There is just one week left in which to nominate your anti-corruption hero or heroes for the 2018 Transparency International (TI) Anti-Corruption Award!
Launched in 2000 and until 2016 known as the TI Integrity Award, the accolade pays tribute to the sacrifices, determination and courage of activists around the world, many of whom have paid a high price for their efforts. Journalists, public prosecutors, government officials, civil society activists, organisations, and many more, are eligible for nomination, provided they meet the criteria outlined below.
Previous winners include the Operation Car Wash Task Force’s Brazilian prosecutors (2017), South Africa’s former public protector Thuli Madonsela (2014), Cardinal Christian Tumi of Cameroon (2011), and Angolan journalist and activist Rafael Marques de Morais (2013).
Nominations close at midnight on 15 July. Visit the TI Anti-Corruption Award website for the online nomination form. Alternatively, you may email your nomination to email@example.com.
Do not hesitate to get your nominations in!
Selection is based on three general themes relating to the work of the nominee – impact, courage, and sustainability – with questions In considering nominations, the Anti-Corruption Award committee also looks for geographical and occupational balance.
IMPACT: The recipient’s actions must be likely to significantly influence, or to have had a significant impact on, existing levels of corruption in their respective country or region. The work should also demonstrate that fighting corruption is possible and can have a positive impact on society and the public good. Furthermore, the recipient should be working in a country or region in which open society is at threat, and their anti-corruption work should involve as many people as possible while striving to ensure that society does not falter. The award should enhances the recipient’s profile and protects them from future threats.
COURAGE: The recipient’s actions must be particularly courageous and exemplary, inspirational and deserving of wide international recognition. It should be significant enough to attract interest and inspire emulation in other parts of the world.
SUSTAINABILITY: The action should recognise the longevity of commitment to fighting corruption, and should have contributed to or built resilient anti-corruption institutions, as well as adding to the durability and strength of the anti-corruption effort.
Nominees must meet the following requirements:
- Nominees must have undertaken an action that is likely to significantly influence, or to have had a significant impact on, existing levels of corruption in his/her respective country or region.
- The action should be one likely to attract interest and emulation in other parts of the world.
- The action must be particularly courageous and exemplary, inspirational and deserving of wide international recognition.
- The action should recognise the longevity of commitment to fighting corruption.
- Nominations for posthumous awards can be considered by the committee only in truly exceptional cases.
The following categories of nominees will not be considered for the Anti-Corruption Award:
- Individuals or organisations of questionable integrity or goals.
- Members of the TI board of directors, the boards of TI chapters, the Award committee and salaried staff of the TI Secretariat and of chapters while serving in those capacities.
- Individuals or organisations that submit self-nominations.