National Workshop on “Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions”
Malawi updated

National Workshop on Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions

02 to 04 August 2022

09:00 – 17:00 | Malawi (GMT+ 2)

10:00 – 18:00 | Nairobi (GMT+ 3)

16:00 – 00:00 | Seoul (GMT+ 9)

03:00 – 11:00 | New York (GMT-4)

Venue: Lilongwe, Malawi

Background

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), in collaboration with the Office of the Ombudsman of Malawi with the support of the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Malawi and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malawi, is organizing a 3-day National Workshop on “Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions”, which will be held from 2 to 4 August 2022 in Malawi.

Objective

The Workshop aims to strengthen public institutions to facilitate more coherent implementation of SDGs. Participants will gain knowledge on key issues related to transparency, accountability and ethics in public institutions, discuss specific topics, exchange ideas and information on practical examples and lessons learned with a view to examining if and how international good practices can inspire similar action at the national and local levels.

Target Audience

The target audience of the Workshop will include senior to mid-level public officials drawn from the Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and Units engaged in promoting issues on transparency, accountability, and ethics in public institutions.  

Methodology

The Workshop will be conducted in a hybrid format where participants from Malawi will attend in person and invited speakers will virtually participate via the Zoom platform. The Workshop will be attended by invited government officials from Malawi, UN officials and other invited international experts and officials from participating countries.

Concept Note and Agenda

Presentations and Workshop Materials:

Presentations 

Session 1 - Strengthening Public Governance for Transparent, Accountable and Ethical Public Institutions to Achieve the SDGs

    Group Activity 1: Promoting Transparency, Accountability and Ethical Behavior in Public Institutions

     Group Activity 2: Promoting Transparency, Accountability and Ethical Behavior in Public Institutions

Session 2 - Approaches and Tools for Accountable, Ethical, Transparent, and Inclusive Societies

     Group Activity 3: Ensuring Ethical, Accountable and Transparent Societies

     Group Activity 4: Developing Action Plans for Accelerating Change (I)

     Group Activity 5: Ethical Behavior and Integrity in Public Institutions

     Group Activity 6: Ethical Behavior and Integrity in Public Institutions (Cont.)

Session 3 - Promoting Government Innovation: The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) for Transparent, Accountable and Inclusive Public Services

     Group Activity 7: Promoting Innovation for Transparent, Inclusive and Responsive Public Services

     Group Activity 8: Developing Action Plans for Accelerating Change (II - Main Action Plan Session)

Workshop Evaluation

For more information, please visit: UNPOG : Theme - Capacity Development