Following the Money II: IWT Capacity-Building, East and Southern Africa

UK Government IWT Challenge Fund
Wildlife Crime Prevention; Lilongwe Wildlife Trust; Wildlife Conservation Society
Overall objective: A reduction in illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and poverty alleviation in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through more effective investigation and prosecution of the financial crimes underpinning IWT.

This project aimed to addressed the lack of capacity to use financial-intelligence and investigations in countering the illegal wildlife trade. 

The project built capacity to detect and prosecute wildlife-linked money-laundering and financial crimes - which stall development and entrenches poverty - by delivering legally-tailored multi-agency training workshops to the public sector (mainly law enforcement officers and prosecutors) and private sector (mainly financial institutions). Public sector agencies trained included Financial Intelligence Units, anti-corruption agencies, wildlife management authorities, police, economic police, prosecutors, judiciary and central banks.

The project also created legally-tailored financial intelligence handbooks for use by law enforcement authorities and an e-learning resource:

Specific Area (Village, Town, District, Province): 
Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
HQ of the Initiative: 
London, UK and Nairobi, Kenya
2017 to 2020
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Elaborate on likelihood to extend: 
Awaiting funding outcome for further implementation activities
Thematic Focus: 
Policy & Leg frameworks, NR Protect & Mgt
1st Contact Name: 
Alexandria Reid
1st Contact Email: 
2nd Contact Name: 
Cathy Haenlein
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