Corruption is one of the principal problems affecting modern day society, with serious implications on nations, societies, businesses and institutions. Corruption undermines socio-economic development, leads to capital flight, leads to unequal distribution of economic resources, and poses a serious threat to the security of nations. Corruption limits the realization of all sustainable development goals (SDGs) in many respects, as the vast sums that are lost to corruption could have been used to improve living standards by increasing access to housing, health, education and water (UNODC, 2019). For example, the African Union estimates that 25% of Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) is lost to corruption (UNODC, 2015). Despite the efforts to curb corruption at global, regional and national levels, corruption continues to be on an upward trend. Among all these measures to deal with the scourge, the voice from the academics and researchers has been silent.
The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, researchers, experts, the business community and institutions that are instrumental in the fight against corruption, for robust deliberations on corruption and its prevention. The conference also aims to reflect upon the contemporary and prospective anti-corruption efforts that transcend national boundaries. We invite papers which revolve around the following subthemes that have been identified for the conference:
- Corruption trends and international best practices on anti-corruption
- The role of Anti-corruption institutions: The global, regional and national perspectives
- The socio-economic implications of corruption
- Curbing corruption in the procurement sector
- Public sector corruption and amelioration strategies
- Private sector corruption and amelioration strategies
- Enhancing accountability, transparency and good corporate governance
- The role of the legislature on anti-corruption
- Promoting accountability, transparency and good governance
- Anti-corruption investigations, obstacles and solutions
- Prosecution of corruption cases: overcoming the obstacles
- Cyber security and corruption prevention
- Money laundering and control
The conference is targeted at academics/ researchers; accounting officers; anti-corruption investigators/ officers; trial officers/ prosecutors/ legal practitioners; procurement managers/ officers; legislators; security personnel; civic society; and the business community.
Submission of abstracts
- Abstracts of between 200-300 words should be submitted by the 9th of September 2022, to IACConference@buse.ac.zw copied to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abstracts should include author(s) full names, affiliation, postal address, email addresses and between 4 to 7 keywords.
- Delegates will be notified of successful abstracts on the 13th of September 2022. Upon acceptance, delegates are required to submit a conference registration form.
Submission of full papers
- The submission date for full papers is 14 October 2022. All submissions should be sent as an attachment to IACConference@buse.ac.zw
- Full papers will be circulated anonymously to specialist referees for evaluation and will be published in a book of conference proceedings.
- Prospective contributors are specifically requested to ensure that the language and technical aspects of their papers are of high standard.
- Papers should be typed in 12pt Times New Romans.
- Papers should not exceed 6 000 words.
- APA reference style should be used for referencing.
Important dates (Must be received at our office by)
Submission of abstracts
23 September 2022
Notification of acceptance/ Non-Acceptance of abstracts
27 September 2022
Submission of Full Papers
28 October 2022
13 September to 15 October 2022
Late Registration :
16 – 31 October 2022
Final payment of conference fees
15 October 2022
Late payment of conference fees
31 October 2022
15 – 16 November 2022
NB: The conference fee excludes accommodation costs. It covers conference pack, teas, gala dinner during conference days and a tour of the Victoria Falls. Those who want accommodation arrangements should get in touch with the secretariat for booking arrangements and quotations.
Other activities such as sunset boat cruise, helicopter tour of the Victoria Falls, and game drive will be available at the delegate’s expense.
Payment and registration are required by 15 October 2022 and late payment will be accepted up to 31 October at an extra fee.
Payments can be made into the following bank account:
Account Name: Bindura University of Science Education
Bank : ECOBANK
Branch : Bindura
Account Type : FCA Nostro
Account No : 5783600007547
Swift Code : ECOCZWHX
Sort Code : 26000
For further inquiries regarding payment details, kindly contact the conference Secretariat.
Kindly scan and email proof of payment to IACConference@buse.ac.zw copied to email@example.com
- Dr Ishmael Mugari (Organising Chairperson) +263775651150 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms Tendai Towo (Secretariat) +263772734713 email: email@example.com
- Bindura University of Science Education, 1020 Chimurenga Road, Bindura, Zimbabwe.