2017 Local Governance group photoIACA’s Anti-Corruption in Local Governance Training is now open for applications for the fifth edition of this renowned programme.

The five-day session will take place at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg/Vienna from 9 to 13 July 2018. It provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the types and mechanisms of corruption in local governance, and enhances their capacity to develop measures for strengthening local integrity systems.

George Kanguya, Senior Community Education Officer at the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, says he benefited greatly from the 2017 edition: “This IACA training has broadened my horizon of how I look at corruption in local governance. The lectures were informative and offered an array of practical situations which were really beneficial to support me in the performance of my duties. I came back home with a reservoir of knowledge. Thanks to IACA!”

Confirmed lecturers for the 2018 training include IACA Frequent Visiting Faculty members Robert Klitgaard (Claremont Graduate University) and Jeroen Maesschalck (Leuven Institute of Criminology, KU Leuven), as well as Richard E. Messick, an international legal and anti-corruption consultant and Senior Contributor at the Global Anticorruption Blog.

2017 Local Governance study visit Vienna City HallThe programme offers participants the opportunity to learn and share experiences with peers from around the world. It is designed for professionals including local politicians, municipal leaders, regional government administrators, officials from anti-corruption agencies, experts from ombudsman offices and local anti-corruption organizations, and governance specialists from development organizations.

Participants will benefit from a dynamic teaching approach which incorporates lectures, case studies, analysis of anti-corruption strategies, and classroom discussions. A study visit to Vienna City Hall is also part of the schedule.

IACA offers some highly competitive scholarships that are available to citizens of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as defined by the United Nations (read more here). In addition, some fee discounts are available; please click here for further details.

Participants completing the training will join IACA’s alumni network of more than 1,500 former students and participants from over 150 countries and jurisdictions.

Read more about the training and how to apply here.