Published On: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018

33 years contribution Korpodeko

korpodeko-1WILLEMSTAD - On April 23, the Corporation for Economic Development of Curaçao ‘Korpodeko’ celebrates 33 years of a tripartite commitment to the contribution to a sustainable economy for Curaçao with a conference and dinner featuring internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen. Just like on more than one previous occassion in past 33 years, Curaçao’s economy is going through times of major adjustments.

This also brings a great need for transparency in the highest organs and areas of influence in our community, which counts for our social and economic development as well. The Government initiative to institute an “Integrity Chamber” can be seen in this light and as a support for the community. In this light, Korpodeko will celebrate its anniversary on the 23rd of April with Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen as keynote speaker.

The theme of his speech being: "How detrimental is the lack of integrity in development and economic growth"

Transparency Specialist

Prof. Dr Peter Eigen is known internationally as founder of Transparency International and from several entities at world level like the founding president of the “Chair of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)”. Furthermore, in 2014 he co-founded “HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform” in Berlin. Nowadays he is president of the board of the “Platform’s Fisheries Transparency Initiative” (FiTI) and prior to this, he served as the director of the World Bank for 25 years. Prof. Dr. Eigen was also a professor at several universities in the world including at Georgetown, John Hopkins, and Harvard/John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen founded Transparency International in 1993, after working at the World Bank on different programs in Africa and Latin America. Peter Eigen received several awards and acknowledgements in his trajectory. As director of the World Bank in Nairobi, Peter Eigen has seen the impact of corruption firsthand. According to Eigen, some of world’s most outrageous social problems could be traced back to systematic corruption. Transparency International’s mission is to persuade international companies to eliminate and minimize corruption and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society through good governance. The core values of Transparency International are transparency, accountability, integrity, solidarity, courage, justice, and democracy.

Invitation Conference and Dinner

This NGO’s vision is to accomplish a world where the government, politics, business, civil society and people’s daily life are free of corruption. Besides the public invitees, companies and other organizations are also welcome to participate in this anniversary conference and dinner by Korpodeko. Entrance tickets are available for $100 at Mensing Caminada. For purchase of 5 tickets or more please contact KJK Multiservices at or Korpodeko at During the celebration on April 23rd, there will be some art pieces for sale.Proceeds generated with this event will benefit Korpodeko’s Art Fund. Location: City Beach, in front of Pietermaai Parking Time: 6.00 PM - 9.30PM

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