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The Fishrot Scandal
Whistleblower Johannes Stefansson discusses the Fishrot Scandal with Martin Woods.
In 2019 Johannes Stefánsson disclosed over 30,000 documents to Wikileaks – now known as “The Fishrot Files” – that detail how Samherij – an Icelandic Fishing Company – paid bribes estimated to be in excess of $10 million USD, to senior officials in Namibia, in exchange for fishing quotas.
Since then, Mr Stefánsson has been cooperating with authorities, including special units of the Namibian government, such as the Anti-Corruption Commission, to expose the biggest corruption scandal in the histories of Namibia and Iceland.
As a member of that courageous group of people who have made the ethical choice to expose bribery and corruption, Mr Stefánsson will share his personal experience of the scandal and will discuss the compliance lessons to be learned.
Human Smuggling, Trafficking & Modern Slavery
Human smuggling, trafficking and modern slavery is a multibillion-dollar industry that targets and exploits vulnerable individuals across Africa – children, women and men. At any given time, it is estimated that 3.5 million Africans are being trafficked, and over nine million Africans are being enslaved. Nearly all African states are source, transit, and/or destination countries, making this a significant issue for all to address.
This session will focus on understanding what Human Smuggling, Trafficking and Modern Slavery is, and how, why, where and what is happening. Gaining this level of understanding is critical to not only raise awareness, but to design and build the remediation programmes required for organisations in the public and private sectors to work in sync, to disrupt, and dismantle, the associated criminal syndicates.
Neil Giles, CEO, Traffik Analysis Hub, UK
Mohamed Dagar, Regional Coordinator for Eastern Africa, Institute for Security Studies, Kenya
James Kofi Annan, President, Challenging Heights, Ghana
Raouf Farrah, Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Tunisia
The New Challenges of Data Privacy
Given that there is currently no unified approach to data privacy across the African continent, keeping abreast of data privacy obligations can be a challenge for companies with an African footprint, in particular for those with cross border operations.
While some countries, such as Morocco and Mauritius, have long-standing data privacy laws, many – including Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa and Togo – have only recently implemented new legislation, while others have yet to do so. However, the 2016 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is currently providing significant impetus for the further implementation of data privacy laws across the continent.
This panel session will consider recent developments in the legislative landscape, providing guidance on how companies can best understand their data privacy obligations, both locally, regionally and globally.
Trevor Hughes, President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), USA
Melody Musoni, Senior Legal Consultant, Phukubje Pierce Masithela Attorneys, South Africa
Janine West, Head of Privacy Office: Africa, Experian, South Africa
Drudeisha Madhub, Data Protection Commissioner, Data Protection Office, Mauritius
ESG: What is it and why does it matter?
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance has become an important and complex topic for organisations to get to grips with. With an ever-growing number of regulations and industry standards being introduced, companies across Africa need to be able to identify, assess and manage their ESG obligations.
This session explores what ESG is, what it means, and how companies can establish a core framework that integrates ESG into the heart of business strategies, operating models and key processes, including KYC, third party risk management (TPRM) and reporting.
Justin Smith, Head of Business Development , WWF, South Africa
Walid Al Saqqaf, Founder and CEO, Rebalance Earth, UK
Madeleine Ronquest, Head of Environmental and Social Risk, Climate Change, FirstRand Limited, South Africa
Seynabou Ba, Founder, ESG Africa, Senegal
Martin Woods, Chair of Advisory Board, Global Compliance Institute, UK
Ethics in the Workplace: Everyone's Responsibility
From damaging reputations, to harming employee morale, to diminishing society’s overall trust in organisations - unethical behaviour in the workplace has a significant impact that cannot and should not be ignored.
This session will address why creating an ethical culture and ethics programme requires thinking about ethics not just as a behaviour problem, but also a design problem.
Join representatives from regional FIU's and the FATF Regional Style Bodies (FRSBs) – ESAAMLG, GABAC, GIABA and MENAFATF - for a virtual Roundtable.
The Roundtable will discuss local, regional and international trends, and the importance of public-private partnerships.
Diphat Tembo, Director Compliance and Prevention, Financial Intelligence Centre (Zambia), Zambia
Sydney Asubo, Executive Director, Financial Intelligence Authority (Uganda), Uganda
Edwin Mtonga, Director for Legal and Corporate Services, Financial Intelligence Authority (Malawi), Malawi
Muazu Umar, Director, Policy and Research, GIABA, Senegal