Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption CentreANTI-CORRUPTION TRAINING WORKSHOP
PREVENTING CORRUPTION IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR
The Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) is providing a three day anti-corruption training workshop which will be held in Amersham, England. This workshop is being provided by GIACC working in alliance with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations and the World Council of Civil Engineers.
The workshop will give participants a detailed understanding of what corruption is, how corruption takes place in the infrastructure sector, and how it can be prevented. It will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and materials to undertake any or all of the following:
- Lead the implementation of an anti-corruption programme in their own organisation, or on a project which their organisation is developing.
- Lead or promote an anti-corruption strategy in their home country.
- Encourage government, funders and companies in their home country to adopt anti-corruption management systems.
- Provide anti-corruption training.
The workshop will be held on Monday 16th/Tuesday 17th/Wednesday 18th November 2009.
The attached pages provide further information on the workshop arrangements, programme, workshop trainers, and registration form.
If you wish to participate in the workshop, please return a scanned copy of the completed Registration Form by e-mail to .GIACC is providing this workshop in alliance with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations and the World Council of Civil Engineers. / /
The Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which provides resources and services for the purpose of preventing corruption in the infrastructure sector. These resources and services are provided for the assistance of all stakeholders, including governments, project owners, funders, contractors, consulting engineering firms and suppliers of equipment, materials and services.
Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre
1. Workshop Venue:
The workshop will be held in St. Mary’s Court, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. Amersham is a small town located 27 miles north-west of London, and is situated in the beautiful and peaceful Chiltern Hills. It traces its origins back to pre-Roman times.
Amersham Amersham and Chiltern Hills Kings Arms Hotel
2. Workshop Cost:
2.1 The workshop fee will be £200 per participant for the whole three day workshop. This fee includes:
- Coffee, lunch and dinner on Days One, Two and Three (excluding drinks at dinner).
- Workshop room and equipment hire.
- Printed course materials.
- Administration expenses.
- VAT (local tax)
This fee is only to cover GIACC’s estimated out of pocket expenses in providing the workshop. Neither GIACC nor the trainers are charging any fee for providing the training course.
2.2 Except as provided in paragraph 2.1, all travel, hotel, meal and incidental costs incurred by the participant in travelling to and attending the workshop will be paid directly by the participant.
The booking of accommodation will be arranged by GIACC for participants at the Kings Arms Hotel, Amersham www.zolahotels.com/kingsarms which is situated within 5 minutes walk of the workshop venue.
The cost of the Kings Arms hotel is:
- Executive room: £105 per room per night (including breakfast).
Breakfast will be at the hotel.
Lunch will be at the Workshop venue.
Dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.
5. Arrival and departure times:
Delegates may arrive the evening before the workshop starts, or may arrive on the first morning of the workshop. To allow for this possibility, the programme for Day One will start at 11.00.
Delegates may leave on the evening of Day Three, or may leave the following morning.
6. Airport transport
Participants can get to Amersham from the airport by the following means. (These train and taxi costs are approximate, and were accurate at the time of publication of this document. They may have been increased by the time the workshop takes place. However, any increase would not be expected to change the cost significantly).
- Heathrow airport:
- Taxi: GIACC can arrange a local taxi company to collect and return the participant to the airport. The cost is £33 each way, and should be paid by the participant to the driver. The driver will have a sign with the participant’s name, and will meet the participant in the arrivals hall. Please send GIACC the participant’s mobile phone number for the driver. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes: OR
- Train: The participant can travel by Heathrow Express to London Paddington, then by London Underground (Bakerloo line - 2 stops) to Marylebone, then by Chiltern Line Train from Marylebone to Amersham. The total journey will take approximately 1.5 hours and will cost approximately £28. Taxis are available at Amersham station, and will cost approximately £5 (5 minutes) to the hotel. Participants should buy the train ticket (to Amersham) at Heathrow airport, and pay the taxi driver direct.
- Gatwick airport:
- Taxi: GIACC can arrange a local taxi company to collect and return the participant to the airport. The cost is £73 each way, and should be paid by the participant to the driver. The driver will have a sign with the participant’s name, and will meet the participant in the arrivals hall. Please send GIACC the participant’s mobile phone number for the driver. The journey takes approximately 75 minutes: OR
- Train: The participant can travel by Gatwick Express to London Victoria, then by London Underground (Victoria Line to Oxford Circus (2 stops), then Bakerloo line to Marylebone (3 stops), then by Chiltern Line Train from Marylebone to Amersham. The total journey will take approximately 2 hours and will cost approximately £28. Taxis are available at Amersham station, and will cost approximately £5 (5 minutes) to the hotel. Participants should buy the train ticket (to Amersham) at Gatwick airport, and pay the taxi driver direct.
