Alumni

Regional Alumni Conference Latin America 2023

The event is supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative, Golden Stretch Funding Round

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dates

27 - 31 Mar 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE

7 March 2023

Application deadline for travel grant and speaker opportunity: 15 February 2023

Training Fee

70 EUR

Programme

About

The IACA alumni association includes over 4.300 former students and participants from our academic degrees, open, and tailor-made trainings. They come from 168 countries and jurisdictions around the world. The Regional Alumni Conference Latin America will bring together alumni from Central and South America for the conference and reunion. The Regional Alumni Conference is modelled after the global annual Alumni Reunions held at IACA Campus, and it will be the second Regional Alumni Conference after the Regional Alumni Conference – Asia.

objectives

  1. Enhance networking, strengthen collaboration, and take stock of alumni activities and achievements in the region.
  2. Equip alumni with new knowledge, skills, and tools to address regional anti-corruption challenges.
  3. Address regional anti-corruption challenges, exchange good practices, and promote the implementation of anti-corruption and collective cction initiatives in the region and enhance impact.

In addition to the exciting and intense conference programme, which comprises of practical and lab format sessions and roundtable discussions delivered by our esteemed speakers and members of the alumni community, the agenda will also entail an excursion, welcome and farewell dinners and many other opportunities to enhance networking and collaboration as well as exchange good practice among alumni. 

Conference Theme

New Technologies, Innovations and Collective Actions for Anti-Corruption and Compliance

In a very short period of the last ten years, smartphone technology and internet capabilities have brought a tectonic shift in how business is conducted. The advent of ‘big-data’, ‘parallel computing’, ‘artificial intelligence’, and 'blockchain’, to name a few, have opened new chapters in the fields of disruptive business models, account keeping, verification processes, data generation, storage and protection, and decision-making processes. While the private sector is rapidly experimenting with new and emerging technologies, some of the public sectors (the governments) are also integrating new technologies as regulators and facilitators. Infinite possibilities are, however, constricted by cost and capacity challenges in many countries due to the enormous technological divide, within countries and between countries. The level of technological absorption in a society or country is crucial to the success of effective use of technologies for development and governance, including anti-corruption purposes.

The Regional Alumni conference presents an opportunity for IACA Alumni to explore the new facets of corruption and crime that the new technologies and innovations are creating as well as the use and potential of technologies in the prevention and compliance, detection, and correction of corruption in all forms. The participants will also explore how these emerging technologies are converging and joining forces against corruption and the possibilities of establishing anti-corruption collective action technologies.

The detailed programme including confirmed lecturers will be published soon, and the conference will cover the following anti-corruption, compliance, and collective action related themes:

  • anti-corruption and compliance regional issues and case studies
  • new technologies and innovations for anti-corruption and compliance
  • collective actions in the region and by IACA alumni

Opportunities

Financial support and alumni speaker

IACA offers a limited number of grants funded by the Siemens Integrity Initiative, that covers flight and board expenses, for IACA Alumni from the eligible countries as listed below. In order to be eligible for the grant, IACA invites the alumni from the region to share, for publication, summaries of anti-corruption compliance and collective action initiatives that are involved in or have initiated and are implementing. Examples of initiatives include, policy and institutional reforms, educational activities, implementation of good practices and/or setting up collective action initiatives. The summary report should describe:

  • Name of initiative/project/activity/undertaking
  • Description of the initiative:  Describe general aspects such as country; field/sector; organization/company/institution; area of the initiative/project, e.g., transparency, compliance standards, corruption prevention.
  • Corruption problem (being) addressed and objectives: Describe the Corruption problem that the initiative/project addresses and the specific objectives to tackle corruption.
  • Stakeholders of the initiative: List the stakeholders and their roles - identify who are the main actors involved in the initiative/project, specify the incentives for each stakeholder group
  • Strategy and implementation: Describe the activities, methods, and/or tools applied or are being used
  • Results / Impact / what has changed, if possible, include links, publications, or any other material about your initiative.
  • Sustainability: Detail how you are addressing sustainability of the initiative
  • Final remarks (including policy implications, lessons learned, replicability, etc.)

The summary must not be over 750 words and must be submitted in word format. Photos may be included to illustrate your topic; however, please make sure you hold the respective rights to further use and publish such photos. Only selected summaries will be published and offered with a grant that covers flight and board expenses. The three most outstanding collective action submissions will be also selected for speaker/presentation opportunity during the Alumni Conference.

IACA encourages submissions even from alumni from the region who may not be requesting a grant. Such candidates may directly submit their summary report to alumniconference@iaca.int

Regional Alumni
Conference

Target Group

IACA alumni from the selected countries in Central and South America region.

Location

São Paulo, Brazil

Eligible countries

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama,  Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

Delivery Format

The alumni conference is foreseen to be delivered in person and to include lectures, social events, alumni presentation sessions, and a round-table discussion.

Details

Please proceed with payment only after confirmation by IACA.

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Admission requirements

  • IACA Alumni from Central and South America region are encouraged to apply.
  • Hold a passport of one of the eligible countries.

IACA is committed to promoting diversity and strives to attract participants from various backgrounds.

* Please note that applications from non-IACA Alumni will not be considered.

Admission Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Summary of initiative or project report (for grant and speaker applicants)
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Professional photo.

PROCESS

Admission will be on a rolling basis. Even though IACA would prefer to have all its alumni in the region participating in this event, we have limited seats available. Should there be a high demand expressed from the regional alumni network, IACA may conduct a selection process to ensure balance in sectors, gender, and countries. Selected candidates will be notified at the earliest convenience to facilitate travel arrangements.

Fees and Logistics

Training fee: 70 EUR - This activity is fully funded under the Siemens Integrity Initiative, Golden Stretch Funding Round. Therefore, the competitive programme fee includes all costs for the training; tuition fee, accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, and social events as described in the programme. All participants including grant recipients are required to pay the training fee.

Insurance: Participants are responsible for their insurance and covering any other associated costs.

Visa: Participants are responsible for their visa arrangements and any other associated costs. IACA will provide Visa support letter upon request

Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Language of instruction

English with simultaneous interpretation to Spanish and Portuguese.

Certificate awarded

Certificate of Attendance

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