From May 15 to 19, 2023, Hady Fink represented Partnership for Transparency at the 13th Regional Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) in Commonwealth Africa in Seychelles. The theme was “Uniting Commonwealth Africa in the Fight Against Corruption” and the conference was attended by the heads of ACAs from Botswana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.
The conference was opened by Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan, followed by a keynote address by Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, in the presence of Seychelles Vice-President Ahmed Afif and many other high-level government officials.
On May 16th, Hady gave a presentation on “Strategic Programming for ACAs to Achieve Measurable Success”, which provided an approach for systematic accomplishments by focusing on guidance for defining appropriate indicators.
Throughout the week, country delegations presented their approaches and lessons learned in the fight against corruption. These were complemented by expert contributions from the African Development Bank, Australian Federal Police, Basel Institute on Governance, Commonwealth, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fisheries Transparency Initiative, Grant Thornton UK LLP, International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre, UK Serious Fraud Office, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and World Bank.
In addition to the conference program, there were receptions at the State House and British High Commission where Hady had the honor of meeting Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan and UK High Commissioner Patrick Lynch.