On 13—17 October, some 20 participants from ten different countries participated in the course on the development of an Integrity Action Plan for the defence sector. The course was organised by CIDS in collaboration with the Norwegian Defence International Centre (NODEFIC).
Building on the NATO BI Institution Building conference in Oslo in March 2014, the course offers a systematic approach to integrity building and countering corruption through the practical development of an Integrity Action Plan. The methodology is based on the handbook on Integrity Action Plan, a joint CIDS and TI UK-DSP publication to be launched by 1 December.
During the five-day course, the participants have been through a variety of lectures and syndicate discussions on the evolution of an Integrity Action Plan: assessment, strategy, planning phase, drafting & implementation, and monitoring & evaluation.
The course participants are representatives from ministries of defence and armed forces, all with relevant experience from building integrity and anti-corruption work in their respective defence establishments. The geographical distribution of participants includes Colombia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, Morocco, Poland, Serbia, Sweden and Ukraine.