Financial intelligence Director off to the UK to brush up on international best practice to combat money laundering
The Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre in the Bank of Namibia, Ms Leonie Dunn, departs for the United Kingdom this weekend to attend a week-long international leadership programme.
Ms Dunn has been invited by the British Government to participate in its International Leadership Programme from 26 November to 06 December. This programme is the flagship of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, designed to foster lasting relationships with upcoming leaders.
The Financial Intelligence Centre is the financial intelligence unit of the government, statutorily mandated to assist with combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism. Ms Dunn will attend the programme together with other leaders from around the world. The programme is shaped according to the broad interests of the participants.
The United Kingdom High Commission in Windhoek said the programme involves a range of visits, discussions, and meetings with senior British decision makers and opinion formers. This include UK political leaders, the National Assembly for Wales, the Palace of Westminster and meetings with Ministers in Wales, Lord Hennessey, with the City of London, the media including the BBC, as well as representatives of civil society, of education, of business and of industry.
The programme ends with a customised programme for Ms Dunn. She will have bi-lateral meetings with persons and institutions responsible for shaping the UK’s anti-money-laundering policy and with agencies responsible for Counter Illicit Finance activities.
Pictured are H.E. Jo Lomas (left) the UK High Commissioner in Namibia, and Ms Leonie Dunn, the Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre.