Preventing corruption in Indonesia
Jakarta (Indonesia), 25 January 2011 - From 23 to 2 December 2010, UNODC Indonesia held two sets of training sessions on advanced fraud and corruption prevention. The training was delivered as part of UNODC European Union funded project on "Strengthening the Fight against Corruption in Indonesia".
The training was led by Mrs. Gretta Fenner Zinkernagel, UNODC consultant and focused on the prevention aspects of corruption based on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
The sessions provided participants with a rich learning experience on corruption prevention techniques and best practices from around the world. Participants shared their views on gaps in legislation, the lack of innovation and the challenges faced at the institutional level in terms of implementing existing efforts .
The lively discussions took place within small groups as well as the wider forum, thereby allowing for question time with the speakers. Participants voiced their concerns and called for necessary bureaucratic reform for non-corrupt institutions. Ongoing dialogue between presenters and participants provided useful input into the establishment of more effective strategies, and mechanisms to overcome future challenges.
Speakers during the training session included: Mr. Mas Achmad Santosa, Member of Judicial Mafia Task Force, Mr. Wahju Tumakaka, Director of Internal Compliance at the Directorate General of Tax, Mr. Emerson Yuntho, Deputy Coordinator of Indonesian Corruption Watch, Mr. Bekti Nugroho, Member of the Press Council, Mr. James Van Roekel, UNODC Witness Protection Expert, Mr. Yudi Kristiana, Prosecutor at the Attorney General's Office, Mr. Dono Prasetyo, Chairman of the Public Information Commission, Mr. Dadang Trisasongko of the Partnership for Governance Reform, Mr. Teuku Nasrullah, Lecturer and Legal Advocate, Mr. Rezki Wibowo, Deputy Secretary General of Transparency International Indonesia, Mr. Andhika Chrisnayudanto, Deputy Director of International Security and Disarmament Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Giri Suprapdiono, Coordinator of International Cooperation of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Mr. Nyoman Sastrawan of Indonesia's Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center, Dr. Diani Sadiawati, Director of Law and Human Rights at the National Development Planning Board and Mrs. Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, Former Member of Parliament.