Maritime Anti-Corruption Network Nigeria

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)

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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network Nigeria

MACN launched its first collective action project in Nigeria in partnership with the UN Development Program (UNDP) in 2012. The project was developed on a multi- stakeholder approach, involving both the private and public sector. Since 2013, MACN has been working with local stakeholders from the private and public sectors to implement the actions identified in the assessment. The project has received high-level support from the Nigerian Presidency, first, through the approval of the harmonized port call and vessel clearance procedures and, secondly, through the Vice-president’s participation in the launch event of the Port Service Support Portal and Grievance Mechanism.

In 2019, MACN received funding from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA) to continue activities in Nigeria with the aim of improving the business climate and reduce corruption in the port and maritime sector. Some core activities of the project and achievements to date include the development of an SOP toolkit for the private and public sector to help integrate standard operating procedures in daily operations; the establishment of the Help Desk in collaboration with the Nigerian Shippers Council’s grievance mechanism; and the development of a National Port Integrity Index for Nigeria and Global Port Integrity Platform to measure the level of integrity in ports worldwide and promote a culture of integrity.

MACN received further funding in 2021 from the Siemens Integrity Initiative, with the aim of scaling up the Collective Action programme in Nigeria. The focus is on enabling effective corruption prevention through improved compliance and creating a culture of integrity. The project will lead to clean business and fair market conditions for seaports and terminals users in Nigeria, by creating a private sector Integrity Alliance that collects evidence of systemic corruption challenges related to cargo clearance; by enabling the public sector to improve compliance and consequence management based on evidence; and by enabling civil society to hold the public-private dialogue partners mutually accountable.

MACN and CBi have successfully established the integrity alliance with over 120 port users and have developed a training module and delivered capacity building workshops on Leadership, Ethics and Anti Corrupt Practices for government officials. MACN will continue to equip local players with proven collective action methodologies to drive change.

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