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Posted on 8 Dec, 2015
A year on from winning one of the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative grants for the MENA region, Saed Karzoun explains what his project has achieved so far.
Posted on 1 Dec, 2015
One year on from winning one of the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative grants, Aradhya Malhotra talks about the next steps for City Hall.
Posted on 1 Dec, 2015
One year on from winning one of the IACC Social Entrepreneurs Initiative grants, Aradhya Malhotra talks about challenges he and his team faced in designing their video game.
Posted on 8 Oct, 2015
In attendance for the Accountability Lab at this year’s International Anti-Corruption Conference, I was struck by the level of innovation present among the attendees. In times gone by, thinking of the word ‘innovation’ conjured images of grey-haired scientists, strenuously working in complex laboratories with huge administrative support. Today we think more about dynamic and colourful visions of youth – and for me, this vision came to life as I sat amongst youth groups in a joint brainstorming session at the IACC. The ability to cross-pollinate ideas to develop and finalize their respective anti-corruption and good governance projects, epitomized this year’s discussions.
— Accountability Lab (@AccountLab) September 2, 2015
Posted on 6 Oct, 2015
by Pushkal Shivam IACC Young Journalist
Digital tools and open data figured prominently during different conference sessions as part of strategies to combat corruption. During the session titled From graft to grab: analysing the role of corruption and impunity in large-scale land investment, for instance, Samuel Kimeu of Transparency International Kenya said that digitization of land records was “indispensable” to land administration.
The title of another relevant session leaves little doubt with regard to digital tools’ capacity for transparency and accountability: Digital resistance to disrupt corruption and impunity. However, in the same session the founder of Integrity Watch Afghanistan Lorenzo Delesgues had a caveat. He said usage of digital tools alone does not amount to resistance: “It’s part of everyday life. It becomes a form of resistance when it is mobilized.” READ MORE