New technologies against corruption: how youth learned from NABU detectives

Almost 30 law students from displaced universities in Ukraine, brought together by the Youth Anti-Corruption Innovation Lab, learned about the use of OSINT tools in investigating offences, the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and the advantages of the procedural interview technique.

"New technologies can indeed be a powerful tool in fighting corruption, but it’s crucial to know how to use them correctly. We hope that the participants will internalize the gained knowledge and apply it in practice to make our society more transparent and honest," emphasized one of the event's trainers, NABU’s senior detective Andrii Denysiuk.

The students learned how to establish psychological contact and conduct an investigative interview, as well as explored the use of artificial intelligence and ChatGPT for personal development. The participants also discussed academic integrity in AI-based studies.

"This is not my first participation in anti-corruption projects. In December, our team got to the final of the All-Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Moot Court 2.0. I am confident that the practical skills shared by the detectives will come in handy not only in my future professional career, but also in everyday life," said Anatolii Yarema, a participant in the event and a student at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University.

The Youth Anti-Corruption Innovation Lab was organized with the assistance of UNDP in Ukraine in partnership with NABU and the EdEra online education studio under the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, with financial support from the European Union.