For the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) 2012 - 2014, IACA offered five full scholarships owing to the generous support of the Siemens Integrity Initiative and Phillip Morris International. They were awarded on a competitive basis to five students and seasoned practitioners from different Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
The scholarships enabled these students to take part in the prestigious in-career programme and they used the occasion optimally. All five recipients were already involved in anti-corruption and compliance for many years, but their participation in the MACS gave them the opportunity to explore the topic beyond usual boundaries and thus actively shape and further develop their professional identities.
The MACS programme encourages professionals to appreciate and analyze the core elements of anti-corruption and compliance and equips them with key leadership skills and strategies for turnaround success. Besides diligent study, the exchanges and shared vision empower the students to raise awareness and improve practice.
The 31 students originally admitted to the MACS 2012 - 2014, were exposed to 36 professors and senior lecturers from all around the world.
The scholarship recipients are living proof that the exchange of knowledge and best practices, the teaching, inspiration, and networking of the MACS creates opportunities, success, and change.
IACA recently received a warm letter of appreciation from the scholarship holders in which they described how the grants enabled them to start making real positive change through their jobs.
“The knowledge and skills we obtained from attending the MACS programme has not only changed our lives but will also be used positively towards contributing to the fight against corruption in our respective countries, continents, and the entire world”. These were among their words.
IACA fully aligns itself with the scholarship recipients’ expression of gratitude vis-à-vis the benefactors.
In line with IACA’s policy on scholarships, the names of the beneficiaries are kept anonymous vis-à-vis the benefactors and the general public.