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Event: Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting its 11th Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, from 21-24 June 2021.

A meeting of the Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa has been held annually since it was set up by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2011, providing a forum for agencies to benchmark anti-Corruption efforts of member countries towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16.

The theme for the conference is ‘Assessing Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Efforts in Africa’.

With only nine years remaining to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals the conference will provide a timely assessment of what progress has been made in Africa on SDG 16 through presentations and peer-review.

SDG 16 incorporates specific targets relating to reducing corruption, bribery, and illicit financial flows.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will be delivering a keynote address to open the event.

Other prominent speakers include:

  • Dr George Larbi, Governance Global Practice, South Asia Region, World Bank
  • Prof. Prajapati Trivedi, Commonwealth Secretary-General's Special Envoy for SDG Implementation
  • Mr Paul Banoba, Africa Regional Advisor Transparency International Berlin, Germany
  • Yara Esquivel Soto, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
  • Mr Amaechi Nsofor, Partner, Head of Africa, Insolvency and asset recovery, Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Warren Smith, Global Digital Marketplace Programme Director UK Government Digital Service (GDS)
  • Dr Solomon Uwagbole Igedu, Analytics Lab, UK Quadbitcoin.com Microsoft Partner