- Category: Blog
- Published: Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:44
By Stephanie Amoako, Accountability Counsel
Accountability for harm caused by corporate abuses is a challenge all over the world. This includes on the African continent, where billions of dollars are pouring into countries for infrastructure, mining, and other projects. October 2018 marked the fourth annual General Assembly (GA) of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) took place in Nairobi, Kenya. The ACCA is a coalition of 123 African organizations from 31 African countries. The ACCA seeks to support African communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations, both multinational and domestic. For the second year in a row, Accountability Counsel participated in the GA, which brought together civil society organizations (CSOs), grassroots advocates, and international partners. During the two-day gathering, we shared our work on independent accountability offices and discussed strategies to hold corporations accountable for harm on the continent.