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Corruption in natural resource sectors: challenges and solutions

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Corruption in natural resource sectors: challenges and solutions

U4 offers 3 new self-paced online courses from November 2022: Wildlife – Forestry – Extractives
7 November 2022

In many places, corruption hinders efforts to sustainably manage and protect natural resources. Experts at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre have developed three short courses that get you up-to-speed quickly. Check them out today to know the challenges and solutions for protecting natural resources from the damaging effects of corruption.

These self-paced courses guide you through case studies, animations, videos, and illustrations. You’ll get a good overview of the corruption risks and ways to reduce those risk.

  • Free and open to everyone
  • Take it any time
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

The courses are also available in French.

These courses were developed by Sophie Lemaître and Rachael Tufft.

A collage of African animals, a river and three houses.

Corruption and wildlife trafficking: an overview

Take this course if you:

  • Want to know how corruption and wildlife trafficking are linked.
  • Work on wildlife trafficking issues and want to learn more about corruption.
  • Work in the field of anti-corruption and want to know how corruption facilitates wildlife trafficking.

Read more and register to start the wildlife course

A collage with a bulldozer, trees, and logs.

Corruption in the forestry sector: an overview

Take this course if you:

  • Want to know how any of the wooden items in your house could be linked to corruption and illegal forest activities.
  • Work in the forestry sector and want to learn how it's affected by corruption.
  • Work in the field of anti-corruption and want to know how it impacts the forestry sector.

Read more and register to start the forestry course

A collage of an oil well and oil barrels.

Corruption in the extractive industries: an overview

Take this course if you:

  • Want to understand how the oil, gas, and mining industries are affected by corruption.
  • Work in the field of anti-corruption and want to know how it impacts extractive industries.

Read more and register to start the extractive industries course

U4's anti-corruption online courses

We offer a range of self-paced and facilitated anti-corruption online courses in different languages. The courses are tailored for policymakers and practitioners and cover topics ranging from basic knowledge, gender, and risk management, to health, justice, and natural resource sectors. Some courses are open for all, others are for U4 partner staff and other eligible participants.

Questions?

Rachael Tufftcourse@u4.no
Senior Learning Technology Adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

    About the authors

    Rachael Tufft

    Rachael is Senior Learning Technology Adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. She is in charge of developing and administering U4's growing portfolio of anti-corruption online courses. With a Master in Digital Culture and a Bachelor in Humanistic Informatics, Tufft previously, worked as a special adviser in digital learning for Helse Bergen – the local health trust.

    Sophie Lemaître

    Sophie Lemaître is a lawyer by training with extensive experience in governance, anti-corruption issues, natural resources sector, and illicit financial flows. She has worked for various organisations and NGOs at the national and international level, including CIRAD, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and Sherpa. Between 2019 and 2023, she was a Senior Adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

    She holds a PhD degree in law from the University of Rennes 1 in France, on corruption, tax evasion/avoidance, and money laundering within the extractive industries, a Master degree in international business law from the University of Toulouse, France, and an LL.M. on international and European environmental law from University College London.

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