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Tuesday, October 23 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Civil Society for Development: Opportunities Through the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)

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Corruption is a cross-cutting issue with far-reaching negative impacts on development, from the distribution of resources to erosion of public trust in institutions and the rule of law to hampering investment. To achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development corruption must be tackled given the linkages across all the goals and its real life impacts.

 UNCAC and its review mechanism is the only internationally binding instrument and can measure progress towards the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 16. Therefore, UNODC has developed a manual on how CSOs have successfully contributed to the Convention and how they can further develop their expertise. Panelists  from Eastern Africa, Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe will present their cases in a workshop shared by UNODC. The event will be an opportunity to launch the publication which informs CSOs, governments and other interested parties on the potential entry points and best practises for engaging on the UNCAC.

Session Rapporteur: Neil Wilcock


Brigitte Strobel-Shaw

Chief, Conference Support Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


Pinjo Dženana

Expert Adviser for the International Cooperation, Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight against Corruption
Ms. Dženana Pinjo graduated in 1990 from the „Faculty of Philosophy” in Sarajevo, Department for German language and literature. She began her career as a German teacher before moving to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 2011. Since 2013, Dženana... Read More →
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Cynthia Gabriel

Executive Director, C4, Malaysia
Cynthia Gabriel, is easily recognized as a key advocate of human rights and good governance in Malaysia. She has spent most of her professional life in the field of advancing democratic freedoms, reforms and policy change in the country and region. Academically well rounded, she... Read More →
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Apollinaire Mupiganyi

Executive Director, Transparency International Rwanda Chapter
Mr. Apollinaire Mupiganyi is a Rwandan nationality. He holds a master degree in Business administration, major in management, from Neuchatel University (Switzerland) and a Postgrade Diploma in international projects management of Applied University of western of Switzerland. He has... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators

Mirella Dummar-Frahi

Team Leader, Civil Society Team, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Ms. Mirella Dummar Frahi is the Team Leader of UNODC’s Civil Society Team. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). She joined the UN in 1989 when she worked with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am CEST
Workshop Room 2