DSC 0659IACA’s latest tailor-made training is a two-week programme for a group of 25 senior vigilance officers from India, the fourth such programme that the Academy has delivered following two editions in 2016 and one in spring of 2017. The group comprises public sector officials from the Indian Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), including Chief Vigilance Officers and Vigilance Officers from public sector companies and the Ministry of Railways.

DSC 0601 The training covers topics such as compliance and integrity, fraud prevention, international legal instruments against corruption, public procurement, whistle-blower reporting and protection, corruption risk analysis, and the use of new technologies in the field of corruption and cybercrime. It includes a number of case studies and region-specific lectures, as well as study visits to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Austrian Central Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (Zentrale Wirtschafts- und Korruptionsstaatsanwaltschaft).

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Sessions were delivered by members of IACA’s frequent visiting faculty and other internationally renowned experts, namely James Finniss (United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services), Drago Kos (Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery), Georg Krakow (Baker & McKenzie), Michael Levi (University of Cardiff), Jeroen Maesschalck (Leuven Institute of Criminology), Samira Musayeva (UNCITRAL), Chizu Nakajima (University of Cambridge), Johannes Schnitzer (Schnitzer Law), Elisabeth Täubl (Austrian Central Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption), and Rene Wenk (Austrian Court of Audit).

IACA permanent faculty members Martin Kreutner, Abhishek Bharti, Yoojin Choi, Elena Helmer, Han-Kyun Rho, Jae Sik Suh, and Martin Zapata also lectured.

This latest training session for Indian vigilance officers is part of a broader cooperation between IACA and the CVC, an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption. Following discussions earlier in 2017, IACA and the CVC plan to further strengthen their relations.

Tailor-made trainings are IACA’s customized programmes for specific organizations, corporations, or institutions, addressing the unique challenges that each one faces in preventing and fighting corruption.