Launch of the anti-corruption learning network

Increasing Capacity to Fight Corruption in the Public Sector

Date: 31 Jul 2008

Venue: The Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria

Purpose

The Anti-Corruption Learning Network (ACLN) is an initiative aimed at bringing together anti-corruption practitioners in the public sector with the view to share experiences, lessons learnt and other good practices in the fight against corruption in the country.

Background

The Anti-Corruption Learning Network (ACLN) is an initiative aimed at bringing together anti-corruption practitioners in the public sector to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices in the fight against corruption in the country. The Learning Network is an initiative of the Anti-corruption Coordinating Committee (ACCC) which is an inter-departmental structure responsible for (i) ensuring that the fight against corruption is fully coordinated and integrated, with synergies between the elements of prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and monitoring, as well as synergies between the different spheres of government; (ii) advising the government on regional and international cooperation, including coordination of representation in the international and inter-governmental forums; and (iii) establishing a system for information collection, coordination, dissemination and management. The Anti-corruption Coordination Committee is convened by the Department of Public Service and Administration. Membership to the ACCC is comprised of senior representatives of key departments and agencies that have a transversal anti-corruption work.

Activities of the ACCC are implemented through its sub-committees, namely, (i) Anti-Corruption Legislation and Policy sub-committee responsible for developing and implementing anti-corruption policies and strategies, (ii) Regional and International Anti-Corruption Cooperation sub-committee responsible for supporting the regional and international anti-corruption agenda, (iii) Anti-Corruption Training and Development responsible for ensuring the alignment of anti-corruption training and development programmes in the public sector, (iv) Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation responsible for monitoring and evaluating the impact of the national anti-corruption framework, (v) Anti-Corruption Communications responsible for creating awareness around the anti-corruption agenda and programme of action of South Africa nationally, regionally and internationally and the (vi) Anti-Corruption Civil and Private Sector Relations sub-committee which is responsible for promoting and maintaining closer relations with civil society and business sector in the fight against corruption.

The objective the learning network is to create a platform for public sector anti-corruption practitioners to exchange and share knowledge on best practices in the fight against corruption. The theme of the launch is Increasing Capacity to Fight Corruption in the Public Sector’. To unpack this theme, five (5) presentations will be made on (i) Implementation of the minimum anti-corruption capacity requirements, (ii) Case study on Ethics Office/Officer roles and responsibilities, (iii) Public Sector Anti-corruption Capacity Building Programme, (iv) outcomes of the Public Administration and Local Government Surveys undertaken as part of the impact appraisal of the national anti-corruption framework.

Annual, theme based interactive workshops will be hosted nationally with the aim to improve synergy and coordination in the fight against corruption, increasing compliance with anti-corruption policies and strategies, and building capacity to detect, prevent and combat corruption and enhance service delivery.

Target Audience

The primary audience included all senior anti-corruption practitioners (including internal audit) in the public sector and government agencies with the view to share good practises in the prevention and combating of corruption in the public sector.

Programme

Programme Director: Ms Lea Dippenaar

Last update: 31 August 2011

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