In recent years, a series of different activities have been carried out in Colombia, such as corruption prevention training workshops, Spanish Webinars, and now for the first time, together with the local network of the Global Compact in Colombia, the implementation partner in the country, an Integrity Week. The Integrity Week took place in Bogotá and the objective was to offer practical tools to promote integrity in the economic sector, providing spaces for dialogue between the public sector, private sector, and civil society.
In addition, representatives of the Chamber of Industry and Production of Ecuador and the Chamber of Industries, Production and Employment of Cuenca, Ecuador travelled to Colombia to participate in the Integrity Week. They are aware of the way in which the Alliance for Integrity works and they hope to join forces with the Colombian economic sector to tackle corruption in the Andean region through collective action.
Three events were carried out during the Integrity Week Colombia. The first was a DEPE corruption prevention training workshop, which was held on Thursday, 11th of October at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota. A total of 23 representatives from different local SMEs participated; Luz Ayda Otalora from Telefonica Colombia, Pablo Miranda from Siemens Latin America, and Paula Hernández from the Telecommunications Company of Bogotá (ETB) acted as trainers. The SMEs learned about practical cases of how to prevent corruption within their organisations. Daniela Camargo, representative for the 10th principle on corruption prevention of the Global Compact Network in Colombia, shared the importance and the interest of the Colombian companies to create a strategic relationship with the Alliance for Integrity, and together they offered practical tools to promote integrity in the country.