International Collective Action Awards 2024
5th International Collective Action Conference
The Basel Institute will host the 5th International Anti-Corruption Collective Action Conference in June 2024. On this occasion, the Basel Institute will award Collective Action initiatives that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in tackling corruption and raising standards of business integrity. Two awards will be granted this year:
Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action 2024
Organisations and initiatives awarded in this category will have made significant contributions towards fairer market conditions and the prevention of corruption through their engagement in Collective Action.
Collective Action Inspirational Newcomer 2024
Organisations and initiatives awarded in this category will have been active in the field of Collective Action for less than two years.
For more information on the eligibility criteria, the selection process, and the public vote, you can access our Award Methodology.
Gilbert Sendugwa is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) leader known for his dedication to transparency, accountability, and inclusive development in Africa. Through his work at the Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), he has advocated for the adoption and implementation of access to information (ATI) laws across Africa, while also raising awareness and building capacities among CSOs and citizen groups to effectively utilize these laws in the fight against corruption. He has spearheaded the establishment of networks of support for anti-corruption activists within CSOs. He continues to be a voice for change, working towards a more equitable and sustainable future for present and future generations. He holds a master’s degree in management studies.
In 2023, on the occasion of the Southern Africa Anti-Corruption Collective Action Award, Gilbert represented CoST Uganda, winner of the award.
Cecilia Müller Torbrand
Cecilia is at the helm of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), steering the global business network towards a corruption-free maritime industry that fosters fair trade for societal benefit. A driving force in MACN's inception in 2011, Cecilia has propelled its substantial growth, earning numerous accolades and establishing it as a leading model for Anti-Corruption Collective Action. With 15 years of expertise in compliance, she's a seasoned anti-corruption specialist with a multinational background in shipping and trade. Cecilia has spearheaded global anti-corruption efforts, conducted audits and investigations, and forged public-private partnerships worldwide. She actively contributes to international initiatives, such as the B20 Task Force for Integrity and Compliance and the WEF's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, while also serving as a guest lecturer at esteemed institutions like the World Maritime University and International Anti-Corruption Academy.
In 2022, on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards, Cecilia represented MACN, winner of the category "Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action.
Mr. Phrommet is currently serving as the Project Director at Thai Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption (ThaiCAC), where he is responsible for overseeing the overall strategy and operations of ThaiCAC. He has more than 20 years of work experience in different roles, including Business Consultant, Strategic Planning and Development, Marketing Research, and Corporate Assessment. He has worked with government agencies, the private sector, and international organizations. Moreover, he has extensive knowledge and expertise in the organisation's anti-corruption planning.
In 2023, on the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Anti-Corruption Collective Action Award, Phrommet represented ThaiCAC, winner of the award.
Gretta Fenner is the Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance and Director of its International Centre for Asset Recovery. Before joining the Basel Institute, Gretta worked at the OECD in Paris as the organisation’s manager for anti-corruption programmes in the Asia-Pacific region, where she played a key role in establishing the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific. Gretta has advised a wide range of governments, donors, international organisations and multinational corporations on governance and anti-corruption topics, as well as organisational change, development processes and policy design.