The Palestinian Academy for Integrity (NAZAHA) –a non-profit organization- signed its first partnership agreement with Konrad- Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Ramallah. Under this agreement, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation provides the first round financing, paving the path to its official launch.
With a niche focus on the enhancement of integrity through education and training, NAZAHA contributes to the efforts of enhancing the integrity and fighting corruption through targeting students, the youth, and the staff of regulatory authorities. The Academy also devotes efforts to create academic curriculum and training materials on integrity that aim at raising the public awareness of corruption and its forms. In the course of time, NAZAHA sets its sight on driving a qualitative intellectual and practical leap in the cultural development for the posterity.
Abeer Musleh, founder and CEO of NAZAHA said during the signing ceremony, ‘We welcome our first partnership with open arms, the partnership of establishing this Academy that will bridge the gaps in the joint effort we drive at this front to build up a Palestinian society that inherently rejects corruption and firmly grasps the handhold of integrity.’ Musleh also added, ‘this national academy focuses on raising the public awareness of fighting corruption and the methods to achieve that, detecting all shades of corruption, as well as training a generation of professional corruption fighters who could take up the helm of academic and supervisory frontlines.’
NAZAHA CEO further stressed, ‘the efforts round off the endeavors of the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN and the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). We also look forward to working with all the stakeholders.’
For his part, Marc Frings, the Head of the KAS Office in the Palestinian Territories, said, “unemployment and corruption are the two most important priorities in Palestine, and I am a strong believer that NAZAHA will help create the discussion of the methods of corruption resistance. It is a great honor for KAS to sign this agreement with NAZAHA. Our foundation is also looking forward to organizing interesting activities in the upcoming months.’
NAZAHA also seeks to prepare local experts through, wielding a suite of training tools, courses, and specialized lectures. In the same vein, the Academy works to develop measurable tools and methods within the Palestinian context and provide necessary mechanisms and basic elements for decision-makers to act in the best interest of the public.
Of note, Ritaj for Managerial Solutions hosts NAZAHA to provide the appropriate circumstances for its launch in the offing. On that vein, Musleh expressed her deepest gratitude to Ritaj for providing an outstanding logistical support for a sound launching of the Academy, ‘this cooperation shows the potentiality of establishing future partnerships with the private sector in pursuit of enhancing integrity, and fighting corruption.’