Cartoon Workbooks for Ethical Dilemmas

Asia

Afghanistan – Gender Equality and Education
The New Kabul University is an advanced and forward looking university, but when Employee, Nafav Bashir, seeks approval of a grant to support female education his efforts are criticized. The Vice rector of the University agrees to give his approval only if the grant money is split with the Faculty of Religion. Should Nafav accept this proposal or scrap the idea altogether?

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Afghanistan – The Substantial Present
Agrobank is suffering from inadequacies in its lending regulations. Umran a senior officer at Audit Control, has been asked to audit the Bank’s accounts and discovers serious errors in some of them. Branch manager Satar, fearing his errors will be revealed, offers Umran a bribe for his secrecy. Umran refuses but soon discovers that the Bank’s CEO has also been offered a “substantial present”. What can Umran do to stop this high level of corruption?

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Afghanistan – Who is the best?
Khamalov’s company has a job opening for a project manager. He is recommended by staff to hire Nurmamdov, a valuable employee. The regional tax inspector also wants the job for his friend, and threatens to reveal the compay’s tax practices. Moreover Khamalov’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair if the job is not given to her cousin. What has Khamalov done to get himself into this tricky situation?

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Tajikistan – A “Fair” Career Growth
Mogul reports a case of theft to her boss at the Bank. Instead of being fired the culprit is offered a promotion. The trade Union has had similar complaints about this kind of advancement. What can the Union do to stop these unfair career patterns?

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Tajikistan – A Hard Decision
Progress Ltd., an electricity supplier, has appointed a new manager, Mr. Nurmukhamedov. He wants to decrease Progress Ltd.’s electricity usage, and improve client relations. Mr. Nurmukhamedov successfully motivates his staff, but when he gives special favours to a professor who has promised to improve his daughter’s poor university grades, Mr. Nurmukhamedov loses the trust of his employees. How can Progress Lts. achieve fairness and transparency without the double standards?

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Tajikistan – Where is the Solution?
Village Help is dedicated to developing schools in poor areas. When they find out that their project will destroy rare trees they are offered a deal by a wealthy public official. He has promised to cover up the problem in return for the inclusion of his plans to the project. Should they take the deal or scrap the project altogether?

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Tajikistan – A Tasty Project
Ali Ahmed, a creative and innovative employee of Hizar Telecommunications, has designed a project which will surely bring the company success. When he takes the idea to his boss, Zahar Ishmar, for approval, Ishmar steals his idea and reaps the benefits. How can Ali tell the truth without losing his job?

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Afghanistan – Reward for Additional Workload
City Medical Clinic has a new Director, Ahmed Hashem. In a change to improve patient services, Hashem informally places responsibility for the new assignment on Fatima, a very busy professional therapist. Fatima has to work extra hard to manger her huge workload, but when the Clinic receives a bad commission report, Hashem blames it on Fatima’s performance and fires her. What can Fatima do to object to this unfair dismissal?

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Kyrgyzstan – Money for Good Grades
Mr and Mrs Murzaeva want the best education for their son, but when he starts failing at school, they decide to follow the common trend of bribing the teachers. Class teacher Mrs Elmira, however, refuses to take bribes, but has no choice when she faces losing her job. Who can she go to for help?

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Kyrgyzstan – A Good Deal
When Nurlan wants his company, Forward Ltd., to offer a residential place to his poor uncle, he discovers that it cmes with a price. Forward Ltd. Are willing to meet Nurlan’s request in exchange for a large amount of money. Is Nurlan right to ask for company favours, and at what cost?

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Pakistan – The Heady Marketing Campaign
The Starlight Hotel has hired a new marketing manager, Saed Rajae to incorporate the demands of western tourism into the hotel. His plans include a Jazz and Cocktail Bar, which conflict with the traditional views of many of the Hotel’s staff and long time customers and are not receive favourably. How can the Hotel act in the interests of both the booming tourist market, and the values of its community, long time customers and staff?

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Africa

Mali – A Silent Killer
Wandaplast is a profitable plastics company, but toxic waste is costing it a lot of money. The company’s landfill site is used to dispose of the harmful waste affecting the lives of nearby squatters. Will the company take responsibility for its actions?

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Uganda – Dangerous Cure
OK Pharmaceuticals have produced what they think is great new drug which will make their fortunes and save lives. A medical report claims it is dangerous, and OK Pharmaceuticals are faced with the problem of what to do. Should they sell the suspect drugs, or own up to the problem?

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Uganda – Does being Ethical just mean following the rules?
Anyoli is an ethical man and is committed to following Lagor Ltd.’s code of ethics. When a colleague decides to raise money for an orphanage in the workplace, Anyoli claims it goes against company ethics. Colleagues start to lose trust in him and in his lack of sensitivity. Will Anyoli continue just to follow the rules?

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Uganda – Liliana can’t cook books
Liliana has been a loyal employee of Uwezo Ltd. For 22 years and refuses to be involved in accounting practices that affect the company’s integrity. Will she be able to trust her boss when he brings n a third party to lie about the accounts?

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Uganda – Harmless Arrangement
Manjeri wants to get ahead at work. She works hard as a reservations manager at a hotel, but in order to get a promotion, she uses a client’s personal information to make a deal. She gets the promotion and her client is happy, so did she do anything wrong?

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Kenya – Alice and her reports
Alice works for the Daily Telegraph, a newspaper with a reputation for unveiling corrupt politicians. The newspaper has become a reliable source of information, but when personal threats are made to stop the reports, Alice does not know what to do. Should she listen to her boss and give in to the threats, or continue reporting the truth?

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Kenya – A thorny decision for Rose
Rose has a difficult decision to make. She takes pride in her work as an accountant at Hotel Princess, but now she has been asked to lie about accounting practices. Should she destroy her professional reputation or risk losing her job?

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Swahili

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