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Declaration of
The Kuwait International Conference

Integrity for Development

The conference focuses on the correlation between the vision “New Kuwait 2035” and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030,

in which Goal 16 aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,

provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

Strategic purpose

To define the State of Kuwait's efforts in promoting integrity and anticorruption,

and provide a global platform to support these efforts and stimulate international dialogue on corruption risks,

and ways to address them in order to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

To activate the resolutions 419 dated 12 March 2018 and 528 dated 1 April 2018 with regards to convening an international conference on promoting integrity,

transparency and anticorruption in the public sector and inviting international organizations and civil society thereto.

Goals

Highlight the State of Kuwait’s efforts in promoting transparency, integrity, and competitiveness in state institutions.

Reflect the experiences of international organizations in establishing transparency, integrity, and anticorruption, and highlight the best practices in the fields of cooperation and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

Discuss current and future plans to improve the State of Kuwait’s ranking on international indices relevant to integrity and anticorruption.

Raise awareness on the risks of corruption and means to address them, as well as promoting the role of society and civil society organizations in combatting corruption.

Bayan Palace Conference Center And Jaber Alahmed Cultural Center(JACC)

Opening at Bayan Palace   10:30 - 11:00

  • National anthem
  • Recitation of Quran
  • Opening Remarks
  • Short Video
  • Farewell Ceremony for H.H. the Amir

  • Speakers:
  • H.E. Dr. Fahad Mohammad Alafasi - Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, State of Kuwait
  • Mr. Khalid Abdul Shafi - Director of the Regional Hub for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • H.E. Counselor\ Abdulrahman Nemash Alnemash - Chair of Kuwait Anti-corruption Authority (Nazaha)
  • Conference will shift to JACC

    Registration   14:30 - 15:30

    Short Video   15:30 - 16:00

    Session 1   16:00 - 17:15
    Towards a New Generation of National Anti-corruption Strategies

    Moderator: Mr. Luai Alsaleh, Member of the Board of Trustees at Kuwait Anticorruption Authority (Nazaha), State of Kuwait (Nazaha)

    Speakers:

  • Mr. Jason Reichelt, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Mr. Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
  • Mr. Chawki Tabib, President of the National Anti-Corruption commission in Tunisia.
  • Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Buzubar, National Expert in Strategy and Human Development in the State of Kuwait.

  • Q&A
    Short break

    Session 2   17:30 - 18:30
    Successful Practices in Preventing Corruption in the Public Sector

    Moderator: Dr. Yousif Alebraheem, Counselor at Amiri Diwan, State of Kuwait

    Speakers:

  • Ms. Hind Alsabeeh, Former Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, State of Kuwait .
  • Ms. Pak Un Jong, Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), South Korea.
  • Mr. Ismail Radwan, Lead Public Sector Specialist - World Bank.
  • Mr. Stuart Gilman, Senior Partner - Global Integrity Group, USA.

  • Q&A

    Session 3   18:30 - 19:30
    Importance of Integrity for Competitiveness and the Business Environment

    Moderator: Sheikh\ Dr. Mishaal Jaber Alahmed Alsabah, Managing Director of Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority.

    Speakers:

  • Dr. Rania Mardini, Professor at the American University of Beirut, and Board Member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board, IFAC.
  • Dr. Adnan Alsultan, College of Business Administration, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait .
  • Ms. Scarlet Wannenwetsch, Project Associate for Anti-Corruption Collective Action at the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA), Basel Institute on Governance .

  • Q&A
    End of Day 1 at Jaber Alahmed Cultural Center (JACC)

    Conference Gallery

    Jaber Alahmed Cultural Center (JACC)
    Session 4   9:00 - 10:15
    Transparency and its Role in Enhancing Citizen Trust in State Institutions


    Moderator: Sheikh\ Salim Abdulaziz Alsabah, Former Governor of Kuwait Central Bank.

    Speakers:

  • Ms. Lisa Gamgani, Secretary General of the High Authority for Transparency in Public Life, France
  • Mr. Abdul Hafiz Mansour, Vice Chairman for the Egmont Group, and Secretary General of the Special Investigation, Lebanon
  • Mr. Mike Shoag, Vice President, Government Services at Forum One, United States of America
  • Mr. Majid Almutairi, Chair of Kuwait Transparency Society (KTS).

