The 3rd Voices Against Corruption Forum (http://voices-against-corruption.ning.com/page/3rd-gyac-forum) organized by the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC) is gathering more than 100 young civil society leaders, journalists, ICT and social media experts, and musicians in Brasilia, Brazil to discuss governance issues, exchange experiences and ideas, and collaborate on anti-corruption projects.
Please take a look at the latest updates below and follow the Forum in the following ways:
1. Read the live GYAC blog http://voices-against-corruption.ning.com/profiles/blog/list
2. Tweet #GYACBrasilia. Follow @GYACNetwork. Watch the live tweet feed
3. Follow the photo stream
4. Like GYAC's Facebook page
5. Help share the event information and agenda
The Forum is building on previous achievements of the GYAC network, which became one of the fastest growing networks supported by WBI with currently 1,500 members on its online platform. The Forum is also providing training on capacity development, using ICT for good governance, project management, fundraising, and Social Accountability. Forum speakers include young leaders, members of the network who have implemented in-country projects through the Network’s mini grants, representatives of the British Council Global Changemakers program, Vinicius Wu of Rio Grande do Sul's Digital Cabinet (read its coverage on the Forum in Portuguese here), as well as speakers from WBI including VP Sanjay Pradhan, Robert Hunja, Boris Weber and Keith McLean.
After the two-day Forum, participants of the Forum will attend the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) from November 7-10, 2012 in Brasilia. GYACk is co-sponsoring the event as an official IACC partner and supporter. Members of the Network will deliver two workshops and a special youth plenary at the conference, where 3,000 participants are expected. The Network, through WBI, is also working with Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) for a concert on the last day of the conference, with the winning bands of the Network-sponsored global Fair Play anti-corruption music competition, the music arm of the program. This year’s winners are musicians from Egypt, Indonesia, and the DRC.
Thank you for following GYAC and enjoy the Forum away from Brasilia!