Civil society champions demonstrated regional anti-corruption best practices at COSP9

Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt), 17 December – At a special event titled ‘Civil Society Champions against Corruption: Showcasing regional best practice’ at the Ninth session of the Conference of the State Parties to the UNCAC (COSP9) held in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt), on 17 December, civil society organisations showcased distinctive contributions of civil society organisations to the fast-tracking the implementation of the United Nations Conventions against Corruption (UNCAC).

Presenters who included Mr. Obert Chinhamo, the ACT-SA Director demonstrated best practice examples at the regional level from Southern Africa. Mr. Chinhamo, emphasized during the special event, that a study conducted in Southern Africa reinforced the prominence of CSOs in support of the implementation of the UNCAC. The study shows examples of how CSOs offer expertise, assist governments to coordinate anti-corruption programmes, and complement the work of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) that suffer from lack of funding, resources and expertiseRead More