How to better investigate and prosecute corruption - ICAR completes Train-the-trainer programme in Tanzania

Between January and September 2017, ICAR experts conducted a series of Train-The-Trainer (TTT) workshops for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The aim of this training programme is to teach local practitioners the relevant tools and strategy approaches to better investigate and prosecute grand corruption and money laundering cases.

In total, ICAR’s training team delivered a series of four workshops to nearly 100 PCCB investigators and prosecutors, as well as to representatives of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions of Tanzania, the Tanzanian Police Force and the Zanzibar Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Authority (ZAECA). The participants learned how to sharpen their investigative and prosecutorial skills and to rethink the way they approach their investigations of proceeds-generating crimes by focusing on the recovery of the stolen assets and stripping criminals off their ill-gotten profits.

During the TTT programme ICAR experts selected four trainers from the PCCB and coached them to the point where they were able to deliver the fourth and final workshop in September on their own, with only minimal guidance and support from the trainers. At the completion of this final workshop, ICAR certified the four local trainees as official trainers in financial investigation and asset recovery. In a next step these new local trainers will train their peers at the PCCB headquarters as well as at the PCCB’s regional offices applying ICAR’s unique training methodology. The transfer of training skills to local trainers ensures a level of sustainability of ICAR’s capacity building intervention in Tanzania and hopefully has a longer-term impact for the country in its efforts to tackle corruption.

The TTT Programme was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through the Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania. For more information about ICAR’s TTT programme, visit our training website