DSC 0017 web20 September marked the official opening of IACA’s sixth Regional Summer Academy for anti-corruption and compliance professionals from Central and South America. Altogether 70 participants from 12 countries are currently gathered in Sao Paulo for the eight days training programme which lasts until 27 September 2019.

Under the theme of “Practice meets Science”, participants will develop and deepen their existing anti-corruption knowledge, learning from one another and gaining new insights into addressing and preventing corruption in the region.

The training programme includes teambuilding exercises, intensive in-class sessions, round-table discussion on third party due diligence, social event in the city of Sao Paulo and a festive closing ceremony.

The guests of honor at the Official Opening Ceremony Mr. Martim Della Valle, Founder of Zenith Source and IACA Frequent visiting lecturer, and Mr. Leandro Dos Santos De Souza representing the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) encouraged participants to use the time to network, share their experiences, and make friends among peers.

The Regional Summer Academy - Central and South America is the second this year following the just ended Regional Summer Academy - East and South East Asia in Seoul, Republic of South Korea.