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International Governance Institute (IGI) Cameroon

To have a public sector that is transparent, inclusive, participatory and citizen centered, which is constantly cognizant of, responsive to and answerable for the needs and aspirations of the people.

Presence in: Cameroon
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency

The International Governance Institute (IGI) is involved in a series of activities based on its objects and functions with the sole purpose of building a culture of integrity, improving governance in public administration and alleviating the plight of the poor. Having contributed to building capability for integrity, strengthening of governance systems and economic empowerment of the poor for over 10 years under its Focal Integrity Teams in Cameroon, the organization received fresh recognition N0.00000033/A/MINATD/SG/DAP/SDLP/SAC as a foreign organization working in Cameroon. This recognition has resulted to its rebranding from, IGI’s Focal Integrity Teams to International Governance Institute [IGI] Cameroon. The International Governance Institute [IGI] is a global development organisation registered as a charity under English law, and has similar representations in several African countries.

Under the oversight of its trustees who are mainly British nationals, the programs and country activities of the organization in Cameroon are being implemented by IGI’s country office headed by a Resident Country Representative and assisted by the Technical Management Team.

People Associated With This Organization

Stephen Asek

International Governance Institute...
Joined July 2015
Stephen Nkem Asek is a Governance and Anti-Corruption Specialist with a decade of experience in the field of anti-corruption activism, education for sustainable development (EfS) macro and micro organizational program management and supervision. He is currently the Resident Country Director of International Governance Institute (IGI) Cameroon, a citizen led nongovernmental organization affiliated to International Governance Institute (IGI) United Kingdom, a UK based charity with several chapters across Africa.

He served as an expert consultant on the joint UNFPA/World Bank Consultations on Macro-Economic Development Strategy Papers and Youths at the World Bank HQ, Washington DC. A consultation geared at amplifying the inclusion of youths in the design, implementation, budgeting and monitoring of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers of World Bank Borrowing Countries.

In recognition of Stephen Asek’s activism in anti-corruption, design and development of participatory governance and accountability tailored programs, he has been requested by the National Anti-Corruption Commission of Cameroon (CONAC) to provide senior mentoring expertise and coaching to government ministerial anti-corruption units, notably the anti-corruption unit of the National Oil and Gas Refinery (SONARA), the Ministry of Environment, Natures Protection and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Wildlife Fishery and Animal Husbandry.

In connection with the effectiveness of the work of IGI Cameroon in fighting corruption and strengthening communication mechanisms that enable poor people to raise their concerns and for their government to hear and provide feedback; the Minister of State at the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon in charge of Public Contracts (MINMAP) has asked Stephen Asek to serve as a member/advisor of the MINMAP’s Central Anti-Corruption Unit, which investigates public contract fraud, monitor the awards of public contracts, implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (SNLCC) and development of counter fraud systems.

More so Stephen Asek has an extensive experience and track record in conducting high profile research, coding, analysis and data processing for various national, international organizations and academic institutions. For instance he worked as lead researcher and coding expert for Cameroon for the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project of the Department of Political Science-University of Gothenburg (Sweden) working on a joint project with the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and the Department of Political Science-Lund university –Sweden. In 2014 he was also hired as Cameroon lead researcher for the Global Integrity (GI) project to measure governance indicators in African countries.

With both academic and professional background in environmental education, development education and sustainable development, i am keen to sharing best practices, tools and systems on the subject with members of the network.
Stephen Asek is the network champion (main point of contact) for International Governance Institute (IGI) Cameroon.

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