2022 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

REPLAY: The role of experts in promoting trust and integrity: lessons from Covid-19

Mar 31, 2022 | 4:00 PM CEST - 5:30 PM CEST

Auditorium 2


The replay of the session is now available - scroll down to access the video, or copy the link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRGpuK6STU. This session is organised by the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2022 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum. The language of this session is English. Trust and integrity are strongly linked, and it is only when governmental tasks are performed with integrity that trust in institutions and governmental decisions can grow. Our study of the role of experts in the decision-making process for the containment of Covid-19 shows that experts can help the government gain citizen's trust when it performs its tasks with integrity. Following the science – and not just receiving advice – is necessary for citizens to feel that the government acts with integrity and that they can trust it and comply with its decisions. Drawing on research on the role of experts in developing responses to the coronavirus pandemic, including to vaccine hesitancy, the panel will develop insights and recommendations on the role of expertise in fostering trust in public governance. Our panel includes: - Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Deputy Dean for Global Engagement (Europe), Queen Mary University of London - Dr. Stella Ladi, Reader in Public Management, Queen Mary University of London - Senator (Arch) Sylvia M. Kasanga MP, Kenyan Parliament - Professor Koleka Mlisana, Executive Manager: Academic Affairs, Research & Quality Assurance (AARQA) / Co-Chair Covid-19 MAC South Africa National Health Laboratory Service