August 4, 2014 | Posted in:News

(December) – June

Project ”Active citizens against corruption: Best practices to cure and prevent corruption in local communities”

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Representatives of Mena Group ltd were engaged by the organization Partners for Democratic Change Serbia as anticorruption practitioners on the implementation of the project ”Active citizens against corruption: Best practices to cure and prevent corruption in local communities”. The objective of the project was the implementation of an adapted version of the innovative anti-corruption methodology in City municipality of Pantelej, Municipality of Beocin and general hospital ““Đorđe Joanović” from Zrenjanin.

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This innovative anti-corruption methodology was developed by Ana Vasilache and Nicole Rata of the Romanian civil society organization, Partners Foundation for Local Development (FPDL)[1], and Ronald McLean Abaroa former Mayor of La Paz (Bolivia), based on the theoretical framework for battle against corruption in a local context by Professor Robert Klitgaard.

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Mena Group representatives were responsible for facilitating the development of anticorruption intervention plans with the aim of identifying procedures and activities most vulnerable to corruption, finding solutions to decrease their vulnerability and planning interventions for further work of these public institutions.

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Mena Group worked on this project from December 2013 until June 2014, when its representatives participated on the final conference organized by Partners for Democratic Change Serbia.

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Mena Group participated at the first National Conference of Trainers and Consultants from Serbia

Mena Group representative, Tatjana Obradovic Tosic, participated at the first National Conference of Trainers and Consultants from Serbia. The conference was organised under the initiative “Training and Consultancy Forward” implemented by the National Coalition for Decentralisation and supported by USAID and the Institute for Sustainable Communities, with technical support from TACSO.

Through the process of mapping and regional gatherings which were organized during the month of May, the trainers and consultants’ community recognized priority topics which should be discussed at the conference. These are the following: ethical code, work standards for training and consultancy and types of organizations within the trainers and consultancy.

The conference was attended by 40 trainers and consultants and 30 partners and guests from the donor community (USAID, ISC, TACSO Serbia, regional TACSO office, etc.)

 

For more on the conference see: http://www.decentralizacija.org.rs/vesti/Desavanja/Odrzana-Nacionalna-konferencija-trenersko-konsultantske-zajednice-u-Srbiji.sr.html

 

For more on the initiative see:

http://konsultacijeitreninzi.com/

and http://www.iscserbia.org/eng/News/News82.html