summer academy treeA prominent parliamentarian from Zimbabwe will attend the IACA Summer Academy next month on a scholarship provided by IACA in partnership with the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC).

The Honourable Willias Madzimure, a dedicated anti-corruption leader, has made numerous strides nationally, regionally, and globally to fight corruption. These include developing a code of conduct that was used as a blueprint for the Parliament of Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct.

Mr. Madzimure will be among 85 participants in the Summer Academy, which runs from 2 to 11 July and is designed for professionals looking to expand their knowledge and experience to better counter corruption.

IACA previously agreed to offer a Summer Academy scholarship to the winner of GOPAC’s inaugural International Anti-Corruption Award. GOPAC announced today that it had presented the award to the Honourable Ali Ashal, a parliamentarian from Yemen, for his work fighting corruption and promoting oversight in Yemen and around the world. As Mr. Ashal is unable to attend the programme, IACA and GOPAC are proud to offer the scholarship to Mr. Madzimure, a fellow nominee.

“Parliamentarians must be at the forefront of the fight against corruption,” said Martin Kreutner, Dean of IACA. “IACA is delighted to be sponsoring this award and looks forward to further fruitful cooperation with GOPAC in the years to come.”

Mr. Ashal will now represent GOPAC over the next year as GOPAC Ambassador. GOPAC is a worldwide alliance of parliamentarians working together to combat corruption, strengthen good government, and uphold the rule of law.