A three-day training course aimed at further strengthening the capacity of Tajikistan to counter terrorist financing was organized in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 19 to 21 November 2018.
The training seminar was delivered to Tajik experts and practitioners from the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Financial Monitoring Department of the National Bank of Tajikistan, the Ministry of the Interior, and the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The course was organized by the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department, in co-operation with the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Programme against Money Laundering. The training was delivered by international experts from UNODC, the Western Union and the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring of the Russian Federation.
The aim of the training course was to assist Tajikistan in the implementation of international standards, in particular UN Security Council Resolutions, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF)’s recommendations and OSCE commitments.
Based on country- and region-specific scenarios, the training course included sessions on national, regional and transnational threats, sources of information and money flows, including hawala (a traditional system of transferring money). More than half of the course was devoted to practical exercises highlighting specific instruments and techniques that play an important role in countering the financing of terrorism. The course emphasized the key role of inter-agency co-operation in countering terrorist financing.
The course was organised with the financial support of Germany, Norway and the Russian Federation, as part of a comprehensive multiannual capacity-building programme to support national efforts to counter terrorist financing in Central Asia.