The African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) is an NGO committed to being a centre of excellence on social responsibility in Africa. AICC promotes the role of business in building sustainable communities through facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships, advocacy, research and capacity building as well as communications technology.
The Commonwealth Business Council, the BAAC project coordinator is a not-for-profit business organisation. It is the private sector arm of the commonwealth aiming to promote trade, investment and good governance. It reports to the Commonwealth Heads of Government and is financed and governed by the private sector.
The Southern African Forum Against Corruption (SAFAC) was established in 1998 as a representative body of anti-corruption institutions and units in the SADC region. SAFAC, though an informal forum, operates with the necessary endorsement of SADC heads of state.
The Human Rights and Development Trust of Southern Africa (HURIDETSA) is a non-governmental organization established in June 2008. HURIDETSA implements national and regional programmes for the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and good governance.
Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) Malawi is a network comprising members from the business sector and coordinates business efforts against corruption in Malawi. The main objective is to eliminate corruption by building alliances to promote the private sector and state enterprise response to this end.
Business Council for Africa (BCA) Cameroon - formerly the West Africa Business Association (WABA) Cameroon – was formed in 2005 as a branch of WABA London, established in 1957 to support investments in West Africa. BCA Cameroon seeks improvement in the investment climate of Cameroon by championing good corporate governance, business ethics and leading the public-private dialogue on corruption.
The Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) in Nigeria is a not-for-profit company established in 1997 with the aim of promoting ethical business practice, transparency and fair competition in the private and public sectors. Signatories of the convention undertake to observe the values of the CBI, both within their own organisations and in their dealings with customers and partners.
Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) The Botswana Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) on Monday 26th September 2011 launched their code of conduct for the private sector. The launch was held at Business Ethics workshop jointly organized by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and the Botswana Confederation of Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) with support from the Southern Africa Trust Hub. Following the launch, it is expected that several companies that have ratified the code will sign up to the code.
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) - The long waited Business Action against Corruption (BAAC) Tanzania Chapter was officially launched by Hon. Mathias Chikawe (MP) Minister of State-Presidents’ Office Good Governance on 19th September, 2011 at Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel, Dar es Salaam. During the BAAC launching Hon. Chikawe said that “corruption hinders the growth of private sector in our country, there is a need of Strong Private Sector with one say in order to move forward”. The following Stakeholders were present at the launch:- CBC chairperson, Mr. Reginald A. Mengi, Hon. Judge (rtd) Thomas Mihayo, Dr. Evans Rweikiza (CEO-TPSF), Mr. Arnold Kileo,Eng. Mwamanga and Yvonne Chibiya ( Ag. Director of Human Rights and Development Trust of Southern Africa (HURIDETSA) , and many other representatives from different Private Sector organizations. After the launching of BAAC Dr. Edward Hoseah, Director General of Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) gave the vote of thanks. He said that the presence of Ministers shows the commitment of the government to empower Private Sector especially in the notion of Public Private Partnership (PPP). www.tpsftz.org
Our sincere thanks and extension of appreciation is due to the Department for International Development/UK Aid (DFID) for its financial support for the website as also for the development of this prestigious BAAC project which has brought to light many of the enveloped issues surrounding corruption and bottlenecks in the implementation of good governance in African nations.