The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC) has in 2021 focused on promoting stronger collaboration and harmonization of efforts among and with the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) through enhanced cooperation and promoting synergies around anti-corruption interventions on the continent. The 2021 African Anti-Corruption Dialogue was thus convened virtually through webinars under the theme: “Regional Economic Communities: Critical Actors in the Implementation of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption”.
The three-day Dialogue brought together representatives of Member States, International Organizations, National Anti-Corruption Agencies (NACAs), Civil Society, Academia and other actors. Detailed presentations and reports were submitted and rich discussions among participants held on the status of the fight against corruption at the RECs level, anti-corruption frameworks, policies and laws adopted at the RECs and country levels. NACAs exchanged on best practices in fighting corruption at national level and collaboration across borders at the sub-regional level and Non-State Actors (NSAs) jointly reflected with the Board on how to strengthen their collaboration.