MEXICO

Accountability Lab Mexico is inspiring a national movement—led by civil society, on the ground, online and through the media—to celebrate, encourage and connect honest public servants. At a time when the national discourse has become distinctly negative, Team Mexico is flipping the script and moving away from naming and shaming corrupt leaders and towards naming and faming those public officials that are working with integrity to deliver and build honest public services in Mexico

In 2020, we launched two Integrity Icon campaigns in search of public servants who are committed to serving with honesty, transparency and sustainability, one focused on the SDGs and sustainability, and the second focused on public servants living and working in Mexico City.

The winners of our Integrity Icon Sustainability campaign are Carlos Sandoval Habib, Director of Entrepreneurship and Business Strengthening of the Oaxacan Institute of Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness; Irma González López, Director of the Natural Protected Area Parque Nacional Zona Marina del Archipiélago Espíritu Santo and Flora and Fauna Protection Area of the Islands of the Gulf of California; Miguel Angel Cisneros Mata, Researcher of the Regional Fisheries Research Centers of INAPESCA in Sonora, Mexico; Javier Alejandro González Leija, Director of Revillagigedo National Park – National Commission of Natural Protected Areas and Mariana Orozco Camacho, Director of Mobility of the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development – SEDATU.

The winners of our Integrity Icon Mexico City campaign are Tobyanne Ledesma, General Director of the CDMX Integral Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists; Pablo Vázquez, Undersecretary of Citizen Participation and Crime Prevention of the Secretariat of Citizen Security CDMX; Sandra Magaña, Medical Advisor of Locatel Mexico City; Alejandro Gabutti, interventional radiologist of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubirán” and María del Carmen Nava, Citizen Commissioner of the Institute of Transparency and Access to Information of Mexico City. Watch their stories here.

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