Sustainable capacity building in Tanzania thanks to ICAR-certified local trainers - a look back at 2019
Four graduates of our successful train-the-trainer programme have delivered high-impact training to over 300 law enforcement professionals in Tanzania and Zanzibar over the last year.
Between them, the trainers – themselves anti-corruption practitioners – have delivered multiple intensive training seminars and introductory courses on financial investigation, anti-money laundering, asset recovery and mutual legal assistance.
The train-the-trainer programme took place in 2017 as part of a longstanding partnership between the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) and Tanzania’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB). The Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Embassy in Tanzania are supporting ICAR's long-term asset recovery assistance programme carried out in the framework of this partnership.
Training and certifying local trainers in ICAR’s unique methodology increases the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of capacity building in these key topics. It also helps to spread knowledge, experience and practical skills across the regions, most recently in Morogoro and Pwani.
Along with PCCB staff, participants at the training sessions have included senior members of the Tanzanian Police Force, the National Prosecution Service, Attorney General's Office and Zanzibar Anti-Corruption and Economic Crime Authority.
All of us at the Basel Institute wish to thank the trainers – Emmanuel Jacob, Dennis Lekayo, Stanley Luoga and Lilian Wiliam Kafiti – for their professionalism as they pursue their important work in 2020 and beyond.
With the appointment of Lilian Wiliam Kafiti as the next President of the Asset Recovery InterAgency Network for East Africa (ARINEA), we are sure that the stage is set for greater collaboration and communication across the region in our joint efforts to fight corruption.
More information and related news
- Learn about ICAR’s intensive training programmes for government authorities on financial investigation, asset recovery, mutual legal assistance and related topics.
- See information on the train-the-trainer initiative.
- ICAR completes train-the-trainer programme in Tanzania (28 September 2017)
- First peer-to-peer workshop in financial investigations and asset recovery in Tanzania (25 April 2018)
- Strengthening Tanzania’s capacity to investigate corruption in infrastructure projects and procurement (30 May 2018)
- Tanzania investigators sharpen their financial interviewing skills (4 October 2018)
- Tanzania's anti-corruption authority approves extension to Basel Institute’s asset recovery assistance programme (12 February 2019)
- ICAR-certified trainers in Tanzania share their expertise with fellow anti-corruption officials (27 March 2019)
- Practical outcomes at the EU-ACT workshop in Tanzania (1 March 2019)
- Support for EU-ACT workshop on asset recovery and financial investigation (30 May 2019)
- Capacity building for Tanzanian intelligence officers (4 April 2019)
- Tanzania builds capacity and cooperation to build on anti-corruption success (31 July 2019)
- Boosting interviewing skills for financial investigations in Tanzania (20 November 2019)
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