BudgIT, The International Open Data Charter Technical Working Group and the Open Contracting Partnership with in-kind support from UK Government Cabinet Office host an anti-corruption workshop in Lagos themed: “Anti-Corruption: Enforcement and Investigation Using Open Data.”
On 12 May 2016, British Prime Minister David Cameron will host world leaders to a pioneering Anti-Corruption Summit in London, which is expected to result in an “Integrity Charter” for all nations. The Summit will see world leaders, business and civil society meet to agree on a series of resolutions that will expose corruption so there is nowhere to hide, punish the perpetrators and support those affected by corruption, drive out the culture of corruption wherever it exists.
Ahead of this Summit, civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations are working collaboratively with governments around the world to set each country’s agenda for the Summit and proffer relevant, homegrown solutions for fighting the global scourge of corruption.
This workshop is therefore crucial, in light of president Buhari’s renewed war on corruption and given the opportunity it provides Nigeria to set a clear-cut agenda for the event, which is just weeks away. The outcome of our workshop and the recommendations we proffer will be formally forwarded to the London 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit.