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Creating Awareness on the NPO -TF Risk Assessment Tools & Processes

Understanding the NPO Risk Assessment on Terrorism Financing

7th  September 2023 @ 11:00 am-12:30 pm Nairobi Time

Event

Overview

According to the Financial Action Task Force 2014 report- Risk of Terrorist Abuse in Non-Profit Organisations, Non-profit organizations (NPOs) most at risk of abuse by terrorists appear to be those engaged in service activities and those that operate in close proximity to an active terrorist threat.

However, as stated in the FATF Recommendation 1, countries should identify, assess, and understand the money laundering and terrorist financing risks for the country, and should act, including designating an authority or mechanism to coordinate actions to assess risks, and apply resources, aimed at ensuring the risks are mitigated effectively. Based on the assessment findings, countries should apply a risk-based approach (RBA) to ensure that measures to prevent or mitigate terrorist financing are commensurate with the risks identified.

Hosted by DPI, The Civic Advisory Hub, in collaboration with the NPO Coalition on FATF – East and Southern Africa Chapter, committed to bridging the knowledge gap on NPO – FATF related processes and maintaining close and constructive dialogue with the AML/CTF Regulators, including the private sector, as key partners in mitigating the unintended consequences attendant to the misapplication of the FATF recommendations.

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Speakers

Our Experts from those countries that have successfully performed an NPO Risk Assessment on TF are more than ready to share and respond to any question related to composition of a National NPO risk assessment working group, criterion of identification of members to the group, the skills and knowledge needed by the working group, why it is important for you as member of the NPO to be part/representation of the working group and any attendant challenges.

Bright is the current Manager International Relations at the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA). He has over 15 years of experience in banking and AML/CFT space. He has formerly worked with Absa Bank Uganda. He is a certified anti-money Laundering specialist (CAMS), a member of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering specialists and a certified trainer of trainers (ToT) on AML/CFT compliance and conducting financial investigations. He was very central to planning and conducting of Uganda’s first NPO terrorist financing risk assessment and the second National Risk Assessment (NRA) for Uganda and has facilitated various trainings across various sectors on AML compliance and managing ML/TF risk. Bright holds a bachelor of Arts in Economics - Makerere University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Amity University -India.

Bright Besigye

Manager International Relations @ The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA)

Bright is the current Manager International Relations at the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA). He has over 15 years of experience in banking and AML/CFT space. He has formerly worked with Absa Bank Uganda. He is a certified anti-money Laundering specialist (CAMS), a member of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering specialists and a certified trainer of trainers (ToT) on AML/CFT compliance and conducting financial investigations. He was very central to planning and conducting of Uganda’s first NPO terrorist financing risk assessment and the second National Risk Assessment (NRA) for Uganda and has facilitated various trainings across various sectors on AML compliance and managing ML/TF risk. Bright holds a bachelor of Arts in Economics - Makerere University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Amity University -India.

Yona Wanjala, the Executive Director of Defenders Protection Initiative a duly registered NGO based in Uganda that aims to contribute to the promotion and Protection of Human rights, Rule of law, good governance and democracy. Our approach to our work is through developing contextualized and tailored solutions for human rights organizations and activists.

Yona Wanjala

Teamleader @Defenders Protection Initiative

Yona Wanjala, the Executive Director of Defenders Protection Initiative a duly registered NGO based in Uganda that aims to contribute to the promotion and Protection of Human rights, Rule of law, good governance and democracy. Our approach to our work is through developing contextualized and tailored solutions for human rights organizations and activists.

As Executive Director of Nigeria Network of NGOs, Oyebisi is a trusted source and proven advocate for enabling environment and civil society strengthening globally. With close to two decades of civil society experience under his belt, Oyebisi has previously served as the Global Coordinator of UNICEF, Rural Voices of Youth and as consultant to several international organisations. Oyebisi sits on the Board of Directors of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and International Steering Committee Member of the Civil Society Pillar, Community of Democracies. He is a Steering Committee member of the CIVICUS-Affinity Group of National Associations and has worked on issues of civic space across the world most recently as expert on anti-money laundering and countering of terrorism financing (AML/CFT) within the nonprofit sector training regulators and civil society leaders in West and Eastern African countries and as Citizens Engagement Technical Working Group Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership in Nigeria.

Oyebisi B. Oluseyi

Executive Director @Nigeria Network of NGOs

As Executive Director of Nigeria Network of NGOs, Oyebisi is a trusted source and proven advocate for enabling environment and civil society strengthening globally. With close to two decades of civil society experience under his belt, Oyebisi has previously served as the Global Coordinator of UNICEF, Rural Voices of Youth and as consultant to several international organisations. Oyebisi sits on the Board of Directors of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and International Steering Committee Member of the Civil Society Pillar, Community of Democracies. He is a Steering Committee member of the CIVICUS-Affinity Group of National Associations and has worked on issues of civic space across the world most recently as expert on anti-money laundering and countering of terrorism financing (AML/CFT) within the nonprofit sector training regulators and civil society leaders in West and Eastern African countries and as Citizens Engagement Technical Working Group Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership in Nigeria.

Paula Monjane is the Executive Eirector of Mozambique Civil Society Capacity Building Centre (CESC). She was former director of knowledge management at the Foundation of Community Development (FDC) in Mozambique where she also served as acting executive director for two years. Paula serves in a number of regional and national governance and advisory structures. She Chaired the State of the Union Coalition, a Pan –African group of Non-State actors that tracks the African Union instruments and was a trustee of the Southern Africa Trust. Paula was a board member of Open Society for Southern Africa (OSISA) until December 2022, former Chair of the assembly of Action Aid Mozambique, founder and coordinating member of the Mozambique civil Society Budget Forum (FMO). She has been involved in the protection of civic space and is currently leading a movement of more than 508 organizations that directly defend the freedom of Association, particularly so that the proposal bill of the Non-profit organizations law is not approved by the parliament. She is a social activist with senior management experience with both grassroots and global dialogue experience. She has extensive experience in civic engagement in governance and development work for more than twenty five years. She has published reports on civil society in Mozambique and holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.

Paula Monjane

Executive Director @Mozambique Civil Society Capacity Building Centre (CESC)

Paula Monjane is the Executive Eirector of Mozambique Civil Society Capacity Building Centre (CESC). She was former director of knowledge management at the Foundation of Community Development (FDC) in Mozambique where she also served as acting executive director for two years. Paula serves in a number of regional and national governance and advisory structures. She Chaired the State of the Union Coalition, a Pan –African group of Non-State actors that tracks the African Union instruments and was a trustee of the Southern Africa Trust. Paula was a board member of Open Society for Southern Africa (OSISA) until December 2022, former Chair of the assembly of Action Aid Mozambique, founder and coordinating member of the Mozambique civil Society Budget Forum (FMO). She has been involved in the protection of civic space and is currently leading a movement of more than 508 organizations that directly defend the freedom of Association, particularly so that the proposal bill of the Non-profit organizations law is not approved by the parliament. She is a social activist with senior management experience with both grassroots and global dialogue experience. She has extensive experience in civic engagement in governance and development work for more than twenty five years. She has published reports on civil society in Mozambique and holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.

Modertor

Hilder Achiro

Programs Executive @Defenders Protection Initiative

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