Global Youth Anti-Corruption (GYAC) is a global network of young leaders, journalists, artists and ICT experts from civil society who work to improve transparency and social accountability for better governance. The Network provides a platform for its members to share knowledge and experience, so they can learn from each other. GYAC also provides its members support for capacity and knowledge building in various governance areas, and on using ICT tools so that the youth will be enabled to drive the reform processes and contribute to positive results in their respective countries and regions.
GYAC supports its members by:
1. Connecting them from all over the world so they can stand together against corruption
2. Raising awareness about corrupt practices in their respective communities. Music is an essential part of GYAC, whose musicians send its anti-corruption message to all young people, all around the world, regardless of their background
3. Sharing Knowledge, experiences, ideas, and collaborating on anti-corruption initiatives from a distance through its web platform and social media outlets, and via face-to-face conferences.
4. Developing innovative tools and strategies to improve transparency and social accountability.
Since the Network’s launch in 2010, GYAC counts over 60 member NGOs from over 45 countries, and more than 950 members on its various web platforms, with more joining every day. In addition, GYAC’s global music program Fair Play, sponsored jointly with Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), has involved over 130 bands from 45 countries and produced hundreds of music videos, all of which can be viewed at www.anticorruptionmusic.org. For more information and links to related platforms and programs go to, http://voices-against-corruption.ning.com/links.
The GYAC Network is in close partnership with Jeunesses Musicales International, the main organizer of the music component of the Network, culminated by the annual Fair Play Anti-Corruption Music Competition, and the British Council Global Changemakers.
You can also find the GYAC Charter here for more information on the Network.