The current African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC)’s Secretariat was formed since January 2010 under the Canadian Parliamentary Centre’s Africa Parliamentary Strengthening Program (APSP) for Budget Oversight, a 5-year program funded itself by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) of Canada.
The Secretariat of APNAC, which had hitherto operated from offices in Nairobi, Kenya, was moved to Accra, Ghana, from where it had operated under the auspices of the Parliamentary Centre’s Africa Poverty Reduction Office (APRO). The APNAC’s Secretariat is headed by an Executive Director, who works with a small team at the Secretariat level and in close consultation with the APNAC Board, Africa Region.
The Secretariat benefits working and guidance supports from some Resource Persons (especially from some anticorruption specialists) across the Continent and collaborates closely with the local/national chapters’ secretariats where it exists to implement the Network’s Continental programs. The Secretariat is temporarily relocated within the premises of the Parliament of Ghana, at the State House in Osu, Accra. Serving as institutional memory to the Network, the Secretariat maintains the relationships between the Network membership, its various partners and other sister organizations.