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26 November 2021

Conference of the International Network AML/CFT Institute: Relevant Issues Concerning Development and Implementation of AML/CFT Educational Programs

On November 25, 2021, the sections of the 7th Annual Scientific and Practical Conference of the International Network AML/CFT Institute (INI) “Threats and Risks to Financial Security in the Context of Digital Transformation” (which was opened on the previous day) began their work. Meetings of 15 sections are held at the INI’s member universities and research institutions.

The meeting of the section “Relevant Issues Concerning Development and Implementation of AML/CFT Educational Programs” was hosted by the International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring (ITMCFM). Taking part in the section discussions were the representatives of the INI’s member universities and research institutions from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan. The welcome speech to the participants was delivered by General Director of the ITMCFM Margarita Andronova.

The section considered the issues related to modern requirements of educational and professional standards and discussed the development and implementation of AML/CFT training manuals, as well as information and analytical products. Besides that, new financial monitoring and AML/CFT educational programs were presented in the course of the section meeting.

Presentations at the section meeting were delivered by the ITMCFM employees. In particular, the First Deputy General Director of the ITMCFM O. Ivanov reported about the development and updating of AML/CFT educational programs – creation of a personnel training model within the framework of unified educational space; Chief Specialist of the ITMCFM Information Technologies and Science Department S. Irlitsa reported about implementation of the educational project related to development of the country-specific AML/CFT training manuals; and Head of the ITMCFM Information Technologies and Science Department I. Barinov presented report on introduction of electronic services into the AML/CFT educational process.

Presentations were also delivered by representatives of the universities. Dean of the “Computer Technologies and Information Security” Faculty of Rostov State University of Economics E. Tischenko (Ph.D. in Economics, Professor) presented a new master degree program “Software and Hardware Tools and Methods for Investigating Computer Crime” that was included in the “Information Security” educational program; Deputy Head of the “World Economy” Department of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation B. Loginov (Ph.D. in Economics) shared the experience of the Academy in the area of development of new training programs, courses and modules; Head of the “Finance and Credit” Department of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod N. Yashina (Ph.D. in Economics, Professor) presented the experience of the University in the area of AML/CFT professional training; and Head of the “Accounting, Analysis and Audit” Faculty of Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after the first President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin M. Israilov reported about  training of AML/CFT specialists in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

At the end of the section meeting, a general discussion and questions and answers session were held.

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