Africa Anti-Corruption Platform

Not all CSOs listed on this platform are members of the UNCAC Coalition

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs): 64

*UNCAC Coalition members

UNODC Call for Applications for NGOs in Southern Africa: Regional Conference Fast-tracking the Implementation of UNCAC in Southern Africa – 14-18 October 2019

25 July 2019 – UNODC invites civil society organisations (CSOs) to apply to participate in the Regional Conference Fast-tracking the Implementation of UNCAC in Southern Africa. The regional conference will take place from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Livingstone, Zambia and will bring together civil society, governmental counterparts and technical experts. The overall objective is to build and foster partnerships and create a regional platform in Southern Africa to fast-track the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Please express your interest by filling this application form and sending it, along with the up-to-date CV of the person who would be attending the conference, to: email hidden; JavaScript is required. For additional information, please visit: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/ngos/regional-meeting-on-fast-tracking-uncac-implementation.html The conference will involve the following countries of Southern Africa: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CSOs must be from these countries to be eligible. Please also note that UNODC strongly encourages female participation, therefore gender balance will be taken into consideration for applicants with the same credentials.  Your travel and accommodation will be covered by UNODC. Apply as soon as possible, no later than 16 August 2019.  The UNCAC Coalition is not involved in organising the conference. Please direct any questions you have about the conference to UNODC email hidden; JavaScript is required. Join the Platform If you would like to join the list of CSOs on the regional platform, please complete and submit the following form in either English or French. After review, submissions will be added to the list. Please send completed forms by email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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.

(3) Feedback

  1. 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.

  2. 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/

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