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King Salman Sponsors Global Integrity Conference ‘Nazaha’ on Raising Awareness on Government Transparency, Accountability | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. SPA

Riyadh- Saudi Arabia’s Capital Riyadh will be holding the activities of the second Global integrity conference ‘Nazaha’ as of Monday. The event kicks ff under the patronage of his majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

This year’s conference is held under the topic of government transparency and accountability.

Conference Chief Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen said the forum conforms with Saudi Vision 2030. It reflects Kingdom’s desire to join international community’s concern and efforts in protecting integrity and work against corruption, he said.

The conference also affirms the Kingdom’s desire to benefit from experiences of other countries and international organizations, he added.

The event will bring together some 40 experts to discuss governance, transparency, accountability, international cooperation and restoration of assets. The conference will have eight sessions and two accompanying workshops.

Keynote speaker of the first session will be Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, adviser at Royal Court, who will focus on “governance and its role in combating corruption” in both government and private sectors.

Addressing the session will be Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Baraidi, professor of administration and corporate behavior at Qassim University; Thuriyah Abaid, former Shoura Council member; Ibtisam Al-Kutubi, head of Emirate Center of Policies; and Fahad bin Abdullah Tunisi, adviser at the Royal Court.

The second session will primarily address transparency, innovations of digital government, disclosure of financial dues, public-private partnership (PPP) and the role of mass media.

The session will be addressed by Alam Company CEO Abdulrahman bin Saad Al-Jadhai, Abdullah bin Nasir Al-Ghannam, head of Research Center at the Notional Information Center, Tillman Hop, a German corruption fighting expert and Abdulwahhab Al-Faiz, former editor-in-chief of Al-Yaum.

The third session will be allocated for “accountability,” which will explore mechanisms on how to deal with issues of corruption and the role of community organizations in this regard.

Other speakers for the session include officials from General Electric (GE), the European Center of Fighting Corruption, as well as experts from Bahrain, Norway, and Kuwait.

A fourth session will tackle “international cooperation and restoration of assets.”