23. April 2015

ICAR co-hosts AML workshop for prosecutors and investigators in Botswana

Botswana workshop

In the context of the Basel Institute's partnership arrangement with the Inter-Agency Network of South Africa (ARINSA), the Institute's International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), together with ARINSA and the Government of Botswana conducted a  joint anti-money laundering (AML) workshop for prosecutors and investigators from 12-15 April 2015 in Gaborone, Botswana.

The three-day workshop was designed to build the trainees' skills on the use of the proceeds of crime and money laundering legislation of Botswana. In particular it incorporated practical training and information sessions on a number of relevant topics including how to best apply Botswana's existing AML laws and procedural systems, how to access and apply relevant AML tools for countering financial crimes and related challenges, how to establish and ensure effective due diligence processes, and in said context how to tackle the issue of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

The workshop sessions adopted an interactive and practical approach incorporating actual case studies. Some 30 participants from a number of government agencies attended and benefited from the workshop.