June 13, 2018, 10:00 am EDT
About the webinar
Corruption in the land sector affects every second citizen in Africa, with devastating impacts for individuals, communities and the development of fragile nations. Transparency International has adopted a range of community-led initiatives, which are helping to amplify the voices of women and men affected by land corruption and push for change to systems, structures, practices and cultural norms that allow corruption to flourish in the land sector.
As part of a series of webinars organised by GPSA Knowledge Platform and Fundar, staff from three of Transparency International’s national chapters (Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe) will share their experiences, challenges and the lessons they have learned while delivering a range of creative responses to corruption. Join the webinar to hear more about a Participatory Video project engaging widows made landless through corrupt practices within the customary system, and a recent Forum Theatre production devised to raise awareness of land corruption and its disproportionate impact on women.
About the speakers
Michael Henchard Okai is the Project Coordinator at Ghana Integrity Initiative. He holds an MA Environmental Management and Policy from the University of Cape Coast and a BA Economics and Political Science from the University of Ghana. His responsibilities at GII include organising, coordinating and monitoring the REDD+ Governance and Finance Integrity for Africa and the Land and Corruption in Africa Projects.
Lilian Zawedde Senteza is the Information and Communication Officer and also serves as the Gender Officer for TI Uganda. She has over 8 years working experience in media, outreach, governance and programme management. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Science from Makerere University as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Governance.
Farai Mutondoro is a Governance analyst currently working for Transparency International Zimbabwe as a Senior Researcher and Programmes Coordinator. His professional interest lies in anti-corruption research and policy advocacy, natural resource governance, politics and electoral processes, public finance management, human rights, and gender analysis.
Gareth Benest is a Participatory Video facilitator and communications consultant, working with diverse communities around the world since 2002. Gareth currently provides communications support to Transparency International’s Land Programme. He was Director of Programmes for InsightShare for nine years and continues as a founding member of the InsightShare Network of indigenous communities across the globe.