Despite the best efforts of governments, regulators and companies, supply chain corruption remains an issue worldwide. United Nations estimates put the annual global cost of corruption at around 5% of global GDP, while the World Bank puts the number of bribes paid by individuals and businesses at $1 trillion each year.
HELP Logistics held an interactive training session on supply chain fraud and corruption for humanitarian practitioners from different organisations across Jordan. The training aims to help participants understand, prevent, detect, report and respond to supply chain fraud and corruption in the commercial and humanitarian context.
The session commenced with an eye-opening presentation from our guest speaker Dr Sana Awamleh, Project Manager at Rasheed / Transparency International Jordan. Dr Awamleh gave us an overview of the latest reports, trackers, tools and initiatives that aim to enhance accountability and transparency and prevent corruption in humanitarian operations and emergency response.
During the session, participants utilised a game-based learning exercise. The interactive game allowed them to play the auditor role and discover potential red flags across various stages in a humanitarian supply chain. Participants also discussed how they should respond to such incidents and prevent their occurrence.
This training is part of the Humanitarian Logistics Diploma Programme, a collaboration between the HELP Logistics Middle East office and the German Jordanian University.
For more information on Rasheed (Transparency International Jordan), please visit: https://rasheedti.org/about/?lang=en