On August 30th and 31st, 2023, the Egmont Centre of FIU Excellence and Leadership (ECOFEL) hosted a virtual workshop on “Improving SAR/STR Quality” for the West and Central Africa Region. During the two-day event, AML/CFT expert Mariano Federici shared presentations, answered questions, and discussed the quality of STRs in the region. The ECOFEL would like to thank all presenters, facilitators, and participants for this successful event. The ECOFEL would also like to thank the two FATF-Style Regional Bodies in the region, GIABA and GABAC secretariats for their support and continuous cooperation.
This workshop is part of a global virtual workshop series aimed at improving the quality of STRs worldwide. During the last few years, participants from the Egmont Group’s EUROPE I, MENA, Americas, East and Southern Africa, and Europe II Regions also met to discuss suspicious transaction reporting. The ECOFEL looks forward to organizing future events and providing resources to stakeholders about this important topic.