What is Building integrity?
We can say that integrity is the opposite of corruption. But what do we mean by the terms integrity and corruption? According to Transparency International, corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.
We know that corruption undermines the defence and security capabilities of every country, and that it causes waste of money, bad allocation of resources, and the purchase of inadequate equipment. This may endanger the life of personnel and decrease operational effectiveness.
As a matter of fact, corruption reduces public trust and acceptance of the military in general, and may erode public support for peacekeeping missions. It also reduces resources for civilian sectors of the economy, and can infect other parts of government.
Applied to a work context, an individual has integrity if they are doing their work honestly, competently and completely.
NATO BI Discipline Conference 2018
The Norwegian Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) kindly invites you to the Building Integrity ADC on 10 and 11 October 2018 at NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy.
The ADC provides an excellent opportunity for the synchronization of relevant stakeholders involved in the BI discipline. The primary aim of the conference is to achieve an adequate alignment and coordination of efforts in sustaining this discipline. The conference also provide an opportunity to professional development for people involved in building integrity in the defence and security sectors in NATO- and Partner countries.
This year the event will be a two-day event where we will conduct an ADC workshop on day one.
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