An intensive training programme of our International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) in Zambia has brought fresh impetus to the country’s fight against corruption.

The financial investigations and asset recovery training programme, held in collaboration with the Zambian Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), brought together participants from a wide range of law enforcement and oversight bodies.

We are delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Zambia.

Under the new partnership, our International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) will support the Commission’s efforts to investigate and prosecute corruption cases and to identify and recover stolen assets. This includes support for international cooperation to obtain intelligence and evidence from abroad. 

ICAR continues to work closely with a series of partner countries increasing their autonomy in the fight against financial crimes and money laundering as well as in recovering stolen public funds. ICAR’s current partner countries in the context of its capacity building services include Bulgaria, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda. 

From 26th January to 27th February 2011, the Basel Institute on Governance conducted seven multi-day training workshops on Anti-Money Laundering / Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) in co-operation with the Financial Intelligence Unit Secretariat of Zambia. Over 200 participants from the following areas attended: