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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Public Security Directorate – Jordan
December 21, 2018
The Public Security Directorate has signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and the Law and Governance Center, in line with the interest of all parties in implementing the concepts of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s sixth Royal Discussion Paper: “Rule of Law and Civil State”
Press Release: The University of Ibadan and The AACI – MOU
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2018
The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) signed a three years Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement “The Initiative of The AACI for Universities in The Middle East and Africa: Professional Certification for Students to Prevent Corruption.”
The University of Ibadan is the first African university that offers the Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM) certification program to its students and faculty. The leadership of the University of Ibadan shows a firm commitment to equipping its students and faculty members with the cutting-edge anti-corruption knowledge and skills. The AACI and the University of Ibadan believe that youth are at the core of any prudent national anti-corruption strategy.
"Taking such a brave step, the University of Ibadan asserts to the Academia of Africa and the Middle East that universities have a significant role in the fight against corruption" Mr. L. B. Files said, president of The AACI.
The AACI thanks the leadership of the University of Ibadan and professor Fagbayide Abraham Oluwole, president of North South Business School (NSBS), The AACI’s strategic partner in Nigeria.
Mr. Mike J. Masoud, Sr. Director of The AACI in the Middle East and Africa, signed the MOU while the following dignitaries signed on behalf of the University of Ibadan:
The University of Ibadan
Established in 1948, the University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in sixteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health, Dentistry, Economics, Renewable Natural Resources and Environmental Design and Management. The Faculties of the Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry are organised as a College of Medicine. The University has other academic units among which are: Institute of Child Health, Institute of Education, Institute of African Studies, Centre for Child Adolescent and Mental Health, Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies, African Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS), Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL), Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI),Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT), Centre for Drug Discovery, Development & Production (CDDDP), Centre for Control & Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ). A new National Institute for Maternal Child & Neonatal Health (NIMCNH) & Institute for Infectious Diseases are under construction. A new School of Business (UISB) is expected to take off later this year. The University, as part of efforts to fulfil a God-given mandate of promoting Nigeria’s development, established a Research Foundation (UIRF). In response to emerging threats to peace and peaceful co-existence in Africa, the University established the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS) to provide actionable studies and solutions.
Launching The AACI's Global Affiliate Program: Prevent Corruption. Get Rewarded.
November 12, 2018
At this age of global interconnectivity and sophisticated marketing platforms, we decided to expand our global network and reward advocates, strategic partners, bloggers, vendors, universities, training firms, advisory firms, auditing firms, law firms, and all those who believe in the mission of The AACI.
Today, we launched The AACI Affiliate Program where you will find its details on a blog post we published today. The program is designed to achieve three goals:
Depending on the member’s engagement and commitment, it is not a surprise when she or he makes hundreds or thousands of U.S. dollars a month. It depends on her or his marketing professionalism.
For example, when a blogger writes about the importance of the CACM for decision makers and refers readers to our products’ page, she or he will be entitled up to 20% of the gross completed sales came from readers directed from her/his blog to our product’s page. One may also place an advertisement on its website about the CACM Review Textbook or the CACM Exam Path. When your website visitors click on the advertisement, they will be directed to our product’s page. In short, one may use all the available ethical and truthful marketing means to direct traffic to our products’ page and get rewarded. Above all, you do it, as we do, for a cause: prevent corruption as prevention is always better than cure.
Available Worldwide: Intensive 5 Days CACM Review Course and Exam
Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM)
Intensive 5 Days CACM Review Course and Exam
It is an instructor-led intensive 5 days review course designed to help Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM) candidates prepare and pass the exam. When The AACI delivers the review course, quality is assured.
CACM candidates attending the review course will practice solving real-time questions and sit for the CACM exam on the 5th day of the course.
The AACI Launched The Anti-Corruption Podcast Series in Arabic
Recognizing the English language is a significant obstacle in raising the anti-corruption awareness in the Arab countries, The AACI decided to unleash its potential by launching the corruption prevention podcast series in Arabic. They are bi-weekly episodes hosted by Mr. Mike J. Masoud, the senior director in the Middle East and Africa.
“All stakeholders need proper and quality information about anti-corruption to enable them not only to make informed decisions but also to meet their duties and set their expectations” Masoud stated.
