African Anti-Corruption Agencies Embrace Peer to Peer Learning
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission hosted officials from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Namibia, the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) of Tanzania and the Inspectorate of Government (IG) of Uganda on 28th and 29th October, 2019. The officials from other anti-corruption agencies visited the EACC for a Peer to Peer Learning Alliance of Anti-Corruption Authorities benchmarking visit facilitated by GIZ.
The Alliance brings together Anti-Corruption Agencies from different countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Namibia. The officials visiting the Commission were interested in benchmarking on issues related to investigations and corruption prevention with a view to adopting best practices. They were received at Integrity Centre by the EACC Chairperson, Archbishop (Rtd) Eliud Wabukala.
Also present were Mr. Marius Rauh, the German Embassy in Nairobi’s Deputy Head of Cooperation Kenya as well as Dr. Verena Zoppei and Mr. Roman Ambühl from the GIZ Anti-Corruption and Integrity Programme in Germany.
Participants during the opening session of the Peer to Peer Learning Alliance of Anti-Corruption Authorities benchmarking visit
During the opening session, the Chairperson stated that Peer to Peer Learning Alliance is a very important initiative in the fight against corruption which enables Agencies to share strategies, experiences and information that is useful in delivering on our mandates to the citizenry.
The message from GIZ was that Germany and other European countries who also face similar challenges in the fight against corruption can learn a lot from Kenya and from the Peer to Peer Learning Alliance approach. GIZ not only supports the approach as currently constituted but also call on other countries to embrace it.
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