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MACN expands action programme to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

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Cecilia Müller Torbrand, CEO of MACN
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has is new regional maritime anti-corruption Collective Action Initiative in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The expansion in partnership with the Indian National Shipowners Association (INSA), and the UN Global Compact Networks will see MACN’s collective action methodology expanded to Pakistan and Bangladesh, and a building of capacity to prevent corruption in India.

“Building a culture of integrity through Collective Action and public-private partnerships will enable us to provide anti-corruption tools to strengthen compliance and training to seafarers.  INSA and MACN will promote corruption prevention in the maritime industry and contribute to a more conducive business environment across the region - to the benefit of all in society,” said Anil Devli, CEO of INSA.

The project will provide integrity training to the next generation of seafarers as well as public officials interacting with the shipping industry.

MACN’s helpdesk, already proven in Nigeria and the Ukraine, will be expanded to India.

“The MACN HelpDesk has proven to be an effective mechanism to ensure adherence to established procedures and resolve potential corruption cases. It provides a specific pathway to establish dialogue with authorities when there are irregularities in vessel clearances procedures,” commented Cecilia Müller Torbrand, CEO of MACN.