Resources

Online Events

Resources

Online Events

Previous webinars

Understanding the Nexus between Environmental Crime and Corruption

OCT 4, 2021

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Join us for this first of out of a three-part  ebinar series, where the nexus between environmental crimes and corruption will be outlined and explained. Corruption is one of the principal drivers of environmental crimes and enables them along the whole supply chain. As such, any approach to fight environmental crimes must tackle corruption. This first webinar will provide all necessary information to understand how corruption manifests itself in wildlife trafficking, fisheries crime and illegal logging. It will act as the basis for the rest of the series, where transversal corruption-related questions and law enforcement methods to tackle  environmental crimes will be discussed.

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Corruption, Conflict of Interest, and Whistleblowing in Public Administration

SEP 2, 2021

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Delivering good public policy is hard at the best of times.  There are usually legal mechanisms and structured processes to implement policies. However, when corruption is present good public policy is distorted.  Corruption costs governments and businesses trillions of dollars per year, it adds substantially to costs of goods and services, but most importantly it damages policy objectives, diminishes trust and reduces public value.

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“Culture and Corruption”

MAY 28, 2021

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One of the events organized in the framework of the IACA ALUMNI reunion taking place from 24 from 28 May 2021 was the lecture “Culture and Corruption” by Robert Klitgaard. During the discussion, Prof. Klitgaard discussed the nexus between the culture and corruption, described the understanding of a corrupt culture and provided case studies about the corrupt processes from around the world.

Moreover, in an attempt to find an answer to the question of whether some cultures are more vulnerable to corruption than others, Prof. Klitgaard analyzed the factors that define this phenomenon.

You are very welcome to watch and learn more about culture and corruption.

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Transparency at Work: Lessons learned from Africa

APR 14, 2021

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Strengthening transparency is often seen as an effective and pragmatic tool to tackle corruption in fisheries. However, even with a greater public interest in the fisheries sector, basic information still often remains out of the public domain, diminishing the prospect of effective oversight and accountability.

This webinar will highlight practical insights from transparency efforts in African countries, providing clear guidance for fisheries stakeholders (specially policy makers) on how to conduct activities for the implementation of transparency endeavours.

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Get to know IACA

APR 11, 2021

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Do you want to get to know more about the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)?


ELSA WU Wien and ELSA Vienna invite you to an online session with IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, Mr. Thomas Stelzer, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about us and get unique insights into our topics.

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Reinforcing Collective Action in Healthcare amidst COVID-19 to Prevent Corruption

FEB 03, 2021

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COVID-19 has underscored the vital role of business ethics and integrity in healthcare for the world’s economies. Now more than ever, collective action initiatives comprised of diverse health stakeholders are serving as effective tools in upholding integrity, preventing corruption, and supporting patient welfare. Join us for a panel of diverse stakeholders from around the world as we discuss the role of collective action initiatives in healthcare amidst the pandemic.

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Webinar Series

TACKLING CORRUPTION IN FISHERIES: Vulnerabilities, contributing factors and solution approaches

Jointly organized by the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) and the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI)

Marine fisheries are a critical resource for fulfilling economic, food and nutrition security as well as the cultural needs of millions of people around the world. For millennia, fish stocks replenished themselves with ease, but this is no longer the case. The global COVID-19 pandemic has struck at a time when the ocean was already under increasing threat from climate change, pollution and overfishing According to the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, more than 34 per cent of global fish stocks are already fished at biologically unsustainable levels[1].

 

The sustainable management of fisheries is therefore more important than ever. Yet, sincere efforts are constantly undermined by several illegal activities, with corruption being a transversal factor. As highlighted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime the sector’s “sheer complexity brings with it regulatory and enforcement challenges, and provides numerous opportunities for criminals to break the law”[2]. Surprisingly, the issue of corruption in fisheries has long remained out of the public attention.

In this new series “Tackling corruption in fisheries: Vulnerabilities, supporting factors and solution approaches”, jointly organized by the International Anti-Corruption Academy and the Fisheries Transparency Initiative, specific webinars will explore the issue of corruption in the fisheries sector, emphasising specific areas that are most prone to the problem.

 

[1]    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2020), “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”

[2]    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2019), “Rotten Fish – A guide on addressing corruption in the fisheries sector”

FISHING IN THE DARK:
Beneficial ownership in the fisheries sector

NOV 10, 2020

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Our ocean is under increasing threat from climate change, pollution and overexploitation; aspects that have been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sustainable management of fisheries is therefore more important than ever. Yet, sincere efforts are constantly undermined by illegal activities, including various forms of corruption. This cross-cutting factor has received surprisingly little attention, although there is substantial evidence to suggest that corruption in fisheries is perceived to be widespread and highly damaging. The complexity of the fisheries sector, characterised by often long supply chains, as well as a combination of corporate structures and welcoming jurisdictions that protect the identity of owners, makes the sector particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of beneficial ownership secrecy.

