RSA PRC 120918IACA’s fourth Regional Summer Academy, this time for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners in East and Southeast Asia, is currently underway in Beijing and continues until 16 September.

Thirty professionals from Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Singapore have gathered to exchange experiences and ideas. They come from the private and public sectors, anti-corruption bodies, and academia.

The programme follows the same format as IACA’s three previous Regional Summer Academies and again features renowned international and regional lecturers, including members of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty.

Lecturers include, among others, Robert Klitgaard, University Professor at Claremont Graduate University, H.E. Amb. LA Yifan, Director General of International Cooperation Department, CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection/National Commission of Supervision, Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Director-General of the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption of Malaysia, Elisabeth Täubl, Senior Prosecutor at the Austrian Central Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption, and Ai Li Zhao, Asia Australia Compliance Head, VP & Regional Compliance Officer at Siemens Ltd., China.

2The training, which began on Sunday, is being held on the premises of the China CADIS Academy and is co-sponsored under the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, welcomed participants at the opening ceremony and presented a current overview of corruption in the opening lecture on Monday. Mr. Li Shulei, Deputy Secretary General of the Central Commission on Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, also gave a speech welcoming the group at a dinner hosted by CADIS.

During the week participants are discussing a wide range of current regional and global anti-corruption and compliance trends, providing them with tools to address corruption in their day-to-day work. Among the many topics are asset recovery, organizational integrity, collective action, and good corporate governance.

The first three editions of the IACA Regional Summer Academy were held in Latin America (Argentina, 2015), Eastern Africa (Uganda, 2016), and the Middle East (Kuwait, 2017).

Stay tuned for further updates about the training on IACA’s social media channels.