Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

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Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Megaron Athens International Conference CentreMC 2 / L. -111:00 – 13:00 Workshop 6.3Pro-Poor and Pro-Sustainability Anticorruption Work in the Water SectorStream 2: Natural Resources & EnergyCoordinator:Teun Bastemeijer, Manager, Water Integrity NetworkThe workshop will evolve around a key note on the recommendations arising from the TransparencyInternational Global Corruption Report 2008, focusing on water. The report not only provides an introductionto the major corruption issues in water sub-sectors, it also contains empirical evidence fromall over the world that shows the scope and consequences of such corruption, especially how it affectspeople’s lives, marginalizes the poor and hinders sustainable development.This presentation will lead to the introduction of the Water Integrity Network’s strategy for action forthe coming years as a basis for dialogue with the audience and exploration of regional and thematicsynergies. An expert panel debate among international water and development experts, policy makersand anti-corruption specialists on how strong coalitions can be built to fight corruption and what kindof water integrity action programmes are most likely to benefit the poor will round up the workshop.Moderator: Muhammed Zamir, Former Bangladesh Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador; Vice-president, Centre forDemocracy, and Bangladesh Water Partnership (Vice-president)Rapporteur: Donal O’Leary, Transparency International, member WIN Steering CommitteePanellists: Eduardo Bohorquez, Transparencia Mexicana, MexicoRoberta Estimo, Maynilad Water Supervisors Union, PhilippinesLarry Haas, Senior Water and Energy ConsultantJanelle Plummer, Governance Adviser, World Bank, EthiopiaPhyllis Muema, WIN member, Kenya11:00 – 13:00 Workshop 6.4Conference 1 / L. 1Citizens Against Corruption in Natural Resource ManagementStream 2: Natural Resources & EnergyCoordinator:Pierre Landell-Mills, President, Partnership for TransparencyThe workshop will explore (i) the links between corruption, mismanagement of natural resourceexploitation and human rights violations that impact on poor communities, and (ii) practical waysto mobilize civil society organizations to fight corruption in the management of natural resources,drawing learnings from three case studies. In Liberia, Green Advocates have developed and tested atoolkit that community organizations can use to expose and stop illegal logging. In Mongolia, armed with amonitoring handbook developed for the purpose by WWF, community teams documented numerousfailures to enforce provisions of mining and corruption laws that had resulted in severe environmentaldamage, thereby forcing the authorities to take corrective action. In Azerbaijan, Center for Social andSunday, 2 November79

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