AfDB and Transparency International Host Workshop on Strengthening Transparency and Reducing Corruption in Defense Establishments

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From: 21/07/2009
To: 23/07/2009
Location: Tunis, Tunisia

This joint Transparency International-AfDB workshop is designed to initiate and develop constructive activity across African nations in reducing defense sector corruption risk.

Until relatively recently, corruption in defence was regarded as being too sensitive a topic to address. This has changed significantly over the last five years. Senior defence officials hate the waste of resources, senior armed forces officers hate using inappropriate equipment: Experience shows that such senior individuals are much more ready now to explore with others ways of reducing this risk, using workshops like this one as an initial way to explore practical measures. There are new tools and concepts to support constructive action.