15IACC

10 November 09:00 – 11:00

Transparency and accountability: building a diverse coalition for change

Session coordinator’s name:
Angela McClellan
Senior Programme Coordinator, Global Outreach and Campaigns, TI-S

Session Facilitator/Moderator
Kumi Naidoo
Executive Director, Greenpeace International

Experts
Nair Goulart
Deputy Director, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Director, Bahia Trade Union organisation
Topic: Focusing on these 3 points:
1. How do the principles of transparency and accountability contribute to ITUC’s objectives?
2. One or two examples from ITUC that changed the rules of the game in the sense that they demonstrated successful campaigning tactics and efficiently helped meet your goals.
3. Outlining a potential joint action for enhanced transparency and accountability of ITUC with Transparency International in 2013.

Professor Marcos Vinicius Pó
Former Executive Director and current board member of IDEC, the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection and Brazilian affiliate of Consumers International (CI)
Topic: Focusing on these 3 points:
1. How do the principles of transparency and accountability contribute to Consumers International’ objectives?
2. One or two examples from CI or IDEC that changed the rules of the game in the sense that they demonstrated successful campaigning tactics and efficiently helped meet your goals.
3. Outlining a potential joint action for enhanced transparency and accountability of CI with Transparency International in 2013.

Aruna Roy
Prominent leader of the Right to Information movement in India
Topic: Focusing on these 3 points:
1. How do the principles of transparency and accountability contribute to the right to information movement’s objectives?
2. One or two examples from the Indian Right to Information movement that changed the rules of the game in the sense that they demonstrated successful campaigning tactics and efficiently helped meet your goals.
3. Outlining a potential joint action for enhanced transparency and accountability of the access to information movement with Transparency International in 2013.

Session Description

Please provide us with a final description of the session which will be included in the Conference programme. Of course feel free to draw from/repeat the information you submitted in the initial session proposal, or since multiple organisations are connecting and joining the session, you can take the opportunity to update the aim of the session to reflect the changes. We kindly ask that you please provide us with a narrative text with no bullet points.

In recent years, movements, organisations and individuals in countries from North and South, East and West are testimony to the speed and strength in which people are standing up against corruption and impunity. The power of people coming together breaks the walls between countries, sectors, gender and generations. Are we ready to harness this power and take our fight to the point of no return? The purpose of this workshop will be to identify synergies and discuss opportunities in which we can work together to increase our collective impact by mobilising people under the banner of enhanced transparency and accountability. Further, we hope that in this session we can learn from each other’s experiences in public engagement and campaigning in order to further extend citizen engagement.

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