7.1 The workshop fee referred to in paragraph 2.1 must be paid by the participant to GIACC within 14 days after GIACC has confirmed the participant’s booking. GIACC will send the participant GIACC’s payment details. This payment is not refundable in the event that the participant books, but then fails to attend.
7.2 The participant must pay the hotel charge direct to the hotel in accordance with the hotel’s conditions. Once the participant’s booking is confirmed, GIACC will send the hotel details to the participant so that direct payment can be made.
7.3 The participant must book and pay for flights direct with the airline.
7.4 The participant must pay for train tickets and/or taxi fares (as per paragraph 6) direct to the train company or taxi driver.
The Registration Form must be received by GIACC by 15th October 2009. Late bookings may be accepted if places are available. Places are limited, so booking as early as possible is advisable.
9. Dress code:
Dress code for the workshop and all meals is casual. Suit and tie are not necessary.
Weather conditions for Amersham can be obtained from:
The three days of the workshop are being treated as an intensive training session, where all participants will spend the entire period in Amersham. Therefore, no sight-seeing is being arranged by GIACC. In addition, GIACC, as a not-for-profit organisation, does not have the resource to be able to make any arrangements. If participants wish to arrange any sight-seeing in the days either before workshop commencement or after workshop completion, then GIACC can put the participant in touch with a local travel representative who can make arrangements on the participant’s behalf.
12. Further Information:
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GIACC Preventing Corruption in the Infrastructure Sector - Programme
Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption CentreDAY ONE: Monday 16th November 2009
IDENTIFYING CORRUPTION / DAY TWO: Tuesday 17th November 2009
PREVENTING CORRUPTION IN ORGANISATIONS / DAY THREE: Wednesday 18th November 2009
PREVENTING CORRUPTION ON PROJECTS
09.00 / (Session will commence with coffee at 11 am) / Corporate anti-corruption programme:
The key elements of a corporate anti-corruption programme (which can be adopted by government departments and private sector companies). / Project anti-corruption measures:
The anti-corruption measures which can be adopted on infrastructure projects (which can be implemented by public and private sector project owners).
11.00 / Coffee / Coffee / Coffee
11.15 / What is corruption:
The different types of corruption, including bribery/extortion; fraud/deception; cartels/collusion; embezzlement; abuse of power; money laundering.
How corruption occurs:
How corruption occurs throughout the project cycle, from inception of the project through to completion (using both real and hypothetical examples). / Implementing the programme:
How the corporate anti-corruption programme can be implemented. / Implementing project anti-corruption measures:
How project anti-corruption measures can be implemented.
13.00 / Lunch / Lunch / Lunch
13.45 / Why avoid corruption:
The reasons why corruption should be avoided, including the risk of criminal prosecution, the risk of financial loss and the moral argument.
Liability for corruption:
How companies and individuals can be liable for corruption (both civil and criminal liability). / Practical issues:
Two senior representatives of leading international construction and engineering companies will talk on how and why their companies implemented anti-corruption programmes, and the practical issues they faced. / Independent assessment:
An independent assessor will talk on how corruption was reduced on a project by anti-corruption monitoring.
15.30 / Coffee / Coffee / Coffee
15.45 / The cost of corruption:
The cost of corruption, to countries, society, the project, and companies.
International law and enforcement:
International laws and enforcement mechanisms which impact on corruption; and examples of major international prosecutions of corruption. / Ethical dilemmas:
Participants will be presented with a series of ethical dilemmas which could occur. The dilemmas will be discussed in an attempt both to achieve answers to the dilemmas, and to encourage critical analytical thinking. / Promoting anti-corruption:
Discussion on how the anti-corruption agenda can best be promoted. In particular, how can government departments and companies be encouraged to adopt anti-corruption programmes, and how can governments be encouraged to implement anti-corruption measures on infrastructure projects.
