27. March 2019

ICAR-certified trainers in Tanzania share their expertise with fellow anti-corruption officials

Tanzania PCCB trainees

Four members of Tanzania’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) have delivered three weeks of intensive training workshops to fellow PCCB staff. The trainers are PCCB officials who graduated from the “train the trainer” programme of the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) in 2017.

Over the last three weeks, the four trainers have delivered the core Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery workshop to 28 PCCB regional bureau chiefs and 50 investigators and prosecutors. This brings the total number of PCCB officials trained by the team to 106, plus 78 members of the Zanzibar Anti Corruption and Economic Crimes Authority (ZAECA). 

The development of the PCCB’s own staff as trainers is a cornerstone of the anti-corruption authority’s long-term partnership with the Basel Institute. The goal is to contribute to sustainable capacity building by cascading the information and knowledge shared by ICAR experts to every member of the PCCB nationally. 

Inaugurated by the Director General of the PCCB, Diwani Athumani, the March workshops are the first in a fresh series of training courses to be delivered to PCCB staff over the coming months by the four trainers, Lilian William Kafiti, Emmanuel Jacob, Stanley Luoga and Dennis Lekayo.

The Basel Institute’s partnership with the PCCB in Tanzania, along with the train-the-trainer programme, is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The workshops were sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) via the BSAAT Program (Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania), as part of a cross-donor initiative.