01. October 2017

Interactive training programme promotes regional collaboration in Africa

Regional training workshop, Botswana 2017
Regional training workshop, Botswana 2017

With a view to fostering co-operation across regional and international boarders to successfully handle asset recovery cases, the International Centre for Asset Recovery recently had the opportunity to conduct a regional training programmes in Botswana.

The workshop, which took place in August and was co-financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Centre (CAACC) and the Basel Institute, was delivered to investigators and legal officers of anti-corruption agencies from eight African Commonwealth countries. ICAR is pleased to see that the training has now led to fruitful discussions with the AfDB and CAACC with a view to cementing a long-term tripartite relationship and future collaboration in regional training initiatives. 

A second regional ICAR training programme is planned in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). This workshop will target investigators, prosecutors, magistrates and representatives of Financial Intelligence Units and Central Banks of a select group of COMESA countries. The main objective of this training will be to demonstrate and underscore the importance of international cooperation in successfully handling money laundering and corruption cases.