Transparency International (TI) held its Americas 2012 Regional Meeting from May 30 – June 1, 2012 at Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Representatives of National Chapters from North, Central and South America as well as Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago converged to discuss progress made towards the achievement of the TI 2015 Strategy. The meeting was hosted by the National Integrity Action Limited (NIAL) based in Jamaica and Transparency was represented by Richard Joseph.
The three-day meeting highlighted key issues pertaining to whistleblower legislation, opportunities for corruption in the execution of social programmes and continuing efforts to eradicate corruption in the police, security services and prosecutorial services. Fundraising challenges in the Americas region were also noted and future action, including the use of the fundraising toolkit, was proposed. These discussions culminated in the Runaway Bay Declaration in which the twenty TI National Chapters and Contacts in the Americas committed to maximize their efforts and focus regional action on curbing corruption with the support of citizens and relevant actors and networks.
The highlight of the conference was the public meeting held by NIAL Jamaica on the last day of the conference, Friday 1st June.
- Transparency’s AGM 2012
- Welcome to Our New Board for 2012-2013 Term
- Excerpt from Speech Given at AGM by Karl Hudson-Phillips
- Youth Membership Drive
- Civil Society Organization (CSO) Toolkit Workshops
- Tribute to Richard Joseph