research assistant in “The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed” (DIGIWHIST) research project. He assists in a large-scale data collection exercise focusing on public procurement. Furthermore, he is also involved in different public procurement related research projects, e.g. empirical analysis of the connection between transparency... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Fredrik Eriksson

Senior Advisor (U4), CMI
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Osmund Grøholt

CMI and U4



Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Portobelo

09:00

MySociety and Online Civic Engagement: Increasing Citizen Engagement Through Digital Tools for Transparency
In this session, Dr Rebecca Rumbul (Head of Research for mySociety) will showcase 2 - 3 digital platforms that have been shown to successfully engage citizens around the world in monitoring and interacting meaningfully with their governments. The tools themselves will be demonstrated, and research exploring public attitudes to these tools will be explored. The session aims to showcase concrete examples of digital platforms that have made a tangible impact. These platforms are open source and operational in over 40 countries worldwide. 



Speakers
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Edie Cux

Acción Ciudadana
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Daniel Freund

Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Daniel Freund leads Transparency International's work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He is responsible for EU Integrity Watch (www.integritywatch.eu), as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint. He is based in Brussels. | Before joining TI, Daniel was a political adviser in the European Parliament working on constitutional and legal issues. He has... Read More →
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Rebecca Rumbul

Head of Research, mySociety
Talk to me about anything! Particularly interested in civic tech, open government and research on these themes anywhere in the world.
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Jean Brice Tetka

Transparency International



Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
The Innovation Hub

10:00

Investigations on Money Laundering
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


The 1MDB scandal

Clare Rewcastle Brown, Sarawak Report, Britain

Millionaire diversion of funds involving Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The fortune of Cristobal Lopez 

Hugo Alconada, Argentina

The entrepreneur who built an empire with the taxes he did not pay

The Figueredo case

Juan Pablo Alfano, Sudestada, Uruguay

FIFA corruption involving the former president of the national soccer federation.

Moderator: Augusto Alvarez Rodrich, IPYS, Peru

Moderators
Speakers
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Hugo Alconada

La Nación
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Clare Rewcastle Brown

Editor, Sarawak Report


Friday December 2, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

11:00

Coffee Break
Friday December 2, 2016 11:00 - 11:30
TBA

11:00

Government Corruption
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


The theft of the reserved copper fund

Mauricio Weibel, The Clinic, Chile

Millions diverted under the cover of legislation reserved to finance the defense sector.

The ghost ship

Emilia Delfino-Nicolás Gandini, Diario Perfil, Argentina

Fraud through a hired vessel that never arrived

The looting of social security funds by the private sector

Octavio Henríquez, La Prensa, Nicaragua

Over US$ 1.8 million leaves the INSS to finance luxury condominiums in Managua

Andres D'Alessandro, FOPEA, Argentina

Moderators
Speakers

Friday December 2, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

11:30

Films for Transparency Screening: Tempestad
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Tatiana Huezo
COUNTRY: Mexico
LENGTH: 104 min.
YEAR: 2016
GENRE: Documentary
LANGUAGE: Spanish / SUBTITLES: English
SPECIAL GUEST: Adela Alvarado (main character, Mexican)

SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
Two women, their voices echoing over the landscape and highways of Mexico from North to South, as they tell how official corruption and injustice allowed violence to take control of their lives, desires and dreams. An emotional and evocative journey, steeped not only in loss and pain, but also in love, dignity and resistance.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
Dos mujeres, víctimas de la violencia y la impunidad en México. Miriam, encarcelada injustamente por el delito de tráfico de personas y Adela, trabajadora de un circo ambulante, cuentan su historia a través de un viaje.



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
The IACC Cinema

11:30

Building Trust in the Business Sector - Combating Corruption in State-Owned Enterprises
This joint OECD / Transparency International (TI) panel debate will address the unique integrity risks that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) face and how they can be overcome. This is a timely topic given the important role they play in domestic and global markets and the recent media reports of major governance failures in SOEs. Addressing the corruption risks in SOEs is integral to upholding trust in public institutions, increasing efficiency of public spending, ensuring a level playing field for private sector companies, and promoting stable economic development. The panel discussion will build on the OECD’s international benchmark for SOE governance, the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance for State-Owned Enterprises, and TI’s planned Business Principles for SOEs. It will bring together representatives from SOEs, government authorities exercising enterprise ownership responsibilities, state audit institutions, civil society, and the private sector.

The workshop objectives are the following:

- To RAISE AWARENESS of the need to focus specifically on combatting corruption in the SOE sector, given the impact corruption in SOEs can have on trust in governments, functioning markets, and everyday citizens’ well-being.
- To identify the UNIQUE INTEGRITY RISKS that SOEs face, given their proximity to government and—often—the sectors in which they operate (which, according to Transparency International’s Bribe Payers Index, are often sectors with an increased exposure to bribery risk).
- To consider PRACTICAL MECHANISMS FOR COMBATING CORRUPTION IN SOEs that SOEs and their government owners can adopt as part of their overall approach to SOE governance.
- To ENGAGE KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN ONGOING WORK at the OECD and Transparency International on improving SOE integrity at the level of governments and at the level of SOEs, respectively.

Moderators
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Axel Threlfall

Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Speakers
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Jermyn Brooks

Chair, Business Principles Steering Committee, Transparency International
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João Elek

Chief, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Petrobras
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Lars Erik Fredriksson

Chair, OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices (WPSOPP)
Mr. Lars Erik Fredriksson is the Chair of the OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices (WPSOPP) and the Investment Director of the Division for State-Owned Enterprises, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
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Tomás Ibarra

Chief of the Internal Control Unit, PEMEX
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Matthew Murray

Senior Advisor on Governance and Rule of Law, Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, & Governance (DRG) United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Session Coordinator
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Anna Thayenthal

Transparency International
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Katja Bechtel

Transparency International

Rapporteur
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Katja Bechtel

Transparency International



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Las Cestas

11:30

New Standards of Equity and Accountability: Bringing Sextortion and Gender into the Anti-Corruption Discourse and Response
Anti-corruption efforts generally fail to take into account the differential impact corruption has on women. Whether seeking access to basic government services, interacting with police or the justice system, or trying to obtain credit, a job, land, an education, or healthcare, women often confront demands for a monetary bribe and, if they cannot afford it, may be pressured to pay with their bodies – something the IAWJ has named “sextortion.” Ignorance of their rights, mistrust of the justice system, fear of stigma and retaliation, inadequate protection for whistleblowers, and the lack of safe and gender-sensitive reporting mechanisms, all contribute to a culture of silence that allows this corruption to flourish.

Like other forms of corruption, sextortion undermines the foundation of a democracy built on rule of law, transparency, integrity, and human rights. It is also a barrier to economic opportunities for women, and as a result, to economic development. Yet this aspect of corruption is neither discussed nor reflected in anti-corruption laws, policies and strategies, and cultural taboos keep women from speaking out or filing complaints. The result is a profound inequity and gender imbalance in the anti-corruption discourse and response.

To break the silence and provide a model for next generation standards of equity and accountability, the session aims to:
• Raise awareness within the anti-corruption community about sextortion and enlist its support in combating this form of corruption.
• Create an inclusive international discourse on the gendered impact of corruption and broaden understanding of the intersectionality of corruption, gender, and sexual violence that produces sextortion.
• Share case studies about sextortion.
• Encourage creation of safe corruption reporting mechanisms for women.
• Promote anti-corruption responses that expressly consider the differential impact corruption has on women and incorporate sextortion in anti-corruption laws, policies, strategies, ethical standards, data collection, and public education materials.

Speakers
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Farai Mutondoro

Senior Researcher and Coordinator, Transparency International Zimbabwe
Farai is an Anti-Corruption Researcher working for Transparency International Zimbabwe. Farai's professional work revolves around anti-corruption research and policy advocacy in the key areas land and mineral sector governance, gender, state-owned enterprises and anti-corruption policy. Farai's long term goal is that of contributing effectively to national, regional and international governance narratives and developmental policies through... Read More →
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Anga Timilsina

Programme Manager, UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN)
Are winning or losing the battle against corruption? | | Anga Timilsina is the Programme Manager of the UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN) – the UNDP global initiative in response to the increasing demand for technical assistance in anti-corruption from more than 130 country offices and UNDP programming countries. Mr. Timilsina coordinates UNDP anti-corruption efforts at the global level including global advocacy and... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Nancy Hendry

Senior Advisor, International Association Of Women Judges
Nancy Hendry has been the IAWJ’s Senior Advisor since June 2010. She managed implementation of IAWJ programs on “Naming, Shaming, and Ending Sextortion” and “Global Leadership of Women,” pursuant to grants from the Netherlands. She has a broad range of experience in government, the non-profit sector, private law practice, and teaching, plus extensive international experience. Her prior experience includes: General Counsel of the Peace... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Rukshana Nanayakkara

Advocacy Manager: Sustainable Development Goals, Transparency International Secretariat
If you have any questions/doubts about how to use SDGs in your fight against corruption let's have a chat . We explore possibilities , learn from each other and take small strides forward! | In summary KEEP CALM AND INTEGRATE ANTI-CORRUPTION WORK TO ALL SDG TARGETS



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
San Lorenzo

11:30

Prosecuting Corruption and Recovering Stolen Assets

CONTEXT:

Asset recovery has emerged as a major global concern. The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) emphasizes asset recovery as one of its primary principles, which all member states should strive to support. Repatriation of stolen assets can also have a significant development impact. It is also included in the main target of the SDGs' Goal 16, which attempts to significantly reduce illicit financial flows and strengthen the recovery of stolen assets by 2030.

However, asset recovery is a difficult process even under ideal circumstances, and is routinely complicated by specific conditions in each countries. Moreover, the existence of an international treaty is surely not enough to ensure the effective enforcement of a law, especially for asset recovery that has a cross-border nature. Besides the difference of jurisdictional system among states, there are many challenges encountered in the context of each country's legal practice; such as transforming global commitment into domestic law, inter-agency coordination at the domestic level, differences in legal systems, and also the interest of the country where the asset is located.

Experience has also shown that asset recovery is complex; you need evidence to identify and pursue claims to stolen assets. Evidence can be compromised because of a lack of technical expertise in the investigation, compounded by a politically biased or inexperienced judiciary in asset recovery, or can be affected by issues of state sovereignty. This presents a real logistical challenge when it comes to prosecuting and recovery stolen assets. It requires international, state and civil society support.

Political institutions such as the Parliament has a strong role in providing measures to translate the international agreed asset recovery frameworks into national legislations, helping international process on asset recovery and developing the transparency and accountability of the returned assets utilizations.

It also requires those who are working in generating political support to bring the issue at the forefront of public discussion such as Parliamentarians and civil society activists.

This session will discuss the options available at international, bilateral, national and civic levels that can advance the recovery of stolen assets.

As GOPAC advocates for international prosecution of grand corruption cases, the international prosecution of corruption will also be explored, and ways to redress the development loss caused by the corrupt.

 

OBJECTIVES:

1. To further understand the basic principles of asset recovery and its international legal frameworks as well as the possibility of actions to face the impunity of the corrupt.

2. To elaborate more on the role of political institution such as Parliament in ensuring that effective legislative frameworks are in place to bring asset recovery measures in power.

3. To consider emerging trends on the link between the return of stolen assets and human rights and the enforcement of state obligations

4. Understanding who might have standing to bring claims, in civil actions undertaken both by the state where there is political will and on behalf of the victims where there is no political will.

 


Moderators
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John Hyde

Chair, Oceania, Global Org Of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Chair, GOPAC Oceania | Treasurer and Executive Member, GOPAC (Ottawa, Canada) | Anti-Corruption Consultant, UNDP (UN Pacific Anti-Corruption Project)

Speakers
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Edward H Davis Jr

Partner and Founder, Astigarraga Davis
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Michael Khoo

U.S. Department of Justice
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Dr. Fadli Zon

Chair, Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption

Session Coordinator
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Angela Barkhouse

Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery
Angela has acted on behalf of governments, law firms, and corporations in investigating financial crime and asset recovery, particularly for bribery, corruption, embezzlement, stolen sovereign wealth, and cross-border asset recovery. | | Angela holds a Bsc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, and a Msc in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a also a Fellow of the... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Portobelo

11:30

Repression, Corruption and Human Rights Abuse
Increasingly, civil society around the world recognizes the link between corruption and human rights abuse. In countries where the State acts with impunity to quell dissent, its enforcers silence those who object to the illicit conversion of public resources into private wealth. In such political environments, whistleblowers are especially endangered: they are single individuals inside corrupt and violent regimes. Navi Pillay, the former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, argued in 2013 that corruption is an enormous obstacle in the path of protection of human rights.

The data from Freedom House and from Transparency International show broad convergence when identifying countries where repression and/or corruption are prevalent. Moreover, Amnesty International reports that the United Nations, which fights both human rights abuse through the Office of the High Commissioner and corruption through the UN Convention Against Corruption, has lost ability to act effectively in combatting kleptocracy and abuse.

Free speech advocates on the panel will explore the relationship between corruption and human rights abuses, and the declining ability of the United Nations to act impartially to address either problem. Panelists will review the commitments made by the UN, as well as the reverses it has suffered. Together their presentations will show that strong whistleblower protections and freedom of speech are needed to stop human rights abuse and combat corruption effectively.

Objectives of the Workshop
1. Explicitly demonstrate the close relationship between human rights abuse and grand corruption.
2. Identify policies and legal measures (such as whistleblower protections and transparency guarantees) that can address both issues.

Speakers
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Miranda Brown

Former Deputy Director, Africa Branch, Field Operations, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights
Dr. Brown is a dual Australian and British national, and a former Australian Government official. She joined the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in 2001 and occupied a number of positions in the Department before being appointed as the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Australian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, in January 2008. In 2008, she was appointed Special Assistant to Director General Francis... Read More →
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Alison Glick

International Program Officer, Government Accountability Project
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Keith Henderson

Professor, Fellow, Government Accountability Project and Washington College of Law
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Bruce H Moore

Civil Society Activist and Former Director, International Land Coalition, United Nations
CN

Claudio Nash

Academic Coordinator of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, the University of Chile

Session Coordinator
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Beatrice Edwards

International Program Director, Former Executive Director, Government Accountability Project

Rapporteur
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Annette Kleinbrod

Transparency International



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Boquete

11:30

Shared Planet, Shared Responsibility: Creating Multi-stakeholder Alliances to Combat Wildlife, Forest and Fisheries Crime
If corruption is not addressed with new intensity, we will lose our wildlife, forests and fish. Corruption is an existential threat: it destroys our environment, robs states of development opportunities and undermines human rights. It occurs along the entire natural resource value chain, enabling illicit access to, extraction and trade of resources. Bribery, laundering of corrupt money and illicit financial flows (IFFs) exacerbate poverty and economic disparities, undermine resource management plans and legal trade regimes; IFF-recipient countries facilitate plundering of natural resources. Perpetrators of corruption often have impunity due to impenetrable financial structures and networks, political influence or lack of jurisdiction. The anti-corruption and conservation communities must join forces and move beyond standard ‘mainstreaming’ responses, to address normative practices facilitating natural resource-related corruption. This workshop, framed within the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, unites the conservation and anti-corruption movements, linking natural resource supply chains to the corruption and financial crime agendas. Focusing on wildlife trafficking, an expert panel will discuss critical challenges, drawing on successful initiatives in other natural resource supply chains and identifying potential contributions. The workshop is a rallying call to the anti-corruption movement to capitalize on advances and take this critical issue to the global community.

