17 November, 2010
The APG Implementation Issues Working Group (IIWG) and the World Bank will conduct a SIP Framework training event from 17 to 19 November 2010 in Wellington, New Zealand.
IIWG Co-Chair New Zealand will host a regional training workshop for APG officials on the best use of the APG’s Strategic Implementation Planning (SIP) Framework. The SIP framework is a policy planning tool to assist member jurisdictions who have been recently evaluated on how best to prioritise and implement the recommendations made in the evaluation report. It contains three templates: (1) a national risk assessment template; (2) a template on how to prioritise recommendations; and (3) a template to assist in the development of an effective AML/CFT Action Plan.
The APG also encourages its membership to use the SIP framework at any time (even prior to an evaluation) to plan effective policy and operational changes for a more effective AML/CFT system. Hence, training places may be offered to APG delegates on a priority basis even though their jurisdiction may not have been recently assessed. Trained officials are then expected to assist with improvement of their jurisdiction's laws, regulations and administrative measures to better reflect the anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing implementation requirements of APG membership.
Facilitators for this regional workshop will be drawn together from the APG, the World Bank and from multi-lateral and bi-lateral technical assistance and training providers.
The workshop will be supported by funding from the Government of Canada’s Canada's Counter Terrorism Capacity Building Programme. For more information about the SIP Framework and related issues click on the “Implementation Issues” button at the top of this page.