Assist Sub-Saharan Member States through Training in Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

UNODC Southern Africa through ARINSA, trained over 2000 national regulatory and financial supervisory officials, judiciary and law enforcement officials in 2014/15. The training was in the form of regional and national workshops.

UNODC utilises a collection of highly interactive training modules where each module focuses on specific tactics, techniques and procedures. The modules are tailor-designed to meet the needs of the region and targets specific types of crime and associated illicit financial flows.

UNODC Southern Africa' training modules include:

Counter-Cash Courier Training

Cash courier training course provides an opportunity for national practitioners engaged in border control, police and Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) staff to develop their knowledge and skills in the mechanisms for monitoring cross-border transportation of cash and bearer negotiable instruments (BNIs), as well as the identification and interdiction of cash couriers. This training also assists countries to implement FATF Special Recommendation IX on cash couriers. UNODC, through the ARINSA assisted over 60 officials from across the region in 2015.

Financial Investigation Training Course

n-depth training to national financial investigators and prosecutors in the current methods and practices used to develop and conduct financial investigations in the field of AML. Participants learn to plan and carry out an AML investigation based on current good practices and methodologies. The course also aims to address the relationship between financial investigators and prosecutors responsible for AML cases with the goal of ensuring that financial investigators are able to gather and develop high-quality information for presentation to the courts in cases of money laundering charges. Coursework focuses on the importance of national coordination, as well as regional and international cooperation when investigating money laundering cases. In 2015, 60 officials received training.

Wildlife Crime

In cooperation with the UNODC Global Programme on Wildlife Crime, UNODC has developed a platform for cooperation and training of FIU and law enforcement officers on proceeds of the wildlife and timber crime. In 2014-2015 UNODC Southern Africa conducted 2 International workshops in Africa, and South East Asia with the participation of both source and destination countries for the wildlife trafficking, with over 200 international participants in attendance.

Forensic Accounting

The training course addresses the illegal economy by training law enforcement officers to analyse a criminal organization as a business (though a criminal one). It provides training on collection of information, analysis and design of an effective disruption strategy. A total of 50 investigators and prosecutors were trained in 2015.

UNODC remains committed to train national authorities and law enforcement officials to deal with AML.