UNITAR Hiroshima concludes Anti-Corruption Training Programme for North Africa
7 February 2017, Hiroshima, Japan - The final workshop of the 2016-2017 UNITAR Hiroshima Training Programme on Anti-Corruption for North Africa successfully concluded in Tokyo on Friday. Supported by the People of Japan, the workshop was held in Hiroshima and Tokyo between 30 January and 3 February 2017. Twenty-four (24) participants from government and civil society organizations came from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Building on the first workshop, which focused on fostering a common understanding of corruption, and approaches to fighting corruption by engaging citizens in the Maghreb region, the second workshop gave the participants the opportunity to discuss concrete projects and to acquire training skills. The Training of Trainers provided them with tools to design and develop training interventions tailored to their own specific context.
The Resource Persons for the workshop included:
- Prof. Mohammad Mahmoud Mohamedou, Graduate Institute Geneva
- Mr. Pascal Fabie, Anti-Corruption Expert
- Prof. Eiji Oyamada, Doshisha University
A one-day study tour in Tokyo offered insights into anti-corruption in Japan. Participants visited the headquarters of the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation at DAIMLER AG where they learned about the Daimler’s policy to address foreign bribery risk and prevent corruption as well as their overall compliance system. Later in the day, Mr. Taro Morinaga, Deputy Director of the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) gave a presentation on comparative experiences to prevent and fight corruption in Japan and Asia. The closing ceremony was attended by high-level diplomatic representation from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
This programme supported Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5 - Gender Equality and 16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.