African Union and Transparency International sign Memorandum of Understanding to Fight Corruption

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The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption and Transparency International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation commitment to the fight against corruption. The MOU renews a partnership agreement that was concluded in 2015 and came to an end in 2018. The signing ceremony took place at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hosted by Huguette Labelle, Chairperson of the IACC, the signing ceremony was witnessed by Charity Hanene Nchimunya, Executive Secretary of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption and Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chairperson of Transparency International. Hon. Begoto Miarom, Chairperson of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption and Patricia Moreira, Managing Director of Transparency International signed the MOU on behalf of their respective parties.

The major thrust of the MoU is to promote mutually beneficial cooperation between the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption and Transparency International in the areas of advocacy, research, capacity development, awareness raising and outreach.

“This agreement builds on the amazing work we have done with Transparency International in mapping the implementation of commitments to anti-corruption norms on the Continent. The conclusion of this agreement also comes at an opportune moment following the dedication of 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year” stated Mrs. Nchimunya.  

“We welcome the opportunity to strengthen our commitment with the African Union to fight corruption in the region,” said Ms. Moreira. “Particularly in the current global climate, improving space for civil society to speak out and have a seat at the political table is critically important. Together, with the African Union and our chapters, we can renew our efforts to promote transparency, improve good governance and strengthen anti-corruption systems throughout Africa.”

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About the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption

The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption is an organ of the African Union established as a follow-up mechanism to the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption. It assesses the application of anti-corruption measures by African states and promotes measures to detect, punish and eradicate corruption in Africa.

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