Type of grant activity: Development of Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption
Donor institution: Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation (OSI)
Total grant amount: USD 80,397.42
Project number: OR2019-58650
Implementation period: June 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020.
The impact of the project will be to develop and sustain a community of professionals and activists, who will engage with corruption prevention, corruption risk management and with shedding light on facts of individual and systemic corruption.
The first goal of the project is to develop an inter-disciplinary curriculum on corruption, its history and root causes, risk mitigation at policy development level, compliance within public and private organizations, the most modern corruption trends and methods of uncovering corrupt arrangements through open source investigation, whistleblowing and other methods.
The second goal of the project is to recruit a group of course participants with various backgrounds and a motivation to engage with the course, dedicate time and take an active part in the educational process through learning and sharing their thoughts, ideas and experiences; and to deliver a high-quality course.
The third goal of the project is to develop a strong alumni network of corruption fighters, who will continue their active work in their respective fields, and at the same time engage with periodic alumni activities, whether it will be attending an alumni gathering; organizing a joint research project; or exploring joint learning, or knowledge sharing opportunities.
Short-term impact: development of a cutting-edge inter-disciplinary certification program;, engaging the prominent local and international experts in delivery of the course; graduating the first cohort and launching alumni network among graduates.
Medium-term impact: impacting attitude of course participants by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills, which will enable them to act as role models and change agents at their work, or through various projects that they will chose to engage with.
Long-term impact: contribute to development of a community of like-minded progressive professionals, who are capable of recognizing risks for corruption and preventing corruption, as well as who will uncover corrupt practices and form a critical public opinion about the real human cost to corruption.
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