Moderators
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Juan Carlos Navarro

Chief Executive Officer of NSOLAR and former mayor of Panama City
Juan Carlos Navarro was the former Mayor of Panama City, originally elected for a five-year term (1999-2004) and re-elected in May 2004 (2004-2009). He was the youngest citizen ever elected to the Mayor’s office. He founded the National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON) in 1985, and was appointed by the President of Panama as the first Environmental Ambassador of his country to advise key officials on national... Read More →

Speakers
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Tom Keatinge

Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
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Gail Lugten

Associate Dean in the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania
Dr. Gail Lugten is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania.  From 2011 to 2014 she was employed as Regional Fisheries Body Liaison Officer for the UNFAO in Rome. In this capacity, she was the head of the FAO RFB Task Force and the Secretary of the Regional Fisheries Body Secretariats’ Network (RSN). She is the author of numerous academic papers and UNFAO reports and she has been a RFB consultant to PEW... Read More →
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James Swenson

Head of Proposition, Risk Managed Services, Thomson Reuters
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Sebastian Wegner

Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform / Fisheries Transparency Initiative
Sebastian Wegner is a Senior Coordinator for Anti-Corruption and Good Governance projects at HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA. He is responsible for the Fisheries Transparency Initative for which the Platform is hosting the International Secretariate since May 2015. | Sebastian is an economist with several years of experience working in the areas of anti-corruption, corporate compliance, governance and transparency. He has special expertise in conceptualizing... Read More →
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Candice Welsch

Chief, Implementation Support Section Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, UNODC
Candice Welsch is Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  She leads a team based in both Vienna and the field that is responsible for providing technical assistance to countries in preventing and combating corruption under the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Ms. Welsch previously held positions in the Justice Section and... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Rob Parry-Jones

Lead, Global Policy, Wildlife Crime, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Rob has over 20 years experience in wildlife trade issues, and has worked in East Asia, the Pacific and Europe. He currently leads the international Policy Pillar of WWF and TRAFFIC's wildlife crime initiative, about which further details are available on the website provided. Rob is interested in seeing the discourse on wildlife crime extend beyond iconic animals to be lodged within the broader theme of crimes that impact the environment... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Chaquira

11:30

People-Powered Anti-corruption: Global & Local Perspectives on Corruption Fighting with Open Data and Technology
Current anti-corruption initiatives often involve promoting transparency and getting more information into the public domain. However, there have been fewer systematic efforts by the anti-corruption community to improve uptake of, and responsiveness to, this newly available information. Our session will address global and local approaches to achieving better accessibility and use of corruption data. Getting the right information to professional users inside governments will give law enforcement new opportunities to lead investigations and prosecute. Meanwhile, ensuring professional anti-corruption analysts, activists and journalists have the right information and skills will empower them to work more effectively with reform champions in the government, ultimately resulting in greater accountability, institutional reform and better delivery of services. We would like the session to draw on experiences of new data and tech-driven initiatives from diverse sectors and geographies. We want to make this workshop as participatory and lively as possible, hearing examples of successes but also reality checks on the constraints of fighting corruption with  data. We especially welcome those who have experience using open data to fight corruption at the local level, to inform the development of other local and global initiatives. We would like to hear from law enforcement bodies, from data crunchers, from infomediaries, from journalists, from civil society how data could be better released, accessible, and used, and how technology could facilitate those efforts.

Moderators
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ANDREW CLARKE

Principal, Policy, Omidyar Network

Speakers
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Justine de Davila

Senior Governance Adviser, UK Department for International Development
Senior Governance Adviser in the Anti-Corruption Policy Group, DFID. Previous DFID roles have included: Senior regional Governance Adviser in Asia Regional Team and Head of Central Asia programme; lead adviser for UK engagement with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; adviser on public financial management and anti-corruption in DFID Uganda. | Before joining DFID, Justine was an independent consultant and journalist in Latin... Read More →
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Daniel Freund

Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Daniel Freund leads Transparency International's work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He is responsible for EU Integrity Watch (www.integritywatch.eu), as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint. He is based in Brussels. | Before joining TI, Daniel was a political adviser in the European Parliament working on constitutional and legal issues. He has... Read More →
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Brian Ulicny

Sr. Director, Data Science, Thomson Reuters
Data Scientist working on identifying third-party risks, including bribery and corruption risk, by means of data mining.

Session Coordinator
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Felipe Estefan

Investments Associate, Omidyar Network
Impact Investing on Independent Media.



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
The Innovation Hub

12:00

Media
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


The incredible world of television stations in the Amazon

Elvira Lobato, Agencia Publica, Brazil.

1737 network affiliates sieged by politicians: a reality that authorities, experts and journalists are unaware of.

The Phantom’s spectrum

Juan Carlos Calderon, Plan V, Ecuador

Angel Gonzalez purchases El Comercio and launches Televicentro, deceiving the law in the process.

Is it possible to investigate in Cuba?

Carlos Lauría, Committee to Protect Journalists, USA

Launch of the Conectar con Cuba report on new trends in the Cuban press

Moderator: Enrique Flor, El Nuevo Herald, USA

Moderators
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Enrique Flor

El Nuevo Herald

Speakers
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Carlos Lauría

Committee to Protect Journalists
EL

Elvira Lobato

Agencia Publica


Friday December 2, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

13:30

Lunch
Friday December 2, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
TBA

14:30

Time for Equity
Corruption is prevalent all over the world and continues to increase in complexity. Poor countries lose 1 trillion US dollars a year due to corruption which widens the gap between rich and poor and importantly denies equity, safety and fairness to millions around the world. How can we ensure that political will translates into concrete, immediate and visible actions?

Moderators
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Sarah Chayes

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sarah Chayes is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations. She is working on correlations between acute public corruption and the rise of militant extremism.A former reporter, she covered the fall of the... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Eigen

Founder, Chair Advisory Council, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Council
Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is a lawyer by training. He has worked in economic development for 25 years, mainly as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America; from 1988 to 1991 he was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank. Under Ford Foundation sponsorship, he provided legal and technical assistance to the governments of Botswana and Namibia. In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI... Read More →
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Lawrence Lessig

Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig serves on the Board of... Read More →
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Salil Shetty

Secretary General, Amnesty International
Salil Shetty joined Amnesty International as the organization’s eighth Secretary General in July 2010. A long-term activist on poverty and justice, he leads the movement’s worldwide work to end human rights violations. Prior to joining Amnesty International, Shetty was Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign from 2003 to 2010. He played a pivotal role in building the global advocacy campaign for the achievement of the Millennium... Read More →
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María Soledad Pérez Tello

Minister for Justice and Human Rights, Congress of Peru



Friday December 2, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
Master Plenary Hall

16:00

Coffee Break
Friday December 2, 2016 16:00 - 16:30
TBA

16:30

Police Crimes
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.

The crew that eliminated criminals

Carlos Castro, America TV, Peru

Criminals set up by infiltrators who incited them to commit burglaries. Then, policemen were decorated for participating in their arrests.

The murder of the antidrug czar

Alberto Arce, The New York Times in Spanish, Honduras

Two generals organize, carry through and cover up the murder of Julian Aristides Gonzalez on behalf   of the Atlantic Cartel.

396 deaths by theSao Paulo Police Department

Ciro Barros, Agencia Pública, Brazil

An official data survey built a profile of lethal occurrences of the city’s military police.

Massacre at the San Blas Ranch

Roberto Valencia, El Faro, El Salvador

Journalistic reconstruction reveals signs of summary executions and cover ups in the scene of eight homicides.

Moderator:  María Elena Barrios, TVN, Forum of Journalists, Panama

Moderators
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María Elena Barrios

TVN, Forum of Journalists

Speakers
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Alberto Arce

The New York Times (Spanish)
CB

Ciro Barros

Agencia Pública
CC

Carlos Castro

America TV


Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 17:30
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

16:30

Films for Transparency Screening: The Opposition
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Hollie Fifer
LENGTH: 77 min.
YEAR: 2016
LANGUAGE: English, Tok Pisin with english Subtitles
SPEAKERS: Lawrence Stephens (Transparency International PNG), Joe Moses (Paga Hill Community)

The opposition is a film that delves deep into the David-and-goliath battle over a slice of Papua New Guinean paradise. It raises important questions on how we can ethically build sustainable business in developing countries. The story is told through Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill settlement, who must save his 3,000 people before they are evicted. Battling it out in the courts, Joe may find his community replaced with a five star hotel and marina.

Speakers
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Lawrence Stephens

Chairman, TI Papua New Guinea
Originally from Australia, BA (Politics and Sociology) from Australian National University. Resident of PNG since 1976, a naturalised citizen, with roles in government, private enterprise and CSO's. Employed by the Catholic Church from 1993 to 2006, including as General Secretary to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands (1999 to 2006). From 2006 to 2013 I was employed as Program Manager with PNG Sustainable Development... Read More →
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Marina Walker

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More →

Film


Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
The IACC Cinema

16:30

Building Trust Through Transparent Ownership
This interactive circle will have small ‘level-setting’ presentations by a panel of experts from various industries in order to facilitate participation and debate from the audience on beneficial ownership transparency as outlined below.

In November 2014, the G20 committed to enhancing beneficial ownership transparency. This included a requirement by firms in G20 countries to ensure that their own beneficial information is “timely and adequate, accurate and current” for access by authorities. In order to facilitate these efforts, the B20 Anti-Corruption Task Force, through its Work Stream on Beneficial Ownership Transparency began working towards providing companies with guidance on improving practices around beneficial ownership. To that end the work stream began engaging companies in a dialogue surrounding business use cases for beneficial ownership transparency, and how to implement such transparency in practical ways through an inaugural workshop in Paris.

The B Team, Deloitte, the Bank of Montreal and Thomson Reuters continued the work of the Beneficial Ownership Transparency Work Stream by hosting several additional workshops in New York, Beijing, Nairobi, Delhi and London (additional workshops will be held before the IACC in Dubai and Marrakech). The workshop during the IACC aims to build on those efforts. It seeks to bring together participants from a variety of business sectors (i.e. banking, pharmaceuticals, professional services, etc.) to provide feedback and generate new ideas on a variety of use cases that will help inform business implementation and best practices on beneficial ownership transparency.

It will also highlight experiences of leading by example in transparency, share options for further private sector leadership on this issue, and engage the audience in discussing the ongoing role the private sector can play in making beneficial ownership transparency a global norm and practice.

Speakers
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Chip Cottrell

Global Chief Ethics Officer, Deloitte
James "Chip" Cottrell is a partner in Deloitte LLP in the US and serves as the Deloitte Global Chief Ethics Officer. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the US and China and a UK Chartered Accountant as well as Chartered Global Management Accountant. Chip has served as the functional leader of several Deloitte’s US practices and currently also serves as the Deloitte Chief Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship Officer. He was a... Read More →
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Haya Imam

Group Compliance Officer, Hikma Pharmaceuticals
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May Miller-Dawkins

Director, Governance and Transparency, The B Team
Leading The B Team's work to end anonymous companies and accelerate open contracting.
CO

Christine O’Connell

Global Head of Compliance Learning, Thomson Reuters
Christine O'Connell is the Global Head of Compliance Learning at Thomson Reuters.  Christine joined Thomson Reuters in 2000 in Internal Audit, and has subsequently held roles in Strategy, Corporate Development and the Chairman's Office.  She is also Chair of the Beneficial Ownership workstream as part of the B20 Anti-Corruption Task Force, and a Board delegate of the World Economic Forum’s Partnership Against... Read More →
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Lida Preyma

Director, Global AML Risk Managment, BMO Capital Markets
With over 19 years of experience in Canadian capital markets, Lida Preyma is currently the Director of Global AML Risk Management and AMLRO Designate (Toronto) at BMO Capital Markets. In this capacity, she has led the development of the Site Visit Program for high risk clients, advises on global policy developments and represents BMO on the B20 Anti-Corruption and Trade & Investment Taskforces. In her previous role as Director of Global AML... Read More →
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Dyveke Rogan

Policy Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Dyveke Rogan is Policy and Regional Director at the EITI. She oversees the EITI’s work in Asia and leads the development of the EITI Standard, including policy areas such as beneficial ownership transparency and commodity trading. Prior to joining the EITI in 2009, she worked on various development projects in Africa and Latin America, including undertaking research on CSR practices in the mining sector.

Session Coordinator
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Annabel Lee Hogg

Senior Associate, Governance and Transparency, The B Team

Rapporteur
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May Miller-Dawkins

Director, Governance and Transparency, The B Team
Leading The B Team's work to end anonymous companies and accelerate open contracting.



Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
Portobelo

16:30

Infrastructure Transparency: Combating corruption and Changing Lives in Latin America

Infrastructure changes lives. Reliable and safe infrastructure in the form of roads, schools and hospitals is vital to not only prosperity but basic survival. From the G20 to the SDGs, the global community is focusing on increasing investment in infrastructure.

The value of global construction output is expected to increase by $8 trillion to reach $17.5 trillion per annum by 2030. However, international institutions estimate that 10% to 30% of investment in infrastructure is lost through corruption. As the leading international infrastructure transparency initiative, our experience at CoST suggests that a similar amount could also be wasted through mismanagement and inefficiency. We therefore do not just need investment in infrastructure, we need better value from infrastructure investment and CoST can help!

CoST is a game-changer in the sector; a practical tools-based solution delivering cross border collective action against corruption in infrastructure. With a panel of expert representatives drawn from government, industry and civil society, we will work together to explore innovative approaches to tackling corruption in infrastructure and share positive experiences on how CoST is changing lives in Latin America.

The session will also officially congratulate and welcome Panama as the most recent country to become a member of CoST and discuss how they can take action on the ground to change the rules of the game in infrastructure. For a taster of our work in the region, check out this short video highlighting how CoST Guatemala saved US$5 million on an infrastructure project! For updates and live Tweeting from the session, make sure to follow @CoSTransparency!


Moderators
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Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman

Chair of the Interim Board, Construction Sector Transparency Initiative
Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman is Chair of the Interim Board of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), previously he was the Director of Global Programmes at Transparency International (TI) – managing and guiding TI’s programme of global priorities in its fight against corruption.

Speakers
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Alfredo Cantero

Presidential Director for Special Projects, Strategic Delivery Unit, Ministry of the Presidency, Honduras
Alfredo Cantero heads the Strategic Delivery Unit (Oficina de Seguimiento del Despacho Presidencial) in the Office of the President of Honduras. His Unit is charged with monitoring and ensuring the completion of a number of programs and special projects that have been prioritized by the Honduran Government. The Unit currently monitors thirty programs and projects, transmitting weekly reports to the President on the status of each project, and... Read More →
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Angelica Maytín

Chief Executive Officer, National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (ANTAI)
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Alejandro Salas

Americas Regional Director, Transparency International
Corruption, the Americas region, specific countires in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America, Impunity, Transparency International, innovation
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Álvaro Zepeda

Guatemala Chamber of Construction
Alvaro Zepeda Herman is a Civil Engineer and Owner of Grupo Mapreco Guatemala, a private company with more than 30 years’ experience specialising in construction and environmental management services. He is also the President of the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in Guatemala and the Integrarse Network for Central America and the Caribbean, both of which strengthen social responsibility in industry through a multi-stakeholder... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
Las Cestas

16:30

Latin America and it's Anti-Corruption Responses: A Balance of Process
Latin America has been facing corruption from different approaches and strategies: policy and institutional reforms - such as the Mexico and Chile cases -, social mobilization - such as the Guatemala, Honduras and Brasil cases -, judicial processes - such as the Panamá, El Salvador, Brasil and Guatemala cases - and new forms of international cooperation such as CICIG (Guatemala) and MACCIH (Honduras). Each case analyzed evidence that different approaches converge; simultaneously policy reforms, judicial processes, social mobilization and action of the new instruments of international cooperation are presented and at different levels, generating processes to combat corruption unprecedented in the history of Latin America.

However, the results of the fight against corruption are not guaranteed, therefore, it is appropriate to make a balance to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-corruption responses, identify their political and economic effects, and evaluate potential adjustments strategy to ensure its effectiveness.

We seek to make a critical assessment of the processes of fighting corruption that develop in Latin America, identifying the effectiveness of its mechanisms and instruments as well as improvement actions that can be driven from the movement of Transparency International. With this scope of work in mind, we expect to:

1. Identify and assess dynamics and results of the anti-corruption processes, mechanisms and instruments, currently being developed.

2. Identify actions to strengthen anti-corruption processes, structuring a common agenda of support from the movement of Transparency International.

Initially, representatives of the chapters in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil and Chile will present abstracts of the processes, mechanisms and instruments of anticorruption being developed in their countries over the past two years, identifying its main features and innovations they are occurring. From that, a debate in which other chapters and participants may extend to other cases and perspectives will open.

In a second round of interventions, each representative will present a clear identification of the main results (probably in the process) and main challenges arising thereof and which must be taken into account for the action of the movement of Transparency International.

At the close of the event, the moderator will present a small integrated balance, including the identification of key accompanying measures identified.

Speakers
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Jimmy Bolaños

Costa Rica Integra
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Carlos Hernandez

Executive President, Asociación para una Sociedad Mas Justa (ASJ)
Carlos Hernández is the co-founder and president of the Association for a More Just Society (AJS). He is also president of the civil society coalition Transformemos Honduras and a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Peace and Justice in Honduras. Hernández received his bachelor’s degree from the National Autonomous University in Honduras in 1994, and a Project Planning and Evaluation Certificate from the... Read More →
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Manfredo Marroquin

ACCION CIUDADANA
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Alberto Precht

Ceo, Chile Transparente
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Pablo Secchi

Executive Director, Poder Ciudadano - TI Argentina
EU

Elizabeth Ungar

Executive Director, Transparency International Colombia

Session Coordinator


Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
Boquete

16:30

Robbing the Poor: How to Stop Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries

The continuous worldwide increase in cross-border illicit financial flows (IFFs) is extremely alarming. The urgency to take action has been re-emphasised by the revelations of the Panama Papers as well as the Bahama leaks. The movement of IFFs, whether related to corruption, tax evasion, terrorism or organized crime, concerns – and harms – both, developing and developed countries alike. However, the effects of IFFs are especially devastating for the developing world. International NGOs estimate that 1 trillion US$ illegally flows out of developing and emerging economies per year. The most immediate impact of IFFs is a reduction in domestically available expenditure and investment, resulting in nothing less but fewer hospitals, schools, and roads. The unhindered movement of illicit financial flows is a driver of crime, corruption and tax evasion. It aggravates injustice and impunity and leads to instability and poverty.

