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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs): 94
- Benin (2)
- Botswana (3)
- Burkina Faso (2)
- Burundi (2)
- Cameroon (1)
- Cape Verde (1)
- Chad (1)
- Comoros (1)
- Congo (1)
- DR Congo (5)
- Côte d’Ivoire (4)
- Djibouti (1)
- Ethiopia (2)
- Gabon (1)
- Gambia (1)
- Ghana (1)
- Kenya (4)
- Lesotho (2)
- Liberia (2)
- Libya (1)
- Madagascar (1)
- Malawi (8)
- Mali (1)
- Mauritius (2)
- Mozambique (4)
- Namibia (2)
- Niger (1)
- Nigeria (5)
- Regional (1)
- Rwanda (1)
- Senegal (5)
- Sierra Leone (3)
- South Africa (4)
- South Sudan (3)
- Tanzania (3)
- Togo (2)
- Uganda (4)
- Zambia (2)
- Zimbabwe (4)
*UNCAC Coalition members
Call for Proposals: Support for CSO Contributions to the UNCAC Implementation Review
The UNCAC Coalition offers support to CSOs that want to become involved in and contribute to the UNCAC implementation review process in their respective country. We particularly encourage CSOs to produce parallel civil society reports and follow-up reports. Find more information here.
- Publication of civil society report on Zimbabwe, 8 March 2021
- Publication of civil society report on Benin, 10 May 2021
We encourage you to share actively on this platform:
Blog posts, short news updates, publications, relevant events/webinars with information on:
- Updates and contributions to the UNCAC review process in your country,
- News and major reforms on UNCAC implementation in your country,
- Information on identified best practice approaches and success stories in your country/region,
- Information on asset recovery cases involving your country,
- International anti-corruption cases and (court) cases relevant beyond the borders of your country,
- Research reports and analysis that is relevant for a global audience,
- Attacks against your organisation,
- Interesting events you are organising/hosting in relation to anti-corruption efforts.
Please do not share information such as:
- Press releases, in particular those directed to a local or national audience,
- Information that does not relate to the UNCAC or anti-corruption efforts more broadly,
- Statements on national issues (unless there is clear relevance for an international audience).
UNCAC Review Mechanism
Find out more about the UNCAC review mechanism and how you can contribute here.
Selected activities and articles of interest for the Africa Regional Platform:
- Second Regional Meeting for Sub-Saharan Africa on Whistleblower Protection, 7 June 2021
- First Regional Meeting for Sub-Saharan Africa on Public Procurement in times of Covid-19, 12 March 2021
- Ireland releases agreement with Nigeria on return on €5.5 million, 28 September 2020
- Mauritius signs the UNCAC Review Transparency Pledge, 7 September 2020
United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
With the start-up of the UNCAC review mechanism in 2010 came an important new channel for civil society engagement in anti-corruption efforts. To facilitate contributions by CSOs to the review process, UNODC, the UNCAC Coalition and Transparency International have provided a number of trainings and workshops, including one in September 2016 with a focus on the CSOs in Africa.
In order to promote collaboration between CSOs and facilitate the identification of partners, the UNCAC Coalition Africa Anti-Corruption Platform, supported by TI Kenya, provides the possibility to:
- explore by country the profiles and contact details of a number of CSOs in the sub-region doing UNCAC-related work, including CSOs that attended trainings and multi-stakeholder workshops on UNCAC and its Review Mechanism,
- learn from other CSOs in the sub-region about their involvement in UNCAC implementation and its Review Mechanism, including their contributions, obstacles they encountered, lessons learned and best practices they came up with, and
- get updates on the status of the reviews in their countries and the contribution of CSOs to those reviews.
UNODC Anti-Corruption Activities in Africa
Multi-stakeholder workshop on UNCAC Implementation and the Review Mechanism in Senegal: 8–11 May 2018
Some 50 civil society and government representatives from 15 African countries participated in a ‘Multi-stakeholder Workshop on the UNCAC and its Review Mechanism‘ from 8 to 11 May 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop was by the UNODC with support from the UNCAC Coalition and funding from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).
The event featured interactive training techniques, enabling participants to understand the Review Mechanism process pertaining to the Second Cycle (2015-2024) with a focus on preventative measures and asset recovery. In addition, civil society organizations received guidance on how to collaborate with the private sector on anti-corruption.
Multi-stakeholder workshop on UNCAC Implementation and the Review Mechanism in Ethiopia: 8–11 April 2019
27 civil society and 26 government representatives from 14 African countries participated in a ‘Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Implementing the UNCAC and its Review Mechanism‘ from 8 to 11 April 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop was jointly organized by the UNCAC Coalition and the UNODC, with funding from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).
The overall objectives of the training were to equip participants with a strong understanding of the UNCAC and its provisions and to motivate them to contribute to their country’s review mechanisms. Furthermore, the workshop connected UNCAC government focal points with civil society activists, and generated mutual understanding for the respective roles, including through roleplaying games, in order to facilitate better cooperation and knowledge sharing.
There was broad consensus that it is crucial to ensure a transparent and truly inclusive UNCAC review process that provides opportunities for civil society to contribute, share findings and provide recommendations, in order to maximize the UNCAC’s impact to create momentum for reforms.
After the workshop, several civil society activists from three countries who had participated in the workshop contributed to the national UNCAC review process, including by meeting with country reviewers to provide them with expert input from a civil society perspective.
Regional Meeting on Fast-tracking UNCAC Implementation in Southern Africa: 16–20 October 2019
Civil society organizations participated in the Regional Conference ‘Fast-tracking the Implementation of UNCAC in Southern Africa’ which took place from 16 to 20 October 2019 in Livingstone, Zambia. A total of 25 CSOs from seven countries in the region participated in the five-day conference which brought together governments, civil society organizations and the private sector to agree on a set of common anti-corruption recommendations.
This conference sought to build on the momentum generated by the UK Anti-Corruption Summit that took place in London in May 2016, foster partnerships and create a regional platform to fast track the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Southern Africa.
CSOs took an active and participatory role alongside governmental counterparts, initially formulating their own recommendations, and thereafter, combining theirs with their governmental counterparts to create a joint outcome document per each thematic theme. With an agreed upon set of recommendations across the four themes of conflict of interest in public procurement, inter-agency cooperation, whistleblower protection vs. witness protection and asset disclosure, neighbouring countries in Southern Africa will leverage regional capacities and knowledge to implement those practical reform priorities through common actions.