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Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change

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Day 1 – Wednesday 7 November

10:00 Conference Opening Hon. Justice Barry O’Keefe AM (Ret), Chair, IACC CouncilJosmar Verillo, Founder, Amarribo

Jorge Abrahão, President, Ethos Institute

Panthep Klanarongran, President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, Thailand

Minister Jorge Hage Sobrinho, Comptroller General, Brazil

Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International

Hon. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil

10:30 to 12:00: Special Plenary Session: Global Solutions against CorruptionAround the world leading institutions and actors have embraced the fight against corruption as way to address risks that affect global security and human rights. Combating illicit financial flows; repatriating stolen assets; ensuring transparency and accountability in arms trade as well as rooting transparent governance mechanisms for human development are among the leading strategies that answer some of the world most pressing global challenges.This plenary session will invite leading experts from national, regional and international institutions to discuss how their work is helping to root the anti-corruption and transparency agenda in key areas of the global agenda.


HE. Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa, Chair, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Sir Ian Andrews, Chair, Serious Organised Crime Agency UK (SOCA)

Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Deputy Assistant Administrator &Deputy Director,

UNDP Bureau for Development Policy

Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Ursula Müller Director General of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Moderated by Anne Koch, Regional Director Transparency International, Former Deputy Director of the BBC English World Service.

12:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:30: Opening Plenary: Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change. Are we ready?Are we ready to ensure that the impact of the fight against corruption reaches a point of no return?
during this session activists, leaders and experts will discuss key insights learned from this global awakening and provide recommendations on how the anti- corruption movement can connect with and support the movements and individuals around the world that are changing the rules of the game beyond a point of no return.

Anamaria Schindler, Co-President Emeritus of Ashoka

Aruna Roy, Social and Political Activist

Daniel Kaufmann, President of the Revenue Watch Institute

Paul Hilder, Co-founder openDemocracy.net, Avaaz.org

Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, World Bank & Head of the World Bank Institute

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Moderated by Lori E. Gold, Consultant for non-profits and Board Member 100Reporters

15:45 to 17:30 Plenary I: Ending impunity: Are we any closer? After nearly three decades of fighting corruption, to what extent have our efforts to end impunity been effective?
this session will explore the impact of game changing solutions against impunity. We will learn from the challenges faced by the people driving change, and by drawing lessons from these experiences, we will seek to produce key recommendations towards ensuring that perpetrators are held to account for their corrupt behaviour.SpeakersMinister Jorge Hage Sobrinho, Comptroller General, BrazilAndrew Mack, Director of the Human Security Report Project (HSRP), Simon Fraser University

Markus Hardtke, Natural Resources Protection Group of Cambodia

Richard Goldstone, Former Judge and Investigator for the UN

Arvind Ganesan, Director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division

Peter Eigen, Founder Transparency International

Moderated by Michela Wrong, Author, Journalist

17:30 to 18:00 Coffee Break
18:00 to 20:00 Game Changers and Global Solutions Sessions (running in parallel) Game Changers Sessions

Powerless to Powerful: Arming citizens to fight corruption in defence and security

Featuring Transparency International UK (TI UK), International Center for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), 5thPillar, Unidad de Transparencia

Fight Corruption: Online Tools and Best Practices

Featuring Ushahidi, TI  Lithuania, Kuhonga, Transparency Maroc, K-Monitor Watchdog for Public Funds

Enlisting Business Education to Combat Corruption: A Global Initiative

Featuring Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) UN Global Compact (UNGC), Coalition for integrity and Accountability (AMAN)

Mobilizing citizens to monitor and report corruption cases in the delivery of aid and basic services

Featuring TI Kenya, Proética, TI Pakistan

Global Solutions Sessions

Does Immunity Lead to Impunity?

Featuring the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Illicit Financial Flows from Africa – Bleeding a Deprived Continent

Featuring the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Mobilising  People : Connecting agents for change in the oil and mining sectors 

Featuring Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Revenue Watch Institute, TI

Sports Session

Out of Bounds: identifying, disrupting and preventing the infiltration of organized crime

Featuring US State Department, INTERPOL, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), BBC, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

20:00 to 24:00 Welcome Cocktail
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Day 2 – Thursday 8 November

09:00 to 11:00 Game Changers and Global Solutions Sessions Game Changers Sessions

Collective Action – Making Integrity Work for Business

Featuring the German Federal Ministry for Economic Corporation & Development (BMZ), Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA)

Tools, systems and good practices in CSO Transparency and Accountability

Featuring ICD Uruguay, TI UK, Argentine Network for International Cooperation (RACI), Regional Initiative for Civil Society Organizations Transparency and Accountability in Latin America

