How to root out corruption in our quest to end extreme poverty?
Corruption only makes the rich richer and the poor poorer; it fuels conflict and violence, destroys nature and ultimately hurts those who are in most need.
Despite the benefits that foreign direct investment can bring and the progress made by many countries in a number of MDGs, grand scale corruption, natural resources depletion, illicit financial flows and tax evasion are impeding significant progress in our quest for peace, equality and social justice. But how can we ensure that anti-corruption and transparency take the central stage in foreign aid and direct investment?
The panel will discuss why transparency, accountability and integrity are at the core of human security. The session will design key recommendations for fair and transparent foreign direct investment and for the post 2015 Development Goals.
Washington correspondent for The New York Times, New York Times/ 100reporters
Ron Nixon, chairman of the board of 100Reporters, is a Washington correspondent for The New York Times who covers the consumer beat. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Roanoke Times in Virginia. Nixon was also training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is the founder of The Ujima Project, an online portal of documents and data that allows... Read More →
Patrick Alley is a Co-founder and Director of Global Witness, which focuses on preventing conflict and corruption arising from the use of natural resources. Mr. Alley focuses on tackling the trade in Conflict Resources (natural resource trade that can cause, perpetuate and fund conflict). In particular Mr. Alley works on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, and also leads Global Witness’ campaign against industrial... Read More →
Founder, Chair Advisory Council, Transparency International
Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is a lawyer by training. He has worked in economic development for 25 years, mainly as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America; from 1988 to 1991 he was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank. Under Ford Foundation sponsorship, he provided legal and technical assistance to the governments of Botswana and Namibia. In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI... Read More →
President And Chief Executive Officer, World Vision International
| | Kevin Jenkins became President and Chief Executive Officer of World Vision International in October 2009. His goal in leading the Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation is to achieve meaningful, lasting change for the world’s most vulnerable children. He previously served the organisation as a sponsor, volunteer, fund-raiser and Board member with World Vision Canada. | | Born in Western Canada, Mr Jenkins earned a... Read More →
Daniel Kaufmann is currently President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute. Previously he served as a director at the World Bank Institute, where he pioneered new approaches to measure and analyze governance and corruption, helping countries formulate action programs. At the World Bank, Kaufmann also held senior positions focused on finance, regulation and anti-corruption, as well as on capacity building for Latin America. He is a... Read More →
Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem was appointed Chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Sarawak on 28th February 2014. From 2010 until his appointment in 2014, he served as a Minister in The Chief Minister’s Office & Minister For Special Functions. In a long carreer of public service, Datuk Adenan Satem has also held several ministerial and parliamentary positions both in Sarawak and in the Federal Government of Malaysia... Read More →
Monique Villa is CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of TrustLaw and Trust Women. She has been ranked among the world’s 100 most influential people in Business Ethics by Ethisphere.Since her appointment in 2008, she has transformed the Foundation, launching a number of programmes that leverage the expertise of Thomson Reuters to trigger change and empower people across the world.Among them, TrustLaw, the Foundation's global... Read More →