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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.

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  • 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.

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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:

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: 811 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: 811 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.

(13) Feedback

  1. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently published its new Strategic Vision for Africa 2030, which you can find here.

    A summary of the Strategy can be found here.

  2. Hello all,

    Tomorrow, 25 February 2021, the UNCAC Coalition is hosting a virtual Introductory Meeting for African Affiliated Groups and the Africa Regional Platform at 3PM Botswana Time for all CSOs who want to know more about what the UNCAC Coalition does, what membership entails and what networking benefits it has.

    Please register here:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KJX93J86Nydtwm0vk2NpWfiMPKkK86jSxbqPsABYFT8/edit?ts=6033f38c

    We hope to see you there!

  3. Take the UNGASS consultation survey for CSOs! / Participez à l’enquête de consultation de l’UNGASS !

    Available in English, French and Spanish, the UNCAC Coalition’s new survey aims to collect input from civil society organizations around the world to define our priorities and advocacy asks for the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session on Corruption (UNGASS) and influence the political declaration as much and as soon as possible.

    L’UNCAC Coalition lance une consultation plus large pour solliciter votre contribution à la définition de nos priorités pour la première Session Spéciale de l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies sur la Corruption (UNGASS) et d’influencer la déclaration politique avec des demandes spécifiques de la société civile autant et aussi vite que possible.

    For more information see here / Pour plus d’informations, voir ici.

    Thank you for taking the survey! / Merci de répondre à l’enquête !

  4. UNODC offers small grants for CSOs from Africa for Projects on UNCAC / UNODC offre des petites subventions à OSCs en Afrique pour des projects au sujet de la CNUCC

    English version:

    For the sixth time, UNODC has opened a call for applications for its small grants program for civil society organizations (CSOs), this time for CSOs from Africa. Application deadline is midnight on 2 December 2019 CET (Central European Time).

    The overall objective of these small grants is to help develop (or complement) innovative projects or ideas for approaching small and medium-sized enterprises in order to promote anti-corruption activities and the UNCAC implementation. The grants, which can amount up to USD 5,000, will be awarded to the best proposals based on criteria indicated in the application forms, which can be found on the designated webpage.

    Should you be interested in applying, please fill in the forms and send them to email hidden; JavaScript is required no later than 2 December 2019. UNODC will evaluate your application and will inform you of their decision by the end of December 2019. Kindly note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Please do not hesitate to contact the UNODC Civil society team (at email hidden; JavaScript is required) if you have any questions or require additional information or consult their webpage.

    Version en français:

    Pour la sixième fois, UNODC à publié un appel à candidatures pour son tour des petits subventions, cette fois pour les les Organisations de la Société Civile (OSCs) en Afrique. La date butoir est le 2 December 2019, à minuit (heure de Paris).

    L’objectif principal de ces petites subventions est d’élaborer (ou de développer) des projets novateurs ou des idées pour approcher les petites et moyennes entreprises afin de les sensibiliser aux activités de lutte contre la corruption et à la mise en application de la CNUCC. Les subventions, qui peuvent s’élever jusqu’à 5000 USD, seront attribuées aux meilleures propositions, en corrélation avec les critères indiqués dans le formulaire de candidature qui se trouve sur son site web.

    Si vous êtes intéressés, veuillez s’il vous plaît remplir les formulaires et les retourner à l’adresse email suivante : email hidden; JavaScript is required, au plus tard le 2 Decembre 2019. Votre candidature sera évaluée et UNODC vous informera de sa décision vers fin décembre 2019. Veuillez noter que les applications incomplètes ne seront pas considérées.

    N’hésitez pas à contacter l’équipe de OSCs de UNODC (email hidden; JavaScript is required) si vous avez des questions ou avez besoin d’informations complémentaires, ou consultez son site web.

  5. After having actively partciped at the Regional Conference on Fast Tracking Implementation in Southern Africa, 14-18 October, Livingstone, Zambia, on 24th and 25th of October, we will be participating in the Scientific journeys organized by the United Methodist University in Mozambique, in this event we will be exposing our activities, highlighting the role of the Universities in the education and citizens transformation for a fair and collective awareness in the combating and preventing corruption.
    This event will take place in the Morrumbene District, Inhambane Province about 550km from the capital of Mozambique Maputo.

