Young Leaders Integrity School

The project was a state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. The first intensive School took place on the 6th of July 2019 in Gaborone, targeting Senior Secondary Schools. The School exposed its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offered real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice.

Integrity School seeks to create a peer-to-peer learning and integrity-building environment that links theory with practice and help young leaders to acquire skills to better convey the message of anti-corruption, introspect to be better leaders and leaders of tomorrow.

The one-day seminar provided the School participants with a unique blend of international and local knowledge, while also challenged students to approach the subject from a new perspective and challenge them to offer novel untested solutions in fighting corruption and promoting integrity in our society.

Integrity School is for senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35 eager to learn how to stand up against corruption and how to achieve greater transparency in their country. This school is intended to grow into a seven-day format which will offer a powerful mix of an intensive academic schedule, conference-like atmosphere and continuous peer-to-peer interactions which all together make it an unforgettable one-week-long adventure, curated after the Transparency School on Integrity by the Transparency International.

The School in future will host an equal share of participants from private and public sectors, NGOs and academia from the country. Therefore, participants not only learnt about the causes of corruption but also spend a large part of their time learning practical ways in which societies can become more transparent and accountable.

What they learnt?

1. Integrity Building

2. Promoting Ethical Behaviour

3. Protection of Common Property

4. What is Corruption and How do we Fight It

Methodology:

1. An image to evoke thinking and discussion about the topic

2. A brief text from life experience for the topic to be grounded

3. Thought provoking questions for discussions

4. Group work: walking, talking discussions and then plenary session

5. Debates in plenary

6. International context

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