Corruption and illicit financial flows are related to each other in several ways. On the one hand, corruption is an immanent source of illicit financial flows. Fighting illicit financial flows also means fighting possibilities to hide the proceeds of corruption. On the other hand, corruption can also enable the generation, movement and laundering of IFFs by corrupting authorities or institutions responsible for law enforcement or tax administration. The publication of the Panama Papers has shown how the elites, the rich and the powerful worldwide hide their wealth from taxation, as well as from criminal investigation in case of embezzlement, corruption or other criminal activities.

This workshop aims at presenting and discussing measures and solutions to stop IFFs. It will take into account the national, regional and international perspective as well as possibilities for development cooperation. Representatives from Germany, developing countries, regional and/or international organizations and NGOs will discuss opportunities and challenges regarding beneficial ownership transparency, financial investigations, anti-money laundering, international cooperation in criminal matters and recovery of stolen assets.

Moderators
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Tom Keatinge

Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Speakers
DA

Dorcas Agik Odhong Oduor

Deputy Director, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
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Elena Panfilova

Vice Chair, Transparency International
Elena A. Panfilova is the chair of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International, TI’s Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She served as its Executive Director until July 2014, when she became the Chapter’s Chair. She has been an academic, consultant and activist, held positions in the OECD and the Institute for Economy in Transition, and became a member of the Russian Governmental... Read More →
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Cornelia Richter

Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Cornelia Richter was born in Stuttgart in 1954. She studied economics and social science at the University of Göttingen, where she also successfully completed a course in economic and social psychology. In 1979 she took a postgraduate course at the German Development Institute (DIE). Cornelia Richter began her professional career in 1980 as desk officer in the Planning and Research Division of the German Federal Ministry for Economic... Read More →
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Márcio F. Verdi

Executive Secretary, Inter-American Center for Tax Administration (CIAT)

Session Coordinator
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Fabian Klemme

Officer Responsible for Implementation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Fabian Klemme is a German qualified lawyer specialized in public international law and human rights. He joined GIZ in 2012 working with the Anticorruption and Integrity Program. Since the launch of GIZ's Project "Combatting Illicit Financial Flows" in 2015 he is responsible for the projects activities in the fields of anti-money laundering, international cooperation in criminal matters and asset recovery as well as inter-agency cooperation... Read More →

Rapporteur
JW

Jörg Wisner

Head of Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)



Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
San Lorenzo

16:30

Willing and Able to Prosecute Grand Corruption
This panel will address the context of prosecution in a country where justice is compromised through undue influence or lack of resources and therefore high-level figures of grand corruption are not held to account. Already available alternatives in these situations will be examined, including the international – national hybrid investigative and prosecutorial mechanism, such as Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG). Another is the non-hierarchical independent prosecutors and magistrates system, such as in Italy or Brazil. The new prosecutorial policy of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, which now includes the assessment of destruction of the environment, illegal exploitation of natural resources or illegal dispossession of land, among others as part of the Office’s assessment of the gravity of the crimes within its mandate, may offer new opportunities to consider grand corruption at the international level.

Countries such as Ukraine are at the cross-roads of accountability, seeking to reform their criminal justice system for anti-corruption prosecution, and would be a major reference point for discussion in the conversation. Five speakers would address these avenues in the workshop, moderated by TI Chair José Ugaz, former  Ad-Hoc State Attorney of the Republic of Peru in several major corruption cases.

Speakers
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Helen Brady

Senior Appeals Counsel and Head of the Appeals Section, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC
Helen Brady is the Senior Appeals Counsel and Head of the Appeals Section at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Before joining the ICC in 2014, she served for 12 years as Senior Appeals Counsel and Appeals Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and for one year as Chef de Cabinet to the President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Following her admission to... Read More →
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Nazar Kholodnytskyi

Head of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine
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Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

Magistrate, legal advisor, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and university professor of anti-mafia law
Ordinary magistrate. Former Criminal prosecutor in Napoli's Appeal Court District, actually Legal Advisor of the Ministry of the Italian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. University Professor of law and anti-mafia legislation. Author of many monographs and articles on national and international legal journals. Scientific supervisor of the Italian diplomatic strategy for security against global crime in Central America... Read More →
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Yegor Sobolev

Head of Anti-Corruption Committee, Parliament of Ukraine
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Jose Ugaz

Chair, Transparency International
José Carlos Ugaz became President of PROETICA, TI’s chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. A lawyer by training, Ugaz served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad... Read More →
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Ivan Velasquez

Commissioner, International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala
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Honorable Mark L. Wolf

United States District Judge, District of Massachusetts
Mark L. Wolf was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1985, served as its Chief Judge from 2006 through 2012, and is now a Senior Judge. He has previously served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and Chair of the Committee of District Judges on the Judicial Conference, and on the Judicial Conference Committees on Criminal Law, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Casey Kelso

Advocacy Director, TI-S
Let's talk about accountability for the grand corrupt... And the illicit financial flows that are sent ping-ponging around the world to buy mansions, jets and yachts. Who would you nominate as the worst of a bad bunch?

Rapporteur
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Anne Koch

Director, Europe And Central Asia, Transparency International
Director for Europe and Central Asia for Transparency International, where she is responsible for supporting the work of 45 autonomous chapters and leading a team at TI in Berlin. The anti-corruption work includes public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, international development, institutional capacity-building and other initiatives. She has also had an award-winning career in broadcast journalism, including Deputy... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
Chaquira

16:30

Video4change: Enabling Citizens to Expose Corruption and Demand Equality, Using the Tool in their Pocket
Video4change is the use of video to empower, inform and mobilize citizens to make a better world. The workshop speakers are all leaders of the global video4change movement, running or working within organizations that have succeeded in creating new models to use video4change to fight corruption. We’ll share successful examples of how video4change has reduced corruption, including film clips, and outline the different models and methods available for using video to fight corruption, from India, Africa and South East Asia.

Video is an indisputably important tool to fight corruption. It provides irrefutable evidence, mobilizes people, is democratic and can be used even by those with minimal literacy, and smartphones are spreading fast into every corner of the world and aspect of our lives. The camera has been used to expose corruption in many famous cases, often ending the careers of highly visible public figures.

 

Yet, more can be done to create even more impact.

 

Questions we’ll explore include:


  1. What are the innovations being used to fight corruption through video?

  2. And how could they scale to millions of people being able to document corruption in a similar way, by using the smartphones in their pockets?

  3. How can we make the use of video in exposing corruption less ad hoc? Is it possible to provide structure when so much is about someone with a camera being in the right place at the right time?

  4. How is technology changing things and where does the technology need to go?
    How are people staying safe?


 

All of the workshop members are part of the Video4Change network, working together to grow the field of video4change practitioners. Learn more at www.v4c.org

Speakers
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Lucy Hannan

Journalist and film maker, InformAction
Founder and co-director of InformAction, a field-based social justice organisation, using film and community action.
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Okai Michael Henchard

National Project Coordinator for the REDD+ Governance and Finance Integrity for Africa Project (REDD+ IN), Ghana Integrity Initiative
Mr. Michael Henchard Okai works with the Ghana Integrity Initiative (local Chapter of Transparency International) as the National Project Coordinator for the REDD+ Governance and Finance Integrity for Africa Project (REDD+ IN). | Mr. Michael Henchard Okai holds a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Management and Policy from the University of Cape Coast and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of... Read More →
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Nick Lunch

Founder Director, InsightShare
I have 20 years experience of community and development practice and am recognised as a pioneer of Participatory Video (PV) methods that can be used to enable groups to document their knowledge, ideas and innovations and open equitable dialogue with different stakeholder groups and policy-makers. I co-founded InsightShare with my brother Chris, and have helped lead the organisation through an eventful journey of ongoing learning, and evolution... Read More →
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Seelan Palay

Communications and Outreach Coordinator, EngageMedia
Video Advocacy, Communications, Singapore & Southeast Asia.

Session Coordinator
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Jessica Mayberry

Founding Director, Video Volunteers
I empower people from very marginalised background to make their own news. My organisation is one of the largest producers of video news in rural India, and it's all produced by people living below the poverty line. But it's not just news that informs, it's all about making news that leads local people to solve their own problems. We do this because we're tired of how the poor are always spoken for, rather than being able to speak for themselves... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
The Innovation Hub

17:30

Television Investigations
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.

Deportation INC.

Gerardo Reyes, Univision, USA

The business world behind the expulsion of people from the United States.

Food owners

Roberto Cabrini, SBT, Brazil

A report that uncovers corruption in public contracts that offer food for poor children in a region of Brazil.

Bleeding SOAT

Juan Guillermo Mercado, Caracol TV, Colombia

An ambulance picks up injured people avoiding the nearest hospital and takes them to a distant “buy victim” clinic. On the way, the injured dies.

Moderator: Vladimir Netto, Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism.

Moderators
VN

Vladimir Netto

Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism

Speakers
GR

Gerardo Reyes

Leader of the Investigative Team, Univision


Friday December 2, 2016 17:30 - 18:30
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

18:30

Films for Transparency Screening: The Borneo Case
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTORS: Dylan Williams / Erik Pauser
LENGTH: 90 min.
YEAR: 2016
LANGUAGE: English
SPEAKERS: Patrick Alley (Global Witness), Clare Rewcastle Brown (Sarawak Report), Lena Hendry (KOMAS)

The Borneo Case is a unique story filmed over 25 years and tells the epic tale of how the rainforest, home of the last nomads was stripped of its natural resources. It reveals how billions of dollars of illegal profits solicited by the Chief Minister of Sarawak State in Malaysia were money laundered with the assistance of the largest global banks into offshore accounts and property portfolios all over the world. The case was labelled as the largest environmental crime of the century.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Alley

Patrick Alley

Director, Global Witness
Patrick Alley is a Co-founder and Director of Global Witness, which focuses on preventing conflict and corruption arising from the use of natural resources. Mr. Alley focuses on tackling the trade in Conflict Resources (natural resource trade that can cause, perpetuate and fund conflict). In particular Mr. Alley works on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, and also leads Global Witness’ campaign against industrial... Read More →
avatar for Clare Rewcastle Brown

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Editor, Sarawak Report

Film


Friday December 2, 2016 18:30 - 20:00
The IACC Cinema

18:30

Panama's Independent Experts Committee Report and Country's Vision Moving Forward

This session will present the process, research and findings of the Committee charged with studying the regulations that oversee the financial service platform of the Republic of Panama as well as the international standards and recommendations from multilateral organizations, public institutions that regulate the services sector, the private sector that participates in it and multilateral organizations.

The panel will present a comparative analysis among different jurisdictions and by presenting the vision of the government in moving forward towards achieving greater financial transparency it aims to invite the audience to participate on the road ahead.


Moderators
LP

Laura Puertas

Deputy Director of Information Services, Corporaciòn Medcom

Speakers
RA

Roberto Artavia

International Member, Independent Experts Committee
Artavia was recently appointed President of VIVA Trust and of Fundación Latinoamérica Posible. He was Rector of INCAE Business School and founding Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS for its Spanish acronym). Artavia is a member of the Board of Directors of INCAE and the World Resources Institute in Washington. He is also co-founder of Costa Rica’s Digital Strategy... Read More →
DD

Dulcidio de la Guardia

Minister of Economy and Finance of Panama
Mr. Dulcidio José de la Guardia is the Minister of Economics and Finance for Panama. Mr. Guardia was a Development Manager in Bolsa de Panamá since 1990. From September 2011 to May 2014, Mr. de la Guardia was Finance Director of Grupo Morgan & Morgan. From July 1, 2009 up to August 2011, he was Vice-Minister for Finance of Panama. | | He served as Director for Corporate and Market Banking of HSBC since 2006. He served as... Read More →
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Domingo Latorraca

Panamanian Member, Independent Experts Committee
Domingo is a partner at Deloitte in Panama and has over 25 years of experience in financial model development, risk analysis (Monte Carlo), market research, and economic appraisals. In addition, he has performed business valuations, financial due diligence, and economic impact studies, has experience in redesigning processes and cost systems, debt structuring, and developing financial models for infrastructure projects, implementation of... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 18:30 - 20:00
Master Plenary Hall

20:00

CoST networking event: A toast to transparency and accountability in public infrastructure

CoST, the infrastructure transparency initiative, is delighted to invite you to raise a glass to its newest member – Panama!

Strengthening transparency and accountability in public infrastructure investments, CoST Panama will deliver life-changing services from schools to hospitals and roads for Panamanian citizens. Join us for a cocktail networking event to find out how CoST is changing the rules of the game in infrastructure and celebrate our new member CoST Panama.

Christiaan Poortman, Chairperson of the CoST International Board, will officially welcome CoST Panama, represented on the night by Angelica Maytín, Director of the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (ANTAI). For a taster of our work in the region, check out this short video highlighting how CoST Guatemala saved US$5 million on the Belize Bridge infrastructure project!

To learn more about CoST, don’t miss our panel discussion at 16.30 on Friday 2 December in Las Cestas Room, Atlapa Convention Center: “Infrastructure Transparency: Combating corruption and changing lives in Latin America”


Friday December 2, 2016 20:00 - 23:30
Cayucos Bar, Atlapa Convention Center
 
Saturday, December 3
 

TBA

Business and Power
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.

The dark business of soccer

Matías Jara, Pedro Ramírez, CIPER, Chile

18 reportson the mechanisms of corruption in the National Soccer Association.

The Zulianitos

Lisseth Boon, Runrun.es, Venezuela

A family of contractors is benefited with millionaire social security contracts to import medical supplies with preferential dollars.

The guardian of Roxana Baldetti’s fortune

Asier Andrés, Guatemala

A story of money laundering and the bank operator of the former vicepresident.

Moderator: Carlos Eduardo Huertas, Connectas, Latin America.

Moderators
CE

Carlos Eduardo Huertas

Connectas, Latin America

Speakers
LB

Lisseth Boon

Runrun.es
MJ

Matías Jara

Pedro Ramírez, CIPER
IO

Ivan Olivares

Confidencial


Saturday December 3, 2016 TBA
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

09:00

The Press and the Law
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.

In this exceptional panel, journalists can speak to lawyers regarding the specific problems of journalism with the judicial system.



Moderators
GC

Guilherme Canela

Regional Communication Adviser, UNESCO

Speakers
RC

Roberto Caldas

President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
EL

Edison Lanza

Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the OAS
RP

Ricardo Pérez Manrique

Permanent Secretary, Ibero-American Judicial Summit


Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

09:00

Films for Transparency Screening: Chicago Boys
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Carola Fuentes & Rafael Valdeavellano
COUNTRY: Chile
LENGTH: 85 min.
YEAR: 2015
GENRE: Documentary
LANGUAGE: Spanish / SUBTITLES: English
SPECIAL GUEST: Carola Fuentes (director)

SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
The story of a group of Milton Friedman's disciples that, backed by a military dictatorship, turned Chile into the first and most extreme neoliberal country in the world.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
En plena Guerra Fría la Universidad de Chicago becó a un grupo de estudiantes chilenos para ir a estudiar economía bajo las enseñanzas de Milton Friedman. 20 años después, en plena dictadura, cambiaron el destino de Chile y lo convirtieron en el bastión del neoliberalismo en el mundo. Ésta es la historia de los Chicago Boys contada por ellos mismos.



Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
The IACC Cinema

09:00

Chile's Vision, Peru's Resolve: Can Anti-Corruption Reforms be Exported?
Over the past few years, several countries in Latin America have experienced high-profile corruption scandals, often generating strong reactions from both citizens and institutions. One of the most interesting results has been Chile´s comprehensive overhaul of its transparency and integrity framework, based on an effort that has actively involved civil society, through the Presidential Advisory Council against Conflict of Interest, Influence Peddling and Corruption. Chile´s experience has gradually emerged as an important reference in the region, and recently the Government of Peru, among others, has started considering the adoption of a similar strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Eduardo Engel

Eduardo Engel

Professor of Economics, University of Chile
Eduardo Engel is professor of economics at the University of Chile and President of Espacio Público, a Chilean think tank. He held the position of full professor of economics at Yale University from 2001 to 2012 and was President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) during 2014 and 2015. He chaired the Presidential Advisory Council on Conflicts of Interest, Influence Peddling, and Corruption – also known... Read More →
avatar for Enrique Felices

Enrique Felices

Head of Cabinet of Advisors, Presidency of the Ministers of Peru
Enrique Felices is currently the Head of Cabinet of Advisors of the Presidency of the Ministers of Peru. He is a lawyer with mention for outstanding achievement at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with a Law Degree from Yale University. For 15 years he was a partner of Miranda & Amado Abogados, specializing in the development and financing of infrastructure projects and competition law. He has been an associate attorney in the... Read More →

Session Coordinator
avatar for Francesco De Simone

Francesco De Simone

Technical Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank
Technical Advisor of the IDB Transparency Fund. Worked at TI and U4. Procurement and AML aficionado.



Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
San Lorenzo

09:00

Collective Action as a Game Changer – Private Sector Opportunities in the Fight Against Corruption
Collective Action to combat corruption is gaining traction, but it could be more widespread in most countries and business sectors. The game changer opportunity arises at a unique moment when new governments are elected with a mandate to address issues of systemic corruption. In turn this demands that both the private and public sectors have to be genuinely proactive, and embrace the possibilities that Collective Action can offer as a means to mitigate corruption risks. The aim of the workshop will take a good hard look at how to overcome lack of trust and other dialogue failures between potential stakeholders in Collective Action. As well as featuring positive encouragement through Collective Action success stories from the region, the workshop experts will discuss how civil society, businesses and the public sector can capitalise on opportunities presented by a change in government to signal new forms of sustainable collaboration.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Pieth

Mark Pieth

Basel Institute on Governance / University of Basel
Mark Pieth is a Swiss Professor of Criminal Law, specialized in economic and organized crime. From 1989 to 1993, Prof. Pieth was Head of the Section "Economic and Organized Crime" at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (Ministry of Justice and Police). He has chaired the OECD Working Group on Bribery for 24 years and assumed many roles in international organizations, namely as a Member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Horacio Icaza

Horacio Icaza

MEMBER OF THE BOARD, MOVIN/MOVIMIENTO INDEPENDIENTE POR PANAMA
Holds a B.A. degree from BROWN UNIVERISTY and an M.B.A. degree from HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. Currently Chairman of the board of the group Horacio Icaza y Cia., S.A. with activities including distribution of medical equipment and software as well as real estate, diversified investment management and other services. He is a board member of both local and foreign companies. He has been a member, director and advisor to the boards of... Read More →
avatar for Cornelia Richter

Cornelia Richter

Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Cornelia Richter was born in Stuttgart in 1954. She studied economics and social science at the University of Göttingen, where she also successfully completed a course in economic and social psychology. In 1979 she took a postgraduate course at the German Development Institute (DIE). Cornelia Richter began her professional career in 1980 as desk officer in the Planning and Research Division of the German Federal Ministry for Economic... Read More →
AR

Alejandro Rios

President, Anti-Corruption Agency Coparmex

Session Coordinator
avatar for Gemma Aiolfi

Gemma Aiolfi

Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance
We host the B20 Collective Action Hub, it's the place to find more about what's going on in anti corruption Collective Action, learn how to start a Collective Action, how to get more information and support from the Basel Institute and the International Centre for Collective Action. We're also interested in acting as facilitator to initiatives, link up like minded stakeholders and get the ball rolling! Do get in touch, we're here to help.

Rapporteur
avatar for Florian Lair

Florian Lair

Regional Coordinator South Asia, Alliance for Integrity



Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Las Cestas

09:00

Now That You Have a Law Protecting Whistleblowers, What’s Next? Some Innovative Initiatives to Ensure Effective Protection in Practice.
Whistleblowers play a critical role in uncovering corruption or other malpractice. But too often people who speak up in the public interest face retaliation at work, threats, intimidation and lawsuits. The good news is that more and more countries are adopting legislation protecting whistleblowers. Unfortunately, there is often a gap between theory and practice. Many countries that have adopted whistleblowing legislation still fail to adequately protect their whistleblowers. This might be because the law is inadequate, in which case more advocacy for changes in the law is needed. It is also often due to the lack of effective implementation of the law in practice: very often, responsible institutions do not receive appropriate resources and training, and businesses and other organisation are left without guidance on how to set up appropriate mechanisms.

The aim of this workshop is to think about ways to effectively improve protection of whistleblowers. The workshop experts will present initiatives they have implemented in their respective countries that have yielded concrete results and improved the situation of whistleblowers in their countries:
- Assessing the readiness of responsible institutions to provide protection to whistleblowers
- Helping organisations in the public, private and non-profit sectors to create supportive environments for whistleblowers
- Extracting lessons learned from real stories of whistleblowers and use them to advocate for changes in legislation

Moderators
avatar for Beatrice Edwards

Beatrice Edwards

International Program Director, Former Executive Director, Government Accountability Project

Speakers
avatar for A J Brown

A J Brown

Griffith University, Griffith University
Public integrity, anti-corruption, whistleblowing, integrity systems, separation of powers, horizontal accountability. For my day job I lead public integrity, anti-corruption and other research for Griffith University, Australia; and in my spare time, am a boardmember of Transparency International Australia. Check out our current research project Whistling While They Work 2: www.whistlingwhiletheywork.edu.au.
avatar for John Devitt

John Devitt

Chief Executive, TI Ireland
avatar for Levison Kabwato

Levison Kabwato

Regional Advocacy Officer, Open Democracy Advice Center
I manage the Access to Information and Open Government Partnership programmes, looking at Africa specifically. | | My other interests include Governance, Leaderships, Cybersecurity and Journalism. |
avatar for Pavel Nechala

Pavel Nechala

lawyer, Transparency International Slovakia
Pavel Nechala, attorney at law and managing partner of the Nechala & Co. LLC law firm, has eleven years of experience in the area of solving corporate and business affairs of clients, representing clients in judicial proceedings, creating of public policies, including preparation of legislative proposals and investigating instigations of unfair and fraudulent practices in different areas. He has participated on research activities by preparation... Read More →

Session Coordinator
avatar for Marie Terracol

Marie Terracol

Whistleblowing Programme Coordinator, Transparency International
Marie coordinates Transparency International’s Whistleblowing programme in Europe. She joined Transparency International in 2011 to work in the International Conventions unit. She studied International and European Law at the University of Aix en Provence and University College London



Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Chaquira

09:00

People Power and Gender Rights: Amplifying the Voices, Mobilising, Empowering, Enabling Change – Chibok, Bahamas, Uganda
The session will examine how the effects of corruption weigh heaviest and most devastatingly on the vulnerable. While it may have a glancing impact for the rest of the population, for the vulnerable – who are largely women and children, it is a deadly blow.

This will be accomplished by reviewing situations in 3 different jurisdictions involving gender-based violence and the link with corruption; highlighting similarities and differences therein. It will examine how this has been achieved by mobilizing people across various interests into the pursuit of a course of action thereby putting an end to impunity and bringing about change. It will also proffer strategies for better engagement.

The session will highlight the fact that regardless of differences in jurisdiction, certain strategies are effective. These include but are not limited to mobilization of a critical mass, empowerment of the vulnerable through several options, use of social media, attracting international attention, etc.

Discussions in the course of the session will highlight the process of empowering and enabling the citizenry – particularly women and gender champions to demand change. The session which will be very practical in content and outlook, will seek to explore strategies for ensuring consistency and the sustainability of the response.

The session will draw from practical examples of activities of CSOs, NGOs, etc to showcase effective strategies for mobilising, largely under-privileged, women (to demand accountability and engender policies that will benefit not only themselves, but society as a whole. The session will review public response to acts of corruption and impunity in the jurisdictions identified, mobilization strategies adopted that not only caused an outpouring by a critical mass, but also drew international attention to the situation and created a situation in which governments were obliged to respond.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jethlyn Burrows

Jethlyn Burrows

International President, FIDA
LN

Laura Nyirikindi

Director PRO Initiatives, Board member, FIDA Uganda, FIDA

Session Coordinator
EO

Ezinwa Okoroafor

International Secretary, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Ezinwa, a Nigerian legal practitioner with 30 years’ experience, holds a Master’s degree (1989) in law. She is the International Secretary  (previously Regional Vice President (Africa), and National President (Nigeria) of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) - (a women lawyers association for protecting, promoting and preserving the rights and interests of women and children); Council Member, Nigeria... Read More →

Rapporteur
TN

Tapiwa Nyasulu

Regional Coordinator-Southern Africa, Transparency International



Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Portobelo

09:00

The US Anti-corruption Reform Victories and the Ecosystem Behind Them
A grassroots, cross-partisan, anti-corruption movement in the United States is winning political equity through the direct democracy process of state ballot initiatives. Inspired by investigative journalism and a data-driven evaluation of state government accountability and transparency, activists have developed reform proposals, gathered hundreds of thousands of petitions and gone around their elected officials directly to the ballot box to win political equity reform through votes of the people.

Speakers
avatar for Marian Currinder

Marian Currinder

Policy Director, Government Accountability, Transparency International USA
Marian Currinder is the Policy Director for the government accountability portfolio at Transparency International -USA. She is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s domestic government accountability anti-corruption agenda, including federal and state laws and regulations to prevent public corruption, full disclosure of money spent in U.S. elections, and other measures to ensure that U.S. government institutions at... Read More →
avatar for Dan Krassner

Dan Krassner

Political Director, Represent.Us
Dan Krassner is the Political Director at Represent.Us, the largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign in the U.S. Dan served as a senior strategist on the successful campaign to pass America’s first statewide Anti-Corruption Act in South Dakota in 2016. He led the effort in 2014 to pass the first local Anti-Corruption Act in Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to joining Represent.Us, Dan co-founded Integrity Florida, a nonpartisan... Read More →
avatar for Johannes Tonn

Johannes Tonn

Director, Global Integrity
Data, Learning & Action for Open Governance. Ecosystems Thinking. Actionable Indicators. Adaptive Learning. Best-fit Governance. Doing Development Differently. Thinking and Working Politically. Political Efficacy.

Session Coordinator
avatar for Dan Krassner

Dan Krassner

Political Director, Represent.Us
Dan Krassner is the Political Director at Represent.Us, the largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign in the U.S. Dan served as a senior strategist on the successful campaign to pass America’s first statewide Anti-Corruption Act in South Dakota in 2016. He led the effort in 2014 to pass the first local Anti-Corruption Act in Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to joining Represent.Us, Dan co-founded Integrity Florida, a nonpartisan... Read More →



Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
Boquete

09:00

Transnational Kleptocratic Networks

In much of the world, corruption can't be described just as a collection of bad practices perpetrated by individuals.  Rather it is the operating principle of sophisticated and successful networks that weave together key government structures, businesses and criminal organizations, whose tentacles reach far beyond national borders.  Join Sarah Chayes to map out the structure of such networks, in light of the election of one of their members as president of the United States.   


Moderators
avatar for Sarah Chayes

Sarah Chayes

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sarah Chayes is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations. She is working on correlations between acute public corruption and the rise of militant extremism.A former reporter, she covered the fall of the... Read More →

Rapporteur
avatar for Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya

Regional Manager - Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International



Saturday December 3, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
The Innovation Hub

10:00

Lava Jato Case
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.

The inside process

Vladimir Netto, Globo TV, Brazil

The author of the Lava Jato book explains the inner mechanisms that explain the success of a mega investigation.

Judicial transparency

Rubens Valente, Folha de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Benefits of an unprecedented decisionto disclose judicial acts to the public during the judicial process.

Breaking news

Ricardo Brandt, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

The latest incidents of the Lava Jato process and their perspectives

Moderator: Laura Puertas, MEDCOM, Forum oj Journalists, Panama

Moderators
LP

Laura Puertas

Deputy Director of Information Services, Corporaciòn Medcom

Speakers
RB

Ricardo Brandt

State of Sao Paulo
VN

Vladimir Netto

Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism
RV

Rubens Valente

Folha de Sao Paulo


Saturday December 3, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

11:00

Coffee Break
Saturday December 3, 2016 11:00 - 11:30
TBA

11:00

Organised Crime
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


Terra bruta

Leonencio Nossa, O Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Corruption network in the judicial power and the Public Ministry allied with rural businessmen to plunder the forest.

Italian Mafia in South America

Juan Carlos Lezcano, ABC Color, Paraguay

Catch Me If You Can. The story of the most important cocaine trafficker of 'Ndrangheta'.

Drug traffickers in the presidential campaign

Raul Olmos, Aristegui Noticias, Mexico

The investigation that revealed the involvement of a drug cartel financing the candidate Enrique Peña Nieto.

Moderator: Luis Botello, International Center for Journalists, USA

Moderators
LB

Luis Botello

International Center for Journalists

Speakers
LN

Leonencio Nossa

O Estado de Sao Paulo
RO

Raul Olmos

Aristegui Noticias


Saturday December 3, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

11:30

Films for Transparency Screening: The Hooligan Sparrow
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: NANFU WANG
COUNTRY: USA
GENRE: Documentary
LENGTH: 84 min.
YEAR: 2016
LANGUAGE: English, Mandarin
SPEAKERS: Barbara Trionfi, International Press Institute, Executive Director

The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China, to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment, and imprisonment. Sparrow, who gained notoriety with her advocacy work for sex workers’ rights, continues to champion girls’ and women’s rights and arms herself with the power and reach of social media.

Filmmaker Wang becomes a target along with Sparrow, as she faces destroyed cameras and intimidation. Yet she bravely and tenaciously keeps shooting, guerrilla-style, with secret recording devices and hidden-camera glasses, and in the process, she exposes a startling number of undercover security agents on the streets. Eventually, through smuggling footage out of the country, Wang is able tell the story of her journey with the extraordinary revolutionary Sparrow, her fellow activists, and their seemingly impossible battle for human rights.

Hooligan Sparrow is Nanfu Wang’s feature debut. It’s executive produced by Andy Cohen, Executive Producer for Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2012) and Alison Klayman, Director/Producer of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry; co-written by Mark Monroe, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and six time Sundance veteran: The Cove (Winner, Best Documentary 2010 Academy Awards & Best Documentary Script, W.G.A. 2010); with original score by Nathan Halpern, Rich Hill (Grand Jury Prize, 2015), and graphics by Garry Waller, Watchers of the Sky (Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2014).



Speakers
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute
With an academic background in international relations and human rights, Barbara Trionfi joined the International Press Institute (IPI) in 2000 as a press freedom adviser for the Asia-Pacific region, where she had studied and worked for over two years, carrying out research in the field of human rights and freedom of expression.Later, as press freedom manager, she oversaw IPI’s global press freedom activities. Today, as executive director... Read More →

Film


Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
The IACC Cinema

11:30

Beyond 'Cases', Towards a Culture of Integrity
Corruption remains a challenge for governments, businesses and citizens worldwide. Recent scandals have shown that responding to breaches of integrity in taxes, procurement or counterfeits on a case by case basis is not an effective approach to rooting out corruption. Rather, government and non-government actors must work together to build a values-based culture of integrity across the public sector and society. Taking this whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to integrity as a starting point, the OECD has developed a new OECD Public Integrity Strategy, based on the long-standing experience of implementing the relevant OECD Recommendations in promoting integrity and policy frameworks, such as the management of conflicts of interest (OECD, 2003, 2005), transparency in lobbying (OECD, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014), the regulation of political finance (OECD, 2016a), public investment (OECD, 2016b), and policy capture (OECD, forthcoming) and learning from Integrity Reviews.

The OECD Public Integrity Strategy is embodied by the updated OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity (forthcoming), which is founded on the notion that an integrity system can only be effective if countries balance a values-based and compliance-based approach, and if the system is relevant given the actual risks of misconduct and corruption. In promoting integrity and tackling corruption in a systemic way policy makers can focus on three pillars:
• Building a coherent and comprehensive system by taking political and management responsibilities for a strategic integrity system for all public officials, based on clear values and ethical standards.
• Fostering culture of integrity through a whole-of-society approach, and through investing in integrity leadership, a merit-based public sector, and open organisational cultures responsive to integrity concerns.
• Enabling effective accountability through internal control and regulatory oversight to ensure compliance by the public sector, private sector and citizens with standards of public integrity, and through transparency and active participation by civil society in the public decision-making process.
This roundtable session aims at providing new insights to the debate on accountability and public integrity, by sharing good practices and debating how different stakeholders can contribute to a culture of integrity.

The panel will address questions such as:
 What are the key challenges in developing a culture of integrity across the government and society?
 What are effective ways to mainstream anti-corruption policies across the government?
 How can CSOs go beyond the traditional watchdog-role in instilling a culture of integrity?
 How van companies effectively build an organizational culture of integrity?

The panel will observe diversity in geographical background and gender, and will have a multi-stakeholder composition:
• A government representative/member of Parliament
• A CEO or business representative
• A Civil Society Representative
• An senior OECD representative

Moderators
JB

Julio Bacio Terracino

Deputy Head of the Public Sector Integrity Division, OECD

Speakers
avatar for Jermyn Brooks

Jermyn Brooks

Chair, Business Principles Steering Committee, Transparency International
avatar for Kyeong-ho Park

Kyeong-ho Park

Vice Chairman, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
avatar for Cornelia Richter

Cornelia Richter

Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Cornelia Richter was born in Stuttgart in 1954. She studied economics and social science at the University of Göttingen, where she also successfully completed a course in economic and social psychology. In 1979 she took a postgraduate course at the German Development Institute (DIE). Cornelia Richter began her professional career in 1980 as desk officer in the Planning and Research Division of the German Federal Ministry for Economic... Read More →
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Guillaume Valette-Valla

Secretary General, High Authority For Transparency

Session Coordinator
Rapporteur
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Amanda Sporre

Policy Analyst, OECD - Development Co-operation Directorate



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Chaquira

11:30

Enabling Integrity Through Incentives, Innovation and International Cooperation: MDBs perspectives on Successes and Challenges in the Global Fight against Corruption
This workshop is designed to:
• Offer examples on how MDBs are promoting integrity/identifying and deterring integrity risks in development projects .
• Present tools to support corruption fighters with new solutions, access to data and cooperation modalities.
• Engage with game changers participating at the conference to learn more about their experiences and shared challenges.

