Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption e-Session #3: Anti-Corruption in Africa

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There is a $75+HST participation fee for this e-session. This e-session is free for participants of the GCNC and Canadian Trade Commissioners. Clients of the TCS can take 10% off the ticket price, please contact network@unglobalcompact.ca for the discount code.

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About this Training e-Session

Africa is up and coming – is your company ready to take advantage of the huge opportunities presented in virtually every sector of its economy?

Many African countries have been experiencing strong growth and are investing heavily in acutely needed social and physical infrastructure, yet, much of Africa continues to be plagued by high levels of corruption and are identified as high-risk jurisdictions.

Companies looking to pursue opportunities on the continent need to have a clear-sighted understanding of the diversity of the legal, cultural, social, political and risk environments that each region and country presents.

This session will explore the nature of the risks at play and lessons learned from companies that have successfully (and sometimes less successfully) invested in Africa.

In this e-session, a Canadian Trade Commissioner will also be speaking briefly on anti-corruption/governance considerations for African countries.



Paul Lalonde

Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Paul LalondePaul Lalonde is a partner at Dentons Canada LLP. He focuses on anti-corruption, government contracting, international trade law and international arbitration. Mr. Lalonde has the distinction of being one of the few practitioners listed as a leader in international trade law in Lexpert, Chambers Global, the Legal Post and the Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers (Legal Media Group / Euromoney Institutional Investor), as well as in Procurement law in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White) and in Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal.

Mr. Lalonde is a founding member of the Canadian Bar Association Joint Committee on Anti-corruption and Chair and President of Transparency International – Canada. He has been a guest professor in international trade law at the University of Ottawa, has lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School and Queen’s University and is a frequent speaker at conferences in his areas of expertise.

About the Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management

This is the third e-session of GCNC’s Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management to help educate and transfer anti-corruption knowledge from experts to professionals who would like to increase their knowledge on how to prevent and manage corruption close to home and abroad. This training program has a regional focus and will help participants become experts in managing corruption in different regions of the world.

Participants who complete all four e-sessions will receive a Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management. Obtaining this certificate will help promote your expertise and increase your credibility and ability to combat corruption in today’s competitive and dynamic landscape.

About the Anti-Corruption Working Group
GCNC’s Anti-Corruption Working Group aims to recognize the UN Global Compact’s Tenth Principle – Anti-Corruption, to aid Canadian companies in their efforts to develop internal compliance programs and internal controls. This working group has published an e-book, “Designing An Anti-Corruption Compliance Program: A Guide for Canadian Businesses”. The Working Group is led by Johnathan Drimmer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Barrick Gold Corp.

Participating Companies: Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, BDO, Export Development Canada (EDC), Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), Baker & Mckenzie, RCMP Canada, and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-corruption at the University of Ottawa (CCEAC).Please click on the learn more button below to learn more about how to participate in this working group and other participation benefits.  future reporting