A two-day train-the-trainers course for Kazakh government officials on countering terrorist financing was organised in Vienna on 6 and 7 March by the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department, in co-operation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's Global Programme against Money Laundering (UNODC/GPML). The aim of the course was to assist Kazakhstan in countering terrorism financing, in line with relevant FATF standards and OSCE commitments.
The five participants in the course will deliver training courses for local government officials upon their return to Kazakhstan, together with OSCE and UNODC/GPML. The course, which took place on the premises of the OSCE Secretariat, was led by international experts and included sessions on inter-agency co-operation, investigation, case management, financial disruption and prevention of abuse of non-profit organizations for terrorist financing.
The training process focused on localized scenarios based on real-life cases. The course strengthened the participants’ understanding of how improving inter-agency co-operation can help to identify and disrupt terrorist financial networks and highlighted specific instruments and techniques that could significantly improve the ability to counter terrorist financing. Basic and Enhanced CFT Investigation course is a part of a comprehensive capacity-building programme to support efforts to counter terrorism financing in Central Asia.