Bangkok, 11-12 June 2019
The Asia-Pacific Regional Community of Practice on Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption to be held 11-12 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand will be the first Community of Practice (CoP) convened for this thematic area under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development paradigm.
This Regional CoP aims to take stock of the emerging trends and challenges on anti-corruption in the context of Asia and the Pacific and share good practices from other regions. Through such knowledge exchange, it seeks to position UNDP’s work in the region within the context of the 2030 Agenda and strategize on emerging priorities.
Since 2003, CoPs have been a way for UNDP to take stock of developments in the anti-corruption practice area, share experiences and lessons learned, and develop appropriate policies and strategies to implement priorities, particularly in line with UNDP’s mandates and competitive advantage. It brings together UNDP practitioners from Country Offices, regional bureaux and hubs, headquarters as well as representatives from governments, civil society, as well as key partner and donor organizations.
To date, such global meetings have been held in Seoul (2003), Guatemala (2006), Athens (2008), Bangkok (2010), Brasilia (2012), and Malaysia (2015). This year, the CoP is jointly organized by UNDP’s “Promoting a Fair Business Environment” project in Bangkok Regional Hub and the ‘Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies’ project at the UNDP Global Center for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development in Singapore.
Objectives of the CoP:
- Internal Capacity Development: To ensure UNDP practitioners are well informed on emerging issues on corruption and development in the context of SDGs – for instance the role of innovation, private sector engagement, social accountability mechanisms and measuring progress against anti-corruption targets.
- Partnership building and policy development: To engage with multiple stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society and academia to understand each players’ needs and priorities for a more coordinated and effective collective anti-corruption effort.
- Knowledge Management: To share experiences, good practices, strengthen knowledge sharing, and promote interactive knowledge management.