Last Friday, 30 August 2019, the opening of IACA´s fifth edition of the Regional Summer Academy has been officially celebrated. The Regional Summer Academy has landed in Seoul, Republic of Korea, regionally representing one of IACA´s flagship programmes for anti-corruption and compliance professionals from South and East Asia, welcoming 49 participants from 11 different countries.
The group attending the training stands out for its diversity and expertise, consisting of professionals from academia, anti-corruption agencies, public and private sectors.
Over the next days, the specially designed programme will cover current regional and global anti-corruption trends, allowing participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, and Singapore to develop and deepen their existing anti-corruption knowledge, learning from their peers and gaining new insights into addressing and preventing corruption.
Under the theme of “Practice meets Science”, distinguished global lecturers from academia, private and public sectors will deliver the programme, covering topics that correlate anti-corruption and investigative journalism, ethics, risk management, export control, technology, public procurement, and regional anti-corruption efforts.
The training opens with teambuilding exercise, and in addition to intensive in-class sessions, other highlights include a round-table discussion on compliance and collective action, a social event and a festive closing ceremony. At the end of the week, participants will join IACA’s alumni network of more than 2,250 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from more than 161 countries and jurisdictions.