EAST AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF ANTI-CORRUPTION AUTHORITIES (EAAACA) online
Founder of EAAACA
In June 2012 Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) entered into an agreement with EAAACA, under the project, “Strengthening Capacity for EAAACA to prevent and combat corruption in East Africa”, to support its planned activities under three (3) strategic objectives including;
i) To strengthen the capacity of EAAACA Secretariat for effective coordination, monitoring and implementation of its strategic plan.
ii) To strengthen the capacities of EAAACA members authorities to combat and prevent corruption.
iii) To improve communication, information and knowledge exchange on strategies for preventing and combating corruption among member authorities, governments, media and other stakeholders for effective coordination.
The project is in its second phase of implementation ending 31st December 2013
Since 2008, World Bank/ StAR/UNODC have supported EAAACA to train a cadre of Trainers of Trainers as part of a programme to build domestic Asset Recovery Capacity of staff of EAAACA member authorities to be able to prevent the laundering of proceeds of corruption and to facilitate more systematic and timely return of stolen assets within their respective institutions. The training include;
- Asset Recovery Workshop that took place from 27th -29th November 2008 in Kampala, Uganda.
- Advance Training of Investigators of EAAACA that took place from 23rd – 28th March 2009 in Mombasa, Kenya.
- EAAACA workshop to design Training of Trainers Course on Asset Recovery that took place 20th -24th September 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya
- Stolen Asset Recovery and Illicit Financial Flows Capacity Building that took place from 13th – 18th June 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda.
- Stolen Asset Recovery workshop that took place in Kampala, Uganda, from 23rd- 28th January 2012 in Kampala, Uganda.
At the EAAACA 6th AGM in Mwanza, Tanzania 20th November 2012, representatives from World Bank/StAR made presentations and gave an update on the training programme on capacity building for EAAACA on Asset Tracing and Recovery, and a study conducted on Illicit Financial Flows in East Africa. For more information download their reports and materials here