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Commonwealth 11th Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa

Our founder Aidan Larkin (Co-founder and CEO) was invited to speak at the 11th Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa on 21st June, hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat. He discussed the effectiveness of asset recovery.

The Commonwealth is an association of 54 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding. The Commonwealth is active in a number of areas including development, democracy, debt management and trade. The Commonwealth Secretariat was established in 1965 to oversee and coordinate their activities. The conference has been held annually since being set up by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2011. This year’s theme was ‘Assessing Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Effort in Africa’. It aimed to provide an opportunity for the heads of anti-corruption agencies from across Commonwealth Africa to share their experiences and to benchmark the efforts of member countries towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16. SDG 16 deals with reducing corruption, bribery and illicit financial flows.

Aidan Larkin (Co-Founder & CEO) comments on the event:

“As the seized asset manager for Seychelles Anti-Corruption Commission, we’re delighted to have been invited to address this prestigious & important event covering hundreds of delegates spread around the world detailing how we help jurisdictions maximise their asset recovery efforts. We’re proud to be helping governments around the world achieve their goals.“

Other notable speakers:

  • Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General

  • Dr George Larbi, Governance Global Practice, South Asia Region, World Bank

  • Prof. Prajapati Trivedi, Commonwealth Secretary-General's Special Envoy for SDG Implementation

  • Mr Paul Banoba, Africa Regional Advisor Transparency International Berlin, Germany

  • Yara Esquivel Soto, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

  • Mr Amaechi Nsofor, Partner, Head of Africa, Insolvency and asset recovery, Grant Thornton UK LLP

  • Warren Smith, Global Digital Marketplace Programme Director UK Government Digital Service (GDS)

  • Dr Solomon Uwagbole Igedu, Analytics Lab, UK Microsoft Partner

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