Uniting Against Corruption: Global Game Changers on the Front Lines
21 July 2022 10:00 - 11:00Virtual Event | Organised by NDI, Foreign Policy | Held in New York Timezone (EST) in English
Addressing and fighting corruption
This event will include live interpretation to French and Spanish.
National Democratic Institute and Foriegn Policy Presents:
Uniting Against Corruption: Global Game Changers on the Front Lines, which is the third event in NDI’s Game Changers Series will be held July 21st, at 10am EST. It focuses on the critical role that countering corruption plays in defense of democracy. Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa will keynote the event, followed by a panel discussion with NDI, Transparency International and Open Government Parliament to discuss solutions to the problem.
According to Transparency International’s 2021 Corruption Perception Index, 131 countries have failed to make significant progress against corruption over the last decade, with two-thirds having serious corruption problems. The confluence of recent crises—including conflict, climate and COVID-19 —has further hindered integrity efforts by providing corrupt actors opportunities for graft while eroding state capacity and legitimacy. At the same time, challenges on the domestic front are exploited through foreign-sponsored corruption, which corrodes democratic governance, national security and sovereignty.
These variables, coupled with more than a decade of authoritarian expansion, make imperative the deployment of anti-corruption strategies that are at least as effective, innovative, adaptive, and transnational as the corrupt networks themselves. Recognizing that solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges hinge on meaningful integrity reforms, President Biden identified anti-corruption as one of the three core pillars of the Summit for Democracy Process.
Against this challenging backdrop and the opportunity presented by the Summit for Democracy, Foreign Policy, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), will convene a Democracy Game Changer conversation with leaders from government and civil society to discuss how these corrupt networks and practices take hold and the strategies to mitigate their effects through individual efforts and strategic partnerships.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, RAPPLER; AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RECIPIENT
PRESIDENT, NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE (NDI)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP
Dr. Delia Ferreira Rubio
CHAIR, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL
VETERAN JOURNALIST AND FOUNDER OF MAGGIE LAKE MEDIA, EVENT MODERATOR