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Countering the Financing of Terrorism - Investigation Course for Albania

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This 5-day practical training course is aimed at strengthening the capacity of government officials to work together more effectively in conducting CFT investigations. The training course includes sessions on the role of the financial intelligence unit, case management, foreign terrorist fighters, terrorist abuse of NPOs, Hawala and new payment methods. All of the scenarios and supporting materials are tailored to the particular country in consultation with national experts, which creates an impression of a real-life investigation based on areas considered a priority threat, for example in their National AML/CFT Risk Assessment.


Course Objectives

  • To develop and test the skills of Albanian experts to identify, investigate and disrupt the financing of terrorism
  • To strengthen interagency co-operation and links with international partners engaged in countering the financing of terrorism


  • Pre-read exam test
  • What is a Financial Investigation?
  • The Role of the Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Sources of Information and Suspicious Transaction Reports
  • Language of Probability
  • Abuse of Non-Profit Organizations for Terrorist Purposes
  • Foreign Terrorist Fighters
  • Hawala and Other Providers of Similar Services
  • New Payment Methods
  • How to Seize and Manage exhibits
  • Financial Profile
  • Case Management System and Decision Logs