Corruption in Education: Transparency in the Targeting and Management of Pro-Poor Incentives

Featuring the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IIEP-UNESCO), Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC), Accountability Lab, Belgrade Open School

Mainstreaming Gender and Incorporating Grassroots Women’s Perspectives in Global Anti-Corruption Initiatives and Agendas

Featuring the Huairou Commission, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), UCOBAC/Uganda, TUGAR, African Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Global Solutions Sessions

Media as Agents of Change: Exposing Corruption, Empowering People

Featuring International Press Institute, Investigative Unit, Foundation for Investigative Journalism/Foundation 19/29

Preventing the risks of corruption in REDD+ Financing

Featuring Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Grupo Faro, UNREDD

Bringing Closed-Door Dealings to Light: How Transparency Can Change Lobbying Practices

Featuring Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), American Bar Association, European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association, Executive Office of the Presidency Brazil.

Corruption and Transformations in the Arab Region: Changing Landscapes and New Horizons*

Featuring UNDP, US State Department, Yemeni Journalists without Frontiers, American University of Beirut, April 6 Movement, General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises and Centre of Young Leaders

11:00 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 to 13:30 Plenary II: After Rio+20: On the way to green and clean governance? Ensuring that rio+20 delivers by addressing social and environmental injustice
this session will invite leaders and practitioners from all sectors to discuss the rio+20 outcomes and provide key recommendations to ensure a transparent and mutually accountable commitment to green growth and poverty alleviation.SpeakersIzabella Teixeira, Minister for the Environment, Brazil Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

Beris Gwynne, Director and UN representative in Geneva, World Vision International

Joanna Kerr, Chief Executive of ActionAid

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International

Manish Bapna, Acting President of the World Resources Institute

Moderated by Gustavo Faleiros, Knight International Journalism Fellow

13:30 to 15:00 Lunch
15:00 to 17:00 Special Plenary: Corruption in Sports: What’s the penalty for society? this plenary will take a critical look at governance structures in the sporting world and their relationship with money, power and society and will set the necessary standards for the games in Brazil and future events to stay clean and be real Jogos limpos. Speakers

Drago Kos, Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation Committee, Afghanistan

Simon Chadwick, Chair in Sport Business Strategy and Marketing at Coventry University Business School

Stanislas Frossard, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport, Council of Europe

Luis Antonio Paulino, National Secretary for Football and Supporters Rights

Lars Grael, President of Atletas pela Cidadania

Moderated by Simon Kuper, Columnist, the Financial Times

15:00 to 17:00 Focus Sessions Globalizing the Fight against Corruption: How MDBs are doing it? featuring the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency, european Bank for reconstruction and development (eBrd), Asian development Bank (AdB), African development Bank (AfdB), Inter-American development Bank (IdB), european Investment Bank (eIB)Challenges and Innovations on Local and Sector-Specific Indexes Featuring Global Integrity, UNDP, TI

Utilizing International Transparency and Anti-Corruption Standards to Advance Domestic Policy

Featuring Open Society Foundations, Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI), Transparencia Colombia, TI, IDB

Open Government Partnership: Empowering Citizens through Transparency and Civic Participation

Featuring US State Department

17:00 to 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 to 19:30 Game Changers and Global Solutions Sessions Game Changers Sessions

Open Contracting: driving development through disclosure and participation

Featuring the World Bank Institute, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ), TI USA, the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), and Integrity Action

Changing the Rules of the Game: What Rules for Whistleblowers? Providing Better Avenues for Reporting Corruption and Protections for those who Blow the Whistle

Featuring Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United States Department of Commerce, Public Concern at Work UK, Centre for Policy Research India

Human Rights and Combating Corruption: Synergies and Solutions to Overcome Impunity*

Featuring UNDP, Colectivo por la Diversidad (COPADI)

Connecting Networks for Change: Lessons and Opportunities from the Rise of Transparency and Accountability Networks*

Featuring Alianza Regional por la Libre Expresión e Información, Basel Institute on Governance, Transparency International

Global Solutions Sessions

Left Out of the Bargain: Settlements in foreign bribery cases

Featuring the World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, UNODC, Basel Institute on Governance

Governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests. Making a difference with global governance frameworks

Featuring the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Universidade Estadual de Campinas, World Bank, Commission of Inquiry into the Illegal and Irregular Allocation of Public Land Kenya, Treaty Effectiveness

Combating Corruption in the Private Sector: Eliminating Impunity through Corporate Anti-Corruption Programs*

