United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo through its Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK III) project organized the first virtual webinar on best global anti-corruption practices, on Friday 20 November 2020.

“Due to the pandemic, we will mark 9 December, the International Anti-Corruption Day, with a series of webinars to raise the public awareness on anti-corruption work by presenting global practices, challenges and success stories, in a wider public forum. Please join us this Friday to learn more about how to survive the paradox of anti-corruption authorities”, says Maria Suokko, the UNDP Resident Representative in her message.

The event, the first in a series of four webinars, was delivered by Gabriel Kuris, a renowned anti-corruption expert and researcher for the World Bank (WB), U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Mr. Kuris has conducted research in 10 countries and 200+ interviews in Botswana, Croatia, Indonesia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Nigeria, and Slovenia.

The first webinar, which addressed the topic of “Surviving the paradox of anti-corruption authorities”, was open to the public and used real-life examples from Hong Kong and Latvia, as well as presented the challenges and strategic responses of anti-corruption authorities.

The webinars on anti-corruption authorities, resources and oversight mechanisms, are generously supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Kosovo and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), through the Swedish Embassy in Prishtinë/Priština.

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