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MORE than 100 young people marched against corruption in South-Kivu

Uvira, 9 December 2019 MORE than a 100 young people on Monday marched to the Uvira Town Hall headquarters to hand over a memorandum of demands to the Mayor Kiza Muhato and transmit several copies to Provinvial and Central Government. The protest was organised by Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption in collaboration with Cercle des […]

Congolese citizens become actors in the fight against corruption

On January 2018, we launched the Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC), based on a model developed by Transparency International (TI), implemented in more than 30 countries throughout the world, and adapted to the specificities of the Congolese context. The ALAC project has permitted CERC to mobilize pro bono lawyers in charge of handling corruption […]

Participatory budgeting in congolese secondary schools

Schools around the Uvira in South-Kivu are using participatory budgeting (PB) to engage students, parents, educators, and staff in deciding how to spend a part of the school budget. School PB develops student leadership, supports student and school success, liftup student and parent voice, and involves the entire school in meaningful civic experiences. Participants learn […]

Helping the poorest children advocate for better education services

When poor children access to education, they often cannot obtain quality education nor participate in decision making at school level. That often prevents them from receiving education in better environment with better toilets, clean water, library and safer classroom.  In the low income neighborhoods around Ruzizi Valley, thousands of children have been obliged to study […]

Toward teaching anti-corruption and integrity in DRC education system.

Education is an important tool for preventing corruption and fostering a culture of integrity. Teaching  Integrity and Anti-Corruption is needed to foster anti-corruption culture in young generation especially with learning activities. It aims to create a culture of anti-corruption to students that Anti-Corruption Education is an important thing in everyday life. Integrity Education is an […]

2018 Annual Report Release

We released a 2018 Annual Report with informative achievements. We hope that you find it useful and share it with others. We are very happy with how the year is ending and thank you for all your support this year. However, time has not run out to make a gift to CERC. Visit Our Donation Page now […]

Reaching and engaging marginalized youth

Context In Democratic Republic of the Congo, many children from minority-marginalized groups suffer from injustice, difficulty-accessing school, and violence on their way to and at school as well as child marriage and labour. Missing out on an education will mean that students living with disabilities and those from marginalized groups will remain underrepresented in our […]

Celebrating the international anti-corruption day

On 8 and 9 December 2018, CERC worked with 35 secondary schools in Uvira to engage students in the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day under the slogan of “United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security”. The objective of the campaign was to raise public awareness about corruption costs in education, bring their attention […]

Student engagement helps to improve the quality and relevance of Congolese youth education.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) education system is plagued by low coverage and poor quality. Some of the challenges that the country faces in the education sector are the corruption, as well as the large numbers of students per class in secondary schools. Moreover, the quality of education is inadequate to better respond to […]

Helping young people to improve school infrastructures in Uvira

Notre Dame Institute is a reference school in the city of Uvira and receives a sufficient number of students. The school is experiencing a very serious problem related to the lack of classes and the lack of toilets meeting health standards. This school has only eight classrooms for a number of more than 814 students […]

Improving education facilities for Luberizi schoolchildren

Educational infrastructure in the village of Luberizi do not meet the minimal standards of the Ministry of Education. Many children are forced to study in debilitated classrooms, with inadequate teaching materials and lacking of sanitation facilities. In an attempt to improve the situation, In October 2017, Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption launched the Integrity Club […]

Improving education quality in South-Kivu

Access to education is a major challenge for children living in South Kivu. Children living in rural areas study in poor conditions. Schools are overcrowded and often lack equipment, water and sanitation facilities, and adequate teaching and learning materials. In October 2017, Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption launched an initiative to improve education in South-Kivu […]

Helping to improve school infrastructures in South-Kivu

Millions children in Democratic Republic of the Congo schools were being educated in infrastructures that did not meet minimum norms and standards. The Kitundu Institute is struggling to provide adequate educational facilities for children. This means that children living in the district of Kasenga in the city of Uvira do not really have an adequate […]

Beyond the integrity reform in education

After a decade of civil war and political violence, corruption has pervaded almost every sector of public life, with a system of patronage well entrenched in society. Among the other major factors, pervasive corruption in all public sectors hindered citizens’ ability to provide effective oversight to the government’s services. Examples of corruption in education abound. […]

6 Civil Society Organisations trained on Community Integrity Building

From 4th – 6th June, CERC conducted a three days capacity building training on Community Integrity Building  for 6 Civil Society Organisations from 2 provinces (South-Kivu and North-Kivu) as well the representatives of the Provincial ministry of education.  A total of 15 participants has trained to engage in embedding anti-corruption and transparency measures in education […]

LAUNCHING THE PROJECT “STUDENTS ACTING FOR HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND EQUALITY” IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

Le Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption (CERC) is delighted to announce the launch of the SHINE project “Students Acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality”, funded by  Integrity Action. As part of the initiation of the DRC Ministry of Education aimed at educating all school children on the values ​​of democracy and good governance, community life […]

Civil Society Organisations will be trained on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Bukavu

From 24 to 26 October 2017, the Anti-Corruption Research Center (CERC) and selected anti-corruption experts and practitioners will organize a training workshop for civil society organizations on the review mechanism of the UN Convention Against corruption (UNCAC). The 3-day training workshop will be held in Bukavu and will gather more than 40 participants and experts […]

25 youth trained in anticorruption strategies and community integrity building in Uvira

On Saturday, 15 July, CERC organized a training course on anti-corruption strategies and on Community Integrity Building benefiting 25 youth. The workshop was aimed to provide youth, civil society organizations and academic institutions in Uvira with strategies and tools to fight against corruption. In the first part of the seminar, the phenomenon of corruption was […]

Working Paper : Engaging both women and men in the Community Integrity Building!

Overview Increasingly, programs for building community integrity must engaging both women and men to affect attitudes change. Findings from different research and study are underscoring the need to engage both sexes together, since their joint involvement facilitates key changes in related gender roles and inequalities (Heise, 2011, Michau et al., 2015, Jewkwa wr al., 2015, […]

A very weak mobilization against corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the corruption has not yet received the full attention of the country’s authorities, despite the fact that the country is ranked 147th out of 168 in the latest Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perception Index. Misappropriation of revenues in the mining and telecommunication sectors, tax evasion and money laundering is the most […]

Engaging community members to build integrity in South-Kivu.

Since may 8, 2017, we are conducting our first Households Corruption Survey to take a close perception of corruption in South Kivu. During this survey, we regroups community members to whom we provide trainings on how they can build integrity and hold both local government, implementing agencies. service providers and NGOs to account. The motivated people […]

The Anti-Corruption Research Center is determined to increase the positive impact of civil society organisations in development, from the grassroots to policy-making.

On May 13, 2017, a total of 40 persons from 23 grassroots organisations in Uvira were trained in anti-corruption strategies and provided with social accountability approach and tools such as the Community Integrity Building, DevelopmentCheck Online platform and Health and Education Assessment tools. The participants were encouraged to adapt the tools to fit their settings and situations […]

CERC trained 27 monitors in Uvira

Young people during a training session in CIB organised by CERC in april 2017 The CERC was set up in 2017 as part of effort to raise citizen’s voice on issues relating to the failing rate of infrastructure projects and social basic services in the communities in which they live. The CERC realised that it […]

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