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Thursday, September 3 • 08:30 - 10:30
Fighting Corruption in the Security and Defence Sector

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The Defense and Security sector is one of the most opaque sectors of government, yet it wields significant powers and engages in a broad range of activities that create opportunities for corruption, both petty and grand. With corruption in defense establishments there comes loss of public trust and the undermining of operational effectiveness, for example, when defective or inappropriate equipment is purchased. In an effort to better understand these risks, Transparency International UK has developed the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index, which for the first time evaluates how countries perform in reducing corruption in five key risk areas. This index provides governments, armed forces, civil society and citizens with an important tool to not only identify where corruption manifests in the defense and security sector but also how to advocate for the reforms needed to end the danger it brings.
This panel will begin by providing an overview of the specific issues the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index evaluates and how civil society can use this information to shape advocacy and engagement strategies. The audience will then hear the real-life experiences and lessons learned of a civil society organization that used the Index to effect change in its defense sector. Following the panel discussion, the audience will break into groups to have a more in-depth discussion with representatives from TI chapters from around the world to develop their own strategies of effective practices and institutional controls to address the 5 corruption risk areas identified in the Index. Through these discussions, participants will learn practical lessons on how civil society can constructively engage and support initiatives to enhance transparency in defense/security budgeting and how to successfully advocate for reform to combat corruption in their own countries.


Opening Panel Discussion

Katherine Dixon, Defence and Security Programme Director, TI United Kingdom

Saif Alhaddi, Advocacy & Outreach Officer, TI Yemen

 

Breakout Session Facilitators

Katherine Dixon, Defence and Security Programme Director, TI United Kingdom

Amira El-Sayed, Civil Society Lead, TI United Kingdom

Zoe Reiter, Americas Regional Program Manager, Transparency International

Chantal Uwimana, Africa Regional Director, Transparency International

Maj. Nathan Kearns, Defence Institute of International Studies, US Department of Defence

 

Breakout Session Problem Owners

Political Risk: Achraf Aouadi, TI Tunisia

Operations Risk: Peter Conze, TI Germany

Financial Risk: Carlos Hernandez, TI Honduras

Personnel Risk: Ronald “Lucky” Menoe, TI South Africa

Procurement Risk: Dedi Haryadi, TI Indonesia

Moderators
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Katherine Dixon

Defence and Security Programme Director, Ti
Katherine Dixon is the Defence and Security Programme Director for Transparency International United Kingdom. The Defence and Security programme is a team of some 25 people, combining anti-corruption experts and former senior military and government officers. The team influences Defence Ministries, national armed forces and defence companies, and is focused on practical ways of reducing corruption in the sector. Katherine was formerly the Private... Read More →

Speakers
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Saif Alhaddi

Advocacy And Outreach Officer, Yemeni Team For Transparency & Integrity
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Achraf Aouadi

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I Watch
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Peter Conze

Garment Industries Transparency Initiative
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Amira El-Sayed

Project Manager - Networks, Transparency International - Defence and Security
Amira is Transparency International - Defence and Security’s Project Manager - Networks, and is responsible for building and coordinating the network of TI chapters working on defence anti-corruption. She is currently driving TI-DS’s campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance. Previously, she ran TI DS’s Africa Programme and before that was a member of the Transparency International Secretariat... Read More →
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Dedi Haryadi

Deputy of Secretary General, Transparency International Indonesia
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Carlos Hernandez

Executive President, Asociación para una Sociedad Mas Justa (ASJ)
Carlos Hernández is the co-founder and president of the Association for a More Just Society (AJS). He is also president of the civil society coalition Transformemos Honduras and a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Peace and Justice in Honduras. Hernández received his bachelor’s degree from the National Autonomous University in Honduras in 1994, and a Project Planning and Evaluation Certificate from the... Read More →
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Maj. Nathan Kearns

Defence Institute of International Studies, US Department of Defence
Nathan W. Kearns is the Regional Program Director US European and Pacific Command at the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS). He is in charge of planning, managing, and executing 60 international missions in 100+ countries on various topics. He also created and directed the Stability Operations Legal Aspects of ROE/RUF Afghanistan (SOLARA) Course and the 1206 & 1207 and GSCF Human Rights Seminar Programs that promote... Read More →
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Ronald Menoe

Corruption Watch
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Zoe Reiter

Regional Programme Manager, TI-S
Transparency International
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Chantal Uwimana

Africa Director, Transparency International Secretariat
Chantal Uwimana is Africa Regional Director at Transparency International. Chantal has extensive experience in the field of social development. Within this context, she worked in the area of rural micro-finance in Burundi, in Belgium on the social integration of refugees and in the Gambia on poverty alleviation. Before joining TI-S, Ms. Uwimana worked for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in the UK as Placement Adviser in the Business and... Read More →

Session Coordinators
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Kellen McClure

Anticorruption Team, U.S. State Department
I work on the anticorruption team at the U.S. State Department. Our team plays a leadership role in developing the U.S. government’s policy and action toward combating corruption and kleptocracy internationally. | | Prior to working at the State Department, I worked at the INGO Freedom House, managing democracy and governance programming in southern Africa.



Thursday September 3, 2015 08:30 - 10:30
Hall 6

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