Corruption Prevention Training programmes and services
This training product aims to create a workshop environment for the participants from different employment backgrounds to identify opportunities for bribery in their workplace process and procedures. It aims to develop resistance towards solicitation and acceptance of bribes. It focuses on the role of individual officers towards minimization of bribery within different work fields as a move towards minimization of corruption in the society.
Who should attend?
Management Staff, Operational Staff, Field Officers, Customer Service Officers and Procurement Officers
1. What is Bribery?
2. Elements of a Bribery offence
3. Passive and Active Bribery
4. Prosecuted Bribery Cases
5. Preventing bribery in the workplace ( Gift Policy, Whistleblowing Policy and Protection of Informants Policy)
6. What should an officer do when being bribed?
7. Not Reporting Bribery is an Offence.
8. The effects of committing bribery
Corporate Integrity Pledge
The Corporate Integrity Pledge(CIP) is a document which is voluntarily signed by companies in order to uphold the anti-corruption principles. In signing the CIP, the anti-corruption principles are set out to the companies.
The company’s adoption of these principles will demonstrate its commitment towards creating a business environment that is fair, transparent and free from corruption.
The main principles of the CIP are:
a. Committing to promoting values of integrity, transparency and good governance;
b. Strengthening internal systems that support corruption prevention;
c. Complying with laws, policies and procedures relating to the fight against corruption;
d. Fighting any forms of corruption; and,
e. Supporting corruption prevention initiatives by the Commission.
Why sign the Integrity Pledge?
Companies that sign the Pledge will have benefits in terms of business growth and interactions:
a. It will make a clear stand of how it operates. This will be in writing and it will act as guidance to the organization in its business interactions with its stakeholders;
b. The pledge will enable the business houses to set itself apart from other organizations in terms of its roles as a regulator and service provider. This is to demonstrate to its stakeholders that its business operations do not include any hidden risks or costs that are associated with corrupt activities. It shows commitment towards accountability and transparency which will improve the effectiveness and ethical reputation of the company;
c. It will improve its image and the perception of the public which will be reflected in the private organization’s sincerity and commitment towards anti-corruption hence raising awareness among employees which provides a means of control and discipline for the management;
d. Through the pledge, the private sector organizations can enter into a commitment with its stakeholders or counterparts that promotes the same principles; and,
e. It will assist in the minimization of its corruption risks within their operation.
Corruption Impact Assessment
As part of the FICAC's approach to combat corruption, one of the statutory functions of the Commission is to examine the practices and procedures of public sector organizations, i.e. government departments and public bodies, and make recommendations to strengthen the current system in place.
This function is realized through the provisions in the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption Act of 2007, which states the following:
Section 12 (d) - examine the practices and procedures of Government departments and public bodies, in order to facilitate the discovery of corrupt practices and to secure the revision of methods of work or procedures which, in the opinion of the Commissioner, may be conducive to corrupt practices;
Section 12 (e) - instruct, advise and assist any person, on the latter’s request, on ways in which corrupt practices may be eliminated by such person;
Section 12 (f) - advice heads of Government departments or of public bodies of changes in practices or procedures compatible with the effective discharge of the duties of such departments or public bodies which the Commissioner thinks necessary to reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of corrupt practices;
This is a three (3) day workshop. The report will contain measures to address the weakness identified.
Corruption Prevention Awareness is for all public sector employees and members of the public. It focuses on educating the evils of corruption, importance of anti-corruption and the role of each person in preventing corruption.
The duration of the awareness session is either 1 or 2 hours.
1. Understanding Corruption:
a. The concept of corruption;
b. The causes and opportunities of corruption;
c. Examples of corruption in Fiji; and,
d. The effects of corruption on individuals, family, organization and country.
2. Legal Framework (FICAC Act, Prevention of Bribery Act, Crimes Act, Criminal Procedure Act):
b. Protection of Informant;
c. Failure to report an offence; and,
d. Effect of conviction.
3. Corruption prevention:
a. Hot Spots;
b. Preventative Measures; and,
c. Individual Roles.
4. About FICAC and reporting corruption:
a. Functions and Duties;
b. Complaints Process; and,
c. Reporting Corruption.
Who should attend?
Public sector employees and members of the public
Good Kiddo (GK) is a new initiative that targets children to learn about anti-corruption in a fun and easy way. The Good-Kiddo initiative seeks to add to the character building and moral conditioning of children who are the future leaders of tomorrow.
The kids are taught four values (Honesty, Trust, Respect and Obedience) with a vision that they will become individuals who have a strong sense of integrity, honesty, leadership, accountability, transparency, fairness and trust.
Primary Schools (Years 1 to 8)
National Anti-Corruption Curriculum
The Commission is working together with the Ministry of Education in the planning and design of the “National Anti - Corruption Curriculum” to be implemented in all primary and secondary schools in Fiji.
This will enable the young leaders of the country to grow and develop with good values that will deter one from engaging in corrupt practices in the future.
The curriculum is designed to encourage and empower the younger generation to be decision makers that value the importance of transparency, accountability and integrity in every aspect of life.