Our hypothesis for change is that, given strong motivation from a diverse group of actors within an African sub-region, it is possible to build pressure at the level of the sub-regional body, or REC level, to strengthen national-level action against corruption.
The MSWG Eastern Africa region currently has 11 organisations namely:
- Africa Parliamentarian Network Against Corruption (APNAC)
- Centre for Citizens Participation on the African Union (CCPAU)
- East African Association of Anti- Corruption Authorities (EAAACA)
- East Africa Civil Society Organisations Forum (EACSOF)
- Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU);
- Scandinavian Institute of Policy Studies – Africa Chapter (SCIPS)
- Transparency International Uganda
- Uganda National NGO Forum/ Black Monday
- Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Youth Affairs
- Ushahidi Inc- Kenya
- Youth Partnership Countrywide(YPC) –Tanzania
The Steering Committee, which is elected by the MSWG, oversees specific implementation of the priority areas. The National Focal Points (NFPs) would provide linkage for national level to regional level anti-corruption efforts. The NFPs would be the drivers of national initiatives or activities being undertaken in specific countries. They would also recruit champions for regional initiatives such as ratification, and policy implementations.