RSA EA family picture 2 webIACA’s Regional Summer Academy – Eastern Africa reached a successful conclusion last Friday, receiving positive feedback from anti-corruption and compliance professionals in numerous countries and sectors.

“Thank you for such an excellent training programme. It was well organized and the lecturers were exceptionally well selected,” said Queen Kashimbo Chibwe, a Senior Community Education Officer at the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia.

Fred Anyaja, a programme officer and investigation focal point with Oxfam in South Sudan, commented that the Regional Summer Academy – Eastern Africa “was the best experience of some of our lives and it’s my belief that our paths will definitely cross in the near future”.

The programme—the Academy’s first in Africa—took place from 3 to 9 September in Kampala, Uganda, bringing together 60 professionals from the East Africa region and Burkina Faso. In addition to lectures and seminars, participants engaged in teambuilding activities, group work, and social events, as well as a round-table discussion on the theme of “Political Will and the Fight against Corruption in Africa”.

Led by academics and practitioners with extensive hands-on experience in the region, the course explored topics including institutional integrity, measuring corruption, law enforcement, resistance to political corruption, monitoring and compliance, and regional lessons and best practices.

The IACA Regional Summer Academy - Eastern Africa was funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation, in cooperation with IACA.

Inspired by IACA’s annual Summer Academy, the Regional Summer Academy addresses corruption problems with the aim of developing long-term, regionally applicable counter-strategies. The first edition took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina last year with a focus on fighting and preventing corruption in Latin America.