  • Q&A


    Session 5   10:15 - 11:30
    Current State of the Indicators on Integrity and Corruption and the Way Forward


    Moderator: Mr. Anas Khalid Alsaleh, Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs.

    Speakers:

  • Ms. Elizabeth Miszta, Communications and Programme Manager at the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
  • Dr. Juanita Olaya, Chair of UNCAC Coalition.
  • Prof. Dr. Tariq Aldowaisan, Academic and National Expert on performance indicators and indices, State of Kuwait .
  • Mr. Arkan Elseblani, Chief Technical Advisor on Anti-Corruption and Integrity, Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP

  • Q&A
    Prayer Break

    Session 6   12:30 - 13:45
    Safeguarding the Sustainable Development Goals against Corruption Risks

    Moderator: Counselor\ Riyadh Humood Alhajri, Vice-Chair of Kuwait Anticorruption Authority (Nazaha)

    Speakers:

  • Dr. Khaled Mahdi, Secretary-General of Supreme Council for Planning and Development, State of Kuwait
  • 2. Mr. Edward Christow, Resident Representative, UNDP Kuwait
  • 3. Dr. Anis Yusal Yusoff, Deputy Director General of the National Center for Governance, Integrity and Anticorruption (GIACC) – the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia
  • 4. Mr. Mounir Tabet, Deputy Executive Secretary and Acting Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

  • Q&A


    Final Declaration
    Conclusion of Conference

    Conference Gallery

    Speakers

    Mr. Drago Kos

    Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

     

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    Dr. Yousif Alebraheem

    Advisor at the Amiri Diwan

     

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    Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

    Director General, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)

     

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    Mr. Chawki Tabib

    President of the National Anti-Corruption commission in Tunisia

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    Dr. Ahmed Buzubar

    National Expert in Strategy and Human Development in the State of Kuwait

     

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    Sheikh. Salim Abdulaziz Alsabah

    Former Governor of Central Bank of Kuwait

     

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    Mr. Anas Khalid Al Saleh

    Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister of Ministers Council Affairs

     

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    H.E. Ms.Hind Sabeeh Barack Al-Sabeeh

    Former Minister of Social Affairs and Labor

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    Mr. Khaled Abdel Shafi

    Director of the UNDP Regional Hub for the Arab States

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    Ms.Pak Un Jong

    Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC)

     

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    Counselor\ Mr. Riyadh Humood Alhajri

    Vice-Chair of Kuwait Anticorruption Authority (Nazaha)

     

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    Dr. Stuart C. Gilman

    Senior partner in the Global Integrity Group

     

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    Ms. Rania Mardini

    Professor at the American University of Beirut, and Board Member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board, IFAC

     

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    Dr. Adnan Alsultan

    College of Business Administration, Kuwait University

     

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    Ms. Scarlet Wannenwetsch

    Representative of the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) – Basel Institute on Governance

     

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    Ms. Lisa Gamgani

    Secretary General of the High Authority for transparency in public life

     

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    Mr. Abdul Hafiz Mansour

    Secretary of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC)

     

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    Mr. Michael Shoag

    Vice President, Government Services at Forum One

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    Mr. Majid Almutairi

    Chair of Kuwait Transparency Society

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    Ms. Elizabeth Miszta

    Communications and Programme Manager at the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

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    Ms. Juanita Olaya

    Chair of the UNCAC Coalition

     

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    Dr. Tariq Aldowaisan

    Former academic and a national expert on indices

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    Mr. Arkan El Seblani

    Chief Technical Advisor on Anti-Corruption and Integrity - UNDP Arab States

     

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    Dr. Khaled Mahdi

    Secretary-General of the Higher Council for Planning and Development

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    Dr. Anis Yusal Yusoff

    Deputy Director General of the National Center for Governance, Integrity & Anticorruption (GIACC)

     

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    Mr. Mounir Tabet

    Acting Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and the Deputy Executive Secretary of the ESCWA

     

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    Mr. Luay Alsaleh

    Member of the Board of Trustees at Kuwait Anticorruption Authority (Nazaha)

     

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