News / Bulletins from the Executive Director of CATA, Duncan Onduru

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday
Aug102015

Register now for this year's Conference in Malacca, Malaysia, 15 - 20 November. (The closing date for registration is 30 September).

The online registration system for the Conference is now live.  A hyperlink to the online registration form can be obtained on request from CATA Country Correspondents and Representatives.  The hyperlink may also be accessed via the dedicated Conference web site and the Members Area of this web site.  The Members Area contains all documentation currently available for the Conference (including the first batch of the Country Background Papers) and will be updated regularly as further material is received. 

Monday
Aug032015

Executive Director participates in Round Table 2015 discussion on “Renewing the Commonwealth”

In the run up to the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government and States (CHOGM), the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London organized round table discussions on some of the reform agenda for the “Commonwealth of the future”. The discussions follow serious indictment of The Commonwealth as “a sick and dysfunctional organization” by the Chair of CHOGM President Joseph Muscat of Malta (the host of the 2015 Summit) in a lecture delivered at the London School of Economics in July 2014.

The Round Table discussion focussed on the reform agenda

Click to read more ...

Monday
Aug032015

ALP/CTAC Delegates commence UK residential phase

Participants in the 2015 CATA UK programs reported for their residential session in Lincoln Inn on 27th July. The programs which are co-hosted by CATA and HMRC will run for the next six weeks during which participants will be expected to finalise and present their research projects.

At a welcoming dinner hosted for the delegates at Lawress Hall, the Deputy Director of HMRC Sue Walton urged participants

Click to read more ...

Monday
Aug032015

Commonwealth celebrates Golden Jubilee

On 10th July, members of the Commonwealth associated organizations joined staff members of the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House London to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Commonwealth. The ceremony, hosted by the Secretary General Mr Kamlesh Sharma also provided an opportunity to take stock of the transformation, achievements and challenges of the organization since its formation on 25th June, 1965.

Click here for more information

Monday
Aug032015

CATA endorses Addis Adaba Tax Initative

 

 (Photo by courtesy of ITC website)

CATA has joined the international and regional tax organizations in signing the Addis Ababa Tax Initiative. Launched on the side lines of the recently concluded UN Conference on Domestic Resource Mobilization in Ethiopia, and endorsed by over thirty countries and international organizations, the Initiative seeks among others to foster commitment by donor countries to double their technical cooperation in the area of tax by the year 2020. Partner countries commit to adopt coherent tax policies that will enable them to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). The initiative also seeks to ensure that all developing countries participate effectively in the Global Tax debates, especially on issues regarding fairness, transparency and effectiveness of the tax systems.

The launch was organized by the International Tax Compact (ITC) and was addressed by Finance Ministers from Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya and Ghana. CATA was represented at the meeting by its President Mr George Blankson and the Executive Director.