“Al Nahrain Foundation forTransparency and Integrity” joins the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network

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“Al Nahrain Foundation forTransparency and Integrity” joined the Non-Governmental Group of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET), bringing the Group’s membership up to 25 independent organizations from civil society, the business community and academia from different Arab countries.

“Al Nahrain Foundation for Transparency and Integrity” was established in February last year under the Non-Governmental Organizations Law No. 12 of 2010, based on a registration certificate issued by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers. The Foundation seeks to "spread a culture of transparency and integrity among the members of society, fighting corruption and protecting public money through legal means ". Since then, the foundation has participated in many activities and was selected to be a member of the investigative committee formed by the Parliamentary Integrity Commission to deal with corruption files. It also organized a workshop titled "Women United Against Corruption" on 29 March 2017 in cooperation with the Iraqi Commission of Integrity. Al Nahrain participated in the National Consultation on “Fighting Corruption and Enhancing Transparency in the Public Sector” with the UNDP on 6-8 April 2017 and in a workshop with the Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform on "Administrative and Financial Corruption in Iraq and Ways to fight it" on 15 July 2017.

According to Mohammed Zaghir, the President of Al Nahrain Foundation, his organization seeks to "benefit from the activities organized by ACINET in the Arab region and learn from the expertise and successful experiences in the fight against corruption in the sectors most vulnerable to it." Hilda Ajilat, the coordinator of the Network’s Non-Governmental Group, said that the accession of new Iraqi organization will strengthen our Group’s efforts to build an integrity system to counter corruption in our Arab countries."

ACINET, which was formed in 2008, is recognized internationally and is the leading participatory mechanism in the Arab region specialized in this field.

It aims to develop capacities, share information and develop policies against corruption. In addition to the "Non-Governmental Group", ACINET includes 47 ministries and independent agencies from 18 Arab countries and two observers from Brazil and Malaysia.