The World Bank is offering an opportunity to mingle with like-minded international corruption hunters to discuss ways to fight corruption more effectively.
The third biennial meeting of the World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) is being held in Washington, D.C. from December 8 to 10. And the focus is on ending impunity for corruption by striving to fight corruption through global knowledge but local initiatives.
Plenary sessions focus on linking corruption to illicit financial flows and fighting transnational bribery. Parallel sessions cover topics such as protecting whistleblowers, combating corruption in the supply chain and overcoming barriers in asset recovery.
The schedule also includes side events on the uses of social media for fighting corruption; a presentation of the group’s online simulated corruption investigation training; and a roundtable presentation of the World Bank-sponsored criminal justice network.
President of the World Bank Group, Jim Kim, will open the ICHA meeting and introduce the keynote speaker, HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who will address ICHA members on the subject of wildlife crime and corruption.
A participant polling exercise will ask ICHA members to vote on corruption challenges and priorities and results will be shared instantaneously. Some sessions will include live chats.
An agenda of events and registration information can be found here (pdf).
Disclosure: Jessica Tillipman, a senior editor of the FCPA Blog, and I are speakers on a panel centered on the use of social media to fight corruption at this event. We’d love to see you there.
Julie DiMauro works in the Governance, Risk and Compliance group at Thomson Reuters as a regulatory intelligence specialist. She can be followed on Twitter @Julie_DiMauro.