The AACI believes that the current Arab public awareness about many corruption issues is, at best, poor. It also believes that the best defense is prevention. Therefore, the episodes are designed to be informative, provocative, and engaging. “ It is a significant leap in disseminating quality anti-corruption knowledge and skills to all stakeholders” Masoud added.
The website of the series is in Arabic and available on https://podcast-ar.theaaci.com . It is free and also available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music where we urge the Arab stakeholders to subscribe and get engaged.
Corruption Prevention, Deterrence, and Detection – For-Profit Organization
August 6, 2018
A New Publication of the Exam Unit of The AACI.
Intensive discussion and analysis of the three major issues directly related to fighting corruption: prevention, deterrence, and detection. The authors address these three dimensions of the fight against corruption in for-profit organizations. This publication of The AACI targets board members and executive management and other decision makers of the firm.
Corruption Prevention, Deterrence, and Detection – For-Profit Organization
Format: Digital (PDF): 2018;
Author: The Technical Staff of The AACI;
Publisher: The Exam Unit of The American Anti-Corruption Institute LLC;
Printed in the United States of America;
Digital Edition ISBN 978-1-7324547-1-2
Table of Contents
Where to Start?
Fraud and Corruption Risks in a For-Profit Organization
Suppliers and Creditors
Competition and Competitive Environment
Earning Expectations of the Market
Announcement: CACM Scholarships 2018 -2025
August 22, 2018
The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) believes that there are many students in the Arab and African countries who cannot afford the Certified Anti-Corruption Manager’s (CACM) fee. We also believe that financial hardships must not be an excuse for not engaging students in the fight against corruption.
Therefore, The AACI announces that each Arab or African university participating in “THE AACI’S INITIATIVE FOR UNIVERSITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 2018 – 2025” is entitled to many CACM scholarships. Specifically, for each one hundred CACM students who register and pay the CACM fee, The AACI will grant twenty CACM scholarships for the university.
University students’ engagement in the fight against corruption is a fundamental pillar of any nation’s strategy to fight corruption. The AACI is committed to support and empower academic institutions worldwide to enable them to meet their duties in this regard.
For more details, contact us at Exam@THEAACI.com.
CACM Review Textbook 2018 Ed. Available for Sale
June 5, 2018
You will find here the Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM) relevant official publications of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI). The CACM Review textbook editions are available for sale for both members and nonmembers.
Member prices are significantly less than nonmember prices. For example, the Certified Anti-Corruption Manager’s Review Textbook 2018 Ed. is available for nonmembers for USD 229. However, member price is USD 109.
The AACI’S Initiative For The Universities of the Middle East and Africa 2018 - 2025
June 5, 2018
The AACI’S Initiative For The Universities of the Middle East and Africa
Sustainable development, prosperity, and stability of all kinds in nations and societies are still fundamentally dependent on young people. Youth are the leaders of the future. However, the awareness and mindset of the youth society is the result of the public and educational policies set by the country’s policymakers (mainly universities). It is, therefore, the primary responsibility of the State to provide young people with the opportunity to assist in the implementation of the national corruption prevention strategy, since prevention is always better than cure.
It has become firmly established that the international community and all its institutions, including the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund expect and require all countries to adopt clear policies and strategies to combat corruption, money-laundering, and financing of terrorism. We do not believe a Middle Eastern or African State will succeed in its national anti-corruption efforts if young people do not represent the most critical input to its national anti-corruption strategy. We at The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) are watching closely the efforts of many countries in the Middle East and Africa to combat corruption, money-laundering, and financing of terrorism. We believe that most of the States of the Middle East and Africa have the political will to fight the cancer of nations: corruption. The efforts on the ground vary among these States due to local and diverse reasons. However, we have observed and closely witnessed remarkable and unprecedented distinctive efforts aimed at institutionalizing the fight against corruption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Nigeria.
The First Interview with Mr. L. B. Files, president of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI)
The First Interview with Mr. L. B. Files, president of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI)
October 3, 2017
As The American Anti-Corruption Institute's (AACI) journey approached five years since launching its operations in late 2012, fraud and corruption scandals continued to make headlines. Though the Volkswagen Dieselgate costs exceeded $30bn to date, and Samsung's CEO will spend time in prison for corruption charges, the corporate world does not seem to be paying attention. Corruption removed several heads of states from power, in South Korea, Brazil, a senator in the United States, UN officials and Ambassadors and , EU officials.
