Corruption - A beginner's Guide 2016

Tue 08th Nov 2016
13:00 – 16:00 BST
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Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption organisation. With more than 100 chapters worldwide, TI has extensive global expertise and understanding of corruption. Transparency International UK (TI-UK) works in the UK and overseas to challenge corruption within politics, public institutions, and the private sector, and campaign to prevent the UK acting as a safe haven for corrupt capital.

TI-UK’s Corruption Beginner’s Guide is a free course delivered every year by some of the best anti-corruption fighters in the UK. The programme includes a mix of theory and practical learnings covering both corruption in the UK and abroad.

You will learn from some of TI-UK’s top experts including:

  • Robert Barrington, Executive Director, TI-UK
  • Rachel Davies, Senior Advocacy Manager, TI-UK
  • Steve Goodrich, Senior Researcher, UK Advocacy & Research, TI-UK
  • Peter Van Veen, Director of Business Integrity Programme, TI-UK
  • Sophie Peresson, Director of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Programme, TI
  • Michael Petkov, Programme Officer, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Programme, TI
  • Hilary Hurd, Research & Advocacy Officer, Defence & Security Programme, TI
  • Karolina MacLachlan, Senior Research Officer, Defence & Security Programme, TI



13:00 What is corruption?

Introduction, Robert Barrington

13:15 What are the costs of corruption?

Our in-house experts will give you an overview of TI’s mission and achievements across various sectors through a series of short lively presentations:

·  Measuring corruption, Karolina MacLachlan

· Corruption in the health and pharmaceuticals sector, Sophie Peresson  and Michael Petkov

· Corruption in the defence sector, Hilary Hurd

14:15 Break

14:30 What do you do to fight corruption?

Your turn! Choose a hands-one workshop to learn about:

· ‘Advocacy: A Driver for Change’ – Rachel Davies.

Join this workshop if you want to go into advocacy, policy or communications as a career. Using case studies from our work on corruption in the property market, you will learn about different styles of advocacy, how to prepare and implement your advocacy plan, and reach out to different audiences, from policy-makers to the general public.

· ‘Using Data in Research, Theory & Practice’– Steve Goodrich

Open data has been seen as an important tool to help identify networks involved in corruption. However, there are also challenges to how this can be implemented in practice. Bring your laptop along to explore how open data is being used to tackle corruption and some of the challenges anti-corruption campaigners face when using it.

· ‘Ethical decision-making’ – Peter Van Veen

Current or future professionals working in organisations of all sizes, from businesses to NGOs, are at risk of experiencing corrupt behaviours. We created a series of exercises to challenge you and see how you would react in such a situation. Learn clear and practical tips to prevent and resist corruption as well as creating an ethical workplace culture.

15:45 Conclusion and how to stay engaged


Places are limited so reserve your place for a workshop now by visiting our event page.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].