Corruption is a global phenomenon. It has negative effects. It deepens poverty, debases human rights and degrades the environment. It also derails development including private sector development unless corruption is prevented or fought effectively the economic and social gains of the past years will be lost. The core cause of corruption is lack of ethics in both public and private institutions. There is a crisis in ethics, lack of self-regulation or self-governance at individual level. In order to effectively fight or preferably prevent fraud, both public and private institutions should introduce appropriate reforms in areas vulnerable to corruption.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The programme is relevant for policy makers, middle and senior level staff; audit institutions; anti-corruption bureaus; ombudsmen officers, ethics and anti-corruption commission, ethics secretariat, offices of inspector general and law enforcement institutions.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Appreciate the complexity of corruption and its causes;
• Design and implement workable strategies to prevent, detect and investigate in public and private sector contexts;
• Evaluate existing strategies and explain nexus between ethics, governance and anti-corruption reforms;
• Design codes of conduct and strategies to improve the infrastructure to effectively manage ethics in the sectors, and also be able to evaluate the status quo
• Governance, ethics and corruption;
• Nexus between governance, ethics, and corruption;
• Definition, causes, and consequences of corruption;
• Strategies to combat corruption;
• Trends in anti-corruption conferences, policies and reforms;
• Initiatives in ethics management;
• Improving the role of and capacity of ethics infrastructure-leadership, audit institutions, ombudsmen, media, and legislation;
• Approaches to transparency and accountability; and codes of conduct and standards in public life;
• Ethics compliance programme;
• Structured visits to pertinent organizations.