Despite the setbacks, or maybe because of the exposure, the global political landscape became more determined than ever to fight graft. For the first time, the United States equated the efforts of combating corruption to the fighting financing terrorism.
Fighting corruption has in fact, became a prerequisite to fighting financing terrorism. Amid the global turmoil of corruption, the media and public relations of The AACI met Mr. L. Burke Files, the president of The AACI, at its headquarter in Tempe, Arizona to discuss The AACI's global efforts in fighting corruption, among other relevant issues. (You may read the complete interview when you click here)
The AACI to Start Teaching His Majesty King Abdullah II’s Sixth Royal Discussion Paper
Mike Masoud, Sr. Director, The Middle East and Africa with Petra News and Al Rai newspaper — Jordan
"Amman, August 8 (Petra) — The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) will be teaching the content of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s sixth Royal Discussion Paper: “Rule of Law and Civil State” at the universities which the AACI cooperates with globally, said Mike Masoud, senior director of The AACI in the Middle East and Africa.
He told Petra, on the sideline of Bright Jordan company delivering its Anti-Corruption certificate, that AACI considers the sixth Royal Discussion Paper as a primary anti-corruption resource in developing countries.
“This Discussion Paper is a prerequisite to any effective national anti-corruption strategy”, he added.
Masoud stated that awarding this certificate for a local Jordanian company working in the healthcare sector is considered a precedent in the Middle East in terms of implementation of anti-corruption and transparency measures. Continue reading.
The Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) of the University of Ottawa, Canada
On April 25, 2017, The AACI and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) of the University of Ottawa signed a general agreement to cooperate and innovate in pursuing their respective missions globally. It is a long-term strategic professional and business relationship that will focus on both developed and developing countries.
The parties will promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, training, and advisory. The scope of cooperation includes, but not limited to, the following:
The agreement was signed by Mr. L.B. Files, President of The AACI, and Mr. Serge Blais, Executive Director of The CCEAC.
The AACI continues its expansion globally and partners with premier universities and research centers to pursue its mission.
Read the press release.
The AACI and Texas A&M University Cooperate
The complete an hour-long interview with Rt. Hon. Bruce George, an exceptional election fraud expert and British politician who served in the UK parliament for more than 36 years.Rt. Hon. Bruce George is a member of The AACI board of advisors.
The AACI and Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, look forward to additional collaboration, cooperation, and the development of our innovative project leading toward becoming the world leader in corruption prevention with the Certified Anti-Corruption Executive (CACE) credential. This is a world changing executive development experience, the only one dedicated to real-world solutions to the prevention of corruption in the first place, - not just fighting corruption.
For more information, contact us at academia@THEAACI.com
Development of Anti-Corruption Three Credit Hours Course with Aqaba University of Technology, Aqaba - Jordan
In May 2016, The AACI and Aqaba University of Technology (AUT) signed an unprecedented agreement in the Middle East and Africa to develop an anti-corruption three credit hours course to offer it at AUT as a required course to all its students.
The course contents, design, and mode of delivery are innovative and respond to what academia needs to play a proactive role in preventing fraud and corruption.
AUT will market this course to Jordan universities as well as Arab and African universities.
The AACI in Richmond, Virginia
“Ethics, Leadership and Respect”
April 2014. Invited by The leadership of Henrico County Leadership Conference, in Richmond Virginia, Mr. L. Burke Files, President of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) participated in this conference earlier this month.
As Mr. Files stated " I spoke at the Henrico County Leadership Conference, in Richmond Virginia. The theme for this year presentation was “Ethics, Leadership and Respect”. This group had the finest batches of questions on corruption and its impact I have had to date. There was no fear of how they looked in front of others, except a bit of a challenge to ask even better questions. What is all the more surprising is that there where student from 7th grade through high school! What an awesome bunch. I cannot thank Edie Curry or Carole Haarve enough as my co-speakers and two true leaders."
The AACI is committed to support all the academic initiatives that help students and faculty play an active role in corruption prevention.
