OF EXCELLENCE IN INTEGRITY
by combatting corruption, advancing human rights, and improving compliance with the law of armed conflict
In November 2023, AFCOE provides the Pan-African Counter-Corruption Assembly (PACCA) (International in appeal and held at Ministerial level).
PACCA will be followed in 2024 by the first Africa Counter-Corruption Dialogue, an international annual event primarily for African leaders to build on the work of PACCA and identify and adopt integrated and coordinated Pan-African strategies for combatting corruption.
Following on from the Dialogue, AFCOE organises National Conversations in participating countries, leading to National Counter-Corruption Summits on resolving corruption based on the annually updated frameworks agreed at the Dialogue.
Providing highly practical university-accredited courses to professionals through out Africa in how to combat corruption, advance human rights, and improve compliance with the law of armed conflict.
Training in integrity, compliance and counter-corruption is provided to the public and private sectors including: Government, Courts and Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Financial Sector, and Professional Services.
Practical training in human rights and the law of armed conflict is provided to uniformed services at all levels, including: Armed Forces, Gendarmeries, Law Enforcement Agencies, Private Military Contractors and Private Security Companies).
AFCOE provides Africa with an independent professional resource:
(1) to improve the rule of law, promote integrity and transparency, and address corruption and AML/CFT issues. Services include: Asset Recovery, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Complex Internal and International Investigations, Law Reform and Litigation Drafting, Litigation Support, Monitoring and Verification programs); and
(2) to enhance compliance with human rights and the law of armed conflict.
The AFCOE will
- Enhance South Africa’s position as a continental hub and thought leader;
- Promote the counter-corruption agenda of Governments in the Continent
- Contribute to steps necessary to address and remove (or prevent) FATF ‘grey listing’;
- Encourage Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa and across the Continent;
- Provide a world-class training centre of excellence within and for the Continent;
- Support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; 2023 at STIAS
- Address national development goals for participating countries, such as, for example, 4 of the 10 Critical Actions of South Africa’s National Development Plan 2030;
- Establish satellite and indivisible Centres sitting in strategic regions of Africa (e.g., North, East and West Africa)
- Hold in November 2023 the Pan-African Counter-Corruption Assembly;
- Host thereafter the Africa Counter-Corruption Dialogue for global leaders;
- Confer the Annual Counter-Corruption Awards for Africa;
- Provide training in Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict to support and protect the Continent’s armed forces and law enforcement agencies; and
- Help to alleviate poverty by reducing corruption.
THE DECLARATION AT THE 2022 COUNTER-CORRUPTION SUMMIT TO ESTABLISH afCOE & THE PAN-AFRICA COUNTER-CORRUPTION AFRICA DIALOGUE