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Experts meet to advance Africa’s anti-corruption agenda

African experts working on anti-corruption issues are holding a meeting in Kigali to reflect on their role in advancing the continent’s anti corruption agenda. The meeting concludes on 21 February 2012.

The two-day event under the theme “Stakeholders Meeting on the Regional Anti-Corruption Programme for Africa” is organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) through the Governance and Public Administration Division (GPAD) in collaboration with the Africa Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC).

“Corruption is recognized as the most pressing governance and development challenge that Africa is confronted with today, affirms a report by the ECA. In addition, about 50% of tax revenue and 30 billion in aid to Africa is said to have been diverted away from development through corruption according to an African Development Bank report.

Participants to the meeting will discuss, among other things, how to actualize the objectives of the Regional Anti-Corruption Programme, which seeks, in a systematic and methodological way, to address the growing problem of corruption on the continent by engaging key stakeholders at national, sub-regional and regional levels.

The meeting brings together researchers, civil society representatives, private sectors and government officials and bilateral and multilateral agencies representatives.

Voir en ligne : ECA Press Release No. 14/2012

Publié le 22 février 2012

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