In August 2021, FSVC launched a program to reduce corruption in Angola. This demand-driven program promotes anti-corruption reform through investigative journalism, public advocacy and awareness, and public-private engagement.
FSVC has orchestrated learning opportunities to equip Angolan media, civil society organizations (CSOs) and government officials to institute anti-corruption measures on their own, ensuring long-term public engagement and collaboration following the completion of the program. FSVC’s program is focused on tackling the following three objectives:
1) Develop capacities of Angolan media to investigate and cover corruption stories and monitor anti-corruption reforms.
FSVC is engaging local independent media in practical activities to enhance the investigative journalism and reporting skills necessary to improve public awareness of governance and anti-corruption reforms. The activities are led by experienced international journalists to transfer their knowledge on 1) the fundamentals of investigative journalism, 2) corruption trends and typologies, 3) conducting data-backed corruption investigations, 4) the impact of corruption on women and vulnerable groups, and 5) engaging with CSOs on corruption stories.
To maximize the coverage of corruption stories and its accessibility to a younger demographic, FSVC is also holding a workshop series for prominent Angolan social media influencers on 1) research and fact-based reporting, 2) the impact of corruption on women and vulnerable groups, and 3) becoming agents of change.
2) Increase capacity of CSOs to monitor and advocate for corruption reforms, and engage public
FSVC is building a cadre of CSOs that are more knowledgeable, effective and proactive in 1) identifying corruption trends and typologies, 2) using data-backed monitoring and analysis techniques, 3) maintaining data, research and sourcing integrity, 4) constructive engagement with government institutions, 5) collaborating with the media, 6) developing action plans to tackle risks in decentralization, 7) engaging in outreach, advocacy and inclusion for vulnerable groups, and 8) raising awareness through public campaigns.
3) Facilitate public-private dialogue and collaboration on anti-corruption initiatives in Angola
FSVC is maximizing inclusiveness by connecting key anti-corruption stakeholders and strengthening their communication through 1) joint workshops with CSOs and media, 2) roundtables between government and CSO representatives, and 3) media coverage and discussions between government officials and CSOs on the impact of corruption on women and vulnerable groups.