Dozens of Iraqi officials capacitated as future trainers in the Anti-Corruption Academy

Feb 6, 2016

UNDP organized a series of workshops to build the capacity of 170 staff members of the Anti-Corruption Academy and Commission of Integrity. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2016

Istanbul - Under the Institutional Development of the Iraqi Anti-Corruption Academy project of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), a second round of capacity building training workshops was concluded on 6 February in Istanbul. 

Organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) over the period of six months, the series of workshops aimed at building the individual capacity of 170 staff from both the Anti-Corruption Academy and Commission of Integrity, in addition to creating a team of qualified future professional trainers in the Anti-Corruption Academy. Related to their day-to-day work, Combating Corruption, Illegal Income Crimes and Money Laundering, and Investigative Journalism in Fighting Corruption were the three main topics introduced in the second round of trainings to an aggregate of 61 mid to senior staff from both institutions.

UNDP’s Anti-Corruption Programme Manager, Mr. Hisham El Azzouni, noted: “The workshops are not an end in themselves, but a means to improve the overall performance of the Anti-Corruption Academy in assuming its mandate across Iraq efficiently and effectively.” 

Built on insights from publications developed by the Anti-Corruption Programme in close collaboration with the Academy, the activities of those workshops were divided between methodological presentations and practical exercises. Facilitators from Iraqi Universities, and UNDP experts, used the comparative approaches and examples from other countries in the region to further enrich the knowledge of participants about best practices.


Hisham El Azzouni, Manager, Iraq Public Sector Modernization (I-PSM)

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