AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FEATURED THE 9 PILOT AREAS
December 15, 2015
The conference links business representatives and government officials on discussing matters involving integrity and jobs in the chosen pilot areas.
More than a hundred participants from local government units, local government associations, business and CSOs across Southeast Asia convened on August 25, 2015 at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila, demonstrating that transcending the culture of corruption is indeed possible.
Focusing on the theme “Local Partnerships for Integrity and Job Creation in ASEAN: Learning from the Philippine Example”, the nine pilot areas of the Partnerships for Integrity and Job Creation (Project i4J) showcased models of integrity and business promotion mechanisms that they have created and implemented under the project.
Representatives from DTI, Shell Companies in the Philippines and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno discussed on ways in achieving sustainable culture of integrity on the local government level.
Participants from the key countries in the ASEAN including Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam exchange experiences and best practices on efforts geared towards improving transparency, effectiveness and efficiency of local government processes in order to attract business and investments in their respect localities.
Alongside the conference, the pilot areas held an exhibition dubbed as “Islands of Integrity,” as to showcase the pilot areas’ Models of Integrity and Business Promotion Mechanisms.