The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) said it is embarking on a campaign to create awareness for a stop to corrupt practices in the public sector.
NISER, a beneficiary of a MacArthur Foundation research grant advanced to empirically explore the various definitional and social dimensions of corrupt behaviour, said the purpose of the grant is to institutionalise behaviour change approaches for reducing corruption in Nigeria’s public sector. The evidence that emerges from this research effort will form the basis for behavioural solutions design in Nigeria’s public sector.
The intervention, courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation, is designed around a three-year cycle starting September 1, 2021, till August 31, 2024. Concurrent and iterative work streams on the project include research and capacity-building, behavioural solutions design, institutionalisation of knowledge, documentation, communication and dissemination.
NISER’s ABC series is a knowledge engagement platform established for encouraging debates and convening ideas which will enable the transition from behaviour change theory to practice.
The series commences with a webinar on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 11 am, with the theme ‘Understanding and Analysing Behaviour’. The institute has lined up an array of presenters and seasoned panellists to do justice to the theme of the day.
A statement signed by the association’s media consultant, Isaac Oluyi, said the presenters are Dr. Tosin Ilevbare, Dr. Femi Famakinde and Dr. Wale Fawehinmi.
The panel sessions will feature Prof. Peter Olapegba, a professor of social psychology, University of Ibadan; Dr Oyeyemi Bukola Babalola, department of psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Dr. Jubril Abdulmalik of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
The Zoom meeting details is: Meeting ID: 847 5166 2448; Passcode: 876260.