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The 3rd International Tax Justice Academy

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12- 16 September 2016, Kenya

As the Panama Leak revealed, many world leaders and unscrupulous businessmen have been indicted in the scandal, showing the rot in the system. However, there is still a huge knowledge gap particularly in Africa and other parts of the developing world. In addition, there’s a growing interest in the tax justice agenda, hence the need to bridge the knowledge gap in several areas of tax justice in Africa. It is with this in mind that the Tax Justice Network- Africa developed the International Tax Justice Academy, an annual week-long workshop which draws participation from all walks of life to discuss key areas of tax justice such as inequality, investments, illicit financial flows and financial architecture.

This year’s academy has been structured to achieve the following aims:

  • To create greater awareness on tax justice matters especially constituents who have already been exposed but have not the comprehensive knowledge that they would require to participate in in-depth research activities.
  • To create greater momentum around the Stop the Bleeding campaign. Following the launch of the movement last year, most of the work has revolved around the question, ‘Where is the Money?’ This year, the subject matter seeks to go deeper into the conversation as the launches go national.
  • To further develop ITJA as a TJN-A flagship product.

The 2016 International Tax Justice Academy is based on the theme “Stop the bleeding: Closing tax loopholes to fund Africa’s structural transformation” and will be held in Kenya from 12- 16 September 2016. Participants to be drawn from across Africa will include activists, academics, policy makers, trade unions, media, and student leaders amongst others. The academy is aimed at empowering the existing partners all over Africa and outside the continent with knowledge to further impact their work as well as inform potential or interested parties as they embark on taxation work in different fields.

More details in the concept note.

23/07/2016

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The Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007 during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Nairobi, TJN-A promotes socially- just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation.

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