Lalitpur, 22 June – Anti-corruption Expert Advisory Committee meeting for the project “Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Anti-Corruption Efforts (STREAC)” was held on 22 June at Centre for Media Freedom (CMF) office, Kupondole Road, Lalitpur. The meeting was attended by members of the Advisory Committee, STREAC project staff and SODEC representatives.
CMF Executive Director Bimal Gautam briefed new member of the Advisory Committee, Usha Nepal, ex-Commissioner at the Election Commission, about the objectives of the STREAC project and also informed them about fellow consortium partners: SODEC, NCCR and ODC.
Emphasising on the project’s coordination with anti-corruption agencies, Gautam said that the Committee will guide project activities.
The members discussed on pre- and post-test questionnaires to be administered to college-going students in campus outreach programme and provided their reactions and inputs to the questions.
Committee member Madhab Paudel said that questions about Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority and Special Court too should be incorporated to raise students’ awareness about these anti-corruption bodies.
Another member Komal Prakash Ghimire suggested making tele-films covering the issue of fake schools in Province no. 2.
Another member Niranjan Baral suggested that media’s attitude in covering corruption should be featured in TV and radio programmes.
Earlier, Project Coordinators Prakash Ghimire and Sharada Rijal had briefed the members about project activities for the next quarter and requested them to give suggestions.
Anti-corruption Expert Advisory Committee was formed on 26 February to advise, interact with and provide technical inputs on STREAC project.