Civic Society Leaders Workshop: March – April 2010

 

In response to the need to strengthen country-wide civic awareness of the anti-corruption and accountability measures available in Iraq, the Commission on Integrity is collaborating with the Iraq Foundation to provide training to civic leaders in the 15 provinces. The workshops run for two days in each location and include CSOs, business professionals, law groups, journalists, academics, clerics, and other opinion shapers and stakeholders. Training will cover the legal and regulatory framework in Iraq, including:

(1) the roles and mandates of the Commission, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Board of Supreme Audit;

(2) the oversight responsibilities of elected bodies (CoR and provincial councils);

(3) current and draft anti-corruption laws;

(4) procurement law and regulations;

(5) the Draft Law on Access to Information

(6) the Code of Ethics promulgated by the Commission on Integrity, with associated conflict of interest provisions and disclosure requirements.

The training address the mechanisms and practices that must be put in place by the provincial governments to implement the relevant laws and regulations. The workshops emphasize the role of civil society in recognizing and limiting corruption. Participants and the Commission together draft recommendations on ways in which civic groups can support the mission of the Commission on Integrity by bolstering its human capital and local buy-in to make it more effective in combating corruption.

Civil Society Workshops by Location:

Baghdad
March 19 – 20, 2010

Babil
March 23 -24, 2010

Wasit
March 26 – 27, 2010

Kirkuk
March 23 – 24, 2010

Salah Al-Deen
March 29-30, 2010

Diyala
April 14 – 15, 2010

Maysan
April 23 – 24, 2010

Al Basra
April 16 – 17,2010

Dhi Qar
April 16 -17, 2010

Al Muthanna
April 23 – 24, 2010

Al-Qadisiyyah
April 9 – 10, 2010

Karbala
April 5 – 6, 2010

An Najaf
April 7 – 9, 2010

Al Anbar
April 13 – 14, 2010

Duhok (Mosul)
March 31 – April 1, 2010

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