What is Building integrity?
We can say that integrity is the opposite of corruption. But what do we mean by the terms integrity and corruption? According to Transparency International, corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.
We know that corruption undermines the defence and security capabilities of every country, and that it causes waste of money, bad allocation of resources, and the purchase of inadequate equipment. This may endanger the life of personnel and decrease operational effectiveness.
As a matter of fact, corruption reduces public trust and acceptance of the military in general, and may erode public support for peacekeeping missions. It also reduces resources for civilian sectors of the economy, and can infect other parts of government.
Applied to a work context, an individual has integrity if they are doing their work honestly, competently and completely.
The 2016 NATO Building Integrity (BI) Discipline Conference was hosted at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway from 28 to 29 September. The Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) organized the conference in cooperation with NATO HQ in Brussels and Allied Command Transformation (ACT).
The NATO Building Integrity (BI) Discipline Conference 2015 took place on 9 – 10 June at Oslo Military Society. The event was the second NATO BI conference organised by the Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) and provided an opportunity to take stock of ongoing BI work, review NATO´s updated Education and Training (E&T) requirements, and outline the way forward in the implementation of NATO´s Building Integrity Education and Training Plan.