2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Mar 25th | 1:00 pm CET - 02:00 pm CET

REGISTER: Countering misinformation creatively


This session needs to be registered for separately from the Forum - scroll down to access the registration form, or copy the link into your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqce-orTwvE9zE5gBVMw_xfkCPwA5GotNG. This session is organised by the Accountability Lab, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum. The language of this session is English. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, there’s been a flood of fake news, misinformation, and irresponsible reporting. Poor communication between governments and communities further erodes trust when access to accurate information is crucial, and if citizens understand the support they should be receiving during the pandemic, they are better equipped to hold their government accountable. Accountability Lab created the Coronavirus CivActs Campaign, which mobilizes community members to gather rumors and misinformation and dispels them through bulletins with validated information in accessible formats. Accurate information is disseminated through existing grassroots networks via text messages, email, and social media and sent to community radio stations to communities with less connectivity and/or low literacy rates. This panel discussion, featuring practitioners from Pakistan, Nepal, and Liberia, will highlight creative strategies against misinformation and corruption during the pandemic and surface new ideas for engaging communities in regions where trust, connectivity, and literacy present significant challenges. Panellists: Cheri-Leigh Erasmus, Global Director of Learning, Accountability Lab Suvechchha Chapagain, Program Officer, Accountability Lab Nepal Parnneh Mallobe, Communications Officer, Accountability Lab Liberia Ali Yaseen Khan, Project Lead, Accountability Lab Pakistan Accountability Lab website: www.accountabilitylab.org