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Bilateral Meeting between IAACA and NCPA
On 13 April 2022, IAACA President Simon Peh had an online meeting with Mr Angelos Binis, the then Governor of the National Transparency Authority of Greece and Chair of the Network of Corruption Prevention Authorities (NCPA) of Council of Europe, to discuss the initiatives and activities of both sides in 2022 and to explore ways to strengthen cooperation. IAACA helped identify speakers for NCPA’s webinar on “Designing and Implementing Effective Whistle-blowers’ Protection Systems” held on 15 June 2022 and promote the webinar to IAACA members through e-Alert.
Bilateral Meeting between IAACA and EPAC/EACN
On 26 April 2022, IAACA President Simon Peh held an online meeting with Mr Žydrūnas Bartkus, President of EPAC/EACN and Director of STT sharing the goals, challenges and work initiatives of both organisations as well as agreeing to sustain contact to map out future cooperation. Vice-Presidents of IAACA Mr Fikrat Mammadov and Mr Charles Duchaine also met Mr Bartkus separately in March and April 2022 to share the ideas of implementing anti-corruption measures for European countries.
Heads of International Organisations were briefed on the latest development of IAACA
In April and May 2022, IAACA President Simon Peh held online meetings with the heads of international ranking institutions including Ms Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director of the World Justice Project, Ms Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of the Transparency International, Mr Robert Broadfoot, Managing Director of the Political & Economic Risk Consultancy, and Ms Alexandra Wrage, President and Founder of the TRACE International. President Peh took the opportunities to update them on the latest development and initiatives of IAACA.
8th Annual Meeting of the Economic Crime Agencies Network (ECAN), 16-17 March 2022
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) hosted the 8th Annual Meeting of ECAN on the 16 and 17 March 2022 with the theme of “Economic Crime: Jeopardizing National Security”. The two-day meeting attracted 46 officers from ten member agencies and three other agencies as observers.
Source: MACC, Malaysia
The Importance of Digital Technologies for the Prevention of Corruption in Public Procurement
In the period following crises and emergencies, such as the one we are living through after the COVID-19 pandemic, there are substantial risks of corruption in public procurement considering the huge amounts of money involved and the need for governments to respond rapidly. With extensive experience in public procurement, the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC) of Italy highlighted the importance of digitalization of the procurement process and interoperability of public procurement information sources in the prevention of corruption.
Source: ANAC, Italy
New Online Game on Corruption Prevention launched by the AFA
The online game is available in both English and French
The French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) has recently launched an online game about corruption prevention in the civil service based on real-life scenarios. In seven chapters, players need to make decisions related to public procurement, administrative procedures, handling of gifts, etc.
The game aims to raise awareness about how to prevent and detect corruption. By providing detailed explanations and legal references, it allows players to better understand the various integrity breaches, identify high-risk situations, and learn more about prevention measures and best practices. The players’ knowledge is then tested through quizzes.
This game was developed with the support of the Ministerial Transformation Fund of the Ministry of Economy and the HR Innovation Fund (FIRH) of the Ministry of Public Service. Check it out now at: https://www.agence-francaise-anticorruption.gouv.fr/en/node/2065.