Webinar - "Scrutinizing Public Contracting" / 10 August at 16:00 CEST Aug. 10th, 2022

The webinar series "Scrutinizing public contracting" will bring together procurement monitors and investigators from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas on what inspires civic actors to dig into public contracting, what works and what doesn’t, and how findings can lead to actionable change. 

Kick-off session: 10 August 2022, 16:00 - 17:30 CEST

During the kickoff session community leaders, researchers and educators will discuss different approaches to uncover corruption and wasteful spending, and how they are working to get systemic problems fixed.

The session will cover:

  • basic concepts and terms in the area of public contracting,

  • how to identify potential cases of corruption in public contracting,

  • investigative tools and strategies,

  • cases and best practices.

Join us to start a conversation that we hope will become a regular channel for sharing new ideas, new collaborations and new citizen-focused resources with practical advice and inspiration to investigate the world’s biggest public marketplace.


Orsolya Vincze, K-Monitor (Hungary)

Orsolya Vincze holds a JD degree from Eötvös Loránd University in 2006. She has worked as an editor of a journal for social sciences and joined K-Monitor’s staff in 2011.

César Vega, Acción Ciudadana (Guatemala)

César is an investigator and project coordinator at TI’s national chapter in Guatemala Acción Ciudadana. He has a degree in Sociology from the University of San Carlos, Guatemala and studied investigating with vulnerable populations at Penn State.

David Riveros García, reAcción (Paraguay)

David is an anti-corruption activist, community organizer, researcher, and Ashoka Fellow from Paraguay. At age 17, he founded reAcción, an innovation and community-centered anti-corruption organization which he has led as Executive Director ever since. He has led the reform of national policies related to public procurement and investment in education contributing to a five-fold increase in the correct use of funds for school infrastructure in his home city. He led the development of Paraguay’s Healthcare Ministry’s official open data tool. David is currently a member of Paraguay’s National Innovation Team and a former board member of the World Youth Movement for Democracy. He has a Masters in International Development from The London School of Economics as a Chevening Scholar.

Didar Smagulov, Adildik Zholy (Kazakhstan)

Didar Smagulov is the founder and executive director of Kazakh civil society organization Adildik Zholy. He has a track-record of curbing wasteful spending during the five years he worked as a civil servant, holding roles in several anti-corruption offices and in the education sector eliminating bribery in university admissions.

The event is facilitated by:

  • Sophie Brown, Seek
  • Wael Eskandar, Tactical Tech
  • Georg Neumann, OCP


The presale period for this event is over.

Location: online

Aug. 10th, 2022
Begin: 16:00
End: 17:30
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