In partnership with the Ugandan Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), the Global Center hosted a three-day training on money laundering and terrorist financing risks and the effective regulation of designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) in Uganda, supported by the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The training focused on sector specific risks for money laundering and terrorist financing abuse, the role and responsibilities of DNFBPs in anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), and good practices for identifying and reporting suspicious matters and strengthening inter-agency cooperation.

The training seminar brought together over 30 participants from as the FIA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Uganda Free Zone Authority, Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda Registration Services Bureau, the NGO Bureau, Ugandan Law Society, Association of Real Estate Agents, Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Uganda Casinos Association, and several Ugandan businesses and professional institutions.

The meeting was co-facilitated by two expert consultants from AML Solutions International, Mr. Robert Lawson, former Team Leader, Financial Investigations Training, Australian Federal Police and Mr. Kevin Wright, former AML Intelligence Analyst at Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre. They led inter-active training sessions and group exercises, which helped the participants expand their knowledge on risk factors and effective AML/CFT regulation for DNFBPs.

For additional information about the workshop or this project, please contact Mr. Patrick Tobin at ptobin@globalcenter.org.

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