Corruption is definitely not unique to Africa alone. It prevails globally in one form or another in practically all countries and regions. However, combating corruption in Africa requires a number of innovative and proactive measures (including collective multi-stakeholder action involving the public and private sector as well as civil society) to tackle the constellation of factors that create a fertile ground for corruption in Africa.
The Pan-African Anti-corruption Forum on "Public-Private Strategies to Improve Governance", hosted by the Kingdom of Lesotho recognized that a major aspect of Africa's ability to fight corruption and improve governance involves our ability to take stock of anti-corruption approaches, as well as to effectively measure reform efforts and national and sectoral performance in terms of governance.
In taking forward this recommendation, the Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) in partnership with the Governance and Public Administration Division of the UNECA (GPAD-UNECA) co hosted the 1st working group meeting in Addis Ababa on the 14-15th of November in conjunction with BAAC Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and key official African institutions, including the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption, the African Development Bank.
The aim of the project is to develop a benchmarking tool, which will provide a broadly based assessment measure that is able to identify gaps and measure progress regarding anticorruption regimes and processes at a national level in a properly contextualized manner, thereby reducing reliance on purely perceptual measures.
The Botswana Business Action Agaisnt Corruption (BAAC) will be hosting a one-day Business Ethics Workshop in Gaborone on Monday 26th September, 2011. Sponsored by Southern Africa Trade Hub
The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) has organized a business symposium to inform the business community on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in the private sector, raise awareness in the public sector of the commitment and actions taken by the private sector in addressing corruption issues as well as contribution and support of the Business Action Against Corruption and MCCCI. Participation is free. Please confirm your attendance with Ms Ulemu Chiumia on 08 88 841 750 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, 22 Septmeber, 2011
We are proud to announce that following the work done by TPSF in collaboration with the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), Human Rights and Development Trust of Southern Africa from June 2009 (HURIDETSA) and the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), the Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) Tanzania Chapter will be launched on 19th September 2011 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania at Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel
A workshop was held in Kinshasa on 9 November 2010 with the aim of Conclusion of the Common Code of Ethics for the private sector in the DRC, English and French version.
This forum was a joint event with the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the director general of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and 80 Directors of leading Nigerian listed companies to strengthen the corporate governance system, a key issue in reforming the business environment.
The Africa Investment Forum was held in Accra, Ghana, 8‐10 February 2010 as a focus on Ghana's anti-corruption strategy.
BAAC Malawi produces monthly newsletters with information on current activities.
In this issue: MCCCI holds Business Symposium
BAAC Malawi, September 2011 (PDF - 941KB)
Commonwealth Business Council (CBC)
African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC)Malawi