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- Objective #1 -

Building the capacity of national legal


FIGHTING IMPUNITY AND The Wayamo Foundation will organise and convene

ENSURING ACCOUNTABILITY capacity building training sessions and retreats for

prosecutors, investigators and judges from the four
IN EAST AFRICA project countries.
Drawing on its roster of experts from across Africa and
the world, capacity building and training exercises will
Regional capacity building to enable domestic aim to build staff capacities, as well as foster synergies
systems to address International and between the international criminal justice community
Transnational crimes and national legal actors. Doing so promises to make
the principle of complementarity meaningful in

- Objective #2 -
Developing a network of Directors of
Public Prosecution and Heads of Criminal
Investigation Departments

The Wayamo Foundation will also support the

development of a network of Directors of Public
Prosecution and Heads of Criminal Investigation
Departments in order to: intensify inter-agency
collaboration; facilitate the exchange of relevant
knowledge and experience; develop expert guidelines;
and enhance regional cross-border collaboration on
international and transnational criminal cases.

The Fighting Impunity and Ensuring Accountability in East

Africa project (2017-2018) aims to strengthen the rule of law - Objective #3 -
and enhance the capacity to deal effectively with complex Involving key decision makers and high-level
and transborder crimes. This timely project stems from the officials
reality that the rule of law and access to justice are an essential
component of international crisis management as well as key The project will engage with key stakeholders and
components in the development of peaceful democracies. influential players, such as the East African Community
and its court, regional and international courts and the
Only with accountable, transparent and reliable structures African Union (AU). The aim is to further build political
assuring the investigation and prosecution of core and regional collaboration and generate trust and
international crimes and transnational organized crime can commitment amongst stakeholders. Diplomatic efforts
societies move on to peaceful coexistence safe from cycles will be led by a team of Wayamo and AGJA members,
of recurring violence. This cannot be achieved solely at an which will conduct diplomacy visits and meetings.
international level. The capacity of states to investigate and
prosecute international crimes must be strengthened at
the national level, whilst respecting state sovereignty and - Objective #4 -
bolstering regional cooperation and support. Engaging civil society and media

The proposed model has four pillars, combining: Through activities, such as public conferences, high-
Capacity building for investigative, prosecutorial and level debates and symposia, the public will be informed
judicial staff; of emerging criminal trends, of the importance of
Building a network of Directors of Public Prosecution a functioning judicial system and accountability.
and Heads of Criminal Investigation Departments; Furthermore, journalists will be trained to report
Sensitive stakeholder diplomacy; and truthfully and objectively. A population that is well-
Public outreach and awareness building. informed by well-trained media has the potential to
exert sustained pressure for justice.

With the financial support of

the German Federal Foreign Office.
about us

Some 200 judicial members plus thousands of members

of civil society in the target countries.

Project countries
The Wayamo Foundation is
East Africa: from its base in Arusha, the project will be
an independent, non-profit covering Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
organisation established to
strengthen the rule of law, promote Partners
international criminal justice Judiciaries, Public Prosecution Offices, Criminal
Investigation Departments of the four project countries,
and foster transparency through
as well as members of civil society, the East African
informed journalism. Its main field Community and the East African courts.
of action is to build the capacity
of national judicial systems that Activities 2017-2018
address core international crimes,
transnational organised crime and
transitional justice mechanisms.
Justice and accountability packages (7)
Prosecutor and investigator training
Community outreach
Public symposia
Media involvement and training

Judges retreats (2)

DPP and CID Network meetings (4)

In November 2015, the Wayamo Foundation launched Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding
the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability, an Establishment of an experience-sharing platform
independent group of senior African experts on
international criminal law and human rights, whose Stakeholder diplomacy
main goal is to strengthen justice and accountability Train-the-trainers activities
measures in Africa through domestic and regional Research project: Mapping of justice initiatives
capacity building, advice and outreach, and enhancing
co-operation between Africa and the International
Criminal Court. The Wayamo Foundation is the co-
- cont act -
ordinator of the Africa Group and acts as the groups
contact point and secretariat. bettina a mba ch

Director, Wayamo Foundation

With the financial support of Rietzestrae 21, 10409 Berlin (Germany)
the German Federal Foreign Office.