In 2017, The Hague Academy welcomed 19 practitioners and officials from Indonesia for a tailor-made training on Community Development for Anti-Corruption. Through a diverse programme of presentations, workshops and field visits, we tried to answer the question ‘how do you convince citizens of their roles and responsibilities in combatting dishonest conduct by those in power?’. The participants tackled this question during a field visit to RNTC, a media training institute in Hilversum. The workshop challenged them to rethink their communication and outreach strategies. They also learned about the essential elements of persuasion and storytelling and participated in a radio-broadcast debate.
The twelve-day course sought to promote local governance best practices and provide insights into improving public participation to combat corruption.