  6. Training of trainers in preventing and combating corruption in Mozambique
    Held in the Samora Moisés Machel meeting room of the Central Office for the Fight against Corruption (GCCC) from 09 to 10 September, Training of Civil Society Organizers on Preventing and Combating Corruption is underway. The event was attended by Dr. Maria Helena Ferreira, Public Prosecutor and Coordinator of the Prevention Department of the Anti-Corruption Office, Dr. Hermenegildo Timana, Technician of the Communication and Image Department of the Central Office of Anti-Corruption, Dr. Teresa Mahumane Muendane, Technician, Department of Prevention, Central Office for Combating Corruption.
    In addition to employees of the GCCC, the training was attended by members of Civil Society Organizations dedicated to preventing and combating corruption, with emphasis on the collaborators of the Iniciativa para Democracia e Cidadania (IDC).
    Among the various topics covered throughout the training, particular emphasis is given to subjects related to (a) “basic communication techniques for change”, (b) “GCCC creation and competencies”, (c) “active and passive corruption and applicable penalties ”, (D) the role of civil society organizations in preventing and combating corruption, and (d)“ channels for reporting whistleblowing ”.
    Note that this event is the result of contacts initiated between IDC and GCCC in April, aimed at strengthening cooperation and institutional collaboration, as well as the facilitation of technical instruments such as evaluation reports emanating from the UNCAC Review Mechanism, but none. of these the GCCC has made it available to the public domain, especially to IDC.

  7. On July 15, 2019 the Iniciativa para Democracia e Cidadania (IDC), a non-profit civil society organization focused on PREVENTING CORRUPTION AND PROMOTING CITIZENSHIP, met with the Central Office for the Fight Against Corruption (GCCC), entity of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique that oversees the anti-corruption area, with the aim of strengthening cooperative and joint working relationships, during the meeting several agreements were reached, highlighting the availability of that entity to train at least 10 staff members. IDC for trainers on anti-corruption issues.
    In addition to capacity building, IDC requested the two Portuguese-language evaluation reports, which resulted from two review processes emanating from the UNCAC Review Mechanism for follow-up to the recommendations, as the State has not made them public so far. However, through the UNODC platform we have access to summer in English. However, this was a great opportunity in which the Government expressed willingness and openness to cooperate with civil society in the fight against corruption, and acknowledged the impact of civil society intervention in this area, highlighting the boldness and role of IDC. in this matter it has been very sensitive and timely.
    Therefore, the collaboration between IDC and GCCC of Mozambique is of great importance and through the channels already available, and considering the approved action plan it is hoped that in the future it will bring good results and will contribute to combating and preventing corruption. Later this semester, social activists will be trained to disseminate training for other specific groups throughout the country. Among other activities, they will be responsible for advising the committees on ethics and anti-corruption, oriented civic education, conducting sectoral case studies for identifying vulnerable practices and sectors, and proposing specific area-oriented strategies and operationalizing IDC’s entire 2019-2020 strategic prevention plan.

    1. Thank you very much for keeping us up to date about your activities and the positive outcome of your talks with your government representatives! We would like to learn more about the agreements you have reached together with the GCCC. Please also report back to us in the future about further developments and progress in promoting the UNCAC in Mozambique. If you are interested in conducting a parallel report, we can provide you with assistance. All necessary information can be found here: https://uncaccoalition.org/support-for-cso-contributions-to-the-uncac-implementation-review/

  8. Dear Mr. Huter
    Thank you for the response, its highly appreciated… I will email to you the full information/content of the forum as soon as possible for UN & African organisations distribution.
    Best regards
    Pro. Manfred
    Chairman & DG
    NACIF Council
    Namibia, Africa

  9. Dear Civil Society Organizations,
    We encourage you to share any updates you may have regarding the UNCAC Review Process in your country or wider region on this message board. We are interested to know your latest news and to share it with like-minded anti-corruption activists.

    1. Dear Prof. Naobeb,
      Thank you very much for sharing the news about the forum in Namibia!
      Would you be able to already share a bit more information about what anti-corruption issues you are considering to focus the forum on, if you would be able to cover travel costs of participants from the region, and how Anti-Corruption CSOs and experts could best contact you if they would be interested in participating, especially via email?
      If you could either post here and/or send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required with further information, I would be happy to also forward your message to the UNCAC Coalition email list.
      Regards from Vienna,
      Mathias Huter

    2. Dear, My name is Sheku Koroma, the Executive Director of Youth Against Corruption Sierra Leone.
      INTRODUCTION
      Youth Against Corruption-Sierra Leone (YAC S-L), a non- political organization, with its headquarters in Freetown, was established in 2018 by Youths of Sierra Leone to preach against corruption as well as to create awareness among other youths and other Government agencies regarding the dangers of unchecked corruption in our country (Sierra Leone).
      Being conscious of the high level of corruption in the Sierra Leone, YAC-SL have agreed to dedicate their lives and to work with all their might to fight against corruption and corruption related issues.
      Therefore, YAC-SL welcome all who are passionate about the fight against corruption to join us in the battle to unseat corruption in sierra Leone.

      The main objectives of YAC-SL are:
      To act as an intermediary between the community and ACC in Sierra Leone. To increase general awareness among all categories of people on FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION and its related problems with specific attention to youth and to revitalize minds of all youth about fight against corruption and their families.
      To increase collaboration plans with other organizations, bodies or individuals whether national or international but having advocacy strategies for the similar cause as laid herein.
      To have and cause the organization be registered in accordance with the laws and regulations governing ACC, Sierra Leone constitution.

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