GIABA Regional Workshop
April 4-6, Abuja: GIABA, the FATF-Style Regional Body for West Africa conducted a regional workshop on the ‘Development of effective frameworks and structures to fight against ML/TF through Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs)’ targeted at relevant regulators, policymakers and representatives from the non-profit sector. The specific objectives of the workshop were to:
- raise awareness and develop a common understanding among stakeholders concerning effective and proportional responses to the risk of TF among non-profits;
- discuss relevant standards and best practices in terms of outreach to the NPO sector;
- identify gaps in national regulatory and legal frameworks across the region;
- enhance domestic cooperation, coordination and engagement between the government and the NPO sector
Given its wealth of experience in the field, a representative of Human Security Collective, co-chair of the Global NPO Coalition, was invited as a resource person to facilitate a number of sessions during the workshop.