10. December 2019

Sustainable capacity building in Tanzania thanks to ICAR-certified local trainers - a look back at 2019

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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.

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