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Botswana will host two major anti-corruption meetings organised by the Economic Commission for Africa- Southern Africa Office (ECA-SA) in partnership with the African Union-Southern Africa Office (AU-SARO), APA can report on Friday. According to a statement issued by the Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA), the first is a regional conference on the theme: “Corruption and the Challenge of Economic Transformation in Southern Africa”, to be held from 18-20 June 2018 in Gaborone.
The second is a “Consultative Meeting of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in Southern Africa”, to be held from 21-22 June 2018.
The keynote address at the regional conference will be delivered by Professor Amos Sawyer, the former president of Liberia, and 45 academic papers will be presented at the conference.
The conference will be attended by scholars, policymakers, representatives of research institutions, civil society organisations, regional and international institutions and the media.
“Both meetings are expected to boost the fight against corruption in Southern Africa by creating an increased knowledge base, understanding and policy options on the problem, and also strengthening the capacity of national anti-corruption institutions in the region,” read the statement.Source: APA