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 cases. Programs on local radio stations have also broadened the reach of ALAC to people living outside the Uvira city. For the year 2018 more specifically, 193 people contacted our ALAC to obtain legal advice. These contacts were made via our CERC office, via…

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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 youth education needs. One idea that is gaining ground is  that young students who are seen as direct schools users can contribute to the improvement of educational service delivery and infrastructure within their schools, as they can better monitor its quality and are directly encouraged…

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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 sector. A local network of Integrity Builders has formed amongst the participating CSOs to advocate for the introduction of Integrity Education manual in national curriculum as well for the improvement of education quality.

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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 serious evil affecting the country’s ranking. Up to US $15 billion are estimated to be losted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to corruption. The Government The DRC lacks a legal arsenal in the fight against…

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