The Alliance for Integrity was invited to participate in the 5th Indonesia Anti-Corruption Forum (IACF) which was held between 28 and 30 November at Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta. The IACF is an annual multi-stakeholder forum initiated by various like-minded institutions in anti-corruption efforts in Indonesia, aiming to bring together the government institutions and civil society organisations (CSOs) to discuss solutions and actions for combating and preventing corruption in the country. This forum was attended by prominent stakeholders, including the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Transparency International Indonesia, and CSOs such as Kemitraan, Bina Nusantara University, and the general public.
On 28 November, the Alliance for Integrity took part in the panel discussion on “Potential Corruption in Business Sector” where Barliana Amin, the Network Manager of the Alliance for Integrity in Indonesia presented the Alliance for Integrity as a business-driven global multistakeholder initiative that seeks to promote integrity in
the business sector. Barliana Amin further shared insights on the Alliance for Integrity‘s activities in Indonesia which also focus on awareness raising to promote business integrity and capacity building in the private sector. He emphasised the need to engage various stakeholders in combatting and preventing corruption and introduced the Alliance for Integrity‘s training programme DUKU (Dari Usaha ke usaha – From companies to companies) as a concrete implementation.
Others panelists included Dadang Trisasongko, Transparency International Indonesia and Shidarta of Bina Nusantara University. The panelists discussed the involvement of private sector in corruption cases in the public service and the importance of business ethics in the private sector to prevent corruption and unethical business transaction in Indonesia. In the closing session of the panel discussion, it is concluded that the anti-corruption efforts in Indonesia require a multi-stakeholder approach in order to prevent corruption in public and private sectors.