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USAID Unites Youth of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus for International Anti-Corruption Day

In commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9th, our USAID-funded Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI) project held a youth-oriented virtual event.

In partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), SACCI invited young leaders from Ukraine, Armenia and other Eastern European countries to share their experiences combating corruption. They presented on how corruption has devastated their educational systems and their efforts to promote academic integrity as well as hold university administrations accountable.

Their stories demonstrated how just as corruption is not only a Ukraine problem, solutions are not country-specific either.

As Montenegrin youth activist Rajko Golovic noted, “The most productive model for combating corruption is ensuring students’ voices are heard and educating citizens on corruption from an early age.”

Approximately 100 participants joined the event on Zoom and competed for anti-corruption prizes in a themed quiz, while the livestream reached over 2,000 people through the USAID/Ukraine, UNDP Ukraine, America House Kyiv, the Ukrainian Association of Students and SACCI Facebook pages.