Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards 2022

Celebrating inspiring and outstanding anti-corruption Collective Action initiatives

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards 2022.

In the category of Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action 2022, the award goes to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network’s Collective Action initiative in Nigeria in collaboration with the Convention on Business Integrity (cbi). Since 2019, the initiative has worked to keep seafarers calling at Nigerian ports safe from corrupt demands.

Their installation of the world’s first real-time incident reporting tool and connected local HelpDesk has contributed significantly to reducing corrupt demands since its inauguration.

In the category of Inspirational Newcomer, the award goes to the Global Compact Network Ukraine Collective Action Initiative for its inspiring efforts to increase transparency in the Ukrainian business context. The initiative’s strategy for success covers private-public partnerships, tailored business advice for the local business context and innovative formats of e-learning. It has clear potential to develop into a sustainable and successful anti-corruption Collective Action initiative, and to encourage others to follow suit.

Congratulations and thanks

Cecilia Müller-Torbrand of MACN, Soji Apampa of CBI and Daria Ruban of Global Compact Network Ukraine collect their awards at the 4th International Conference Conference. Photo: David Borter, LEO MEDIA.

We wholeheartedly congratulate the winners and thank all 37 nominated initiatives for their participation and their outstanding engagement. Our jury was overwhelmed by the strength and variety of the nominated initiatives – a great boost to efforts to demonstrate the power of Collective Action in the fight against corruption.

A big congratulations also to all our shortlisted initiatives, who continue to be shining examples for great Collective Action work in the anti-corruption field.

In the category of Outstanding Achievement:

In the category of Inspirational Newcomer:

Next nominations

The Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards will take place annually. Applications for the next round will reopen in the spring of 2023 and announced here. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to catch the announcements.

For those interested in the selection process, the public vote and the general awards methodology, please find our awards methodology here.

Meet the jury

Sheila Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel is director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and the Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University in New York.

She worked for many years as a journalist in the Philippines and was a co-founder and director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen books. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest prize.

Pascale Dubois

Pascale Dubois has extensive experience and expertise in international anti-corruption/fraud, risk management and international corporate governance. She currently serves as an independent advisor to C-suite executives, foreign and domestic governments, not-for-profits and other key stakeholders.

Her career has included holding prominent roles within the World Bank Group as well as two Fortune 500 companies and several prestigious law firms. In addition, she teaches international anti-corruption at Georgetown Law (Washington, DC), the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Vienna, Austria) and the HEC (Montreal, Canada). She also guest lectures at several major academic institutions, is a frequent public speaker at conferences, and an author of numerous articles published in various legal journals and publications.

John Githongo

John Githongo is currently CEO of Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi, an NGO involved in governance issues and anti-corruption. He has been involved in anti-corruption work nationally, regionally and internationally for more than 20 years and has held leading positions in both the public and NGO sectors, including as Chairman of the Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity; Board Member of the Africa Center for Open Governance (AFRICOG); Commissioner of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) of the British government, Vice President of World Vision, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President in charge of governance and ethics of the Kenya government; Senior Advisor on Governance of the Office of the President of South Sudan and CEO of Transparency International Kenya. In the past he has been a columnist for The East African, Associate Editor of Executive Magazine; and a correspondent for the Economist. He remains a weekly columnist and commentator in a variety of local and international media including the Financial Times, the Guardian and Yale Global.

Gretta Fenner

Gretta Fenner is the Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance and Director of its International Centre for Asset Recovery. Before joining the Basel Institute, Gretta worked at the OECD in Paris as the organisation’s manager for anti-corruption programmes in the Asia-Pacific region, where she played a key role in establishing the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific. Gretta has advised a wide range of governments, donors, international organisations and multinational corporations on governance and anti-corruption topics, as well as organisational change, development processes and policy design.