Within the context of anticorruption efforts at global, regional and national levels, MDBs have effectively positioned themselves as game changers, with the introduction of global mechanisms that raise the cost of corruption and heightened integrity due diligence requirements to assess risks posed by their counterparts to the integrity of the projects they finance. The collective impact of work undertaken by MDBs, CSOs, national anticorruption authorities and whistleblowers has created a solid foundation for knowledge sharing and action.

But what is next? There is clearly a need to address some of the more persistent challenges relating to capacity, whistleblowers and rule of law among others so as not to be outdated by new and more sophisticated patterns of fraud and corruption. These challenges include the disclosure of beneficial ownership information, whistleblowers protection, the use of data to proactively identify wrong doing, and increased cooperation with enforcement authorities and international organizations.

More specifically, the workshop will focus on:
(1) Current progress and future opportunities, new tools and emerging challenges within the operational context of MDB Integrity Offices and their growing engagement with (a) governments, (b) private sector and (c) CSOs.

(2) Based on their case portfolio & their existing coordination platform, MDBs representatives will present a number of priority issues while highlighting successes and challenges going forward. Linked to that, the workshop is an opportunity to share an MDB perspective on the global agenda as announced by the commitments made at the UK Anticorruption Summit (May 2016) and the subsequent meeting hosted by France to foster stronger collaboration among International Anticorruption Practitioners.

(3) Beyond cross debarment, what more can MDBs do to develop their role as game changers and global conveners, and ensure that their contribution to global anticorruption efforts is effectively aligned with advocacy efforts and other integrity and transparency initiatives.

Speakers
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Lisa Rosen

Chief Compliance Officer, EBRD
As Chief Compliance Officer, Lisa Rosen is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of integrity are applied throughout all activities of the EBRD. The Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, which is also the anti-money laundering office of the Bank, provides a range of advice and assistance to all Bank departments in assessing and evaluating integrity and reputational risks relating to proposed, as well as on-going, Bank... Read More →
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Duncan Smith

Deputy Head Of Division, European Investment Bank
Duncan Smith is the Deputy Head of Fraud Investigations at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg  where he is responsible for a wide range of policy, training/outreach, sanctions, prevention and deterrence issues. He qualified as a UK barrister and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1989. After 10 years prosecuting corporate fraud and  corruption cases at the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry and Serious... Read More →
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Clare Wee

Head, Office of Anticorruption and Integrity, Asian Development Bank
Ms. Clare Wee is Head of OAI, which is the focal point in ADB’s drive against corruption and for dealing with alleged incidents of corruption or fraud in its projects or by its staff. Ms. Wee joined OAI as Director after serving as Assistant General Counsel of ADB’s Office of the General Counsel from 2005-2007. | | Prior to working in ADB, Ms. Wee practiced law in New York City, USA with the law firm Whitman, Breed, Abott & Morgan. Her... Read More →
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Stephen Zimmermann

The World Bank
Stephen Zimmermann is the Director of Operations for the World Bank Integrity Vice- Presidency (INT). Mr. Zimmermann directs a multi-disciplinary team charged with detecting, investigating, sanctioning and preventing fraud and corruption in Bank-financed activities around the world. Since assuming his position, he has had a leading role in developing and implementing an expanded strategy for the World Bank’s integrity agenda. In addition... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Maristella Aldana

Chief, Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank
Maristella Aldana is the Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), an independent office responsible for ensuring IDB Group financed activities adhere to the highest ethical standards. In this capacity, Ms. Aldana leads a multidisciplinary group that investigates allegations of fraud and corruption in activities financed by the IDB Group and seeks the imposition of administrative... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Alexandra Habershon

Program Coordinator, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank
Alexandra is Program Coordinator for the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). Since joining INT in 2011 she has coordinated the activities of the World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA), has designed and delivered anti-corruption training programs and workshops, and coordinated special research projects. Her most recent policy and technical research has focused on whistleblower reporting mechanisms... Read More →



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Las Cestas

11:30

Gatekeepers: How Can We Keep Corrupt Cash Out of Clean Businesses?
Bankers, lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals, luxury goods dealers and others have the challenge of keeping corrupt money out of clean businesses. This could be a real estate broker in Miami asked to sell a condo to a person with highly questionable capital, or a lawyer asked to set up an account in a tax haven for a client with dubious credentials. This panel will address some of the issues these gatekeepers face, discuss the impact of allowing corrupt capital into clean businesses and markets, and explore ways to prevent this from happening in the future.  

Moderators
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Clark Gascoigne

Deputy Executive Director, The FACT Coalition
Clark Gascoigne is the Deputy Executive Director of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition (FACT Coalition), a non-partisan alliance of more than 100 state, national, and international organizations in the United States working toward a fair tax system that addresses the challenges of a global economy and promoting policies to combat the harmful impacts of corrupt financial practices. | | Mr. Gascoigne oversee's... Read More →

Speakers
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Tutu Alicante

Executive Director, EG Justice
Tutu Alicante is an Equatoguinean human right lawyer and anticorruption advocate. He is also the founder and executive director of EG Justice, a non-governmental organization that promotes human rights, rule of law, and transparency in Equatorial Guinea. He is a vocal critic of Equatorial Guinea’s state capture by its kleptocratic regime, and corporate complicity of multinational corporations.
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Greg Baer

President of the Association Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Payments Company, The Clearing House
Greg Baer is President of The Clearing House Association and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Clearing House Payments Company, the oldest and largest private sector payments operator in the United States. The Clearing House Association represents the interests of The Clearing House’s commercial bank ownership on a diverse range of regulatory and legislative matters through position papers, academic research, comment... Read More →
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Porter McConnell

Director, Financial Transparency Coalition
Porter McConnell is the Director of the Financial Transparency Coalition, a coalition of nonprofits, experts, and governments dedicated to curtailing illicit financial flows out of developing countries. She has worked at Oxfam America and the ONE campaign on issues ranging from global health to development finance to governance. Before coming to Washington, Porter was based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she built a network of... Read More →
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Eryn Schornick

Policy Advisor on Banks and Corruption, Global Witness

Session Coordinator
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Chris Sanders

Transparency International



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Boquete

11:30

Holistic Approaches to Supply Chain Management – Corruption as a Gateway to Other Crimes
This panel session will incorporate a range of industry experts looking at the topic of managing risks in value chain relationships stressing that we should not evaluate risks in silos but instead companies must take a holistic and cross cutting approach to value chain risk assessment.

Thomson Reuters analysis reveals high correlation between corruption and money laundering and bribery and slavery, indicating that corruption is a possible gateway to other crimes. Corruption can be an indicator of other abuses and that those that are willing to pay bribes and engage in corrupt behaviour are more likely to disregard human rights, environmental protections and safety standards. For example, corruption becomes an environmental issue when it is linked to improper granting of permits and licenses for natural resource exploitation or a safety issue when bribes are used to attain false certifications and bypass safety laws. 

As leading partners in the Tackling Corruption Together conference Thomson Reuters recognizes the need not only for a holistic approach to managing customer and third party risks but also to bring constituents such as business, civil society and governments together to address deep rooted and endemic issues.

Our multi-stakeholder panel features thought leaders from business, civil society and private sector with discussions with “lightning remarks” from each panelist followed by facilitated Q&A from the moderator and audience Q&A

The angle of different constituencies showcases different lenses on the topic. This will help to bring new perspectives to the audience, whilst at the same time gathering input and insights from them about what more can be done in terms of implementation.
By showcasing best practice and highlighting the inter-connectivity of issues we hope to highlight the importance of corruption as a priority issue to tackle as it can prevent opening a gateway to other crimes and abuses.

Aims and Objectives
- To highlight the interconnectivty of issues
- Address mechanisms for a holistic due diligence framework for customer and business partner -assessment
- Showcase best practice
- To highlight case studies, tools and examples from our panellists
- To encourage debate and gather insights and examples from audience engagement

Moderators
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Axel Threlfall

Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Speakers
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Anita Househam

UN Global Compact
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Ruth Freedom Pojman

Senior Advisor, CTHB, OSCE
Ruth Freedom Pojman is the Senior Advisor, OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (OSR/CTHB). She supports the Special Representative with policy level analysis and provides recommendations on issues relating to the application of principles of due diligence and transparency in addressing risks of exploitation throughout supply chains, to encourage governments to incorporate... Read More →
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James Swenson

Head of Proposition, Risk Managed Services, Thomson Reuters
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Peter van Veen

Director, Business Integrity Programme, Transparency International UK
Peter is the Director of TI-UK’s Business Integrity Programme and heads TI-UK’s business related activities, including research, advocacy and capability building. Recent works have included: “Managing Third Party Risk: Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link” and “ and “Wise Counsel or Dark Arts? Principles and Guidance for Responsible Corporate Political Engagement”. | | Peter works with a number of industry and professional... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Jo Webb

Global Engagement Manager, Thomson Reuters
I am passionate about sustainability and corporate responsibility and the role that companies, civil society and we as individuals can play in driving improvements in the standards for workers, society and the environment worldwide. Business plays an increasingly important role in setting the agenda and the need for transparent and holistic approaches to managing business relationships has never been more in demand. | I lead the stakeholder... Read More →



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
San Lorenzo

11:30

We will not be silenced! Civic Space Restrictions and Activism on Natural Resource Governance
Space for civil society is closing around the world. In resource-rich countries, activists work in an increasingly restrictive environment and are harassed for speaking out about natural resource governance. Although some individual cases have come to be known, particularly when leading to dramatic consequences a global overview accounting for the various patterns of abuses and restrictions composing this worrying trend is still lacking. In response, PWYP and CIVICUS have partnered to document more systematically the scope and variety of the shrinking civic space around the world and how it actively undermines efforts to achieve greater transparency and accountability in the management of natural resources. The results of this joint research will be presented at this workshop, which will offer an opportunity to discuss the main findings in light of real life experiences.

The workshop will start with a short presentation of the main findings from the PWYP-CIVICUS report. Hard evidence will be reinforced by 2 or 3 activists who will give their testimonies of the retaliation they suffered due to their work for transparency and accountability in the natural resource sector. Activists from different regions, including from local communities affected by extractive projects, will share their experiences in facing restrictive legislation (Azerbaijan), active persecution by the state authorities (Africa/Equatorial Guinea) and criminalisation (Latin America). Along with the analysis coming from the report, those personal stories should help the audience better understand how threats to civic space increasingly prevent civil society actors from playing an active role in promoting good governance in the natural resource sector. This will better equip the audience to actively participate in the second half of the workshop which will focus on exploring ways forward to preserve and enhance civic space. Building on the policy recommendations put forward in the PWYP-CIVICUS publication, panellists coming from various backgrounds will provide their own practical advice on how best to protect civil society and citizens from acute threats to their fundamental freedoms. We hope that this forward looking discussion will not only benefit from the panellists’ perspective but also from the broad range of experiences and insights present in the room.

Moderators
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Elisa Peter

Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
Elisa joined Publish What You Pay as its Executive Director in February 2016. She brings 20 years of experience in international campaigning, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She has worked and lived in central and north America, Europe and Russia. She witnessed the too often devastating impacts of large-scale resource exploitation on people and nature when living alongside indigenous communities in the arctic for five years... Read More →

Speakers
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Andrea Figari

Director for Community Engagement, Tactical Technology Collective
We can talk about: | - how technology influences life for activists, researchers, investigators. See https://www.exposingtheinvisible.org and https://tacticaltech.org/projects/visualising-advocacy | - how to stay safe online while using technology (basic digital security) See https://www.myshadow.org | - how technology can help women human rights defenders do their work better. See hhttps://tacticaltech.org/gender-and-tech-institute-latin-america... Read More →
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Robin Hodess

Advocacy & Research Group Director, TI-S
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Alfredo Okenve

ED, Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarollo - CEID
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Ines Pousadela

Policy and Research Officer, CIVICUS
Inés M. Pousadela is a Policy and Research Officer at CIVICUS, a researcher for OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism in Argentina, and an associate researcher at the Institute of Communication and Development (ICD) in Uruguay. She holds a PhD in Political Science (UB), a Master’s Degree in Economic Sociology (IDAES-UNSAM), a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (UBA, Argentina), and two Photography degrees from... Read More →
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Carmen Rosa Shuan Vega

Community leader
As president of the "Comité de Regante" and member of the "Coordinadora Regional de Comunidades Afectadas por la Minería (CORECAMI - Apurímac), Carmen Rosa Shuan has been leading her community's protests against mining activities on their ancestral lands. As such, she has been fighting for proper consultation processes, in line with the ILO Convention 169, and for more transparency about the expected social and... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Asmara Klein

Publish What You Pay
As EITI Coordinator, Asmara provides support to the civil society members on the International EITI board – helping them coordinate and amplify civil society perspectives in International Board decision-making, report back to their national and regional constituencies and facilitate their participation in the various board committees. She also assists PWYP’s coalitions with the development and management of EITI focused... Read More →



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Portobelo

11:30

Anti-Corruption Journalists and Activists: More Light, More Heat
Corruption is global, often ignoring national borders. It's based on a nimble network that helps wrongdoers hide ill-gotten gains in the shadows and deepens global inequality. Investigative journalists throw a spotlight onto these networks, forcing the truth into the open; activists then generate heat by pressuring governments and law enforcement to act.

Information sharing can increase impact. Nonetheless, journalists and activists often choose not to communicate. The desire for integrity and independence - on both sides - is strong and ingrained. But anti-corruption actors the world over are waking up to the fact that it takes a network to fight a network. There is a massive opportunity for journalists and activists to better coordinate their work to create positive, impactful and sustained change.

Communication and cooperation between journalists and activists isn’t new but what do we need to do to raise our game and make greater impact? This workshop will discuss important examples of where such communication and coordination have been effective and why, discuss a new initiative soon to be launched by TI and OCCRP to enhance global anti-corruption action, and explore how rigorous investigative work and targeted advocacy can be brought together in new ways.

Workshop Agenda


Introduction: 


Paul Radu: Investigative Journalist and Director, OCCRP
Anne Koch: Director, Transparency International

Paul and Anne will introduce a new anti-corruption initiative led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project in partnership with Transparency International. The multilateral global coalition will aim to improve cross-border communication between investigative journalists, researchers and activists with the ultimate goal of revealing and challenging grand corruption worldwide.

Panel Discussion: Bringing Journalists and Activists Together – A Conversation

Paul Radu: Investigative Journalist and Director, OCCRP
Anne Koch: Director, Transparency International

Patrick Alley: Director and Co-founder, Global Witness
Beatrice Edwards:  International Program Director, Government Accountability Project
Carlos Hernandez: President and Co-founder, Association for a More Just Society (AJS)
David Kaplan: Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Marina Walker: Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Expected contributors from the floor

Astrid Leij: Executive Director, Centro Liber
Carlos Hernandez/Kurt Verbeeck: TI Honduras
Ilya Shumanov: TI Russia
Achref Aouadi: I Watch Tunisia
Carlo Eduardo Huertas, Director Connectas


 

Moderators
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Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Giannina Segnini currently is Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program at theJournalism School at Columbia University in New York. Until February 2014, Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion. The team was fully dedicated to unfold investigative stories by gathering, analyzing and visualizing public databases. Her team processed the data and developed the... Read More →

Speakers
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Patrick Alley

Director, Global Witness
Patrick Alley is a Co-founder and Director of Global Witness, which focuses on preventing conflict and corruption arising from the use of natural resources. Mr. Alley focuses on tackling the trade in Conflict Resources (natural resource trade that can cause, perpetuate and fund conflict). In particular Mr. Alley works on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, and also leads Global Witness’ campaign against industrial... Read More →
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Beatrice Edwards

International Program Director, Former Executive Director, Government Accountability Project
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Carlos Hernandez

Executive President, Asociación para una Sociedad Mas Justa (ASJ)
Carlos Hernández is the co-founder and president of the Association for a More Just Society (AJS). He is also president of the civil society coalition Transformemos Honduras and a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Peace and Justice in Honduras. Hernández received his bachelor’s degree from the National Autonomous University in Honduras in 1994, and a Project Planning and Evaluation Certificate from the... Read More →
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a new platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. | | Twitter: @IDashboard
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Marina Walker

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Anne Koch

Director, Europe And Central Asia, Transparency International
Director for Europe and Central Asia for Transparency International, where she is responsible for supporting the work of 45 autonomous chapters and leading a team at TI in Berlin. The anti-corruption work includes public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, international development, institutional capacity-building and other initiatives. She has also had an award-winning career in broadcast journalism, including Deputy... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Casey Kelso

Advocacy Director, TI-S
Let's talk about accountability for the grand corrupt... And the illicit financial flows that are sent ping-ponging around the world to buy mansions, jets and yachts. Who would you nominate as the worst of a bad bunch?



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Chocoe room - The innovation hub

12:00

The Press and the Peace Process in Colombia
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.

A critical look at the role of journalism during negotiation and consultation. 

