Collective Action Mentoring Programme

Hands-on support for organisations working with the private sector on corruption issues

The Basel Institute’s Collective Action Mentoring Programme is a pioneering effort to support civil society / non-profit organisations that work with the private sector and other stakeholders on tackling corruption.

The Programme offers tailored advice, support and technical assistance from leading experts in anti-corruption compliance and Collective Action – all for free. Our aim is to support organisations engaged in anti-corruption Collective Action in building a strong, sustainable and successful initiative.

Only a select number of organisations can benefit from the Mentoring Programme, which we offer in English and French. 

What does the Collective Action mentoring programme offer?

We offer organisations involved in our programme free advice, support and technical assistance on all aspects of Collective Action to address corruption.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what you should be asking for – our experts will work together with you to develop a mentoring approach that fits your aims, needs, context and stakeholders.

For instance, if you are just starting out, we can help you to set up a Collective Action initiative step by step. Perhaps you need guidance on an appropriate governance structure for your initiative, or you would like advice on how to overcome challenges you face when establishing or implementing the initiative.

Some things we could help you with:

  • How to identify and explain the business case to attract companies to take part in your initiative, at the outset and later on. What are the incentives for the private sector to engage? And other stakeholders?
  • How to conduct context and stakeholder mapping and analysis – both crucial steps to achieve your aims.
  • Ways to develop trust among stakeholders and attract the right people to the table.
  • How to frame the scope of your initiatives, develop a strategy and build relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • How to organise meetings and logistics, as well as manage antitrust risks.
  • Ways to train and empower facilitators.
  • How to work through consensus.
  • Ideas for how to communicate about your Collective Action initiative and the timing and implications of going public.

Mentoring is free of charge for you

Thanks to funding from the Siemens Integrity Initiative, our advice and support come at NO COST to the organisations accepted onto the Mentoring Programme. This means we cover the costs of our staff’s time and travel.

We do not however provide any additional financial support.

Who can apply?

Civil society organisations and other non-profit registered legal entities working in the field of corruption may apply to the programme. Your organisation must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • You are interested in developing one or more new Collective Action initiatives.
  • You are interested in strengthening and developing existing initiatives.
  • You are dedicated to fostering the development of Collective Action initiatives.

Our mentoring programme is NOT available for:

  • For-profit institutions
  • Government entities
  • Individuals
  • Organisations with current funding under the Siemens Integrity Initiative

Applications

The first cohort of eight initiatives was selected and started the programme in April 2022.

Applications for a second cohort will begin in late 2022 – keep in touch via social media or reach out to the Programme Leader at the details below.

Want to know more first?

Download a presentation about the Mentoring Programme.

Find out more about our Collective Action work or go straight to the B20 Collective Action Hub, a global go-to centre for inspiration and resources on anti-corruption Collective Action. You can also follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

For questions about Collective Action or the Mentoring Programme, please feel free to get in touch with scarlet.wannenwetsch@baselgovernance.org.

The Collective Action Mentoring Programme is provided free thanks to support from the Siemens Integrity Initiative.