ROME, NOVEMBER 7 – The training course on “Managing financial and intelligence investigations” has opened in the last hours in Rome where gathered 26 law enforcement officials from five country of the African Region of Sahel, precisely Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Ciad. To them was indeed addressed the initiative arranged by the Italian law enforcement agency Guardia di Finanza (GdF) and co-financed by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International cooperation (MAECI).
The GdF programme focuses on supporting local law enforcement agencies and local government units in order to detect and investigate financial crimes, and recover the proceeds of those crimes. The best practices in fighting tax crimes, corruption, terrorist financing and money laundering are taught within a framework of international cooperation.
During 2017 seven courses have already taken place at the Guardia di Finanza Economic and Financial Police School in Ostia, Italy, where over 300 investigators from 66 countries have received training as part of this initiative. With the overwhelming success of these programmes, a pilot Africa Academy Programme for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation was launched by Italy, Germany, Kenya and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the G20 Africa Partnership conference in June 2017.
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