Investigative Journalism Under COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 9, 2020 03:00 PM CET

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Investigative journalism is crucial in unveiling matters of public interest that would otherwise remain concealed, and in this way it plays a key role of informing the public and holding governments, businesses and organisations accountable. Through investigative journalism, often characterised by time-intensive, costly and highly risky operations, many cases of corruption have been revealed. The emergence of the COVID -19 pandemic has impacted on many aspects of the global economy and system including the work of investigative journalists. It’s sudden, unprecedented, global and deadly effects has warranted often emergency responses and have posed great challenges and corruption risks in attempts to curb it. This panel discussion is aimed at unpacking how the pandemic has impacted on investigative journalism. During this panel, the panelists will discuss among many other issues the following broad questions;

  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted investigative journalism and its ability to expose corruption?
  • What are the case examples, trends and patterns of corruption linked to the pandemic?
  • What are the personal experiences of journalists doing investigative journalism during the pandemic?
  • What are the threats to investigative journalism & journalists post COVID-19, and what are the impacts?

RED FLAGS ALONG THE VALUE CHAIN:
Fishing authorisations and landing documentation

SEP 30, 2020

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The first webinar of this series, Red flags along the value chain: Fishing authorisations and landing documentation, will have a look at how corruption can occur in the process of obtaining the rights to fish and the landing of catches at port (or trans-shipping at sea). These two stages of a fisheries value chain are in particular prone to the risk of corruption. This webinar will analyse the specific vulnerabilities to corruption when obtaining fishing authorisations (e.g. bribery, embezzlement and conflict of interests) as well as providing landing documentation, and will identify concrete actions for prevention and detection.

Investigative Journalism Under COVID-19 Pandemic

SEP 9, 2020

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Investigative journalism is crucial in unveiling matters of public interest that would otherwise remain concealed, and in this way it plays a key role of informing the public and holding governments, businesses and organisations accountable. Through investigative journalism, often characterised by time-intensive, costly and highly risky operations, many cases of corruption have been revealed.

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Minimising Bribery and Corruption in the Time of Covid-19

JUL 28, 2020

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The aim of this event will prove to be a very simple one: we must not let the pandemic become the excuse for our democracies to become more corrupt and more illiberal, and the proto-authoritarian leaders among us to become more anti-democratic

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Corruption in Fisheries:
A Key Obstacle for Resilient Oceans

JUL 22, 2020

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This webinar, jointly organized by the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) and the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), will address the key drivers of corruption, the effects and different approaches to tackle this global problem.

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International Anti-Corruption in Procurement: Lessons from the Pandemic

JUL 9, 2020

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We are pleased to invite all interested professionals to join us for this interactive webinar on the effects of emergency procurement in the Covid-19 era.

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Whistleblowing and whistleblower protections in the Covid-19 era

JUN 8, 2020

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We are pleased to invite all interested professionals to join us for this interactive webinar on whistleblowing and their protection in the Covid-19 era.

Recorded Webinar

Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2020 15:00 CET

Investigative Journalism Under COVID-19 Pandemic

Investigative journalism is crucial in unveiling matters of public interest that would otherwise remain concealed, and in this way it plays a key role of informing the public and holding governments, businesses and organisations accountable. Through investigative journalism, often characterised by time-intensive, costly and highly risky operations, many cases of corruption have been revealed.

Minimising Bribery and Corruption in the Time of Covid-19

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, at 15:00 CET

The aim of this event will prove to be a very simple one: we must not let the pandemic become the excuse for our democracies to become more corrupt and more illiberal, and the proto-authoritarian leaders among us to become more anti-democratic.

Recorded Webinar

Corruption in Fisheries:
A Key Obstacle for Resilient Oceans

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, at 15:00 CET

This webinar, jointly organized by the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) and the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), will address the key drivers of corruption, the effects and different approaches to tackle this global problem.

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International Anti-Corruption in Procurement:
Lessons from the Pandemic

Thursday, 9 July 2020, at 15:00 CET

We are pleased to invite all interested professionals to join us for this interactive webinar on the effects of emergency procurement in the Covid-19 era.

Recorded Webinar

Whistleblowing and whistleblower protections in the Covid-19 era

We are pleased to invite all interested professionals to join us for this interactive webinar on the effects of emergency procurement in the Covid-19 era.

Recorded Webinar