The EU Global Facility’s scoping mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo 🇨🇩 kicked off this morning in Kinshasa, first of three days of exchanges with local authorities involved in the country’s anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing.
Starting with a meeting with the CENAREF this morning, the discussions covered the objectives and expectations of the partner country, as well as an assessment of the state pf play of AML/CFT reforms ongoing in the DRC.
Opening the session on behalf of the #EU Global Facility, Team Leader David Hotte, highlighted the importance of the close partnership with the African country and of the development of a sound and sustainable roadmap and workplan to support these reforms.
“These next few days will be crucial in understanding the needs of our partner state’s institutions, including ministries, the Central Bank, etc while ensuring the absence of duplication of technical assistance provided by other partner projects,” he stated.
Later during the day, the EU Global Facility team met with the EU Delegation to the DRC, where they discussed the modalities of the upcoming technical assistance.
This scoping mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo aims to evaluate the current state of play in the country with regards to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing and the potential areas of technical assistance to be delivered by the EU Global Facility on AML/CFT.
During a variety of meetings, participants from both sides will discuss the action plan for the future of the technical assistance, which will include a specific focus on BO, Recommendation 8 and Justice, among others