Anti-corruption brain-ring: how to learn something useful while playing

24.10.2022 00:00

During anti-corruption intensives from representatives of the National Bureau, cadets and students of displaced universities learned what a true detective should be and how to search for the necessary information on the Internet. The agenda included training from the NABU detectives, as well as an anti-corruption brain-ring.

"All participants of the Anti-corruption brain-ring showed a high level of preparation. It is gratifying that students are following the progress of the anti-corruption reform in Ukraine and the work of the National Bureau. We are convinced that young people who share anti-corruption values ​​will be able to build a European Ukraine," said Viktoriia Ivashyniuta, head of the NABU Open Office.

Meetings with young people took place in Kamianets-Podilskyi and Vinnytsia on October 13, 14 and 21. They were organized by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine with the support of the UNDP within the framework of the UN Program for Reconstruction and Peacebuilding with the financial support of the EU. Almost 80 cadets and students of displaced universities, including from Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs, Eastern Ukrainian National University, Luhansk National University, and Donetsk National University joined in.

Along with the intellectual quiz, the young people had the opportunity to talk with the detectives of the National Bureau. Serhii and Uliana shared their own detective stories, gave advice, and talked about motivation, work schedules, and the mentoring of new employees.

"Intelligence, integrity, creativity, moral and physical stability are the main qualities that a detective must possess in order to do his work properly," noted NABU detective Serhii. He outlined not only the qualities important for a detective but also the selection stages one must go through to get hired.

Andrii and Maryna, NABU senior detective analysts, spoke about the role of information in a top-corruption investigation. They described the key tasks of the detective analysts, shed light on NABU’s IT laboratory, and dwelled on the security measures to be followed when searching for information on the Internet.

"In the course of investigation, enormous amount of data is accumulated, which serves the basis for hypotheses and further steps. Our work is like putting together a puzzle, and my task is to find all its pieces,” said Maryna, NABU’s senior detective-analyst.

For reference

The United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) is implemented by four United Nations agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Twelve international partners support the Programme: the European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.