Featuring RDC (Regulatory DataCorp), TRACE

Strengthening transparency in political financing through innovative methods of electoral observation and oversight

Featuring the Organisation of American States (OAS), Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE), Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO) OAS

19:30 to 20:30 Transportation to social event site
20:30 to 24:00 Networking Night
  *The Conference Agenda is subject to change

Day 3 – Friday 9 November

09:00 – 11:00 Game Changers and Global Solutions Sessions Game Changers Sessions


On-line civic innovation against corruption – New technology to solve an old problem

Featuring Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Partnership for Transparency Fund, TI Lithuania

Challenges of legislative transparency*

Featuring Fundación Directorio Legislativo, Dejemos de Hacernos Pendejos, Mexico (DHP)

Transparency and Accountability: building a diverse coalition for change

Featuring TI, Greenpeace International, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Whistling Around the World: Growing an International Movement to Connect Whistleblowers with Investigative Journalists

Featuring Transparency International, 100Reporters, Plaza Pública, Investigative Dashboard

Global Solutions Sessions

Enforcing anti-corruption laws – Time for a new model?

Featuring SHERPA, TI, SERAP, Open Society Justice Initiative USA, Duke Law University

Putting Governance Back in the MDGs: Tackling Corruption at its Roots in the post-2015 agenda*

Featuring UNDP, TI, Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR) Nigeria, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Nigeria

International Development and Illicit Financial Flows: What to do?

Featuring BMZ, German Ministry of Justice (BMJ), Government of Tunisia, Department for International Development (DFID), OECD

After the Transition: The Role of People Power in Dismantling Entrenched Corruption, and Consolidating Democratic, Accountable Governance and Sustainable Peace

Featuring ICNC, U4, Egyptians against Corruption, TI, TI South Korea , Tiri-Integrity Action, Integrity Watch Afghanistan, KEMITRAAN

11:00 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Plenary III: Dirty Money: A stolen future. How to restore people’s trust? what key measures are needed to ensure that transparency and accountability are rooted in the world of money?during this session global leaders will showcase emerging solutions and initiatives that are creating positive change. the session aims to define key actions and safeguards that governments, the private sector as well as civil society must take on to ensure that transparency and accountability standards are rooted in the world of money. Speakers

Anna Bossman, Director of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD) of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Gijs De Vries, Member of European Court of Auditors, Chair of the INTOSAI Working Group on Disaster-related Aid

Nicholas Shaxon, Author, journalist, and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House

Patrick Alley, Co-founder and Director of Global Witness

Raymond Baker, Director of Global Financial Integrity

Therese Lee, Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel at Google Inc.

William Bourdon, Lawyer, and founder of Sherpa

José Eduardo Cardoso, Minister of Justice, Brazil

Moderated by Stella Dawson, Editor, Governance and Anti-Corruption at Thomson Reuters Foundation

13:30 to 15:00 Lunch
15:00 to 17:00 Focus Sessions Opening Governments for the People: targeted transparency policies for better public service

Featuring IDB, Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway, Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset Madrid, Neourbanismo Consultora, Corporación Transparencia por Colombia, Grupo Faro

Are we winning or failing in the fight against corruption?

A debate featuring Laurence Cockcroft, Frank Vogl & John Githongo

Transparency as part of security policies. Cases from Latin America*

Featuring TI, Asociación por una Sociedad Mas Justa, The Inter-American Dialog

Access to Information – Going beyond laws

Featuring Office of the Comptroller-General, Brazil; University of Dundee School of Law; Global Integrity Group; Petrobras; Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información Pública México.

Sports Session

Clean Games Inside and Outside the Stadiums

Featuring Ethos Institute, Play the Game, United Nations Global Compact, World Bank, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, Brazilian social network for just and sustainable cities, Office of the Comptroller General Brazil (CGU)

17:00 to 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 to 19:30 Game Changers and Global SolutionsGame Changers Sessions Downtown Community: The Camera is Mightier than the Pen… Using media to fight corruption

Featuring Downtown Community TV Centre, USA, Frontline Club Russia

Youth, ICT, Music in Anti-Corruption*

Featuring Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC), Insitituto Soma Brasil, Partnership for Governance/Kemitraan, TI

Mobilising metropolis: New approaches for fighting corruption in the context of rapid urbanisation

Featuring TI, Urban Projects Bureau, AVINA, UN Habitat

Corruption and Health: Good practice examples in different health care settings

Featuring Max Planck Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4), Proética

