Halifax based IMPACT (Integrity Management & Promoting Accountability and Transparency) has joined forces with the Cambodian based CISA (Coalition for Integrity and Social Accountability) to help them develop their integrity management, accountability and transparency programs. IMPACT is a non-governmental organization made up of international development experts and works to curb corruption and establish good governance around the globe. CISA has been working on issues of equality, justice and corruption since 2005. They recently completed an investigation into misappropriation of funds within the Department of Education of Kep City.
CISA also is consulting on a national program for sub-national democratic development and has on-going projects aimed at engaging civilians in the push to increase accountability and transparency in the government. This new partnership springs from the long term involvement of IMPACT’s President, Donald Bowser. Bowser was first in Cambodia in 2005 leading USAID efforts in anti-corruption and supported AusAID’s Criminal Justice Program, he says:
“We look forward to helping CISA achieve greater sustainability in increasing transparency and accountability.”
IMPACT is sending a program officer to Phnom Penh to help CISA further its anticorruption efforts.
IMPACT also recently renewed its cooperation with Transparency International – Kyrgyzstan , forging an official partnership with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding. IMPACT will be helping to build capacity and performing diagnostics to help TI-Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to reduce corruption and increase good governance in the area.