Procurement training 2017 group photoApplications are now open for the sixth edition of IACA’s popular Procurement Anti-Corruption Training.

The five-week part-time programme will take place from 16 July to 17 August 2018 and is aimed at legal, compliance, and procurement professionals who are experienced in dealing with public procurement issues. The course comprises four weeks of distance learning and one week of classes at IACA’s Laxenburg/Vienna campus (30 July – 3 August).

By integrating theory and real-world insights, participants gain tools to help reduce corruption in public procurement. In addition, each participant writes a course paper that explores how a procurement anti-corruption strategy could be implemented in his or her own setting.

Topics covered include corruption during emergencies, contract formations and performance, human rights, e-procurement, bribery, and collusion.

Alexia Kayirangwa, Procurement Specialist and Member of the Internal Negotiations Board at the Social Security Board of Rwanda, took part in this training in 2017 and greatly appreciated what she learnt: "The experience I got was very important, as I realized that despite the fact that participants came from different countries, we all faced similar problems regarding corruption in procurement. We were able to share our experiences and learn from the best trainers who had so much knowledge. This was a once in a lifetime experience, and I thank IACA for making it happen."

The training is taught by Professor Christopher Yukins from the George Washington University Law School and Max Kaiser Aranda from the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), both of whom are IACA frequent visiting faculty members, together with other distinguished guest lecturers.

Participants who successfully complete the programme are entitled to receive 6 ECTS credits under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. They will subsequently join IACA’s alumni network of anti-corruption and compliance professionals in 154 countries and jurisdictions.

The application deadline is 5 April, and some discounts on the tuition fee are available under IACA’s fee discount scheme. In addition, IACA offers a limited number of highly competitive scholarships to citizens of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as defined by the United Nations. 

For more information and to apply, click here.