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Travel Diaries

The Young Anti-Corruption Team!

Shariqa Habib

Courtesy: Shariqa Habib

The 3rd Global Youth Anti Corruption (GYAC) Forum and the 15th International Anti Corruption Conference took place in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, this month.

The 3rd GYAC Forum, being sponsored by the World Bank Institute (WBI), brought the WBI Community Action Project (CAP) Winners to represent their projects and share their success stories. Being one of the WBICAP Winners, I was very fortunate and honoured to represent my project, Corruption is not an Option (CINAO), Bangladesh and the Global Changemakers network. As I represented my project, I received a lot of questions and comments, and I was honoured to be there. I also had to co-ordinate a session on Youth Work and Entrepreneurship, which turned out to be very interesting.

After a long journey from Madrid, I arrived to Brasilia, and was welcomed with beautiful weather and an amazing group of young anti-corruption activists. I was very happy to meet another young activist from Bangladesh, and we both were very excited to meet the Vice President of the World Bank Institute (WBI), Sanjay Pradhan at this forum.

The 3rd GYAC Forum brought anti-corruption activists from around the world to share their experiences, challenges and success stories. There were motivational speakers who delivered brilliant speeches which truly inspired us, and also answered our endless questions! This forum not only brought anti-corruption activists, but also musicians from around the world, who won the Fair Play Competition by producing music to fight corruption. And we were very fortunate to enjoy a mini-concert at the forum before the big show! This was a brilliant event, which was very inspiring not only for us, but I would say, for the world- to see that the young voices are speaking up against corruption.

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