THE AFRICAN FINANCIAL & ECONOMIC CRIMES ACADEMY
We provide specialist, world-class training and executive briefing programmes on all types of financial and economic crimes, including fraud, corruption, cybercrime, procurement offences, money laundering, counterfeiting, trafficking, and wildlife, logging, water and environmental offences.
Our courses are conducted by leading practitioners with a wealth of experience and insights into their respective disciplines.
All stages of efforts to curtail financial and economic crimes are covered - ranging from prevention, detection and disruption to investigation, prosecution and enforcement. We also address frequently neglected aspects, such as governance, oversight, inter-agency co-operation and vital administrative/managerial aspects.
Our emphasis is on developing relevant practical skills and procedures, as well as the insights, judgment and confidence to apply them in practice.
We welcome enquiries from public and private sector organisations and would be happy to discuss your requirements on a no-obligation basis.
We are particularly keen to forge long-term relationships with organisations (including membership-based professional organisations) with which we might jointly work to develop relevant skills and expertise on a far greater scale than either of us can realistically achieve on our own.
Please contact Humphrey Harrison on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We typically adopt a 7-stage approach to any training assignment:
Determine the training needs, objectives and attitudes of both employer and participants
Source trainers with appropriate experience and expertise
Devise a suitable training programme with relevant materials
Conduct the training
Advise the employer on how to embed/reinforce the new skills
Refresher/reinforcement session with trainees (8-12 weeks later)
Further follow-up with both the employer and trainees (up to 1 year later)
Our approach is very different from that adopted by most other training providers in this field:
1. We devise customized training syllabi only after understanding each group’s particular needs, circumstances and existing skills.
2. Our training is closely tailored to local context – both social conditions, such as poverty, and organizational culture. In Africa, a one-size-fits-all approach can be hugely counter-productive.
3. We do not delegate the training to inexperienced or unsuitable 'presenters'. Our trainers are all acknowledged experts in their respective fields, familiar with the relevant context, and well-versed in modern training methods.
4. We recognise that the success of any training usually hinges critically on what happens afterwards. We provide follow-up, both to reinforce/fine-tune what was learned and to ensure that work procedures are adapted to embed the new skills.
5. We distinguish between training and education. Whereas training develops skills, education transfers knowledge. The former is primarily about the trainees; the latter is about a syllabus. Training is much more difficult and time-consuming – which may be why so few people do it!