A new round of workshops on anti-corruption for youths has been conducted in the capital city under UNDP´s Transparency and Accountability Project (TAP).
The project is funded by the Government of Solomon Islands and the Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands.
Following the sessions delivered in Gizo, new sessions have been recently convened for representatives from Honiara City and Renbel Province youth councils.
The objective of the workshop is to empower and equip participants with the relevant knowledge on Solomon Islands political and legal environment, the anti-corruption global agenda, the national anti-corruption initiatives, in-depth knowledge about corruption offenses in the Solomon Islands and how to combat corruption by correctly reporting it.
As an outcome of the training, youths are expected to plan anti-corruption activities for them to implement in their respective wards.
The Honiara City Council youths organized themselves in three groups representing East, Central and West Honiara and the youths from Renbel Province participants formed one group. Among other activities, all four groups identified the corruption offense of Election Bribery as the focus of their anti-corruption activities.
The project will further support the youth groups to implement the anti-corruption activities in their wards.
This anti-corruption training for youths is in line with the Solomon Islands National Anti-Corruption Strategy which provides for the engagement of the civil society in the fight against corruption at all levels.
Source: Press Release, UNDP Solomon Islands