UNODC Counter-Financing of Terrorism Analysis Training Courses conducted in Tanzania and in Kenya
Nairobi, 22 March 2018 - A four-day training course aimed at outlining the importance of the key concepts of "Understanding", "Intelligence" and "Analysis" as critical components supporting any investigation and prosecution of any activity in respect to counter-financing of terrorism, was conducted from 19 to 22 March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to identify and apply a variety of techniques and methods through a series of facilitated practical exercises, in order to assist in the successful conduct of any proactive or reactive investigation. This course was preceded by a similar four-day training course in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, held from 13 to 16 March 2018.
The training courses were organized by the UNODC Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) in collaboration with the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA). Attended by 18 government officials in Nairobi and 13 government officials in Tanzania, the courses were led by UN experts.
The courses were part of a series of progressively advanced training courses on countering the financing of terrorism for Tanzanian and Kenyan officials from the Financial Intelligence Units, Law Enforcement, the intelligence services and the Prosecutor's Offices. The training process focuses on localized scenarios based on real-life cases.
The training programme helped the participants to understand the use of analysis of financial information as a lead development tool in counter-terrorism (CT) investigations, to understand and apply a number of analytical techniques in a practical environment, and to recognise the importance of "Evaluation" and the benefits as well as limitations of "Intelligence". These skills are important requirements in the effective sharing of information and intelligence in any multi-agency effort focused against terrorist activity.