20-40 billon US$ are annually lost in the water sector due to corruption and illicit practices. Without a higher degree of integrity in the water sector, sustainable growth, as well as the SDG 6, cannot be achieved. However, integrity is still a taboo topic in the sector or regarded as a problem of the “others”. To tackle integrity issues and to start managing integrity in water organisations, the ice has to be broken and first steps need to be initiated WITHIN organisations. But how to initiate these first steps? How to engage local governments, water utilities, NGOs, community based organisations or companies in such a process?
This event will put local project coordinators from Africa and Asia into the focus: What are their experiences? Which approaches failed, which ones were successful? What are their tips and tricks to enter into a fruitful integrity change process? After a short introduction, the main stumbling blocks of engaging to an integrity process are drawn in a crowd-sourcing exercise tapping the audiences experiences, which are subsequently discussed in a roundtable of local project coordinators. Powerpoints are not allowed in this session.