*Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name BI Strategic Framework: Tools and Implementation . JULY Peer Review Moldova PSOTC Senior NCO BI Course and BI in Peace Support Operations Course AUGUST PSOTC Senior NCO BI Course and BI in Peace Support Operations Course BI Introduction course, National Defence University Ukraine SEPTEMBER BI Introduction course, Zhytomir Military Institute Ukraine BI Introduction course, Academy of State Border Guards Service Ukraine BI Introduction course, National Defence University Ukraine South Eastern Defence Ministerial Coordination Committee Meeting Turkey Peer R eview Colombia SAQ submission Poland UK Defence Academy BI for Senior Leaders Course Afghanistan Workshop on Reference Curriculum Development OCTOBER Peer Review F ormer Y ugoslav R epublic O f M acedonia BI in Peace Support Operation Course with support of PSOTC MTT Ministry of Defence, Georgia NOVEMBER B I Introductory Sem inar to the Kyrgyz Armed Forces The Kyrgyz Republic Defence L eadership in Building Integrity course NATO S chool of O berammergau Workshop on Reference Curriculum Development NATO HQ 1 C OLOMBIA A first Peer R eview visit was conducted in October the second and final visit will take place beginning of 2016. AFGHANISTAN On 24 25 September the BI Programme conducted consultation s with the Office of the NATO Se nior C ivil ian R epre sentative in Kabul and the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) Leads on Transparency, Accountability and O versight (TAO ) function and the Rule o f Law and Human Rights function Coordination meetings with RSM we re conducted regularly via VTC in the second half of 2016 FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA A Peer Review v isit was conducted in October. The report with NATO recommendations will be submitted by the end of 2015 GEORGIA In the context o f the NATO BI Tailored Support, the NATO BI Programme conducted a Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations course in October with the support of a Mobile Training Team (MTT) from the Peace Support Operations Tra i ning Center of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina This event was a success and a second iteration of the course is already foreseen for spring 2016. MONTENEGRO In December, as part of the BI Tailored S upport, the NATO BI Programme organised a workshop With the participation of the Director of NATO Office of Resources (NOR) and r egional experts, the workshop was t argeted at over 20 procurement staff from the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of Montenegro POLAND submitted its Self Assessment Questionnaire in September A Peer Review visit is scheduled for beginning of 2016 THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC T he NATO BI Programme organised a BI Introducti on Seminar aimed at presenting political and practical aspects of the BI Process. Representatives of the Armenian, Georgian and Serbian Ministry of Defence and of DCAF (BI Implementing Partner) participated as well and shared national experiences in implem enting the BI Programme. Th e Kyrgyz Republic informed about its decision to participate in the completion of the NATO BI Self Assessment Questionnaire and Peer Review Process. THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA T he report based on the submitte d Self Assessment Questionnaire Peer Review visit s it w ill be submitted by the end of 2015 SERBIA During NATO Secretary General visit to Belgrade in November, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, informed that the Ministry of Interior will also participate in the NATO Self Assessment Questio nnaire and Peer Review Process. In addition, t he NATO BI Programme and t he Ministry of Defence of Serbia held a ser ies of consultations to discuss implementatio n of the BI pro cess including the new cycle of the Integrity Plan and the publication Building Integrity: Processes and Influences which includes the Peer Review Report and the Integrity Plan This co edited publication by NATO and Serbian Ministry of Defence will be t ranslated in Serbian next year UKRAINE In September, as a follow up of the Coordination Meeting with BI Friends of Ukraine which took place at HQ in July, D anish M oD, in cooperation with the Nordic Baltic Assistance Programme held the 1 October in Copenhagen. A repres entative of the NATO BI Team gave a presentation on the NATO BI Tailored Programme f or Ukraine and NATO BI Peer Review Recommendations related to the management of financial resources. In the context of the assessment of the Annual National Plan, in October, Deputy Permanent Representatives met the Head of the Anti Corruption Bureau and t he BI Special Representative of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine to discuss national anti corruption reforms and implementation of the BI programme BI Partnership Goals have been introduced in the new Planning and Review Action Plan (PA RP) reflecting recommendations of the NATO BI Peer Review Report In December, the NATO BI programme conducted with the support of a Mobile Tra i ning Team from the Peace Support Operations Training Center of Sarajevo a NATO BI in Peace Support Operation course at the Lviv Military Academy Belgium and Bulgarian experts contributed to the course. Part of NATO BI Peer Review Report, the NATO BI Programme conducted two series of BI Introduction Seminars in Military and Security educational institutions in S eptember and in December, ( Zhytomir Military Institute, Academy of the State Border Guards Service in Khmelnitsky, National Defence University and Military Faculty of Kyiv National University of T. Shevshenko Air Force University of Kharkiv, at the Nation al Guard Academy of Kharkiv, and at the Military Academy of Odessa ) With the first seminar conducted in May, through this initiative, more than 1000 representatives of defence and security forces have been trained to BI These activities were supported b y lecturers of the National Defence University and the BI Training and Education Center (BITEC) Peace Support Operations Training Center, Georgian Ministry of Defence, DCAF and the Office of the Financial Controller of NATO Action developed by the Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) and the revised Building Integrity Self Assessment Questionnaire were translated into Ukrainian language.
