UNODC ROCA presents the international experience and best practices in implementation of the Professional Development System for AML/CFT specialists of the Republic of Kazakhstan

On 16 February in Nur-Sultan UNODC Regional office for Central Asia (UNODC ROCA) jointly with UNODC Global Programme against Money Laundering (GPML) initiated round table for interested competent authorities to discuss further steps on implementation of the Professional Development System for Anti-Money Laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) specialists in Kazakhstan. Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany, UNODC AML/CFT Adviser, Mr. Yermek Ospanov, the First Vice-Chairman of the Agency on Financial Monitoring under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mr. Maralbek Yeshimov - the Vice-Rector of the Academy of law enforcement agencies under the General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the discussion. Parties discussed the implementation process and roles of each agency.

On 16-17 February in Nur-Sultan UNODC ROCA jointly with the GPML organized an International workshop on “Professional accreditation and development of the AML/CFT specialists: international experience and the best practices” with presentation of UNODC International experts. The representatives of the national competent authorities as GPO, Academy of law enforcement agencies under the GPO, Agency on Financial Monitoring under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Anti-corruption Agency took part in a workshop held in a hybrid format (online and offline). The meeting was conducted in blended format, where 12 participants, equipped with all required sanitary items (face masks, hand sanitizers) and placed in line with WHO and the national regulations due to COVID19 were present at the meeting room, and other 30 representatives attended the meeting online.

During the workshops UNODC international experts Mr. Graeme Millar, Mr. Chand Kaushil and UNODC Global Programme Against Money Laundering adviser Mr. Fitz Roy-Drayton provided a detailed overview on the implementation of Professional development and accreditation system (PDS), international experience of integration in other countries, IT solutions for development and implementation at the national level.

In the course of the workshop the Head of IT department of the Law Enforcement Academy presented a prototype of the professional development and accreditation system which is developed on Academy’s platform. The national counterparts expressed interest in developing and implementation of the system by addressing questions on the accreditation process, content, continuing professional development and many more. The audience was presented by the HR staff and management supervisory level of the national agencies. The national partners from the competent authorities expressed interest in development and implementation of the existing PDS and application of a similar approaches in forming the agencies’ system.

“The project on development and implementation of the professional development system in Kazakhstan is aimed at the improvement and continuous development of the AML/CFT specialists in Kazakhstan and further within the region. UNODC supports Kazakh government in law enforcement capacity building and ready to provide technical assistance in implementing the system, in mentoring and experts’ support. Kazakhstan increases the level of compliance with FATF international standards and recommendations by adopting the system in anticipating of mutual assessment by the EAG” – stated Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany, UNODC Regional Advisor in AML/CFT.

The international workshop is delivered with the financial support of Norway and is aimed at the strengthening the capacity of law enforcement agencies, implementation of modern learning systems and international standards on AML/CFT.


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