When training local judges about anti-corruption, try and train a small number of top judges who can then go on and train a larger number of less senior ones, Nussbaumer says. People like to be trained by people who come from the same experiences/language/culture and not by so-called experts from Washington DC or London. #twconf12
Melanne Verveer says we are all struggling to find ways that we in government can reach grassroots NGOs who are doing excellent work #twconf12 we need to find ways to bring more of these NGOs together so they can share their needs - eg applying for funds - so they can become sustainable.
Melanne Verveer tells a story of a village in Senegal where women came together and voted against female genital cutting. The power of democracy and female grassroots activism #twconf12
Coming to the last round of audience questions before the panel tries to come up with solutions #twconf12
Question from the floor about the role of the private sector in changing corrupt practices #twconf12 how can the private sector be a leverage point for change?
Questioner from the floor says that she works in an organisation that helps those in the global sex industry and that she has found that her organisation is often excluded by women's rights groups. #twconf12
Small and medium-sized enterprises are the accelerators of economic growth and women are more prevalent in SMEs than other parts of the private sector, Verveer says #twconf12
Women face incredible obstacles to finance, to training etc says Melanne Verveer. Private companies have programmes to train women in SMEs, eg Coca Cola, Walmart. It's in the interest of businesses and it's also the right thing to do. #twconf12
Dawson summarises some of the points from the plenary session and Monique Villa thanks the panel ans sponsors for their efforts.