The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority participates in the annual international anti-corruption summer academic session
The State of Qatar, with a delegation from the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, participated in the twelfth summer session of the General Assembly of the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria during the period from June 25 to July 1, 2022, under the title: “Practice Meets Science”, This participation comes in light of the Authority’s keenness to effectively represent the State of Qatar in all international efforts to enhance transparency, integrity and combat corruption.
High-level representatives from anti-corruption bodies also participated in the session, where the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority was represented by Mr. Mohammed Al-Sada, Director of Legal Affairs, Mr. Jassem Al-Derham, Director of the Technical Office, and Ms. Jaflah Al-Mudahka, Director of the International Cooperation Department.
Speakers were from a wide range of leading institutions, including the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, University of London, Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Oxford, and the Anti-Corruption Resource Centre. The session discussed topical anti-corruption and compliance issues from multiple perspectives: politics, compliance, teamwork, integrity, corruption prevention, law, psychology, economics, good governance, and enforcement.
This diverse group of expert lecturers addressed common topics in the field of anti-corruption, such as the newly launched OECD standards, the role of ethics and compliance in global business, the role of investigative journalism in addressing financial and economic crimes, and how to achieve high-impact anti-corruption.
It is worth noting that the International Anti-Corruption Academy has a growing international importance, as the Academy had earlier obtained the status of an observer in the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations. The Academy is also the first international educational and training center for scholars and professionals specialized in the field of integrity and anti-corruption, and it has many activities and offers many scientific certificates in this field.