On October 20th the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development arranges a roundtable discussion (9.00-10.45) and a seminar, in collaboration with the QoG Institute (11.00-12.00) with the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award winner Jóhannes Stefánsson. Jóhannes Stefánsson is the Icelandic whistleblower who, with his life at stake, led the revelation of a widespread corruption scandal connected to fishing quotas in Namibia. The first part will take place on zoom, but the QoG seminar at 11.00 will be open to participants at Dragonen. The zoom link will be sent out closer to the seminar.
If you would like to take part in the first part (roundtable), please sign up here: https://www.2030vast.se/arlig-konferens-med-agenda-2030-i-vast-2021/.
If you only want to take part in the QoG seminar, please sign up here: https://ui.ungpd.com/Events/65a39463-5674-4e96-8d66-8a5b5d64e659
9.00-9.20 Keynote speech by Jóhannes Stefánsson, titled "How do we create a culture that stands up against corruption and protect the whistleblower?".
9.20-10.00 Short initial presentations from the panel:
- Jóhannes Stefánsson, Whistleblower and winner of WIN WIN Sustainability Award 2021
- Aksel Sundström, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
- In- Anna Knutsdotter, Internal controller and whistleblower coordinator, City of Gothenburg
- Peter Johansson, Senior Lecturer at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
- Anna Persson, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
- Moderator: Caroline Petersson, Project manager Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development
10.00-10.30 Roundtable discussion in smaller groups (5-6 participants)
How do we create a culture that stands up against corruption and protect the whistleblower?
In this roundtable discussion we invite you to contribute with your experiences about the importance of whistleblowers and to discuss what individuals, organizations and society can do to support those that stand up again corruption.
- From what I’ve heard today, what will I bring back to my organization/workplace?
- What can we do together to resist corruption and protect whistle blowers?
10.30-10.40 Short summary from each group with the focus on the second question above.
10.40-10.45 Final words from Jóhannes.
11.00-12.00 Seminar with Jóhannes Stefánsson (live in Dragonen and on zoom).
Jóhannes will talk for 20-30 minutes on the topic “What can research learn from a whistleblower?” The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
Press release in Swedish: https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/winwin-gothenburg-sustainability-award/pressreleases/visselblaasaren-johannes-stefansson-visar-att-enskilda-personer-kan-agera-mot-korruption-vinner-win-win-gothenburg-sustainability-award-2021-3091819