Transparency to Help African Union Fight Against Corruption

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.
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.

Transparency to Help African Union Fight Against Corruption

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.

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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.

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.

Transparency International is the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption.

Photo courtesy: Transparency International

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