#Hack4Justice: Third E4J hackathon takes place in Indonesia to boost rule of law
November 16, 2017

#Hack4Justice: Third E4J hackathon takes place in Indonesia to boost rule of law

UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative held its third hackathon (or coding challenge) in Indonesia, through its Country Office in Jakarta. The event - #Hack4Justice - saw some 30 secondary school students between the ages of 13 and 18 gather in Jakarta, Indonesia to battle it out at the keyboard and show off their ideas and talent in developing educational games focussing on justice and rule of law issues.

Organized in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Education, the hackathon feeds into the development of a series of interactive tools to help students learn about these issues as part of the organization's Global Programme for the implementation of the Doha Declaration. With secondary school students as the ultimate consumers of the final games, the hackathons present an ideal opportunity to involve them right from the start - and to gauge the approaches youth would take to teach justice values among their peers.

UNODC develops new animated series to help promote primary-level ethics education
November 8, 2017

UNODC develops new animated series to help promote primary-level ethics education

At a major United Nations anti-corruption conference, UNODC unveiled a new cartoon campaign to promote ethics and values teaching to primary school children. Based on an animated series,  The Zorbs, the campaign tells of an imaginary planet and its inhabitants who overcome a range of challenges thanks to core values and skills as promoted under the organization's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, which is a key component of the Global Programme, funded by the State of Qatar.  

The series has been designed as a fun yet informative education tool, and will comprise a set of animated videos, complemented by an online interactive Comic Creator that encourages children to build meaningful stories in an engaging and creative way. 

Bolivian high school students battle it out at the keyboard to promote justice and the rule of law
September 6, 2017

Bolivian high school students battle it out at the keyboard to promote justice and the rule of law

Following on from UNODC's successful hackathon (or coding challenge) in South Africa in July, a second #Hack4Justice event was held in Bolivia in early-September. Organized in partnership with the Higher University of San Andrés, some 36 secondary school students showed off their ideas and compete to develop educational games focussing on justice and rule of law issues.

An all-girls team, Cultura Marraqueta, took first place with their idea for a game called 'Utopia'. In this, players move within a fictitious world where different villages are dominated by monsters who represent specific crime types. The objective is for players to navigate around these villages and complete challenges which help the monsters assume human forms and abandon criminal activities.

#Hack4Justice: Students compete to develop games to boost rule of law
August 4, 2017

#Hack4Justice: Students compete to develop games to boost rule of law

This past week, UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative held its first ever hackathon (or coding challenge) in South Africa. The event - #Hack4Justice - saw some 34 secondary school students between the ages of 13 and 18 gather in Johannesburg, South Africa to battle it out at the keyboard and show off their ideas and talent in developing educational games focussing on justice and rule of law issues. The hackathon feeds into the development of a series of interactive tools to help students learn about these issues as part of the organization's Doha Declaration Global Programme.

Asia-Pacific academics gather to identify opportunities, challenges in using education to tackle corruption
July 28, 2017

Asia-Pacific academics gather to identify opportunities, challenges in using education to tackle corruption

In a bid to better gauge how to best integrate anti-corruption education into universities in the Asia-Pacific region, professors and researchers from some 15 countries from across the area recently gathered in Singapore for an Expert Group Meeting of the Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD). The workshop - which tied in with the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative - was organized by UNODC and the National University of Singapore to provide a platform for academics from the region to share their experiences and good practices in introducing anti-corruption education at universities in their respective countries.