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TIPS Newsletter | January 2022

Dear TIPS Member,

The TIPS Network is excited to announce a number of upcoming events as part of its 2022 programme. To mark its Four Year Anniversary, the TIPS Network is honoured to welcome Washington-based author, lecturer and anti-corruption activist Frank Vogl on Tues 15 February. Frank will discuss key themes emerging from his new book, The Enablers: How the West Supports Kleptocrats and Corruption. This will be a hybrid event, so you will have the opportunity to catch up with the TIPS community in person for the first time in two years! Register here.

The TIPS Managing Committee met in January to discuss other TIPS opportunities in 2022.

  • Events. As usual, we have some excellent upcoming Virtual Talks – with a focus on sustainability and ESG in February and on a new transparency and accountability initiative in Africa in March – and an upcoming virtual debate with KCL focusing on professional enablers.

  • Outreach. We have matched five students with TIPS members as part of our inaugural TIPS mentorship initiative and look forward to announcing the second TIPS intern in our next newsletter.

  • Advocacy. Lastly, we look forward to developing some advocacy ideas in the coming months to further amplify the ever important work of Transparency International UK.

If you have any ideas that you would like to contribute, please do contact the TIPS team!

Please see below the TIPS Newsletter for January 2022. We look forward to seeing you soon.

- the TIPS team


1. Upcoming Events (register on our Events page)

KCL Debate | 7 February 2022 | 6-7pm GMT

TIPS: Four years on – In conversation with Frank Vogl | 15 February 2022 | 6.30-8pm GMT

TIPS Virtual Talk | 22 Feb 2022 | 7-8pm GMT

Engaging International Human Rights following a Global Crisis | 4 Feb 2022 | 5-7pm GMT

ESG in the supply chain | 24 Mar 2022 | 1-6pm GMT

Supply chains and human rights | 26 Apr 2022 | 5.30-7.30pm GMT


2. Recent Events

TIPS Virtual Talk | Summary

On 31 January 2022, 23 TIPS members attended an engaging discussion session presented by Lucas Millan Narotzky and Daniel Figueroa of Tax Justice Network. They presented their work around tax justice and discussed in particular the impact of the Pandora Papers and certain cases to have emerged from those leaks. This was followed by an animated discussion among the attendees in breakout rooms. Many thanks to Lucas and Daniel for presenting such an interesting session!


3. Items of Interest

TI publications.

- Trouble at the top, COVID-19 and human rights: the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index. See here.

TI blogs.

- EU’s lack of transparency around COVID-19 vaccine negotiations and its impact of public trust. See here.

- The limitations of ministerial oversight and the need for reform. See here.

- Looking ahead to the 2022 anti-corruption agenda. See here.


- Kickback: Elizabeth David-Barrett on state capture & anti-corruption clubs. Listen here.

- Tax Justice Network podcast: Jersey’s Pandora’s Boxes. Listen here.

- ACAMS – Sanctions Space: Dr. Maria Shagina on What to Watch on the Ukraine/Russia border and the Table of Sanctions Options. Listen here.

- ACAMS – Financial Crime Matters: Exposing the American Kleptocracy, with Casey Michel. Listen here.

Other Publications.

- AML Intelligence’s 2021 Report reveals a Massive drop in AML fines in 2021. See here.

- FATF’s latest report on Cyprus’ progress in strengthening measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. See here.

- UK Government’s Anti-Corruption Strategy: year 3 update report. See here.

- The Anticorruption Blog: Anti-Money Laundering Act: One Year In. See here.

- BIS: Benjamin E Diokno: 2021 Annual Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing Summit. See here.

- RUSI Horizon Scan – call for participation. Contribute to RUSI’s new research on exploring future illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing trends in a warmer world. See here.


4. Jobs Board

- Research Officer, TI UK, London. See here.

- Financial Crime Analyst, Harnham, London. See here.

- Development Research and Due Diligence, University of Cambridge, Cambridge. See here.


5. One Minute Reads

New One Minute Reads have been uploaded to the TIPS website. Please do click the link to read more – perfect for your morning/evening WFH coffee break!


6. Support TI-UK directly by joining Friends of TI-UK!

As a friend of TI-UK you will receive updates from TI-UK directly about TI-UK's ground-breaking research & advocacy campaigns. Your subscription will also support TI-UK's ongoing work across the UK, Business, Health, Defence & Security initiatives. Find out more here.


7. Focus on...

Sedrick N’Gotta

TIPS Member

Head of Department, New media,

High Authority for Good Governance

(Côte d’Ivoire Anti-Corruption Agency)

Why did you get involved with TIPS?

I joined the TIPS network in 2019 when I was a Corruption and Governance Scholar at the University of Sussex. As a community of practitioners who have a track record of promoting innovation and have a positive impact in the fight against corruption, the TIPS network is an incredible forum for sharing best practices. The TIPS Network also enables anti-corruption and compliance practitioners to forge connections across a range of diverse backgrounds: media, non-profits, public sector, academia, law firms and corporates.

Please describe your experience as part of the TIPS Network.

My experience at the TIPS Network has been fantastic. During my stay in the United Kingdom, I attended a number of monthly TIPS meetings. As a scholar, it was a great opportunity to engage in insightful discussion around an ongoing anti-corruption topic with a high skilled audience of practitioners. Through regular online talks with vibrant speakers, the TIPS Network found a way to keep this spirit alive throughout the pandemic. This has enabled TIPS members who have now left the UK (like myself) to remain connected with the TIPS Network. I hope in future to be able to present to the TIPS Network my experience of fighting corruption within an anti-corruption agency in a developing country such as Côte d’Ivoire.


The TIPS Managing Committee met in January to discuss the 2022 TIPS programme.

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