IACA Regional Summer Academy - Central and South America is an eight-day interdisciplinary programme for professionals in this region seeking to sharpen their anti-corruption skills. This will be the sixth in the series of regional programmes modelled after IACA’s successful annual Summer Academy. The Regional Summer Academy is designed to address region-specific topics relevant to anti-corruption and compliance professionals. It will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from 20 to 27 September 2019, and aims to bring together anti-corruption and compliance professionals to enable the exchange of knowledge, experience, and good practices from 20 countries and areas in the region. A detailed programme and lecturers will be available soon.

Regulations for the Application, Admission and Participation in IACA Regional Summer Academy - Central and South America

Code of Conduct


Target Group

Professionals from countries and areas in Central and South America with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the public or private sector, international or non-governmental organizations, as well as media representatives, and researchers in areas related to anti-corruption and/or compliance. Alternatively a level of junior engagement demonstrating the applicant’s potential.

Countries and Areas Nationals of Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are eligible to apply. 
Duration 20 – 27 September 2019

Applications closed

Language of Instruction English, Portuguese and Spanish
Certificate Awarded Certificate of Attendance
Tuition Fee

210 EUR

Please see the "Fees and Logistics" section below for more details.

Scholarships and Tuition Fee Waivers

IACA offers a limited number of scholarships and tuition fee waivers for participants from Least Developed Countries as defined by the United Nations, and for citizens from IACA Member States, listed under the World Bank Classification of Countries by Income as the Lower-Middle- and Upper-Middle-Income Economies. Scholarship/tuition fee waiver are merit based and can be granted only to applicants who have not been granted a scholarship/tuition fee waiver by IACA before.

Discounts Not available
Apply & Contact

In order to apply please send an email to summeracademyCSA@iaca.int attaching the following documents; IACA application form (download and fill in); CV, proof of language proficiency for English, Portuguese or Spanish, copy of passport, professional photo, professional references(optional) and motivation letter for scholarship applicants. Applications must be in English.

  Please note that by submitting your registration to IACA, you are accepting the regulations for the application, admission and participation in the training.



IACA Regional Summer Academy – Central and South America is an interdisciplinary programme that promotes a deeper understanding of corruption, prepares participants to better address challenges and promote best practices, and offers frameworks for durable anti-corruption and compliance strategies.

Internationally renowned professors and practitioners combine theory with real-world case studies, providing fresh insights on regional issues and challenges.

The programme consists of lectures, a roundtable, an excursion, and a teambuilding exercise.


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

  • Economics
  • Enforcement / Prevention
  • Ethics
  • Integrity and Compliance
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Regional issues and case studies

IACA’s Regional Summer Academies bring leading experts from within the region and globally to cover the various interdisciplinary topics of the programme. You may read more about the previous lecturers of Regional Summer Academies including the programme here.


Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience, or alternatively a level of junior engagement demonstrating the applicant’s potential
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, Portuguese or Spanish
  • Citizen of a country in one of the UN Central and South America geographical sub-regions are eligible to participate in the training

Participants will be selected taking into account their professional and academic experience.

The application period will run from 28 May 2019 to 2 August 2019. To apply please an email to summeracademyCSA@iaca.int; attaching the following files:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a completed IACA application form
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Proof of English and or Spanish language proficiency
  • Professional photo
  • Professional references (optional).


Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is 210 EUR and covers the costs for the training, including a welcome opening dinner, accommodation for eight nights, meals, and refreshments.

Travel and Accommodation

Accommodation will be arranged by IACA and is covered by the tuition fee.

Participants are responsible for their own flight arrangements to São Paulo, Brazil.


Participants are responsible for their own medical and travel insurance and any associated costs.


Participants requiring a visa for Brazil are responsible for their own visa arrangements and any associated costs.


IACA’s fourth Regional Summer Academy, for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners in East and Southeast Asia have gathered to exchange experiences and ideas thirty professionals from Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Singapore. They came from the private and public sectors, anti-corruption bodies, and academia.

For the full story, click here. The programme is available below.

pdfProgramme – East and Southeast Asia

Some 55 professionals from 14 countries in the Middle East region joined IACA’s third Regional Summer Academy – Middle East. The programme, which was is co-organized by the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), was held in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and took place from 9 to 14 December 2017.

For the full story, click here. The programme is available below.

pdfProgramme – Middle East

IACA’s second Regional Summer Academy – Eastern Africa - attracted 60 professionals from the East Africa region and Burkina Faso. The programme took place from 3 to 9 September 2016 in Kampala, Uganda and was funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation in cooperation with IACA.

For the full story, click here. The programme is available below.

pdfProgramme - Eastern Africa

IACA’s first Regional Summer Academy – Latin America – brought together Spanish-speaking anti-corruption and compliance professionals from ten countries in the region.

The programme took place from 21 to 27 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-sponsored by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

For the full story, click here. The programme is available below.

pdfProgramme - Latin America