Maria Jimena Duzan, Director, Semana en Vivo, Colombia

Fernando Ramirez, Director, La Patria, Colombia

Daniel Coronell, Director, Univision, USA

Moderator: Maria Teresa Ronderos, Open Society Foundations

Moderators
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María Teresa Ronderos

Open Society Foundations

Speakers
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María Jimena Duzán

Director, Semana en Vivo
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Fernando Ramírez

Director, La Patria


Saturday December 3, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

13:00

Traditional Reporting, Data Journalism, Big Leaks?
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


Current trends in investigative journalism.

A conversation between Gerardo Reyes (Univision, USA), David Kaplan (Global Investigative Journalism Network) and Ricardo Uceda (IPYS). 

Speakers
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
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Gerardo Reyes

Leader of the Investigative Team, Univision


Saturday December 3, 2016 13:00 - 13:30
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

13:30

Lunch
Saturday December 3, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
TBA

14:30

Time for Security
Governments, activists, ordinary citizens and journalists too often live under danger caused by terrorism, trafficking, organised crime and state repression. These threats are weakening civic space at an unprecedented pace. Increasingly, civil liberties such as freedom of speech, association or assembly have been closed under the guise of national, regional or even global security. How can governments and society work together to fight organised crime, trafficking, terrorism and state capture alike while upholding the civic space?

Moderators
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Jess Search

Chief Executive, BRITDOC Foundation
Jess Search is Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation which, in partnership with the Bertha Foundation, gives funding and support to award winning documentary journalism such as CITIZENFOUR , Virunga, No Fire Zone, The Square, Dirty Wars. In partnership with the Ford Foundation and Sundance Institute the Foundation created and runs The Good Pitch which partners films with NGOs, foundations and brands at events in Nairobi, Jakarta, Sydney... Read More →

Speakers
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Michel Forst

United Nations, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
The mandate on the situation of human rights defenders was established in 2000 by the Commission on Human Rights (as a Special Procedure) to support implementation of the 1998 Declaration on human rights defenders. In 2014, with resolution 25/18, the Human Rights Council, decided to continue the mandate on human rights defenders for a consecutive period of three years. In June 2014, Mr. Michel Forst (France) was appointed by the... Read More →
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Liu Jianchao

Vice Minister of National Bureau of Corruption Prevention
Liu Jianchao, born February 23, 1964, Jilin Province, is the current Ambassador of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the Republic of Indonesia. He was formerly the chief spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the former director-general of its Information Department. From March 2009 to December 2011, Liu was Chinese ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines. He studied International Relations at Oxford University... Read More →
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Magdy Martínez-Solimán

UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Assistant Administrator, UNDP
Magdy Martínez-Solimán is Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, and UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.  Prior to this appointment he was the Deputy Director, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP. He is a lawyer by training, a former practicing barrister and Assistant Professor of International Law. He has worked and written on Political Systems and... Read More →
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Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute
With an academic background in international relations and human rights, Barbara Trionfi joined the International Press Institute (IPI) in 2000 as a press freedom adviser for the Asia-Pacific region, where she had studied and worked for over two years, carrying out research in the field of human rights and freedom of expression.Later, as press freedom manager, she oversaw IPI’s global press freedom activities. Today, as executive director... Read More →
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Ivan Velasquez

Commissioner, International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala


Saturday December 3, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
Master Plenary Hall

16:00

Coffee Break
Saturday December 3, 2016 16:00 - 16:30
TBA

16:30

Building Trust at Local Level: The role of Transparency in Local Government to Promote Citizen Participation in Public Affairs

The objectives of the session are:

  • Provide experiences and best practices of the participating Mayors to showcase how they create increased citizen trust in their local governments.
  • Identify problems and solutions in the process of implementing transparency policies.
  • Debate and discuss with participants new ideas and trends that can promote more effective, transparent and just cities.

The session will be organized by the Urban GLASS project (www.urban-glass), an initiative by UN-Habitat (the United Nations Human Settlement Program) and the FEMP (Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces) www.femp.es in partnership with the Global Fund for the development of cities (www.fmdv.net), the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (www.clgf.gov.uk) and the UCLG Middle East section (uclg-mewa.org). The event will involve the contribution of CityEthics www.cityethics.org, an organization focused on municipal anti-corruption best practices.

In many parts of the world, there is a deep and worrisome crisis of confidence in the role of the public sector. The public sector is the responsible entity for service delivery to citizens in a way that promotes or hinders equal access and faith in the fairness of the process.   For most citizens, the municipality is the first (and often the only) gate of access to public administration and government. Local governments are closer to the people and are responsible to provide essential basic services such as water, electricity, sanitation or waste collection. Additionally, local governments are often the only entities providing the direct link between national strategies and policies to citizens. Most of the public trust in government is produced (or lost) at the local level. 

Many local governments in the world are fighting the battle for transparency in providing services and desire increased participation of their citizens in public affairs. It is true that cities are places where corruption and mismanagement of public funds happen, but it is also the place where creative efforts are being implemented to bring openness to local public management, and this is what will be showcased in this workshop.

SPEAKERS
  • Darrell Bradley, Mayor of Belize, representing the Commonwealth Local Government Forum www.clgf.go.uk
  • Héctor Darío Pérez, Mayor of San Pedro de los Milagros, Representing the Federation of Colombian Municipalities www.fcm.org.co
  • Carlos Martinez, Mayor of Soria, Representing the FEMP, Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Regions www.femp.es


Moderators
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Carla Miller

President, City Ethics
Carla is the Founder and President of City Ethics (www.cityethics.org) a non-profit organization that offers online tools and resources to people who want to fight local government corruption. Carla started her career as a federal prosecutor with a focus on white collar crime; she recently finished a 2 year network fellowship at the E.J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. Carla was an officer of COGEL (www.cogel.org), the national... Read More →

Speakers
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Darrell Bradley

Mayor of Belize
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Carlos Martinez

Mayor of Soria
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Héctor Darío Pérez

Mayor of San Pedro de los Milagros

Session Coordinator
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Diana Lopez Caramazana

Head, Local Government Unit, Un-Habitat, United Nations Human Settlements Progr
I have been dedicated to issues related to local governance and the role of local governments in international development since 1997 when I entered the UN System as information manager at the International Labour Organisation – ILO, providing expertise on local economic development for local governments in Latin America. In 2003 I was detached by the ILO to the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, contributing to build tools for economic... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Juana Lopez Pagan

Secretary of the Spanish Delegation of the Chamber of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe
Law Degree University of Murcia (Spain), Master in European Union law by the University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain), PhD in Political Science University Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). Head of International Affairs and Development Cooperation since 2008 in the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces. Secretary of the Spanish Delegation of the Chamber of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. Her research... Read More →



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

16:30

Corruption, Security and Organized Crime
Moderators
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Frank Vogl

Co-founder, Individual Member
For more than 40 years, as a journalist, as a World Bank senior official, as an anti-corruption civil society leader, Frank has been engaged with global economics, banking, governance and anti-corruption. Co-founder and former Vice Chairman/Advisor to the Managing Director/Member of the Advisory Council – Transparency International (TI) | Co-founder/Member of the Board of Directors and former Vice Chairman – Partnership for... Read More →

Speakers
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Katie Ford

CEO, Freedom For All
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Karen Greenaway

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI - International Corruption Unit
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Samuel de Jaegere

Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor for West and Central Africa, UNODC
Mr. Samuel De Jaegere is the UNODC Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor for West and Central Africa. In this position, which he holds since April 2013, he is responsible for the implementation of several anti-corruption projects, including research and technical assistance focusing on the link between corruption, organised crime and terrorism, citizen participation and oversight, and the development of legal and institutional measures to prevent... Read More →
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Galina J. Mikhlin-Oliver

Director of Strategy and Core Services, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank
Galina Mikhlin-Oliver is the Director of Strategy at the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency, overseeing staff and vendor investigations, and the preventive, forensic, and integrity compliance functions. | | Before joining INT in 2009, she managed a major review of internal controls over IDA/World Bank operations, drove important policy reforms, and negotiated a Fiduciary Principles Accord between UN and the World Bank. | | She... Read More →
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Gerardo Reyes

Leader of the Investigative Team, Univision
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Dr. Louise Shelley

Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, Traccc, George Mason University
Illicit trade, human trafficking, transnational crime, corruption and terrorism, illicit wildlife trade | author of Dirty Entanglements:Corruption, Crime and Terrorism.
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Jodi Vittori

Senior Policy Advisor, Global Witness
Jodi Vittori is a Senior Policy Advisor at Global Witness, a lecturer at US National War Cillege, and a former US Air Force officer.  

Session Coordinator
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Zoe Reiter

Regional Programme Manager, TI-S
Transparency International

Rapporteur
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William Bennett

Conflict and Security Adviser, Saferworld
Will joined Saferworld in October 2013 as Conflict and Security Advisor for the policy team and leads their work on security and justice. Will previously worked in the fields of conflict transformation, human rights, and peace education for international organisations including UNICEF, Amnesty, Generations for Peace, and Right to Play. Will holds a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol; an MA (Hons) in War Studies from... Read More →



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

16:30

Fighting corruption with biometrics, crowds, nudges, vitamins and other strange things – what are we learning, how can we know more, where could we venture next?
#eclecticintegrity: this session brings together an eclectic mix of anti-corruption researchers and practitioners to discuss some interesting new insights, innovative research approaches and promising pathways for future action in the field – all with a focus on how citizens can be empowered to help tackle corruption and a keen interest to discuss ideas that the audience brings to the table. 

Speakers include:

Rebecca Rumbul – Research Director of MySociety

Eliza Keller – Senior Policy Associate at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-Pal)

Caryn Peiffer – Fellow at the International Development Department of the University of Birmingham

Jermyn Brooks - Transparency International

Dieter Zinnbauer – Transparency International

 

 

 

 

 

Moderators
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Dieter Zinnbauer

Transparency International
news: @dzinnbauer | disagree with my ideas: | http://ssrn.com/author=1588618 | get annoyed by my blogging: | ambient-accountability.org | govtechrity.tumblr.com

Speakers
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Jermyn Brooks

Chair, Business Principles Steering Committee, Transparency International
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Caryn Peiffer

Research fellow, Developmental Leadership Program in the International Development Department
Caryn Peiffer is a Research Fellow for the Developmental Leadership Program in the International Development Department. A political scientist by training, her main research interests lie in the causes, consequences and measurements of corruption and anticorruption reforms, developmental state business relations, and political accountability. Most recently, she co-authored (with Richard Rose) Paying Bribes for Public Services: A Global Guide to... Read More →
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Rebecca Rumbul

Head of Research, mySociety
Talk to me about anything! Particularly interested in civic tech, open government and research on these themes anywhere in the world.



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

16:30

It's Time for Institutional Cooperation to Fight Corruption: Setting a Latin American Network of Transparency and Anticorruption Public Agencies
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
Chaquira

16:30

New Trends in Fundraising: Where's the Money for Transparency?
The role of International Cooperation in providing resources to sustain the work of CSOs, is central, especially in countries without an enabling environment. But these agents are not the only ones in the field of available resources for these organizations, and there are many ways to generate resources, monetary and others related with social capital.

In the last years, with the arise and consolidation of social networks and the development of new technologies, is possible to think in engaging people – individuals, communities, great philanthropists, employees, etc. - in the sustainability of diverse causes. And transparency, integrity and fight against impunity, are not less important to many of them than education or environment, but in general, are invisible topics to support.

In this session, we want to map not only the new tendencies in fundraising for these topics, but also find the links between "the new and the old": strategies of diversification of funds for CSOs, must think the lines that connect the presence of International Cooperation´s resources with other sources.

Thus, there are almost 3 aspects to be considered:

a) The role of International Cooperation aid to develop solid structures of joints or networks of CSOs that can work together, and create synergy (i.e. providing middle and long time grants, to create structures and capacity)

c) The chance for CSOs themselves generate resources that can be reinvest nonprofit in the organization to guarantee its sustainability (i.e. social enterprises)

In this manner, diversifying is to link resources - international, public, privates, individuals, etc- in agendas harmonized with the CSOs necessities, especially of those that work with problematic that can be supported for other means or that can be resisted in local level: this is the case of transparency, integrity and fight against impunity.

Speakers
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Pilar Arcidiacono

Board member, Poder Ciudadano
Political Scientist, Magister in Social Policies and PhD in Social Sciences (Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). | Board Member of Poder Ciudadano (Argentine Chapter of Transparency International) and member of the RACI (Red Argentina para la Cooperación Internacional)Executive Committee | Professor of Politcal Sociology and researcher in CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas).
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Juliana Catania

Deputy Director, RACI (Argentine Network for International Cooperation)
Graduated on Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires (Class of 2007-Graduated with honors). She completed a Masters in Public Policy and Development Management at UNSAM/Georgetown (2012-ongoing thesis). As a fellow of Fundación Carolina she completed a Masters in Immigration Management (2012) at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. She also has a diploma in Evaluation on International Cooperation and Development Projects at... Read More →
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Barbara Gerold-Wolke

Resource Development Coordinator, TI-S
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Gabriela Sbarra

Regional Liason Coordinator, Fundacion InterAmericana
Sociologist. Community Development Specialist in LAC. Experiences and practices in community development projects: strengthening democracy through transparency in decision-making and accountability to the community. International Cooperation: transparency as cross topic in grassroots development.

Session Coordinator
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Juliana Catania

Deputy Director, RACI (Argentine Network for International Cooperation)
Graduated on Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires (Class of 2007-Graduated with honors). She completed a Masters in Public Policy and Development Management at UNSAM/Georgetown (2012-ongoing thesis). As a fellow of Fundación Carolina she completed a Masters in Immigration Management (2012) at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. She also has a diploma in Evaluation on International Cooperation and Development Projects at... Read More →



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

16:30

Using Big Bad Open Data to Fight Systemic Corruption: Does the UK Beneficial Ownership Data Help?
This session will discuss how contracts, registration data, regulatory filings and beneficial ownership data can help change the incentives and feedback loops inherenet in the current systems that enable corruption. The UK will start releasing beneficial ownership data from June, making it the first dataset of it’s kind. The transparency and business community has lobbied hard to see this data being collected and published publicly - as open data. The question we will discuss in this session is - was it worth it? The participants will also get a chance to get a sneak peek into the Global beneficial ownership register project by OpenCorporates, Global Witness, Open Contracting Partnership, The B Team, The Web Foundation, and Transparency International.

Speakers
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Gavin Hayman

Director / Directeur administratif, Open Contracting Partnership
Gavin is currently the Executive Director of Open Contracting Partnership and, before that, he was the Executive Director of Global Witness. At Global Witness, he oversaw all of Global Witness’ groundbreaking and award-winning investigative, campaigning, and advocacy work, uncovering secret deals, corruption, and conflict around the world. He helped create the international Publish What You Pay campaign and helped negotiate the... Read More →
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Robin Hodess

Advocacy & Research Group Director, TI-S
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Eryn Schornick

Policy Advisor on Banks and Corruption, Global Witness

Session Coordinator


Saturday December 3, 2016 16:30 - 18:30
The Innovation Hub

18:00

Films for Transparency Screening: Granito de Arena (How to Nail a Dictator)
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Pamela Yates
PRODUCER: Paco de Onís, Skylight Pictures
COUNTRY: Guatemala, USA
LENGTH: 104 min.
YEAR: 2012
GENRE: Documentary
LANGUAGE: Spanish-English / SUBTITLES: English-Spanish
SPECIAL GUESTS: Pamela Yates (director), Paco de Onís (producer)

SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
The extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
A veces una película hace historia, no sólo la documenta. Así ocurre con Granito, el asombroso nuevo documental de Pamela Yates. En parte thriller político, en parte memorias, Yates nos transporta atrás en el tiempo a través de un fascinante y evocador relato de un genocidio y vuelve al presente de la mano de unos personajes unidos por el destino y por la búsqueda para llevar a un dictador terrible ante la justicia.

Speakers
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Manfredo Marroquin

ACCION CIUDADANA
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Paco de Onis

Executive Director & Producer, Skylight
We are a human rights media organization, using documentary film and innovative media strategies to advance human rights. Our new film, "500 Years", will be released in early 2017 and covers the indigenous resistance movement in Guatemala that joined with urban active social forces to bring down the government of Otto Pérez Molina.

Film


Saturday December 3, 2016 18:00 - 19:30
The IACC Cinema

19:00

The Gala Dinner featuring the Anti-Corruption Awards & the Latin American Journalism Award
This event will take place in the Atlapa Convention Center.

Saturday December 3, 2016 19:00 - Sunday December 4, 2016 23:30
TBA
 
Sunday, December 4
 

10:00

Human Rights
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


Daniel Ortega’s sexual abuse case.

Judith Flores, Diario de las Americas, USA

New accusations, new sources and documentation.

The wait

Matheus Leitao, BRIO, Brazil

After searching for 15 years a journalist finds the one responsible for the torture of his parents. He interviews him… does he forgive him?

The Deputy Secretary General of the UN and his past

Sebastian Escalon, Plaza Pública, Guatemala

The incredible story of Edmond Mulet and the children he exported

Moderator: Eduardo Lim Yueng, TVN, Forum of Journalists, Panamá.

