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Directorate for the Coordination of Ethics Infrastructures


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Director: Berhanu Kifetewu
Telephone: +251 011 551 1506
Fax: +251 011 515 1492
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This Directorate is tasked with coordinating the activities of the Commission with that of major stakeholders (ethics infrastructures) in the fight

against corruption. It spearheaded the establishment of joint forums with the media, regional anti-corruption bodies, professional associations,

mass organizations, and law enforcement agencies. It also facilitated the founding of the National Anti-corruption Coalition in which almost all

stakeholders are members.

The Directorate is in charge of coordinating the following major stakeholders and ethics infrastructures:

  • Regional ethics and anti-corruption commissions,
  •  Ethics Liaison units in government departments and public enterprises,
  •  Joint forums of the Commission and stakeholders(that are mentioned above), like the media,
  •  The National Anti-corruption Coalition which was founded on July 4/2009,  Public offices (police departments, prosecutorial bodies, courts, ombudsman and human rights agencies, auditor generals, and parliaments, etc) that are in charge of probing, investigating, and prosecuting crimes at federal and regional levels, 
  • Ethics and civic education clubs,
  • Civil society organizations,
  • Professional associations,
  • Media and religious organizations, etc. 

The Directorate extends support to the above-mentioned organizations in the following areas:

  • Coordinating and institutionalizing their activities in combating corruption,
  •  Offering training and sharing experience,
  •  Liaising between the Commission and the organizations,
  •  Providing them with advisory and technical supports and
  •  Facilitating the alleviation of their problems.

In return, the Commission needs to get the following services from them:

  • • Providing it with information on ethics and anti-corruption education, areas that are believed to be prone to corruption in their respective public offices and enterprises, and statistical data on their performances; 
    • Extending support to the Commission in the investigation of alleged corruption cases and examination of working procedures that are

    believed to be conducive to corruption,
    • Carrying out activities delegated to them by the Commission (exclusively or in partnership with the Commission),
    • In sum, actively participating in the anti-corruption struggle.

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