February 28th , 2024   Follow us



The ESAAMLG, in collaboration with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the GIZ, organised a training on the New FATF Methodology for Assessors from its member States. The Training was conducted Arusha, Tanzania, on 11-14 April 2022.

The training targeted almost 40 nominated officials from financial intelligence units, regulatory and supervisory authorities, prosecutorial authorities and law enforcement agencies from the ESAAMLG member countries. The trainees were nominated by their countries on the basis of their financial, FIU, legal and law enforcement expertise. It was delivered by a team of experts and practitioners from the ESAAMLG Secretariat and UK through presentations, experience sharing and group simulation exercises. During the intense training, topics such as risk and context, assessing technical compliance and effectiveness, data and statistics, effective interviewing, among others, were covered.

One of the core mandates of ESAAMLG is to assess its member countries to determine their level of compliance with the FATF Standards against money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destructions both from a technical compliance and effectiveness perspectives. The assessment process also enables ESAAMLG and its partners to determine the areas of technical assistance and training needs of its member Countries for improving their AML/CFT efforts. The training was designed to build the capacities of participants to enable them to assess the ESAAMLG member Countries based on the Standards. It therefore provided the ESAAMLG Secretariat with a pool of assessors for the ESAAMLG Second Round of Mutual Evaluation and Follow up Processes.

The ESAAMLG will continue to roll out similar training seminars to capacitate the Region with adequately trained assessors for the successful completion of Second Round of Mutual Evaluations and Follow Up Process.