17.00 / Investigating and prosecuting corruption:
A senior representative from the UK Prosecution authorities will speak on prosecuting corruption. / “Ethicana”:
Participants will be shown the film “Ethicana” published by the ACET Initiative. / End of session
18.00 / End of session / End of session
19.00 / Dinner / Dinner / Dinner
GIACC is providing this workshop in alliance with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations and the World Council of Civil Engineers. / /
The training at the workshop will be led by Neill Stansbury who is co-founder and director of GIACC. The sessions “investigating and prosecuting corruption”, “practical issues” and “independent assessment” will be led by senior industry figures from third party organisations. The CVs of the trainers are below:Neill Stansbury: Co-founder and Director of GIACC
Neill Stansbury is a construction lawyer who has worked for 25 years in the international infrastructure sector. He co-founded GIACC in May 2008. He is a Member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Anti-corruption Standing Committee, and is co-founder and Co-ordinator of the UK Anti-Corruption Forum. In 2003, he founded Transparency International (UK)’s anti-corruption initiative in the international construction and engineering industry, and was Project Director, Construction and Engineering of Transparency International (UK) from 2003 until 2008. Since 2003, he has been developing and promoting anti-corruption measures for the infrastructure sector. He is co-author of various anti-corruption tools including the GIACC Resource Centre, Project Anti-Corruption System (PACS), Anti-Corruption Training Manual, and Anti-Corruption Code. He has given anti-corruption presentations and workshops in 20 countries. He received an award as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers for 2007” from the “Engineering News-Record” for his work in preventing corruption in the international construction industry. He received an award in 2008 as “International Fellow of the Year” from the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers for his anti-corruption work.
Neil Holt: Group Board Director - Halcrow
Neill Holt will jointly lead the session “Practical issues”, in which he talks on how and why Halcrow (a major international consulting engineering firm with over 8,000 employees working on projects in 80 countries) implemented anti-corruption programmes, and the practical issues they faced. Neil is a Chartered Banker with more than 20 years experience of corporate and international business. He joined Halcrow in January 1998 and was appointed to the Halcrow main board in 2000. From 2001 to 2008, he ran one of the Group’s principal operating divisions, and now has prime responsibility for business improvement and corporate responsibility, including the development and global implementation of Halcrow’s ethical policies. Neil is also Chairman of British Expertise, a Trustee and main board director of Transparency International (UK), and is an active member of anti-corruption working groups in the World Economic Forum and the UK Anti-Corruption Forum. He is also proactive in working with various UK government and international funding agencies on anti-corruption issues.
Andrew Hayward: Head of Compliance - Balfour Beatty plc
Andrew Hayward will jointly lead the session “Practical issues”, in which he talks on how and why Balfour Beatty (a major international engineering, construction, services and investment company with a turnover in excess of £9 billion) implemented anti-corruption programmes, and the practical issues they faced. Andrew graduated from Oxford University with a Joint Honours Degree in German and French, before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1991. He spent 10 years as a company/commercial lawyer in private practice, at Clifford Chance (London and Paris), Clyde & Co (Dubai) and Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester). From 1999 to 2009 he worked for AstraZeneca PLC, the major UK-headquartered pharmaceutical company, as a general, commercial pharmaceutical lawyer in Cheshire (UK), Delaware (US) and the London corporate head office, where he became Chief Counsel, Global Compliance in 2008. He joined Balfour Beatty in April 2009. His role at Balfour Beatty is to implement all aspects of an ethics and compliance programme.
John Carnt: Managing Director of Investigations - EMCIIS
John Carnt will lead the session “Independent assessment” in which he talks on how corruption was reduced on a construction project by anti-corruption monitoring. John is Managing Director of Investigations at EMCIIS in London, and was formerly Operational Head of the Fraud Squad Economic & Specialist Crime Unit at New Scotland Yard. Whilst in the commercial sector, John has conducted numerous due diligence enquires, and fraud and asset tracing investigations in several international locations. He was appointed as independent monitor by the Northern Ireland Government for construction monitoring of projects to prevent and detect extortion, fraud and corruption. He is a past Chair of the European Combating Commercial Crime Steering Group, and was the law enforcement representative of the Intelligence Liaison Group with both the British Bankers’ Association and the Financial Services Authority. He is currently a member of the United Nations (UNCITRAL) panel of fraud experts. John has a BSc (Hons) in Police and Policing Studies from the University of Portsmouth in 1995.
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A senior representative from the UK Prosecution authorities will lead the session “Investigating and prosecuting corruption”.