MACN Spring Members Meeting April 23-24, 2024

The MACN Spring Members Meeting/Conference took place at Moltke’s Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 23-24, 2024. It was attended by over 230 participants representing MACN members, partners, and staff.

During the conference, Pakistan presented the progress made so far. This included introducing the project’s lifecycle to date and activities carried out by the Project Manager, Muhammad Akram. Advisor MACN, Mr. Syed Tanvir Ahmad, elaborated on corruption-related challenges for the shipping sector, with a special focus on shortage claims in edible oil and bulk cargo in Pakistan. He also discussed potential solutions and the way forward. This breakout session was well-received by the members.

The presentation was followed by a question and answer session, during which Mathias Bak, an Associate MACN Representative, also participated. He provided updates on project developments in Pakistan.

Representatives of member companies and the P&I club discussed the shortage claims issue at length and tried to understand this phenomenon.

Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Nigeria, Argentina, Malaysia, and West Africa provided updates on the progress of their projects during separate breakout sessions.

On April 26, 2024, MACN hosted the 5th Collective Action Workshop at their office. Countries running the Collective Action Program participated through their representatives. In this workshop, MACN’s partners shared their experiences, approaches, and tools in implementing anti-corruption projects in their respective countries. Through facilitated discussions and knowledge-sharing, all the participants identified key learnings and practices to be replicated and scaled in other contexts. Participants discussed and agreed upon the way forward.

It was an excellent opportunity to interact with members and workshop participants, exchange ideas, and enhance networking. It will help in reshaping Pakistan’s program and future course of action.

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