In this article from the Stockholm Water Front magazine, participants of the 1st African Water Integrity Summit discuss their experience as integrity ambassadors and the difficulties they faced in pushing for more integrity in environments where corruption is institutionally entrenched and “so pervasive that employees and stakeholders do not even consider it unethical.”
“The hunter of corruption can easily become the hunted in such settings, having to endure smear campaigns against themselves and their families.” Maada S. Kpenge
Their courageous example and the partnerships they forged in Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe, have helped build more understanding of water integrity in their respective organizations.
Participants of the First African Water Integrity Summit shared their cases and stories from across the continent. See more of their experiences in the Summit case book.