Moderators
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Eduardo Lim Yueng

TVN, Forum of Journalists

Speakers
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Sebastian Escalon

Plaza Pública
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Judith Flores

Diario de las Americas


Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 11:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

10:00

Films for Transparency Screening: El Alcalde
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Carlos Rossini & Emiliano Altuna
COUNTRY: Mexico
LENGTH: 80 min.
YEAR: 2012
GENRE: Documentary
LANGUAGE: Spanish / SUBTITLES: English
SPECIAL GUESTS: Carlos Rossini (director)

SYNOPSIS ENGLISH
The Mayor offers an intimate understanding of the current situation in Mexico from a side of the spectrum rarely accessed: someone in a position of power. Fearless, and surprisingly affable, Fernández has no qualms about how he gets his job done, nor do his residents seem to mind. Since his election, crime rates, though still high, are down.

SINOPSIS ESPAÑOL
Mauricio Fernández es el polémico alcalde de San Pedro Garza García, el municipio más rico y seguro de América Latina. Un personaje que se presenta a sí mismo como una figura capaz de mantener su municipio “limpio” de la presencia de los cárteles de la droga sin importar los métodos para conseguirlo. “El Alcalde” describe una etapa salvaje de un país marcado por la violencia y el desprestigio de la clase gobernante.


Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
The IACC Cinema

10:00

Anti-corruption working group side meeting
The Open Government Partnership set out an ambitious agenda in its initial Open Government Declaration that included countries adopting “robust anti-corruption policies, mechanisms and practices”. With 70 countries and a growing community of civil society organizations now part of the Partnership, OGP is positioned to be a critical action-forcing platform in the global anti-corruption movement. In order to advance anti-corruption commitments in OGP national action plans, the Anti-Corruption Working Group was formed in early 2016. 

The goal of the Anti-corruption Working Group is to support governments and civil society organizations to adopt and implement of meaningful anti-corruption commitments through identifying and sharing good practices, advocating for a greater number and ambition of commitments, and promoting peer learning. In 2017, governments and civil society organizations in 16 countries will be developing new national action plans. In light of this opportunity, the Anti-corruption Working Group will be holding a moderated discussion with government and civil society organization on the means and ways that the working group can support countries’ ambitions of adopting and implementing transformative anti-corruption commitments. 

The session will target the 16 countries developing new action plans but will also invite and discuss ways to support countries that will be implementing commitments in 2017. The outcomes of the session will be an increased awareness among OGP stakeholders about the anti-corruption working group and increased information from stakeholders on how the working group can meet their needs.

Moderators
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Robin Hodess

Advocacy & Research Group Director, TI-S
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José María Marin

Programmes Coordinator, Transparency International

Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
Boquete

10:00

Corruption in the North and the South: Twins or Strangers?
In Europe and the US polls indicate 70% of the population consider political parties and national congresses to be corrupt. TI’s Global Corruption Barometer suggests that this is surprisingly close to opinion polled across the developing world. Are these perceptions recording the same thing or is corruption different in the ‘north’ and the ‘south’?

Two recent books by authors close to TI explore these questions.

• Laurence Cockcroft and Anne-Christine Wegener in ‘Unmasked : Corruption in the West’ lay bare the structures of corruption with which voters are concerned in Europe and the US - an issue given far too little attention in the current debate on populist politics. ‘Unmasked’ examines corruption in political finance, lobbying, multinational companies, the judiciary and the police, environmental regulation, and sport. It also shows how the financial crisis can be ascribed in part to corruption and identifies the offshore sector as the fulcrum in which the fruits of corruption and corporate tax evasion are held in ways which governments in the north have been complicit. This a unique analysis of corruption in Europe and America showing how far the west has to go to clean its own house – while the world is watching. These issues will be presented and debated in this session.

• Frank Vogl’s ‘Waging War on Corruption – Inside The Movement Fighting The Abuse of Power’ is a well-established analysis of the impact of corruption in the south, the progress made in addressing it over the least 25 years, TI’s roles, and crucial key challenges. In a new Afterword, the author stresses that the time has come for more attention to the crucial issue of enforcing the important anti-corruption conventions, laws and top summit pledges. The paperback edition with additional material has just been published.


Moderators
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Huguette Labelle

Former Chair, Expert Advisor Policy & Development, Individual Member
Huguette Labelle is the former Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, member of the Board of the Global Centre... Read More →

Speakers
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Laurence Cockcroft

Author and Transparency International co-founder, Individual Member
Laurence Cockcroft is a development economist who has worked for governments, international organizations, and private- and public-sector entities. He is a founding member of Transparency International and was formerly chairman of its UK chapter. He is the author of ‘Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World’.
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Anne Koch

Director, Europe And Central Asia, Transparency International
Director for Europe and Central Asia for Transparency International, where she is responsible for supporting the work of 45 autonomous chapters and leading a team at TI in Berlin. The anti-corruption work includes public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, international development, institutional capacity-building and other initiatives. She has also had an award-winning career in broadcast journalism, including Deputy... Read More →
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Elizabeth Ungar

Executive Director, Transparency International Colombia
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Frank Vogl

Co-founder, Individual Member
For more than 40 years, as a journalist, as a World Bank senior official, as an anti-corruption civil society leader, Frank has been engaged with global economics, banking, governance and anti-corruption. Co-founder and former Vice Chairman/Advisor to the Managing Director/Member of the Advisory Council – Transparency International (TI) | Co-founder/Member of the Board of Directors and former Vice Chairman – Partnership for... Read More →
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Anne-Christine Wegener

Author, Anti-Corruption Advisor
Author of "Unmasked - Corruption in the West", co-authored with Laurence Cockcroft; formerly TI Defence and Security Programme Manager and Deputy Director until 2013 and freelance anti-corruption and compliance advisor; since 2016 with Germany's GIZ as Advisor on Sectoral Anti-Corruption; currently on maternity leave and here in a private capacity; transparency related to environmental and business issues, security and organised crime, sports... Read More →



Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
San Lorenzo

10:00

Decentralization, citizen participation and risks of corruption
In Panama, the decentralization process became effective as of 2015, when Law 37 of 2009 was reformed, which decentralized public administration and issued provisions. The news, in a highly centralist country, was received by the population with some doubts that were clarified along the way, because what is intended to achieve is that municipalities generate development, equity and social justice through transparent management and Participatory approach.
Unfortunately, the damage caused by the scourge of corruption in all areas of social life has caused enormous losses to the public funds that could be used to solve problems faced by the population. The collective frustration over the deficit of solutions and the impunity perceived by the communities are producing a growing distrust between the communities and their authorities, which affects the possibility of the joint construction of projects that can serve the communities.
The current decentralization process has generated hope for organized citizens who can influence decisions, even though it is still aware that its power remains very small, but we value the different mechanisms of participation contemplated in the law as an opportunity to create the spaces for consultation and decide for an efficient public investment at the local level.
Promoting a culture of co-responsibility, citizen control, strengthening trust relations between local authorities and the population, reduce social unrest and hence the importance of organizing information and training forums that allow us to approach public management to the people through the respectful dialogue between all the social actors that participate of the social life in our country.
For this purpose the objectives of the round table would be the following:
• Identify the main problems in terms of corruption and programs that are developed for transparency in the administration of public resources in our country
• Know the progress made by the State organs in the process of decentralization that takes place in the country.
• Recognize the work that CSOs have developed in terms of citizen participation and transparency.



Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
Chaquira

10:00

Sectoral Transparency Initiatives - The Normative Impact of Multi-Stakeholder Deliberation
In view of the positive experience with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a number of sectoral transparency Initiatives are being established. Leading initiatives are the Construction Sector Transparency Initiatiatice (CoST), Garment Inustries Transparency Initiative (GITI), Fisheries Transparency Initiative( FiTI), Climate Transparency (CT), German Textil Bündnis. Their status and impact, in particular the capacity to gradually develop relatively narrow (harmless) mandates into meaningful normative standards, appear to offer solutions for governance change in many intractable situations.Practicioners and leaders of the Transparency Initiatives would be asked to present the status and evaluate the progress made with their initiatives.

Speakers
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Peter Eigen

Founder, Chair Advisory Council, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Council
Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is a lawyer by training. He has worked in economic development for 25 years, mainly as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America; from 1988 to 1991 he was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank. Under Ford Foundation sponsorship, he provided legal and technical assistance to the governments of Botswana and Namibia. In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI... Read More →
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Bernadine Fernz

Policy Advisor, Engineers Against Poverty
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Gavin Hayman

Director / Directeur administratif, Open Contracting Partnership
Gavin is currently the Executive Director of Open Contracting Partnership and, before that, he was the Executive Director of Global Witness. At Global Witness, he oversaw all of Global Witness’ groundbreaking and award-winning investigative, campaigning, and advocacy work, uncovering secret deals, corruption, and conflict around the world. He helped create the international Publish What You Pay campaign and helped negotiate the... Read More →
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Sebastian Wegner

Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform / Fisheries Transparency Initiative
Sebastian Wegner is a Senior Coordinator for Anti-Corruption and Good Governance projects at HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA. He is responsible for the Fisheries Transparency Initative for which the Platform is hosting the International Secretariate since May 2015. | Sebastian is an economist with several years of experience working in the areas of anti-corruption, corporate compliance, governance and transparency. He has special expertise in conceptualizing... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Peter Eigen

Founder, Chair Advisory Council, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Council
Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is a lawyer by training. He has worked in economic development for 25 years, mainly as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America; from 1988 to 1991 he was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank. Under Ford Foundation sponsorship, he provided legal and technical assistance to the governments of Botswana and Namibia. In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Elizabeth Tronsor

Transparency International Secretariat



Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
Las Cestas

10:00

For an effective implementation of UNCAC in support of SDG Goal 16
Insecurity and injustice are a daily fact of life for a large proportion of people worldwide, especially the poor. There is strong evidence and wide consensus that this environment provides a fertile ground  for corruption to thrive. It is also documented that sustainable development cannot flourish under these circumstances. The workshop aims to show-case good practices in promoting Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals. Related to its anti-corruption mandate, UNODC has been partnering with the UNCAC Coalition to effectively promote the implementation of UNCAC and its review mechanism and to provide civil society a constructive role in participating in this process. The objective of the workshop will be to look at how the best practices presented can be replicated especially in view of the review of chapter II of the UNCAC on Prevention in the second cycle.  

Moderators
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Mirella Dummar Frahi

UNODC
Mirella Dummar Frahi holds a master’s degree in political science from Sapienza University of Rome. After one year in the private sector, she joined the United Nations in 1989 where she served in a number of different capacities and with various agencies of the system, including four years in Pakistan – covering Afghanistan with the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). | Since 2006 she has led the Civil Society... Read More →

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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Christine Clough

Program Manager, Acting Communications Director, Global Financial Integrity
Christine Clough is a Program Manager at Global Financial Integrity (GFI). Her work at GFI focuses on research projects, events, and the Policy Advisory Program; at present she also serves as GFI's Acting Communications Director. Christine has represented GFI on the UNCAC Civil Society Coalition Coordinating Committee since 2013. Prior to joining GFI, Christine was employed most recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of... Read More →
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Gillian Dell

Head of Conventions Unit, UNCAC Coalition
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Manzoor Hasan

Chair, UNCAC Coalition
Manzoor Hasan is currently serving as the Executive Director of South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), and the Chair of UN Convention against Corruption Coalition (UNCAC) since June, 2014. Mr. Hasan is also a member of the Advisory Council of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University. Previously he worked as the Deputy Executive Director of BRAC, the largest NGO in the world. He was also... Read More →
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Rukshana Nanayakkara

Advocacy Manager: Sustainable Development Goals, Transparency International Secretariat
If you have any questions/doubts about how to use SDGs in your fight against corruption let's have a chat . We explore possibilities , learn from each other and take small strides forward! | In summary KEEP CALM AND INTEGRATE ANTI-CORRUPTION WORK TO ALL SDG TARGETS
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Candice Welsch

Chief, Implementation Support Section Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, UNODC
Candice Welsch is Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  She leads a team based in both Vienna and the field that is responsible for providing technical assistance to countries in preventing and combating corruption under the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Ms. Welsch previously held positions in the Justice Section and... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Maria Liina Adomeit

Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser (Pacific), UNODC
Ms. Maria Adomeit has worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in different capacities since 2007. Currently, she works as the Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser for the Pacific, coordinating the joint UNODC-UNDP Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project (UN-PRAC). Previously, she has worked with the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in the areas related to the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption... Read More →



Sunday December 4, 2016 10:00 - 12:00
The Innovation Hub

11:00

Investigations on Minorities
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


The murdering mothers

Angelica Lugo, Runrun.es, Venezuela

The organized mafia that controls the sex industry in the main prostitution square of Caracas.

The Miskitos Hell

Wilfredo Miranda, Confidencial, Nicaragua

Trafficking of indigenous lands involving government officials and the Attorney General.

Indigenous health

Talita Bedinelli, El País, Brazil

Infant deaths in 34 special districts of the Amazon.

Moderator: Lina Vega, Forum of Journalists, Panama

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Lina Vega

Forum of Journalists

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

12:00

Coffee Break
Sunday December 4, 2016 12:00 - 12:30
TBA

12:00

Investigative Chronicles
Transparency International and the Latin America Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have partnered for the IACC 2016 and for the IPYS 2016 Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference COLPIN. Throughout the 20 IACC-COLPIN Sessions we aim to showcase some of the most important corruption related investigations from around the world while discussing their impact and striving to forge stronger bonds between advocates and journalists.


The impossible man

Mauri Konig, Gazeta do Povo, Brazil

He escaped a fire when he was a baby, was tortured when young, survived two poisonings and a shot to the head, butthere is more…

Elba Esther’s plane

Mario Gutiérrez, Nexos, Mexico

Reconstructing the life of a union boss from inside a private plane.

The Manubens Calvet in heritance

Sergio Carreras, La Voz del Interior, Argentina

The deadly fight between the real and the alleged beneficiaries of the country’s largest and more scandalous inheritance.

Moderator: Christopher Acosta, IPYS, Peru

Moderators
Speakers
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Sergio Carreras

La Voz del Interior
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Mauri Konig

Gazeta do Povo


Sunday December 4, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
The IACC/IPYS Colpin Conference

12:30

Films for Transparency Screening: Shadow World
Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: Johan Grimonprez
LENGTH: 94 min.
YEAR: 2016
LANGUAGE: English
SPEAKERS: Andrew Feinstein, Paul Holden (Corruption Watch), Amira El-Sayed (Transparency International)

SHADOW WORLD is a cinematic documentary that reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Directed by artist/filmmaker Johan Grimonprez (dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y), the film is in part based on the acclaimed book "The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade," by Corruption Watch-UK founder Andrew Feinstein.

Speakers
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Amira El-Sayed

Project Manager - Networks, Transparency International - Defence and Security
Amira is Transparency International - Defence and Security’s Project Manager - Networks, and is responsible for building and coordinating the network of TI chapters working on defence anti-corruption. She is currently driving TI-DS’s campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance. Previously, she ran TI DS’s Africa Programme and before that was a member of the Transparency International Secretariat... Read More →
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Andrew Feinstein

Author of The Shadow World
Andrew Feinstein served as an African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament in South Africa for over seven years. He was initially chairperson of the Finance & Economics Committee in the Gauteng Legislature where he assisted in the establishment of a provincial Treasury and a new Economic Affairs Department. He also acted as economic adviser to the provincial Finance and Economic Affairs Minister and the provincial premier at the time... Read More →
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Paul Holden

Corruption Watch

Film


Sunday December 4, 2016 12:30 - 14:30
The IACC Cinema

12:30

Accountability in the Arab Region: New roles for Citizens, Civil society, Media, and the State
Since 2011 collective interventions to enhance transparency and accountability and fight corruption have been adopted in the Arab countries to facilitate the transformation, realise social justice and achieve human sustainable development.   Intervention methods implemented in crisis-affected and post-crisis transition situations in the Arab region ranged from social networking and new media activism, to citizen participation in monitoring government performance at the national and local level.  Interventions have been focusing as well, on legislative transformation to encourage information disclosure and motivate governments to increase citizen participation in public affairs, including among others, drafting laws on access to information, financial disclosure, etc.   Despite the efforts thus far, progress achieved in the area of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption through methods dedicated for such interventions is uneven and unpersuasive, which can be seen in the global scores and ranking with respect to open government and the rule of law.   This is due to the prevailing fragile and crisis-affected and transitional environments and not having proper policies in place, in addition to the lack of understanding of stakeholder roles, and the lack of citizen trust in efforts to combat corruption.   It can be said that collective actions against corruption in the Arab region could not go beyond the country level and benefit from comparative relations.  

In this context, the workshop aims to present intervention methods so far adopted by a number of crisis-affected and post-crisis transition countries in the Arab region, namely, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen, and stimulate open and solution-oriented discussions by regional and international stakeholders, experts and practitioners on collective interventions, related regional and international bottlenecks and challenges.  The workshop will assist participants to explore how efforts in such situations would properly support the formulation of country policies, in addition to identifying potential areas for further concrete collective actions and new partnership approaches that would crucially contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development goals (SDGs).    The format of the workshop will consist of a moderated panel discussion that will go in line with the key questions, trying to answer them from the point of view of the participants. 





