After connecting in the context of shared anti-corruption development goals, the Partnership for Transparency (PTF) and the Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Centre (CAACC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), cementing their new partnership and intention to pursue these goals together. Both organizations will search for and identify opportunities for joint projects of mutual interest, leveraging their respective networks, skills, and experiences in support of the other.
CAACC Project Team
PTF Project Team
CAACC is a non-profit organization, established in February 2013 and based in Botswana. Its members include the eighteen Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa. The Centre aims to improve coordination between and strengthen the capacity of anti-corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa. It does this through its functions of research, training, development, communications, and political affairs.
The first joint undertaking proposed as part of the MOU is a training program designed by PTF and involving CAACC’s network of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs). By initiating this partnership with a training program, CAACC will receive support in providing capacity building measures for its members, while PTF will not only have the opportunity to forge new partnerships and connections among the ACAs, but also learn from their experiences as well.
The training program, to be designed, hosted, and run by PTF’s experienced cadre of advisers, will focus on methods, tools, and approaches vital for successful ACA programming.
The skills covered in the trainings will enable the ACAs to better deliver on their mandates to quantify success and justify activity costs. By learning the tools needed to accurately measure progress made against set goals and engage relevant stakeholders, the ACAs will be able to enforce their own accountability mechanisms and present their work to all categories of supporters. Pursuing the opportunities made possible by the MOU between PTF and CAACC will enable both organizations to further their shared aims and expand the network of organizations cooperating to combat corruption in Africa.