WBI CAP map, courtesy of Global Changemakers
What's up GYACers? From now until Saturday, you have the opportunity to…Continue
The British Council Global Changemakers, a close partner of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network, recently sent me to Brussels to help facilitate its Euro-Africa Youth Summit. A few days before the summit, I was informed me that I will be speaking at a high-level policy summit alongside European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders. Together with Paola Hjelt, co-founder & former co-director of Global Changemakers, we pored over the main points that…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on July 9, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments
On Tuesday, 24 April 2012, the third edition of Fair Play will open! The Fair Play global anti-corruption music video competition and global anti-corruption campaign is presented by the JMI Foundation, the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network, and the World Bank Institute. Artists are invited to submit their…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on May 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
To those who have been anxiously waiting for the WBI CAPs to accept applications again, the long wait is over. You can now breathe -- or not: you need to work hard on your application to get your project running, with the seed grant of US$3,000. For the next two weeks, from 1-15 May 2012, you can send in your applications for WBI CAPs.…Continue
British Council Philippines recently organized a seminar series entitled "Digital Technology for Social Change," to be rolled out in five major cities across the country. Its primary aim is to explore the tremendous potential of new/digital/social media and ICT in driving social change, especially among the youth and in the context of developing countries like the Philippines. Leveraged properly, ICT is a powerful tool for promoting social responsibility; it provides great potential for…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on March 3, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments
If you've been following our Twitter (something we strongly encourage you to do, with or without a Twitter account), you would know that the much-awaited and widely-cited Corruption Perceptions Index or CPI for this year 2011 came out two weeks ago. If you haven't checked it yet, head over to its website by clicking…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on December 12, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) started yesterday (28 November) in Durban, South Africa. I find it quite providential that a few days ago, I was just speaking about climate governance, of which I am no expert, but as an anti-corruption advocate, I felt that I had the responsibility and obligation to share the urgency of bringing transparency,…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on November 29, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Recently, I was accepted to present a panel at the 2nd World Summit for Youth Volunteering in Barranquilla, Colombia. The topic was "Mobilizing Student Volunteers To Fight Against Corruption." I presented with my friend Felix Weth from Germany, who joined us at the Nairobi Forum last April.
This was the summit stage and the audience/participants — a total of around…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on November 29, 2011 at 6:08am — No Comments
It seems only a moment ago that we announced the opening of applications for WBI CAP Cycle 2 in our Newsletter 4, where we also followed up on the project implementation of the grant's first winners.
Today, we are beyond pleased to announce that we have the winners of WBI CAP Cycle 2! The grant, as you may…Continue
What are the WBI Community Action Projects?
A partnership between the World Bank Institute and the British Council Global Changemakers, WBI Community Action Projects are an opportunity to receive grant funding to support projects that specifically target anti-corruption activities leveraging the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) As ICTs have become a central part of today’s…
Heads-up from Utpal for our friends from South Asia:
Added by Joseph Mansilla on August 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Definitely one of the highlights of the 2nd Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network Forum was the launch of the first ever World Bank Institute Community Action Project (WBI CAP) grants, the collaborative program of GYAC and the British Council Global Changemakers (GCM). In a nutshell, the WBI is awarding USD3,000 each to five projects that are aimed at fighting corruption; to qualify, you have to be a GYAC member or a Global Changemaker, and your project must leverage the use of ICT in…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on May 31, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
Please tweet all your comments, suggestions, criticisms, random interesting stuff, ANYTHING about the GYAC Nairobi Forum and join the anti-corruption discussion by including the hashtag #GYACNairobi to your tweets! Thanks!
Added by Joseph Mansilla on April 28, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments
Hi fellow GYAC-ers,
It was indeed very nice to hear from some of you yesterday during the Video Conference, where we mapped our way to Nairobi. Unfortunately, technical difficulties got in the way; I, for one, was disconnected after around an hour and was unable to follow the rest of the VC. I believe the same was the case for some others.
In any case, as one of the most common expectations for Nairobi, we need to better organize and centralize the information…Continue
Hi friends! I just came back from a youth peacebuilding training in Hiroshima, Japan and I am happy to…Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on February 15, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments
Here's the offical copy of my guesting on a morning show here in the Philippines, Mornings @ ANC, to talk about Fair Play Anti-Corruption Music Competition and GYAC-N. It was such a great experience for me, which was only made greater by the idea of getting to promote the competition and the network and engaging more young… Continue
Added by Joseph Mansilla on January 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
As some of us already know, starting today, 10 January 2011, we are all set for the 2nd edition of the Fair Play Anti-Corruption Music Competition, where three winning bands will be joining our Global Youth Forum in Nairobi, Kenya in April and one lucky band, to be selected by online popular vote, will win a studio recording worth $2,000! This is truly a spectacular celebration of youth artistry and activism, so why don't we…