Project information

Experience of reducing corruption in universities

To share with people from other African countries the successful experience of working in Cameroonian universities to reduce corruption, so that they can start similar projects.

April 2011 - December 2011

Charity information: International Governance Institute

International Governance Institute
  • Need

    Need

    High levels of corruption in universities in African countries (specifically, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

    Solution

    It will share successful experience in Cameroon with civil society organisations working on governance and democracy in other countries. Materials and methods used in Cameroon will be made available to the delegates from other countries. The delegates will then return to their own countries, empowered to start similar projects through their local IGI organisation.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To share and analyse best practice in fighting corruption.

    Activities

    » Seminars on location in Cameroon
    » Fact-finding visits to universities where the programme has been run successfully.

    Success will be when the delegates at least two of the other countries (i.e. not Cameroon) establish similar projects in their own country.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long-term projects in the universities of at least two additional countries, leading to local university staff trained in anti-corruption methods and a measurable reduction in fraud and corruption in the universities.

    Risk

    That the attendees are unable to set up a similar projects in their own countries. We have dealt with this by inviting leading representatives from countries with an active IGI organisation, which will have local support and support from the UK central organisation.

    Reporting

    Full report on the workshops, seminars and visits at the end of the project (i.e. September 2011). Follow-up report a year later on progress with projects in beneficiary countries.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £9,025

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      Amount Heading Description
      £926 Subsistence Subsistence for delegates in Buea / Yaounde
      £1,629 Accommodation Accom. for delegates in Buea / Yaounde
      £929 Transportation Transport on fact-finding visits
      £1,427 Seminars Premises and facilitation for seminars
      £4,114 Flights Air travel from beneficiary countries to Cameroon

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Commonwealth Foundation £4,114 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Cameroon where 40% of the population are below 25, with a booming tertiary education sector. Unfortunately, like many similar African countries it has high levels of corruption.

    Beneficiaries

    University workers, students and the wider population in Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Anti-corruption workers will be trained. Loss of funds through corruption will be reduced. There will therefore be more funds available for legitimate use in developing the universities. Also, students will not have to suffer the negative role models of fraud and corruption at an impressionable stage in their personal development.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have grass-roots organisations capable of implementing such projects in these countries, combined with expert advice from UK. We have successful experience of running such projects in Cameroon and can now leverage that across Africa.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Stephen Asek

    Organiser of the visits and seminars in Cameroon. Stephen is the leader of IGI in Cameroon, and has been the leader of the successful projects.