In the past few months, we've welcomed a handful of exciting new organizations that are doing compelling work within accountability, transparency, and citizen participation. We wanted to introduce them to you here. Say hello to Transparency International, Publish What You Pay - US, Cerberus Consulting, Center Africa TV, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, and Ushahidi.
From villages in rural India to the corridors of power in Brussels, Transparency International gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals. The movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Much remains to be done to stop corruption, but much has also been achieved, including: (i) the creation of international anti-corruption conventions; (ii) the prosecution of corrupt leaders and seizures of their illicitly gained riches; (iii) national elections won and lost on tackling corruption; and (iv) companies held accountable for their behavior both at home and abroad. As a global movement with one vision, we want a world free of corruption. Through chapters in more than 100 countries and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality.
Publish What You Pay – United States (PWYP-US) is part of a global civil society network united in its call for a more open and accountable extractives sector. Natural resource revenues are an important source of income for the governments of over 50 developing countries. When properly managed these revenues should serve as a basis for poverty reduction, economic growth and development, yet too often natural resource wealth serves to exacerbate corruption, conflict and social divisiveness.
We believe that shining a light on the financial flows between companies and governments will give citizens the information they need to hold their governments and corporations accountable for the management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining sector.
Our company’s mission is to craft for each client a unique security plan using an holistic approach— addressing the client’s concerns by analyzing every aspect of the client, assessing risk and demands of business, to the intimate details that define the client’s personal sphere and creating effective contingencies. Our clients insist on the best and most rewarding return on an investment. A small, innovative and dynamic highly specialized group based in Washington, DC, Cerberus delivers security with speed, flexibility and with customized detail. We will never work you into a prefabricated traditional security program. Cerberus delivers responsive security protection, often exceeding best industry practices without the complications and frustrations of dealing with larger, impersonal and often counterproductive corporate bureaucracy. Our corporate philosophy is based on a high code of work and personal ethics. Our aim is to be our client’s Trusted Advisor – for all their protection and logistical needs.
Center Africa Broadcasting Network Corporation CABNC-TV is an independent television station operating from Washington DC and New York with local offices across Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America.
CABNC-TV’s mission includes promoting trusted news and giving outright voice to Africans in diaspora by (i) Creating unique media contents to propagate good governance, equal employment rights, and encourage entrepreneurs with viable business ideas; (ii) Protecting human right, campaigning against child labor and corruption at all levels through our indigenous programs. (iii) Acting as a unique medium of communication in which Africans can find solace.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is an investigative reporting platform formed by 40 non-profit investigative centers, scores of journalists and several major regional news organizations around the globe. Our network is spread across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. We teamed up in 2006 to do transnational investigative reporting and promote technology-based approaches to exposing organized crime and corruption worldwide.
OCCRP’s goal is to help the people of the world understand how organized crime and corruption resides in their countries and in their governments. Our organization doesn’t belong to any country, political philosophy or set of beliefs other than that all people should be allowed to choose their own governments and lead their own lives in safety, liberty and opportunity. Our reporters and editors come from dozens of countries.
Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team. We are a social enterprise that provides software and services to numerous sectors and civil society to help improve the bottom up flow of information.
We believe that if marginalized people are able to easily communicate to those who aim to serve them, then those organizations and governments can more effectively respond to their communities' immediate needs, while simultaneously bringing global attention to their problems through the aggregation of their voices.