Moderators
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Anga Timilsina

Programme Manager, UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN)
Are winning or losing the battle against corruption? | | Anga Timilsina is the Programme Manager of the UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN) – the UNDP global initiative in response to the increasing demand for technical assistance in anti-corruption from more than 130 country offices and UNDP programming countries. Mr. Timilsina coordinates UNDP anti-corruption efforts at the global level including global advocacy and... Read More →

Speakers
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Sihem Bensedrine

President, Tunisian Truth and Dignity Commission
Sihem Bensedrine is a journalist and a human rights activist who fought for the freedom of the press and denounced torture and governmental corruption under the Ben Ali regime since the 1980s. After obtaining a degree in Philosophy from the University of Toulouse (France), Sihem Bensedrine started working as a journalist in Tunisia in 1980. In 1879, she joined the Tunisian Human Rights League (Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l’Homme) and, in... Read More →
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Surayo Buzurukova

Team Leader Governance and Rule of Law, UNDP Sudan
Ms. Surayo Buzurukova is a Team Leader of Governance and Rule of Law Unit in the UNDP Sudan. Ms. Buzurukova brings over 20 years of professional development experience, covering issues related to institutional capacity development and reform, policy development and implementation, negotiation and management, democratic governance and rule of law, as well as profound knowledge of development issues in Russia, Middle East, Africa and Asia. During... Read More →
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Arwa Hassan

Programme Director, GIZ
Arwa Hassan holds degrees from Cambridge University in England (BA & MA) and Warwick University (MA). She is an international development specialist with almost 20 years spent focusing on the Middle East North Africa region. Ms. Hassan has worked closely with civil society organizations, the private sector and governments for many years. She was with the German Government Development Agency, GTZ for two years and was with Transparency... Read More →
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Najet Pacha

Senior Advisor, The National Anti Corruption Commission of Tunisia
Najet Pacha is a Senior Advisor to the National Anti Corruption Commission of Tunisia.  She is a member of the committee of the national anti-corruption strategy of Tunisia, and was involved in drafting a number of laws related to anti-corruption, including among others, the draft law on whistleblower protection.  Ms. Pacha is a former senior advisor to the Chief State Litigation Office.  Ms. Pacha holds a Master’s degree... Read More →
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Yaser Sawafta

Public Prosecutor, Anti Corruption Commission of Palestine
Yaser Sawfta is a Public Prosecutor at the Anti Corruption Commission, and has been involved in a number of investigations involving corruption.  Mr. Sawafta participated in several conferences and training courses on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism. He is involved in the initiatives of the Anti Corruption Commission in Palestine aimed at enhancing accountability at the national and local level. 

Session Coordinator
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Nancy Fashho

Specialist, UNDP
Nancy Fashho is a specialist for the Regional Programme at UNDP Regional Hub for RBAS, providing technical assistance in matters related to accountability, integrity and anti-corruption at both the country and regional levels.  Ms. Fashho is a lawyer and has 20 years of experience working on governance and democracy programmes with emphasis on rule of law, access to justice, integrity and accountability.  She worked as a consultant... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Nancy Fashho

Specialist, UNDP
Nancy Fashho is a specialist for the Regional Programme at UNDP Regional Hub for RBAS, providing technical assistance in matters related to accountability, integrity and anti-corruption at both the country and regional levels.  Ms. Fashho is a lawyer and has 20 years of experience working on governance and democracy programmes with emphasis on rule of law, access to justice, integrity and accountability.  She worked as a consultant... Read More →



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

12:30

From Disclosure to Use to Impact: How Open Contracting Makes Procurement Data Actionable
Ensuring that public contracting is as effective as possible requires for a wide range of actors to be able to work together to make the best decisions they can make about investments and to monitor the implementation of those investments. This can only happen with public access to contracting information and data. To achieve that, Open Contracting is a worldwide movement focused on promoting disclosure and participation in public contracting in all sectors and all types of contracts.

Given the emerging global standards related to access to information and citizen participation, the proposed workshop will focus on showing the value of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) as a tool that creates new opportunities to monitor and interact with public contracting information. One of the main use cases this workshop will explore in-depth is to identify and combat fraud and corruption. Open contracting data can be used by the government and non-state actors to scrutinize procurement data and documents for ‘red flags’ that might indicate public monies being misused, improving openness and accountability in public procurement processes.

The objective of this workshop is to present case studies and open contracting tools that by government and civil society that show the impact of applying open data and creating feedback mechanisms to improve public contracting. Examples based on the value of openness but with a clear case for making this open data actionable to enhance participation and interaction of stakeholders around the data.

During the first part of the session case studies from Mexico, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Philippines will provide an overview of the range of progress towards establishing Open Contracting as a global norm, of the impact of its implementation and of the importance of implementing innovative practices for the use of information and data in the public procurement process, like the OCDS.

In the second part of the session, participants will discuss in depth tools, processes and data needs according to the different use cases divided in smaller groups. In addition, the session will gather participants’ feedback and ideas on how access to contracting data could translate into real impact and changes on the ground (access to joined-up data with budgets, spending and company data complemented by feedback mechanisms).

Moderators
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Luis Vélez Pretelt

Governance Analyst, World Bank
Luis Vélez graduated in International Relations from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia and has a Master in International Development from the American University in Washington, DC. Luis currently works as a Consultant for the Open Contracting Team in the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Luis joined the WBG in 2012, where he worked on several initiatives attempting to use ICTs as platforms to facilitate an open and... Read More →

Speakers
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Evelyn Hernández

Country Manager, CoST Honduras
Evelyn is the CoST Honduras Manager and consultant at the World Bank. She is specialist in governance, transparency, citizen participation and human rights, with extensive experience in project management and knowledge development. She previously worked as advisor for international organizations in different Latin American countries. Evelyn holds a degree in Law, Masters in Political Science and Public Administration and she is Ph.D. candidate... Read More →
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Claire Martin

Knowledge Coordinator, TI-S
I am currently working on TI's Clean Contracting Project being rolled out in 11 countries across the EU. I however also lead on updating the Integrity Pact approach to be relevant in today's world. You can talk to me about all things related to public procurement.
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Gift Omoidedia

Budeshi Project, Public Private Development Centre Nigeria
Gift is a Senior Program Officer with the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC), She is very passionate about using Open Data advocacy to drive improved transparency, accountability and citizen's participation in governance. She is a member of the team who successfully advocated for the Adoption of the Open Contracting Data Standards(OCDS) in Nigeria by using the Budeshi platform to show the utility of the OCDS.
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Yura Sumy

eProcurement Team Lead, Transparency & Accountability in Public Administration and Services, Eurasia Foundation/USAID Project

Session Coordinator
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Georg Neumann

Senior Communications Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
Georg Neumann is Senior Communications Manager at the Open Contracting Partnership. Georg learned his transparency ropes at Transparency International, opening the organization’s first social media profiles and blog, relaunching its website, and coordinating the global movement’s internal communication. Georg also initiated Transparency International’s social accountability initiative on technology and anticorruption. Prior to joining the... Read More →



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

12:30

Integrity Pioneers and Community Solutions to Combating Judicial Corruption
The global fight against corruption depends on the effectiveness of judicial systems. National and international anti-corruption laws rely on fair and impartial systems for enforcement, and the judiciary has a key role to play in reducing corruption by acting as an effective safeguard and sanctioning the culprits. Unfortunately the judiciary is globally perceived as the second most corrupt sector (TI, 2013). Judicial officials can be part of the problem when they are themselves contributing to grand corruption and avoid to sanction corrupt elites. On the other hand judicial officials can be part of the solution when they take a clear stance against corruption.
The workshop aims to encourage dialogue among key stakeholders (judiciaries, civil society and development partners) on the role of judicial officials in fighting grand corruption and ultimately sanctioning the corrupt. It closely addresses the track “Time for Justice” by providing concrete tools and participative ways of identifying advocacy targets to promote judicial integrity, as well as through a reflection on judicial integrity and more generally the role of judicial officials in punishing corrupt elites. In doing so, the workshop brings valuable, context-applied solutions to strengthen the judiciary and supports capacity building.


Moderators
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Jose Ugaz

Chair, Transparency International
José Carlos Ugaz became President of PROETICA, TI’s chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. A lawyer by training, Ugaz served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad... Read More →

Speakers
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Victor Alistar

Executive Director, Transparency International Romania
Victor Alistar is a university professor at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NUPSPA), Faculty of Public Administration since 2000, as well as executive director of Transparency International Romania since 2005. Mr. Alistar is also coordinating on behalf of the TI movement the global Integrity, Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary initiative since 2014. | While working with TI Romania, he has... Read More →
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Elodie Beth

Programme Advisor, Governance and Peacebuilding, UNDP Bangkok regional Hub, Undp
Mrs. Elodie Beth is Programme Advisor in the Governance and Peacebuilding Team in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. She provides advice to governments, national partners and UNDP country offices in Asia-Pacific in their efforts to promote transparency, accountability, anti-corruption and the rule of law. | Mrs. Beth Seo has experience providing policy advice in the context of various international organisations, including UNDP, UNODC and OECD. Prior... Read More →
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Thuli Madonsela

Former Public Protector, Government of South Africa
Advocate Thulisile (Thuli) Nomkhosi Madonsela, was appointed by the President as South Africa’s third Public Protector in October 2009 after being recommended by Parliament following a hundred percent vote in her favour by all parties represented in Parliament. A human rights and constitutional lawyer, equality expert and policy specialist with over two decades of post legal qualification experience, Advocate Madonsela holds a BA Law... Read More →
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Pavlo Petrenko

Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Mr Pavlo Petrenko in 2001 graduated from the Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych (with honors, speciality “Jurisprudence”, Academic Level Master of Laws).In 2004 he graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (speciality “Management of International Economic Activity”).Mr Pavlo Petrenko received the Degree of the Candidate of Legal Sciences in... Read More →
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Michael Bowes QC

Joint Head of Chambers, Outer Temple Chambers
Michael Bowes QC is a barrister practising in London and is a joint head of Outer Temple Chambers.  He specialises in business crime, civil fraud, financial services and economic sanctions.  He is regarded as an expert in civil and criminal “cross-over” work and as “one of the few specialist criminal practitioners in this area” (Legal 500 2015). He is a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and sits as a Recorder (part time... Read More →
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Theodore Te

Chief of the Public Information Office, Supreme Court of the Philippines
Theodore Te is the Chief of the Public Information Office of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and holds the rank of Assistant Court Administrator (equivalent to a Justice of the Court of Appeals). He is primarily in charge of communications, messaging, and public information for the Supreme Court and reports directly to the Supreme Court and to the Chief Justice. Prior to joining the judiciary in 2013, he was for many years a human rights... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Liviana Zorzi

Regional Programme Officer On Transparency, Accountability & Anti-Corruption, UNDP
Liviana Zorzi has been working as a Programme Officer on Transparency, Accountability and Anti-corruption at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub since 2014. She co-authored the UNDP report “A Transparent and accountable judiciary to deliver justice for all”. Ms. Zorzi supports countries in Asia-Pacific providing access to knowledge, building partnerships, promoting regional capacity building initiatives and coordinating events on transparency... Read More →



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

12:30

MDB Sanctions Systems: Using Suspension and Debarment as a Tool to Combat Corruption in Development
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) are active at many levels in the global battle against corruption, working with their member countries to strengthen government systems, improve transparency and provide support for anti-corruption agencies.  But how do MDBs respond when they detect corruption, collusion or fraud in their own projects?  This session will look at the sanctions systems developed by various MDBs to address cases of corruption in the activities that they finance.  The principal tool is the administrative remedy of debarment, but recent years have seen the introduction of other instruments to encourage compliance and enhance deterrence, including temporary suspensions, negotiated resolutions (settlements) and financial remedies.  Panelists will explore the structure and standards of these systems and consider the balance between negative incentives (to ensure specific and general deterrence) and positive incentives (to encourage corrective action and prevention).

Speakers
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Huguette Labelle

Former Chair, Expert Advisor Policy & Development, Individual Member
Huguette Labelle is the former Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, member of the Board of the Global Centre... Read More →
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Juan Ronderos

Inter-American Development Bank

Session Coordinator
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Paul Ezzeddin

Senior Policy Officer, Office of Suspension and Debarment, The World Bank
Paul Ezzeddin works with the World Bank's Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer in reviewing sanctions cases and determining whether to suspend the contracting eligibility of respondent firms and individuals. Mr. Ezzeddin also plays an active role in the World Bank’s working group on sanctions policy and in other anti-corruption initiatives. Prior to joining Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) in October 2007, Mr. Ezzeddin worked for... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Marie Lydie Bile-Aka

African Development Bank
Marie Lydie BILE-AKA holds the position of Secretary to the Sanctions office at the African Development Bank (AfDB), since December 2013. The Sanctions Office is mandated to impose sanctions on entities found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive and obstructive practices in connection with the AfDB financed operations and corporate procurement.



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

12:30

Using Human Rights to Gain Human Rights: Lessons From New Research on Citizen Participation and Action to Improve Transparency, Accountability and Development
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
avatar for Shaazka Beyerle

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
Las Cestas

12:30

Challenging populism: how the anti-corruption coalition should respond to a world of Trump and Brexit
The election of Donald Trump as US President is only the most striking example a populist wave that swept mainstream politics and established democracies in 2016. The ascendancy of populist and nationalist elements presents a number of challenges to the anti-corruption movement. Firstly, these elements cloak themselves in anti-corruption language, indiscriminately targeting ‘corrupt elites’. Secondly, populist discourse often sets itself against institutions and values – such as the rule of law – that are necessary defenses against corruption. Once in power, they systematically dismantle these institutions.

How should the anti-corruption movement respond? What kind of coalitions can we build today and who can be the actors? How can we prevent legitimate anti-corruption discourse and goals from being debased?

Moderators
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Carl Dolan

Director, TI EU
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Anton Pominov

TI Russia
Transparency International – Russia

Speakers
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
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Jozef Peter Martin

Executive Director, TI Hungary


Sunday December 4, 2016 12:30 - 14:30
Chocoe room - The innovation hub

13:00

14:30

Lunch
Sunday December 4, 2016 14:30 - 15:30
TBA

15:30

Time for Trust
Despite the ethical and legal obligations of the financial system and the private sector, their moral compass has now been challenged beyond the point of denial. Efforts to rebuild public trust have been severely undermined by recent scandals and momentous revelations about the financial world. There are now urgent yet game-changing opportunities for all actors to work together and clamp down on corruption in the financial system, the enablers as well as companies. How to build trust?

Moderators
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Marina Walker

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More →

Speakers
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Patrick Alley

Director, Global Witness
Patrick Alley is a Co-founder and Director of Global Witness, which focuses on preventing conflict and corruption arising from the use of natural resources. Mr. Alley focuses on tackling the trade in Conflict Resources (natural resource trade that can cause, perpetuate and fund conflict). In particular Mr. Alley works on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, and also leads Global Witness’ campaign against industrial... Read More →
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Geoff Healy

Chief External Affairs Officer, BHP Billiton
Geoff joined BHP Billiton as Chief Legal Counsel in June 2013.  Prior to BHP Billiton, Geoff was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills for 16 years and worked widely across its network of Australian and international offices.  His core field of expertise is complex corporate and regulatory advisory work, risk management, investigations and disputes. Geoff has been an active member of the International Bar Association (International... Read More →
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Rajiv Joshi

Managing Director, The B Team
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Cobus De Swardt

Managing Director, TI-S
Cobus joined Transparency International in 2004 and was appointed Managing Director in 2007. His experience spans the fields of globalisation, development policy, international relations and business management. Cobus has taught and worked at universities, multinational corporations, trade unions and research institutes in managerial and research related roles around the world. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he was active in the anti-apartheid... Read More →



Sunday December 4, 2016 15:30 - 17:00
Master Plenary Hall

17:00

Closing Ceremony, the Panama Declaration & annoucing the next IACC Host
Speakers
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Her Excellency Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

Vice President of Panama
The Vice President of the Republic and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, has over 20 years of experience in consulting, development and implementation of public policies in Latin America. Following her election as Vice-President and her appointment as foreign minister, she became the first woman to hold both positions in the history of her country. She was the Alternate Ambassador from Panama to the United Nations in... Read More →
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Akere Muna

Chairperson, IACC Council
Akere Muna, founder and former President of TI Cameroon, is a lawyer by training. He is the former President of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (2008-2014), former President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (2006-2014), and former President of the Cameroon Bar Association (1997-2002). In 2007 he was appointed member of the High level Panel on the Audit of the African Union, then Chairperson of the African Union. In... Read More →
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Elena Panfilova

Vice Chair, Transparency International
Elena A. Panfilova is the chair of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International, TI’s Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She served as its Executive Director until July 2014, when she became the Chapter’s Chair. She has been an academic, consultant and activist, held positions in the OECD and the Institute for Economy in Transition, and became a member of the Russian Governmental... Read More →



Sunday December 4, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Master Plenary Hall

18:00

Farewell Event
This event will take place in the Atlapa Convention Center.

Sunday December 4, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
TBA