GIABA Trains CSOs

Lawrence M. Fahnbulleh

-With Focus On Anti-Money Laundering
ECOWAS Inter-governmental Group Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, GIABA, has ended three days training for 49 civil society organizations from across the region in Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing.
The three-day regional sensitization seminar focused on measures put into place by GIABA in eradicating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing from the region; the role of GIABA and civil society actors in sensitizing and advocating and mobilizing; and assets declaration, amongst others. According to a dispatch, the training took place in Praia, Cape Verde from September 5 through the 7; It is the 6th edition of the Regional Sensitization seminar on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Requirements for Civil Society Organizations .
Topics of discussion at the event include Overview of AML/CFT Measures and Efforts of GIABA as a Regional Institution; Place and Role of CSOs in AML/CFT Sensitization, Advocacy and Mobilization; and Networking Strategies among Civil Society Organizations, among others.
The participating civil society organizations were drawn from Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Niger and Gambia, among others.
Liberia was represented by the president of the Journalists Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Lawrence M. Fahnbulleh and the Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), Roosevelt Woods.
GIABA which was established in 2000 is a specialized institution of ECOWAS responsible for facilitation, adoption and implementation of Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism in West Africa.

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