A five-day “Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Training” takes places in Baku, Azerbaijan from 25-29 November 2019 by bringing together the analysts of the Financial Monitoring Service and investigative professionals of the Anti-Corruption Directorate under the General Prosecutor’s Office. The training introduces the participants to the advanced techniques and strategies required to effectively gather and safely leverage open source intelligence, with the aim of enhancing anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures.
Furthermore, the training develops strong awareness on how to successfully analyse and assess data in a manner that will enhance the effectiveness of analytical conclusions and recommendations provided to decision makers. The theoretical knowledge of research techniques and methodologies coupled with practical and interactive exercises will strongly contribute to better handling of due diligence activities and intelligence-led investigations.
The activity is organised within the framework of the EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance II Project on “Strengthening anti-money laundering and asset recovery in Azerbaijan” (PGG II-AZ) which is funded jointly by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.