“Corruption, prevention, and control, in aid sector”, was the topic we discussed during our I&C Lecture with our dear guest Ms. Malika Aït-Mohamed Parent, an Anti-Corruption Expert who works with International Organisations all around the world.
As mentioned in her research “While the global narrative is still on globalization and multilateralism, observations on the front of the aid and humanitarian response show an evolving geopolitical fragmentation, creating crisis and chaos at the origin of some growing humanitarian needs as never before”.
Indeed, this lecture took place right on cue considering what the world is currently facing with the Ukrainian War and much else besides.
It was insightful and educative, which calls for improvement in various systems of the society to avoid and respond to corrupt practices in the management and delivery of aid within the aid sector and beyond.
As a school of Diplomacy and International Relations, it’s our duty to not only educate our students but also to help them understand and face the reality in the field.
Therefore, this lecture raised students’ interest in the Humanitarian sector, expanded their knowledge and curiosity, and developed their critical and analytical skills.