Democracy Day – Tackling corruption in shrinking civic space

27 March 2023  02:00 - 03:00

Virtual Event | Organised by UNCAC, Asia Foundation, Transparency International | Held in EST in English
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This event will explore strategies for anti-corruption actors operating in restrictive environments. Panelists will give their perspectives on the following questions:

  1. Why is anti-corruption the field where we are seeing the sharpest shrinking of civic spaces and threats to civic actors?
  2. What are the spaces where anti-corruption work is still possible?
  3. What anti-corruption strategies and tactics are viable for local civil society to pursue in the current context? What is too difficult or risky to pursue?
  4. Given these insights, how can we strengthen civic actors and expand spaces to tackle corruption? What type of support and resources are needed to enable such work?



  • Mandakini Surie – International Development Consultant
  • Annie Geron – President of Public Services Labor Independent Confederation (PSLINK), President of National Public Workers Congress (PUBLIK), Vice President of Public Services International.
  • Sankhitha Gunaratne – Deputy Executive Director and Senior Manager of Programs at Transparency International Sri Lanka.



  • Sumaya Saluja – The Asia Foundation