Category : The Accountability Lab

What happens when you get 1,200 anti-corruption activists in a room?

By Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of the Accountability Lab

IMG_20150903_185107There was plenty of irony in the fact that Transparency International’s (TI) flagship meeting- the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)- took place in Malaysia last week during the largest ever protests against corruption in the country’s history. The Prime Minister perhaps sensibly stayed away from the meeting in the end, but Jose Ugaz, the President of TI, certainly wasn’t going to let him get away that easily, asking publicly in the opening session: “Who paid the money and why? Where did it go?”

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Categories: 16th IACC, Corruption, Technology, The Accountability Lab

My experience at the IACC Tech Hub

By Fayyaz Yaseen

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.

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Categories: 16th IACC, Open Data, Social Entrepreneurs Initiative, Technology, The Accountability Lab, Youth

Student Activism, Egyptian Healthcare and Gorillas

In early September, I had the opportunity to participate in the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) that took place in Putrajaya, Malaysia. For me, the IACC was not just a conference to learn from the most influential people in the governance and transparency fields, but rather a chance to collaborate with other delegates to find the most effective strategies to stop impunity and hold to account those who benefit from the abuse of power. Participating in this conference has allowed me to explore cost-effective and participatory approaches to strengthen my own work at the Accountability Lab.

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Categories: 16th IACC, Citizen Action, Corruption, Film, IACC Young Journalist, Shamseya, The Accountability Lab, Youth