Global Solutions Sessions

Whistleblowers and Official Secrecy, Corruption and Repression

Featuring the Government Accountability Project, Forbes Magazine

After Rio+20: Promoting Transparency and Sustainability in the Water/Energy/Food Security Nexus

Featuring Transparency International, University of São Paulo, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, GDF Suez Energy Brasil, Sri Lanka Water Partnership, Water Integrity Network, International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)

Illicit Financial Flows: Plugging the Leaks to Curtail Corruption and Promote Economic Development

Featuring Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Societies in transition: how corruption frustrates change

Featuring International Law Association, Transparency International

19:30 – 20:30 Free Time
20:30 – 24:00 Gala Dinner
  *The Conference Agenda is subject to change

Day 4 – Saturday 10 November

09:00 – 11:00 Game Changers and Global Solutions SessionsGame Changers SessionsOpen Banking & Financial Transparency 2.0*

Featuring The Open Bank Project and Better than Cash Alliance.

Social Mobilization and Information Systems

Featuring Transparencia Mexicana, AMARRIBO BRAZIL, Transparencia por Colombia, Fundación Poder Ciudadano

Joining forces for enforcement: Making UNCAC work

Featuring the UNCAC Coalition, UNODC, CICC, Zero Corruption Coalition Nigeria, Civil Association for Equality and Justice

Preventing Corruption through a Sectorial Approach: Experiences and Voices from the Field*


Global Solutions Sessions

Electoral Corruption

Featuring Movement against Electoral Corruption (MCCE)

Clean Energy Needs Clean Government: Governance Indicators for Delivering Sustainable Energy for All

Featuring World Resources Institute (WRI), FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), Civic Foundation UNISON, Development Academy of the Philippines

Preventing public officials from enjoying the Proceeds of Corruption: What more should
the financial sector be doing?

Featuring TI, Global Witness, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the World Bank

Fighting the ghosts of the past in new democracies: information rights and transitional legacies

Featuring Center of Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE), Transparency International, Article19

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Plenary IV: People Power, Transitions and Corruption: What is our role? What is our role to ensure transitions lead to stable and transparent governments?this plenary session will involve the audience in understanding the challenges and risks inherent in transition processes, and the risks posed by corrupt powers. We will draw lessons from latin American, eastern and central europe, middle east, African and Asian countries in order to identify key rules of engagement in support of people powered transitions around the world. Speakers

Baltasar Garzón, Spanish jurist

Ellen Miller, Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation

Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services

Misha Glenny, Author and Journalist

Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International

John D. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria

Carlos Ayres Britto, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Brazil

Moderated by Diana Jean Schemo, Executive Editor, 100Reporters

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Special Plenary: The Future of Fighting Corruption
14:00 – 16:00 Focus Sessions Power to the People: Parliamentarians, Citizens and Anti-CorruptionFeaturing Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC)

How to increase the effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies*

Featuring the World Bank, UNDP, Alexandria University, Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, Tanzania

The CONSOCIAL in Brazil – Empowerment and governmental agenda setting on preventing and fighting against corruption

Featuring the General Secretariat of the Presidency Brazil, Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (CGU), University of São Paulo, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo, Campinas City Hall, AMARRIBO BRASIL

Global Norms for Transparency

Featuring the Sunlight Foundation

Sports Session

Tackling corruption in sports: moving values between the pitch and the corridors of power

Featuring Play the Game, University of Bergamo Italy

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Closing Plenary: Defining our future: Collectively shaping the global governance agenda to define our collective mission, this 15th IAcc closing plenary will initiate a multi-sector exchange on how a global governance agenda that binds us all in a transparent, inclusive and mutually accountable relationship should look like. We will aim to keep a clear focus on our shared responsibility to work towards a fair and sustainable future.
SpeakersCarolyn Nordstrom, Professor of Anthropology, University of CaliforniaCobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International

Dimitri Vlassis, Chief, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Alison Bethel McKenzie, Executive Director, International Press Institute

Dr. Naser Al Sane, Chair, Global Organisation of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC)

HE. Mohammed Nasheed, Former President of the Maldives

Moderated by Monique Villa, Chief Executive, The Thomson Reuters Foundation

18:00 – 19:00 Conference Closing – Closing remarksMinister Jorge Hage Sobrino, Comptroller General, Brazil Conference Closing and Adoption of DeclarationHon. Justice Barry O’Keefe AM (Ret), Chair, IACC Council


19:00 – 22:00 Fair Play Music against Corruption Global Competition Concert, in association with Fair Play, GYAC and the WBI
  *The Conference Agenda is subject to change