Together with her colleagues from Columbia University, Lamia Bazir got the opportunity to travel to Niger and contribute to the incredible and effecient efforts of the (Association Nigerienne de Lutte contre la Corruption) ALNC in the fight against corruption.
Even if the ALNC is based in Niamey, Lamia Bazir got both the opportunity to analyze the mechanisms and devices used by the association to detect and fight corruption at an institutional/national level, and to participate in the sensitization campaigns aiming at raising awareness on the harm of corruption and at guiding citizens in the process of reporting and fighting corruption. A special focus was put on gender and the necessity to adopt more incentivizing procedures for women.
Lamia traveled to six rural communes; thereby getting the unique opportunity to learn the importance of adapting language strategies and tools to different regions and populations (youth, women, farmers). She also learned the importance of creating local centers in order to ensure the sustainability of the campaign and guarantee that its impact goes beyond the campaign itself.