SDG 11 – Aligning CEGET’s Smart City Governance framework with   Govt of India

Towards promoting and strengthening the United Nations mandate under Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17), Mr. Somnath Singh, Programme Manager & Ms. KhusnumaParween, Communication Officer, Centre of Excellence for Governance, Ethics and Transparency (CEGET) at Global Compact Network India (GCNI) had a meeting with Mr. Sanjay  Kumar  Singh, Director (Urban)  on November 6, 2018 at  NITI Aayog , Delhi. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the possibilities and importance of integrating CEGET’s Governance framework with Smart Cities programmes of   Government of India.

Ensure a successful Collective Action to remain sustainable

The International Center for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance held its 3rd Anti-Corruption Collective Action Conference on November 14 – 15, 2018 in Basel, Switzerland. The conference reviewed the evolution of the concept of multi-stakeholder approaches to tackling corruption, as well as looking to the future, with a view to establishing Collective Action as a go-to anti-corruption tool for companies who want to engage with others in revolutionary ways to stop bribery.

At the Conference, Ms Shabnam Siddiqui Director Centre of Excellence for Governance, Ethics and Transparency (GCNI – CEGET) spoke about the importance of integrating and mainstreaming UNGC Principle 10 in the Global Goals agenda. She shared the outcomes and impact of the Collective Action project being implemented by GCNI/CEGET in India and added that collective action done well, gets the right kind of stakeholders to the table and facilitates buy-in for sustainable initiatives. Levelling the playing field is crucial and so everyone has to be on board. Ms. Siddiqui reiterated the business case for collective action as a risk sharing and mitigating tool.

9th CEGET Committee meeting

The 9th CEGET Committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak to strategically plan CEGET interventions in various segments related to the mandate and internalise the broader targets of CEGET’s scope of work.

CEGET committee comprising ofcorporates& other stakeholders encouraged CEGET project team to develop a sustainability plan for CEGET and connect with the diverse global initiatives for strengthening collective action for Sustainable Development Goals and Smart Cities strengthening.

Upcoming Events:

Do write in / participate / partner in these events:

  • Business Round-Table for Smart Cities to be held in Mumbai in December 2018. To participate please send an email to
  • Need Assessment Regional Workshop for Smart City Leadership to be held at Hyderabad in January 2019.
  • CEGET will partner again with World Bank for the upcoming Smart Republic 2019 Conference to be held in late February 2019. The Conference would focus on Capacity Building of and in the Smart Cities of India. We invite businesses to sponsor/partner in the event. For details please send an email to

Upcoming Partnerships:

  • MASTERCARD: CEGET is exploring partnership with MasterCard in the City Possible Initiative. Mastercard launched ‘City Possible’, a unique global network for urban co-development, at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona in November 2018. City Possible is a new model of public-private partnerships that brings together cities with aunited private sector to solve system-wide challenges by codeveloping, piloting and scaling solutions. Atleastone Indian city will join the sixteen founding members of the global City Possible network in 2019.
  • MARITIME ANTICORRUPTION NETWORK: CEGET is also exploring partnership with MACN, a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include over 100 members globally, and has become one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption. MACN is now working to get support from relevant stakeholders to kick off a port integrity campaign in India this year.

CEGET Bulletin – November 2018 | Download PDF