DECEMBER NATO Secretary General marked the UN International Anti C orruption Day BI Introduction course K harkiv Air Force Academy, Ukraine BI Introduction course Kharkiv Academy of National Guard, Ukraine BI Introduction course Odessa Military Academy Ukraine BI in Peace Support Operation Course with support of PSOTC MTT Lviv Military Academy, Ukraine Tailored support to the MoD and the Armed forces of Montenegro Procurement and Defence Acquisition BI and corruption risks reduction for the defence and security sector course G e orgia 2016 Senior Leaders Day Moldova Tailored support to countries BI R equirements wor k shop BI R eference Curriculum Development W orkshops Peer Review Armenia Second Peer Review Colombia Peer Review Poland BI Draft R eference C urriculum expected by summer 2016 BI Discipline Conference 2016 BI awareness training at SEEBRIC Education and training activities Defence Leadership in Building Integrity In November, at the NATO School of Oberammergau, 36 trainees, both civilian and military personnel were provided the foundation s for leadership, integrity and good governance and taught the basics of management and decision making with a view to reducing the risk of corruption in the defence and security sector. It was very interesting and v ery r elevant to every country. This discussion about corruption and its threat is a great opportunity to reduce the risk. I am glad that I had the opportunity to atten d this course and will do my best to implement it within the Georgian Armed Forces Colonel Shalva Dzindzibadze Georgian Army NATO BI in Implementing Partners BI in Peace Support Operation Training Course PSOTC provided a Senior Non Commissioned Officers Building Integrity Course and Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations Course in July 2015 and August 2015, training 50 NCOs and 50 OF 5 and civilian equivalent. This course is also part of the NATO BI Tailored Program for South Eastern Europe. United Kingdom Defence A cademy Afghanistan The UK Defence Academy conducted a BI for Senior Leaders Course i n Afghanistan in September, in Jordan in October and in Bosnia i n November. CIDS Conference on Human Resources Management CIDS conducted a BI Institutional Enhancement Course on Human Management in September in Oslo. The course provided a broad overview of the principles of the modern public sector human resources management, with a focus on the armed forces and covers intern ational standards, ethics promotion, remuneration and recruitment. BI Discipline within ACT global program BI Reference Curriculum Development The Reference C urriculum is being develop ed with the support of the US Defence Institution Building (DIB) team to support the implementation of the Building Integrity Aducation and Training plan. It will be used to assist nations in updating t heir national curriculum evaluating existing courses and developing new education and traning opportunities. Allied and Partners are invited to support the development if this new tool by provinding an expert in curriculum development. Women Peace and Security Publication of the u pdated Building Integrity and Gender Fact sheet (currently available in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian languages) Lecture on Gender Per spective in Building Integrity at the NATO BI flagship cou rse Defence Leadership in B uilding Integrity NATO School Publication in Russian and Ukrainian of the updated Building Integrit y Self Assessment Questionnaire ". S eminars in Ukraine familiarised 1000 participants with the BI Programme 3 c ountries undertook the BI Peer R eview process between July and December 2015 3 Peer R eview process es are planned for 2016 4 BI related courses were certified by NATO and 4 new ones are expecting certification by 2016 We would like to extend our thanks to the Lead Nations of the Trust Fund, Donor Countries and Implementing P artners of the NATO Bu i lding Integrity Programme 2 Education and Training BI courses in Ukraine and Georgia with support of MTT PSOTC