Covering updates from our 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index and Anti-Corruption Enforcement dialogue, the National Integrity Systems Assessment, our involvement in the United National Convention Against Corruption Parallel Report, our 2020 Legal Internship Program closing, Membership, our Anti-Corruption Help Desk, and our involvement in the recent Lowy Institute panel discussions and the Provincial Elections Steering Committee in the lead up to the Port Moresby North-West By-elections.
This issue gives a snapshot our early interventions this year and some of our achievements over the course of the 2021 first quarter.
From the Independent Commission Against Corruption, to the Open Government Partnership, to our progress on the National Integrity Systems Assessment and so much more. This issue has all the updates on the big moves we have made this quarter as well as some of the key productive partnerships we have engaged to support critical advances in anti-corruption enforcement and mitigation throughout our country!
Covering updates on progress on a number of collaborative interventions including the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the Open Government Partnership, the OGP Freedom of Information Technical Working Group, and the National Integrity Systems Assessment, check out this latest issue of our newsletter to see the progress being made to build robust support systems for the forthcoming Independent Commission Against Corruption!
Also in this issue, we cover exciting updates on innovations to our School Based Civic Education program as well as changes to our TIPNG Membership Program.
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Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) is excited to inform everyone about its new project: Promoting Anti-Corruption & Integrity Strategies (PAIS). We are also grateful for the support of the European Union.
About the Project: As the name suggests, the PAIS Project will work with state agencies to enhance their capacity to address corruption complaints both internally and externally. The PAIS Project believes that when frameworks and actual practice by agencies to address corruption are working well, it enhances the agency’s reputation and strengthens public trust in that agency.
Building on from the past: The last NISA for Papua New Guinea was done in 2003. In this report, it was observed that there were adequate anti-corruption laws available in Papua New Guinea (Sections 87, 88, 92 and 97 of the Criminal Code refer to fraud, undue influence, tendering and bribery). The weakness however was in the effective implementation and policing of these laws. A related weakness was that organizations entrusted to fight corruption such as the Ombudsman Commission had not been given enough ‘teeth’ to deter corrupt practices.
The PAIS Project will revamp the NIS Assessment survey tool and evaluate key public institutions and non-state actors in Papua New Guinea’s governance system with regard to their overall capacity, internal governance systems and procedures and role in the overall integrity system.
• There will be an Integrity Seminar held in September 2020 to invite agencies and organisations to participate in PAIS.
• Following the Integrity Seminar will be an Integrity Summit which is scheduled to be held in February 2021 to present the NIS assessment findings.
You and PAIS: Why should the PAIS Project matter to you? Through the PAIS Project, agencies in Papua New Guinea will have effective strategies in place to address corruption and other issues of abuse of power. In turn, citizens will be more empowered to access these systems to report corruption.
For updates on our major advocacy campaigns, new projects, and how we are adapting to the new normal this quarter, check out this latest issue of our quarterly newsletter!
In this issue we cover major developments to the ICAC enabling legislation and our ongoing push for COVID-19 SOE finance reports to be tabled in Parliament and much more.
From prospects of a PNG ICAC, to our new campaigns, events, engagements and everything in between, check out our first 2020 quarterly newsletter for the scoop on what we’ve been up to over the past quarter!
Covering all updates from our international engagements, to major developments in our core projects, our human rights awards from the European Union and a special center spread on our 2019 Bougainville Referendum Observation Project; this issue simply cannot be missed!
Our 2nd quarter newsletter is out now! It covers most of the work we’ve done in the last three months in the youth space and others including the recent Walk Against Corruption held in Port Moresby and Lae.
We thank all the business houses, organizations, schools and families that participated in the 2019 Walk Against Corruption and the individuals that volunteered on the day of the event. Your support helped us raise K181,790.00 to continue the work we do to inform and empower people in Papua New Guinea to act against corruption.
Read more about what we are doing and contact us if you need more information.
It has been a very busy 3 months for TIPNG. We started off the year with many activities and have been busy since. In this quarter’s newsletter, you will read about the work that TIPNG carried out with youth through schools visits and a forum. We also met with stakeholders to create new partnerships and to strengthen existing partnerships and carried out a membership meeting with our members in Goroka and visited organisations to talk about the anti-corruption work that we do and how citizens can be a part of it. You can read about all these activities and more in the Newsletter. Happy reading!