Asia Pacific Regional Meeting Group Photo

TINZ hosts Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) hosted a mid-year Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) from 28–30 July 2017 in Wellington for the Chapters of the region. As funding and unexpectedly stringent New Zealand visa requirements prohibited the attendance of representatives from Chapters such as Pakistan, the meeting was a “virtual one”, using digital technology.

Transparency International Chair, José Ugaz, was in New Zealand for this meeting.

Attending were representatives from China, Australia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, and the members of the TINZ Board. Additionally, Taiwan and Sri Lanka participated via Skype.

Key activities included; presentations by Chapters of their achievements to prevent corruption; a video-link presentation by Mihaela Stojkoska (UNDP) on ‘How can we work together to fight corruption in the Pacific?’; and a discussion led by Gill Greer (VSA / UNDP) on ‘Preventing Corruption in Large Ocean Nations to Strengthen World Integrity Systems’ and preventing corruption in NGO’s.

Overseas attendees at the Pacific Regional Meeting (in order of appearance down the right-hand side of the following photo montage, Suzanne Snively from TINZ is the fifth image.).

  • TI-PNG: Arianne Kassman
  • TI Secretariat: Alejandro Salas
  • TI-Vanuatu: Evelyne Toa
  • TI-Australia: Greg Thompson
  • TI-PNG: Lawrence Stephens
  • TI-Solomon Islands: Ruth Liloqula

Other overseas attendees were:

  • TI-Peru: José Ugaz
  • TI-China: Han Jingyang, Song Wei and An Jiayu
  • TI-South Korea: Sang-Hak Lee

Peripheral activities for our visitors included: a formal Mihi Whakatau (speech of welcome) hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; a luncheon presentation hosted by the Deputy Controller and Auditor General (Greg Schollum, pictured above between TI Chair José Ugaz and TINZ Chair Suzanne Snively), dinner hosted by TINZ Chair, Suzanne Snively; a guided tour of He Tohu Exhibition at the National Library; cocktails hosted by Sir Anand and Lady Susan Satyanand; and attendance at a New Zealand Symphony Orchestra concert.

Asia Pacific Regional Meeting Group Photo

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