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Wednesday, October 24 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Parliamentarians Acting Now in Partnerships

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The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) represents parliamentarians from around the world who are committed to tackling corruption. While the corrupt are adapting new technologies and strategies to strengthen their gains, parliamentarians are committing to smarter partnerships across their communities to circumvent corrupt practices. In this session, GOPAC’s regional and national chapters share some of the creative partnerships that are making an impact in preventing and interrupting corruption.
GOPAC aims to highlight the importance of parliamentarians engaging with their constituents and working collaboratively with civil society to raise awareness of corruption issues and lobby for legislative and administrative changes at combatting corruption. It focuses on the representational role of parliamentarians in ensuring that the voice of the people is heard by government and reflected in appropriate anti-corruption legislation.

Session Rapporteur: Lavenia Rokovucago

Moderators
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John Hyde

Secretary, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
John Hyde was the Member for Perth in the West Australian Parliament from 2001 to 2013. He is the Secretary of GOPAC and GOPAC Oceania and was the founding Chair of GOPAC Australia. He was the Chair or Deputy Chair of the West Australian Parliament’s oversight committee on the Corruption... Read More →
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Mihaela Stojkoska

Regional Anti-Corruption Specialist (Pacific), United Nations Development Programme
Mihaela  Stojkoska Burwitz comes from Macedonia and has 18 years of experience working in the field of Governance. She is the Regional Anti-Corruption Specialist (Pacific) UNDP with UN-PRAC in the Pacific; previously as Head of  the Governance Unit in the UNDP Country Office in... Read More →

Speakers
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Hon. Shakeel Shabbir Ahmed

Chair/MP, GOPAC Kenya/National Assembly of Kenya
Shakeel Shabbir Ahmed (born 1953 in Kisumu) is a Kenyan politician. He chairs the GOPAC Kenya grouping of anti-corruption parliamentarians. He was first elected to represent the Kisumu Town East Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election... Read More →
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Dr. Carlos Alberto Pérez Cuevas

Chair/Member/Lawyer, GOPAC Mexico/Congress
Dr. Carlos Alberto Pérez Cuevas, is a Mexican lawyer and politician born in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico in 1974. He has been a Councillor in his hometown, local representative and President of the Congress of his state; Federal Congressman, where he was leader of his party, with... Read More →
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Michael Aastrup Jensen

Member, Parliament of the Liberal Party, Denmark
Michael Aastrup Jensen, born March 16th 1976 in Roskilde, son of director Jesper Jensen and consultant Jette Jensen. Married to PhD Fellow Helene Maria Aastrup Jensen.Member periodMember of the Folketing for The Liberal Party in East Jutland greater constituency from November 13th... Read More →
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Margaret Quirk MLA

Chair/MP, GOPAC Australia/Western Australia Legislative Assembly
Margaret Quirk was first elected to the West Australia Parliament in 2001. She is currently the Chair, Joint Standing Committee Corruption and Crime Commission since June 2017 and Chair of GOPAC Australia. From 2005 to 2008 she served as a Minister, including Minister for Disability... Read More →
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Hon. Taefu Lemi MP

Chair/Associate Minister, GOPAC Samoa/Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa
Hon. Taefu Lemi MP is Chair of GOPAC Samoa and Associate Minister for Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa Taefu Lemi is a graduate Accountant from La Trobe University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Economic/Accounting in 1991. He was the Campus Manager for... Read More →
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Deffnie Thompson

Media Officer, Vanuatu National Youth Council
Ms Deffnie Thompson is a trained journalist and currently the media officer with the Vanuatu National Youth Council. Ms Thompson is also a Pacific youth civil society activist on integrity and anti-corruption issues who was active working with regional youth in Vanuatu to implement... Read More →
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Dr. Fadli Zon

Chair/Deputy Speaker, GOPAC/Indonesia House of Representatives
Dr. Fadli Zon is Chair of GOPAC and joined the GOPAC Board of Directors in 2015. He is a member of parliament in Indonesia and was elected Deputy Speaker of Indonesia Parliament in 2014 and Vice-Chairman of Partai Gerakan Indonesia Raya (GERINDRA) in 2008. Dr Zon was a member of the... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 8
  • Organiser Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC)

Attendees (28)