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AusAID new U4 partner agency

The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre assists donor practitioners in more effectively addressing corruption challenges through their development support. U4 now serves eight development agencies: Norad (Norway), DFID (UK), CIDA (Canada), GTZ (Germany), MinBuZa (the Netherlands), Sida (Sweden), BTC (Belgium) and AusAID (Australia), providing resources and services.

Through this extensive online resource centre, U4 guides users to relevant anti-corruption resources, including U4 applied research (Themes), and communicate the work of the U4 partner agencies through a searchable database of projects and initiatives. U4 also offers a Help Desk service and provide online as well as in-country training on anti-corruption measures and strategies for partner agencies and their counterparts.

The U4 Resource Centre is operated and run by CMI. The Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin is is responsible for the U4 Help Desk.

Background
The Resource Centre was initially established in 2002 as a result of the so-called 'Utstein-partnership' which begun in 1999 with an initiative taken by the ministers of international development from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the UK to formalise their cooperation. High on the priority list was anti-corruption.

Sweden (Sida) and Canada (CIDA) joined as U4 partners in 2005, and since then the U4 Resource Centre has outlived the original political-level 'Utstein-cooperation', and continues to provide focused, donor relevant information and services to its partner agencies. In January 2008, BTC (Belgium) also became a funding U4 Partner.

Published June 08, 2009

Thu 4 - Fri 5 Sep

China´s Soft Power in Africa: Emerging media and cultural relations between China and Africa

The conferance is organized by the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus in China, the University of Westminster´s Africa Media Centre, and Rhodes University´s ...

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10-11
Sep
Beijing: International Conference
China and Africa:Media, Communications and Public Diplomacy

The Conference is organised by the Chr. Michelsen Institute (Norway) in cooperation with the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies (IJC), Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences* *IJC will organize this through its Center of Global Media & Communication Studies in association with the Kede College at China Normal University

21-23
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New Horizons: Law Reform and Gender Justice in the Greater Middle East

This conference invites scholars and activists to present papers on law reform particularly within the area of family law and criminal law. How, when and where are women activists using law and law reform as a tool to create gender justice in the greater Middle East?

13-14
Nov
Legislating Marriages: Family Law Reform and Democratization in Africa and Asia

Women''s rights and obligations within marriage are one of the key components of family law and is a highly sensitive political area of intervention across the globe both historically and presently. Despite massive pressures from feminist movements across the world, family law has been surprisingly stubborn to change. This workshop examines the relationship between family law reform and political transitions.

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