International Anti-Corruption Day 2015

CELEBRATING WHISTLE-BLOWERS AND INTEGRITY CHAMPIONS

INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY, 9th DECEMBER 2015

CENTRAL PARK, NAIROBI, KENYA

INTRODUCTION

As 2015 comes to an end, we will undoubtedly remember it for the challenges citizens and leaders faced to protect the constitutional promise of integrity. From the reclamation of public school lands, the inspiring #ListOfShame March Presidential address and subsequent prosecution of 100 Public Officials to the staggering figures lost to corruption, the failure to secure convictions and the paralysis within the National and County Governments to act decisively, corruption headlined 2015.

Recent events including the renewal of the Cabinet, dismissal of judicial and executive officers, new laws and procedures offer glimmers of hope that the paralysis that prevailed over 2015 has been interrupted. The International Anti-Corruption Day 2015 provides an opportunity to explore new strategies to fight abuse of public office, impunity and corruption. It also provides an opportunity to challenge citizens to reject bribery as a means for accessing services.

This year we wish to salute the power of active citizenship in disrupting corruption and demanding accountability. This is a popular citizen-centred moment to inspire increased, direct citizen engagement. We will celebrate and proclaim whistle-blowers and integrity champions as patriots deserving of national recognition and emulation. We expect live media coverage of the event.

METHODOLOGY

Over four hours, not less than 20 experts and resource-persons will shape conversations in 2 plenary and 2 breakaway sessions. These six sessions will address the following questions among others;

  1. Given the recent events, what new opportunities exist to root out corruption and build a culture of integrity?
  2. What form does corruption take in our offices, businesses, schools, public offices and on our streets and how could we interrupt it?
  3. Who are the whistle-blowers of 2015 and what does it take to blow the whistle on corruption?
  4. What are lifestyle audits and why are they so important?

International Anti-Corruption Day 2015