116 people trained on Community Integrity Building’s Training of Trainers

Towards promoting honesty, integrity and equality in education sector, CERC was conducted a four days Training of Trainers (ToT) on Community Integrity Building in 2 batches in Uvira. The first batch of the training taken place in Uvira City  from 20-23 December 2017 and 26-28 December 2017 and the second batch of the training was delivered earlier in January in Sange City from January 8-10 January and 11-13 January 2017.  In total 116 participants from 20 secondary school including 57 teachers and headteachers and 59 Integrity Club leaders was trained. The training aimed at enhancing their skills as trainers…

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Launch an integrity education project in South-Kivu

Le Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption (CERC) is delighted to announce the launch of the SHINE project “Students Acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality”, funded by  Integrity Action. As part of the initiation of the DRC Ministry of Education aimed at educating all school children on the values ​​of democracy and good governance, community life and peace, freedom’s right and obligations and co-management of public and community assets, this Project aims to promote among school children a civic character that will result into positive civic engagement that promotes integrity and good governance. This project will be implemented…

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Civil Society Organisations will be trained on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Bukavu

From 24 to 26 October 2017, the Anti-Corruption Research Center (CERC) and selected anti-corruption experts and practitioners will organize a training workshop for civil society organizations on the review mechanism of the UN Convention Against corruption (UNCAC). The 3-day training workshop will be held in Bukavu and will gather more than 40 participants and experts from 4 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo including Tanganyika, North-Kivu and South-Kivu. The Convention is the only legally binding international anti-corruption instrument. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in October 2003, it is the first global framework to harmonise anti-corruption efforts worldwide. The…

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Working Paper : Engaging both women and men in the Community Integrity Building!

Overview Increasingly, programs for building community integrity must engaging both women and men to affect attitudes change. Findings from different research and study are underscoring the need to engage both sexes together, since their joint involvement facilitates key changes in related gender roles and inequalities (Heise, 2011, Michau et al., 2015, Jewkwa wr al., 2015, Greene and Levack, 2010). However, there is little formal evidence on the effectiveness of mixed-sex approaches, and in a particular lack of research examining the perceptions and experiences of community members who participate in different community integrity building programs. Designing by…

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Engaging community members to build integrity in South-Kivu.

During community consultation in Fizi territory, 11 may 2017 Since may 8, 2017, we are conducting our first Households Corruption Survey to take a close perception of corruption in South Kivu. During this survey, we regroups community members to whom we provide trainings on how they can build integrity and hold both local government, implementing agencies. service providers and NGOs to account. The motivated people mobilise other people in their own community. The communities’ biggest focus is the monitoring the delivery of public services in education, health and the implementation of infrastructure projects in…

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The Anti-Corruption Research Center is determined to increase the positive impact of civil society organisations in development, from the grassroots to policy-making.

On May 13, 2017, a total of 40 persons from 23 grassroots organisations in Uvira were trained in anti-corruption strategies and provided with social accountability approach and tools such as the Community Integrity Building, DevelopmentCheck Online platform and Health and Education Assessment tools. The participants were encouraged to adapt the tools to fit their settings and situations as all them indicated that they didn’t have anything to use regarding the collection of beneficiary findings. We hope to see this work scaling up beyond civil society on the introduction…

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