Championing Integrity within our National Elections and National Agencies

Championing Integrity within our National Elections and National Agencies

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) is hosting an Integrity Seminar to reinforce messages of integrity,  good governance and partnership.

The Integrity Seminar is being held at the Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby from Thursday 9th November to Friday 10th  November 2017. The theme of the event is “Championing Integrity within our National Elections and National Agencies”

 There are two parts to the Integrity Seminar:

  • A focus on the national elections
  • Recognition of  anti-corruption initiatives by national agencies.

“The Integrity Seminar will identify ways to improve the electoral process, with the launch of the TIPNG 2017 National Elections Observation Report, and also strengthen national agencies by identifying and promoting best anti-corruption initiatives that we can be replicated,” said TIPNG Chairman, Mr Lawrence Stephens.

Day one of the seminar (Thursday 9/11/17) will see the presentation of findings from TIPNG’s election observation. During the 2017 National Parliamentary Elections, TIPNG fielded 313 volunteers nationwide to observe polling. The results of the observation will be presented in a report to the Electoral Commission of PNG (PNGEC). It is TIPNG’s hope that the PNGEC takes on some of the recommendations put forward in the report and start working towards ensuring integrity in the 2022 national elections.

Day two (Friday 10/11/17) involves the recognition of anti-corruption initiatives developed and implemented by selected national agencies. The agencies will be showcasing their initiatives to encourage the sharing of ideas and replication of an initiative within another national agency. TIPNG will be presenting awards to the selected agencies To give recognition to these, sometimes unsung, initiatives.