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Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
Youth and the fight against corruption
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Youth and the fight against corruption

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A presentation by Anna Thayenthal, Transparency International on the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 27 May 2010. …

A presentation by Anna Thayenthal, Transparency International on the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 27 May 2010.

Session: Governance and Anti-Corruption (GAC)

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  • 1. Youth and the fight against corruption Global Youth Forum 2010: Mobilizing Youth Against Corruption www.transparency.org
  • 2. What is Transparency International? <ul><li>The global movement against corruption consisting of: </li></ul><ul><li>91 National Chapters worldwide; </li></ul><ul><li>19 more in process of accreditation; </li></ul><ul><li>International Secretariat; </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors & Advisory Council; </li></ul><ul><li>30 Individual Members; and </li></ul><ul><li>Senior advisors and other volunteers. </li></ul>27/05/10
  • 3. TI’s vision <ul><li>TI’s vision is a world in which </li></ul><ul><li>government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption </li></ul>27/05/10
  • 4. They are saying NO to corruption, join them … now.
  • 5. TI‘s engagement with youth <ul><li>Integrity like corruption is learned </li></ul><ul><li>Young people are a sizeable percentage of the national population in the whole world </li></ul><ul><li>Global Corruption Barometer 2009: Youth are more exposed to corruption than older people </li></ul><ul><li>Youth play a key role in social mobilisation and change </li></ul><ul><li>TI’s various approaches: Research, education, events, networks etc. </li></ul>
  • 6. Building ethics and integrity in the next generation <ul><li>Primary level: TI Thailand - Colourful teaching booklets aimed at primary school children </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary level: TI Italy - Global Programme of Ethics Education including seminars for high school students and teachers, ethics education through sports and theatre plays </li></ul><ul><li>University level: Transparencia por Colombia – Inter-university initiative providing pedagogical tools and methodologies to complement university curricula in ethics education </li></ul>
  • 7. Corruption from A to Z
  • 8. TI Italy: Ethics Education <ul><li>Responsible choice is the first step for everybody’ well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: To enable students to make the best choice in their social and private live </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: Contests on poetry, music, research, training workshops for teachers, public events etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Results: more than 500 students involved </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges: Bureaucracy, political changes </li></ul><ul><li>New approach: Addressing corruption in various school subjects </li></ul>
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  • 10. TI Colombia: Cátedra Programme <ul><li>Objective: To contribute to the ethical formation of university students as future leaders of public and private organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: Inter-university plenaries, case analysis seminars, values in action workshops, exchange of teachers’ experiences in teaching ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Results: 19 universities involved, reached more than 6,000 students </li></ul>
  • 11. TI Colombia: Recommendations <ul><li>Working in alliance with other institutions from the very beginning of the design of the project has produced greater achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>The establishment of agreements has formalised the alliance with each of the actors, in terms of academic commitments and of the provision of resources for the development of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>The commitment and motivation of teachers using Cátedra components. </li></ul><ul><li>The participation of supportive student leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>The effective selection of interesting topics of public interest that encouraged debate in the plenaries. </li></ul>
  • 12. TI Lithuania: Summer School on Integrity <ul><li>Importance of integrity and anti-corruption in the curriculum of young and up-and-coming leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Academic programme in the post-Soviet region to tackle the issue of corruption in the public and private sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Target group: Graduate students and young professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on causes of corruption and the tools used in the fight against corruption </li></ul>
  • 13. General lessons learnt <ul><li>Use media and sports tools to promote good governance concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Use participatory teaching methods </li></ul><ul><li>Establish link to youth’s daily lives </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome youth’s short attention span </li></ul><ul><li>Handle limits to voluntarism </li></ul><ul><li>Manage youth’s expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Include youth’s environment: Teachers, parents etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Actively involve women in anti-corruption movement </li></ul>
  • 14. TI PNG: Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp <ul><li>In 2008: 55 students 25 Schools </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009: 60 students incl. 6 from other TI Pacific chapters </li></ul><ul><li>This July: +50 students registered </li></ul><ul><li>Source of funding (US State Dept, AusAID, PNGSDP, UNDP, Oxfam International, Save the Children) </li></ul>
  • 15. Typical Camp Program <ul><li>Day through night activities </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Major themes such as; </li></ul><ul><li>How elections work </li></ul><ul><li>Systems of government </li></ul><ul><li>How laws are made, mock court sessions, media workshop, etc… </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Travel costs and logistical support </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with schools </li></ul><ul><li>Limitation of funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>In Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Youth focus in our outreach as shown by this project </li></ul><ul><li>Future success depends on educating the leaders and citizens of tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Our message is well received and people are keen to learn more but there are big logistical barriers </li></ul><ul><li>PNG is culturally diverse, and what works in one province won't always work in others </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work with the resources available in provinces will guide future efforts </li></ul>YDC Challenges
  • 17. Thank you. For more information, please contact me at: [email_address] www.transparency.org

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