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The National Anti-Corruption Hubs of the Americas are an initiative promoted by the Summits of the Americas Secretariat as part of their efforts to promote and strengthen the participation of civil society organizations and social actors in the monitoring and implementation phase of the VIII Summit of the Americas.

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As part of the efforts to promote and strengthen civil society and social actor participation in the Summits Process, and in support of the Chairmanship of the Process, the Summits Secretariat is promoting the establishment of National Hubs as a mechanism that seeks to highlight the work that civil society and social actors have been undertaking in the different topics of the Summits Process.

 

The National Anti-Corruption Hubs are intended to:

 

icon enTo spotlight the work of civil society and social actors in preventing and fighting corruption, pursuant to the Lima Commitment mandates.

 

muneFacilitate the exchange of good practices and the strengthening of civil society and social actors’ capacities that are members of the nodes, for their active participation, monitoring and advocacy in relation to the Lima Commitment.

 

Among the benefits of these spaces are:

 

ideaPromote dialogue with government authorities, representatives of international, regional and inter-American organizations that are part of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG), among others.

 

learning-nFacilitate access to specialized information on various Summit Process-related issues (i.e., corruption), through webinars, online workshops, forums, etc.

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Application and Participation Criteria

Each civil society organization and/or social actor wishing to be part of a national hub must fill out an application form for participation:

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In order to complete your request for participation, each representative must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of the Principles for Participation, as well as attach the supporting documents requested in the online application form.

The criteria for participating in the national hubs are the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in the area of prevention and the fight against corruption, including thematic areas such as transparency, citizen participation, accountability, integrity in the public and / or private sector, among others.

  • Experience of interlocution, advocacy or assistance at the local, national or regional level.

  • Work in the following participating countries of the Summits Process: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua , Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

  • Accept the Terms and Conditions of the Principles for Participation of Civil Society Organizations and Social Actors.

  • To ensure broad representation, please limit registration to one (1) representative per organization.

Selection Process

The Summits of the Americas Secretariat will establish a Selection Committee that will aim to select civil society organizations and social actors that will be part of the national hubs based on the criteria previously described. This committee will be composed of three representatives, including the OAS General Secretariat and two representatives of other entities of the JSWG.

The Summits Secretariat will notify the decision on the request for participation in the national hubs through the Summit CSO email (summitcso@oas.org).

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