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
April 2014. Invited by The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Mr. L. Burke Files, President of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) addressed selected students about The AACI, its mission, and what it does to prevent corruption. The AACI deeply believes in the role of students and faculty in fighting corruption. The AACI is actively engaged in the Academia of the USA and other parts of the world.
Currently, The AACI has close ties with several universities in the Middle East and Africa.
" Had a great chance to speak about ..... of the American Anti-Corruption Institute at the University of Alabama School of Law. It was great to speak with lawyers to be about the perils of corruption and to get their feedback. So many amazing graduate of the School it would pages to type, but a few of my favorites are Hugo Black, US Supreme Court Justice, Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity, Autherine Lucy, - you have to look her up, and one of my favorite authors Gay Talese. Also - an awesome and gracious host - many thanks to Andrew Morris.
— at The University of Alabama." L. Bukr Files
The AACI in Jordan
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, The AACI launched its operations in Jordan. Administered by The AACI's exclusive approved vendor in Jordan, Albatross Consulting conducted the launch event at Sheraton hotel in Amman. The president of The AACI, Mr. L.b. Files addressed the audience and discussed with them the opportunities and challenges of fighting corruption. The event was attended by the deputy of the Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, senior financial institutions officials, civic society representatives, academicians, business leaders and other interested parties.
The AACI delivers its services outside the US through local partners. Currently, The AACI has exclusive approved vendors in the Middle East in each of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Jordan.
Aqaba University of Technology, Aqaba - Jordan
In April, 2016, The AACI and Aqaba University of Technology (AUT), Aqaba - Jordan signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and AUT in order to support their students and faculty members.
The AACI and AUT agree to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues. Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:
On December 13, 2013, The AACI and Qatar University (QU), Doha - Qatar signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and College of Business & Economics of QU in order to support their students and faculty members.
The AACI and QU agree to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues. Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:
The AACI in Qatar
DOHA: October 22, 2013 Birzeit Consulting Qatar, a professional services company providing an integrated spectrum of internal control and anti fraud/corruption advisory and training services, has formally announced a strategic partnership with The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI).
The event was marked by the inauguration of “Corruption Prevention in Financial Institution” in the presence of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Governor H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani here yesterday.
Addressing the event, Lawrence Burke Files, President, The AACI noted fighting corruption is multifaceted and should always be carried out with a disciplined approach.
The AACI believes that decision makers should always have anti-fraud intelligence. It believes that management is the weakest cycle that usually jeopardizes any anti-corruption effort in any entity. The AACI fills this gap and provide effective means to battle fraud and corruption.
Arab American University, Jenin - Palestine
On September 6, 2015, The AACI and the Arab American University (AAUJ), Jenin - Palestine, signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and AAUJ in order to support their students and faculty members.
The AACI and AAUJ agree to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues. Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:
The AACI and Al-Qasemi Academy - Academic College of Education, Baqa El-Gharbia - Israel
In May 2016, The AACI and Al-Qasemi Academy - Academic College of Education (Al-Qasemi), Baqa El-Gharbia - Israel, signed a multi-faceted general agreement to establish and facilitate educational experiences between The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI) and Al-Qasemi in order to support their students and faculty members.
The AACI and Al-Qasemi agreed to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education, research and other relevant issues. Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to: the following:
Obour Institutes, Obour City - Egypt
In December 2015, The AACI presented a lecture at Obour Institutes, Obour City - Egypt titled " The Role of Private Sector in Preventing Corruption."
The AACI representative met with the Institutes's President and several Deans and discussed the prospects of cooperation between the Institutes and The AACI.
Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Saudi Arabia
In April 2014, The AACI lectured at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. Titled " The Role of Private Sector in Preventing Corruption," the lecture was followed by Q&A that lasted more than an hour.
The AACI representative met with the Chamber's officials and discussed the prospects of cooperation between the Chamber and The AACI.
The following are selected Arabic media coverage of the lecture:
المعهد الأمريكي لمكافحة الفساد يحاضر في غرفة الرياض عن
دور القطاع الخاص في المكافحة
خبير أمريكي يستعرض الوقاية من الفساد بالشركات
لمعهد الأميركي يحاضر عن "الفساد"
King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
In October 2015, The AACI lecture at the Department of Finance & Economics - King Fahad University of Petroleum % Minerals.
The lecture titled " The Private Sector is a Major Player in Corruption Prevention."
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