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Source: African Development Bank Group

What: Virtual workshop of the Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network
Who: African Development Bank, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department
When: 22 October 2020, from 12.00 to 14.00 GMT
Where: Virtual

The African Development Bank will host the inaugural virtual workshop of the Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network (WECA), on Thursday, 22 October 2020.

The webinar, themedWomen in Compliance in Africa: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in the era of COVID-19, will formally introduce the WECA network to participants and stakeholders and bring together experienced women in ethics and compliance, including officials and chief executive officers, who are working to curb unethical practices and non-compliance in business and the public sector.

WECA is an informal network of seasoned women professionals in the field of ethics and compliance in business in Africa, set up by the African Development Bank and Coalition for Ethical Operations to promote integrity in business across the continent.

Objectives of the Workshop

  • Introduction and objectives of the WECA network.
  • Discourse on the challenges and opportunities in ethics and compliance, emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Membership drive to attract more women professionals and other interested persons into the network.

Speakers and panelists:

Olajobi Makinwa, Chief of Intergovernmental Relations and Africa, UN Global Compact

Lisa Miller, Integrity Compliance Officer, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank Group

Alan Bacarese, Director, Integrity & Anti-Corruption, African Development Bank

Vanessa Moungar, Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, African Development Bank

Paula Santos Da Costa, Head, Ethics Office, African Development Bank

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