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Media advisory: Transparency International & USAID to host roundtable with anti-corruption change agents

USAID, in partnership with Transparency International, is hosting a virtual event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate and elevate the work of anti-corruption changemakers. Corruption imperils democracy; sabotages development progress and stymies economic growth; erodes resilience to health, climatic, and other shocks; and robs citizens of dignity and justice. Yet, the perpetrators and facilitators of these harms often go unpunished.

During this event, USAID Administrator Samantha Power will lead a dynamic conversation with civil society activists, a government reformer, and investigative journalist on the frontlines of the global fight against corruption. Transparency International Vice Chair Rueben Lifuka will also join Administrator Power for this roundtable.

Despite the risks and challenges they face, anti-corruption champions like those featured on the panel are making a difference in rooting out corruption in their societies and holding corrupt actors to account. The speakers at the roundtable are:

  • Juan Francisco Sandoval Alfaro, former Chief of the Special Prosecutors Office Against Impunity in Guatemala;

  • Achraf Aouadi, founder of I-Watch (a Tunisian watchdog organisation and chapter of Transparency International); and

  • Miranda Patrucic, Deputy Editor in Chief, Regional and Central Asia of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

Media representatives are invited to attend and submit questions in advance during registration or live during the event.

Event: “Frontlines of the Global Fight Against Corruption: A Roundtable with USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Anti-Corruption Champions”

Time: Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:30 am EST (15:30 Berlin)


For any press enquiries, please contact

Transparency International Secretariat

T: +49 30 34 38 20 666
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Transparency International U.S. Office

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