The Pre-forum is premised on the recognition that gender issues, like corruption are cross cutting. Thus, efforts aimed at addressing corruption that are not gender responsive would be at best, inadequate.
The 2018 Gender Pre-Forum will be convened under the auspices of the AGA Women Engagement Strategy (AGA-WES), a tool for mainstreaming gender in democratic governance initiatives for the African Governance Platform Members. It will focus on leveraging and reinforcing women’s insights, capacities, and initiatives for preventing and combatting corruption in Africa. The aim is to identify, support, strengthen and amplify the gendered perspectives on the sustainable fight against corruption.
It is anticipated that the Gender Pre-Forum will serve as the biggest platform for women and men across the continent that have engaged in gender responsive anti-corruption efforts for learning and sharing of experiences and providing concrete recommendations to support the sustainable fight against corruption in Africa.