01. July 2017

Basel Institute trains Rwandan bankers and journalists on money laundering and financial investigations

The Basel Institute on Governance and Rwanda’s Office of the Ombudsman convened an anti-corruption training workshop in Kigali, Rwanda on 29 and 30 June 2017. The first day provided bankers with an overview of international standards against money laundering and corruption for financial institutions, while the second day equipped journalists with practical skills in using open-source tools and databases for anti-corruption investigations. The workshop followed a participatory and practical approach with case studies and on-site exercises.    

This workshop marks the continued collaboration between the Basel Institute and Rwanda’s Office of the Ombudsman to strengthen the corruption prevention capacity of the Office.  The Basel Institute conducted an initial support mission to Kigali in January 2016, which resulted in the joint identification of corruption-prevention measures for the Office of the Ombudsman to pursue.

This workshop responds to a follow-up request to build the capacity of Rwandan bankers and journalists to prevent and uncover money laundering and corrupt practices.