Corruption is at the heart of today’s world’s problems such as extreme poverty, unemployment, climate change, and terrorism. It erodes public trust in government, undermines the rule of law, and gives rise to political and economic protests that fuel violent extremism. Is it possible to protect yourself from abuse of power and corruption? Is it more difficult to bribe a woman than a man? Does corruption affect progress towards gender equality? Can gender awareness become a tool in fighting corruption?
To discuss all these questions, we have a pleasure to invite you on the public lecture “Are women less corrupt than men – a lecture on the many faces on corruption from a gender perspective” by a Swedish expert Lena Andersson.
Date: 20th April 2017
Venue: The Institute of Business Education of Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economics University, Kyiv, Melnykova Street, 81
The event is supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine.
About the lecturer:
Lena Andersson is a Swede with a background in Financial Management & Business Administration that works as a Senior Consultant/Trainer and CEO in balkans analysis group. She has 20 years of professional experience of international development work and has been involved with democratization in many different assignments and places; in Sweden, in countries behind the iron curtain, in weak states in Africa, in war-torn countries like Afghanistan and in devastated countries like Haiti.
Her focus is institutional capacity development in the areas of security sector reform related to project management, public financial management, budgeting, internal control and anti-corruption work. To fight corruption and strengthen integrity in individuals, processes and organisations is her speciality and close to her heart.
Lena has been affiliated with Linneaus University, Birzeit University in Palestine and the Swedish National Defence College. Lena is a guest lecturer at Malmö University.
Lena has written several handbooks on the topics she is engaged in for example the Police Integrity Toolkit, a handbook on fighting corruption in police forces.
Moreover, Lena is a born entrepreneur and change agent and has initiated and managed several businesses with in parallel with her international assignment. She is engaged in sustainability issues such as gender balance and inclusion of marginalized groups in society. Thus, she serves as a strategic advisor to an NGO in Para-sport and as a project manager for an NGO that is supporting immigrant women to set up their own business.
She has a complete mastery of English but also speaks and understands French and German and has basic knowledge in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian.