Keynote by Louise Shelley: Natural resource corruption – How to research and address it?

Date: 19 August 2019
Time: 11:00-12:15
Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31

This event is part of the Bergen Exchanges 2019. For a full schedule of the week’s events, see here.

Keynote by Louise Shelley, Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) and Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government,  George Mason University. 

Efforts to address corruption in the natural resource sector remain inadequate to conserve the world’s wildlife, marine and forest resources – why is corruption so difficult to combat in this sector? What can be done? In this keynote and roundtable we will learn from an ongoing project on Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) which examines new approaches to combating natural resource corruption with an emphasis on wildlife, fisheries and forests. It will discuss ways to improve evidence and learning, what is needed for better anti-corruption programs and implementation; and the role of global partnerships in combating corruption in the management of natural resources. The TNRC project is funded by USAID, and is a collaboration between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at CMI, TRAFFIC, and George Mason University. 

Roundtable Chaired by Aled Williams (U4/CMI, TNRC Coordinator) with Louise Shelley (TraCCC) ; Mark Robinson (EITI); Tina Søreide  (NHH), Saul Mullard (U4-CMI) and Anwesha Dutta  (U4-CMI)