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AFRODAD in partnership with the Botswana Council of Churches held holding its 2019 Regional Dialogue on Curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa from the 20th to the 21st of March

2019 in Gaborone, Botswana. Building on the successes of the 2017 and 2018 Regional Dialogues, the 3rd annual dialogue was held under the theme “Fighting Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities”The regional dialogue usually seeks to engage multiple stakeholders and policy actors including parliamentarians, CSOs from a variety of fields (climate and gender groups, journalists, trade union associations, private sector and religious groups) to share ideas, information, and discuss the progress, success, challenges and opportunities in the fight against IFFs from Africa with a view to develop new and improved strategic approaches to halt illicit financial flows from Africa.

Objectives of this conference were:

  1. To engage and promote global dialogue on curbing IFFs between multiple stakeholders and policy actors including parliamentarians, CSOs from a variety of fields (climate and gender groups, journalists, trade union associations, private sector and religious groups;
  2. To share ideas, information, and take stock of the progress, successes, existing and new challenges and opportunities in the fight against IFFs from Africa;
  3. To provide a platform for learning, divergent thinking in order to develop new and/ improved strategic approaches to halting illicit financial flows from Africa;
  4. To mobilise participants to rally behind the Stop the Bleeding Campaign, as a strategy to put pressure on African governments to combat IFFs from Africa.

Conference Thematic issues for discussion were:

  1. Emerging Trends and Measurement and Size of IFFs in Africa;
  2. IFFs and the Digital Economy;
  3. Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting – Africa’s response to the OECD BEPS Action Plan;
  4. Analysis of the link between Debt and IFFs;
  5. Challenges of public services delivery within the context of IFFs;
  6. IFFs and Corruption;
  7. IFFs in Extractives.

The event's hashtag was: #StopTheBleedingAFRODAD and it heavily trended on social media.