This half-day workshop will benefit government practitioners involved in the enforcement and prosecution of the illegal wildlife trade, including those responsible for evaluating money laundering risks and developing financial intelligence. In particular, the workshop content is targeted at officials working in illegal wildlife trade source and transit jurisdictions across East and Southern Africa. Additionally, limited places are also available for civil society stakeholders who partner with or fund government-led enforcement or justice initiatives in counter-wildlife trafficking.

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Workshop agenda and timings

The workshop is scheduled from 08:00 to 11:30 GMT (equivalent to 09:00-12:30 WAT, 10:00-13:30 SAST, and 11:00-14:30 EAT). It will be divided into two halves with a short break in-between. The agenda will include presentations from key speakers, with plenty of time for discussions, including the following themes:

  • Usingclosed case reviews to strengthen financial investigation.
  • Conducting an inter-agency financial review of closed wildlife cases.
  • Landmark convictions and money laundering typologies from cases.

Please note, the event will not be recorded. All presentations and Q&A will be off the record and may not be attributed. Any data collected in the event poll will be anonymised and only used for the purposes of monitoring and evaluation the implementation and impact of the event.

Speakers include:

Anne-Marie Weeden, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI, UK
Her Worship Gladys Kamasanyu, Chief Magistrate, Wildlife Court, Uganda
Suwilanji Namposya, Legal Assistant, Wildlife Crime Prevention, Zambia
Margaret Chitundu, Head of the Asset Forfeiture Department, National Prosecution Authority, Zambia
Mark Williams, Programme Manager, Organised Crime and Policing, RUSI, UK
John Minofu, Director of Monitoring & Analysis, Financial Intelligence Authority, Malawi
Neil Bennett, Financial Investigation Technical Trainer, RUSI, UK