Update on the status Of Member states signatures and ratifications Of SADC Protocol Against Corruption, African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption and United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Read More

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Southern African Forum Against Corruption (SAFAC) is a network of anti-corruption bodies where such exist or representatives of Governments in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

SAFAC was born out of a resolution of policy makers from the (SADC) after a roundtable meeting in 2002, on the need to create a network of anti-corruption agencies, which would be a regional body for the purposes of mutual cooperation in combating corruption, economic crime and other related offences.

SAFAC’s aim is to build the capacity of anti-corruption agencies in the SADC region to develop effective strategies to fight corruption and at the same time create synergies with various other stakeholders working in the area of anti-corruption.

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SAFAC Annual General Meetings

The SAFAC Annual General Meeting is an annual event that brings together the regional anti-corruption institutions and where they do not exist, they are represented through relevant government departments that are tasked with looking into anti-corruption issues.

The SAFAC Annual General Meetings have provided a forum through which  the capacity building needs of anti-corruption institutions have been identified and addressed; strategies to support the implementation of the Protocol have been identified; discourse on corruption trends has been discussed and also; a forum  for sharing of experiences and best practice,

The SAFAC secretariat is tasked with the coordination of most of the activities of SAFAC. It is therefore imperative that this collaboration is enhanced and the activities of the anti-corruption institutions supported. This entails continuity of the annual meetings in order to meet the desired impact of having the network in place.