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85% of the staff working for NGOs believe that the spread of corruption and bribery is a serious problem in the Palestinian NGO-sector. More than half (58%) regards the work of NGOs as ineffective.
In order to combat the widely spread corruption and to support the strengthening of the Palestinian civil society, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah and its local partner AMAN (Coalition for Accountability and Integrity) jointly carry out the Nazaha-project.
In the framework of this project, a Code of Conduct has recently been completed, which contains auditing and transparency vis à vis the public. Thus, strict standards concerning integrity, accountability and transparency shall be implemented in the Palestinian NGO-sector. The completion of the code of conduct in cooperation with a diversified coalition of Palestinian NGOs is an important step towards effectively combating corruption in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories.
The Code of Conduct will be presented to a broad public at a conference on July, 10th. In a subsequent ceremony, various Palestinian NGOs from different realms of the NGO-sector will sign the respective code of conduct.
12.15Greeting by Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Chairman of the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) and Member of the PLC
12.30Greeting by Thomas Birringer, Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung to the Palestinian Autonomous Territories
12.45Dr. Allam Jarrar, Director of the Palestinian Medical Relief Committee and PNGO (requested)
13.15Ceremonial signing of the code of conduct for Palestinian NGOs
13.45Dr. Azmi Shuaibi, Coordinator of the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN)