Ilze Znotina –  a New Expert in the Team of Restoring Ukraine Together Project 

For successful negotiations and accession to the European Union, Ukraine must bring its national economic system in line with European standards.

One of the tasks on this path is the development of state policies in the field of educational and certification programs for the training, retraining, and qualification enhancement of specialists in the prevention and counteraction of money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

To facilitate this work and quickly implement training according to European standards, the Restoring Ukraine Together project has invited Ilsa Znotina, an expert from Latvia specializing in combating financial crimes.

As part of the project, Ms. Znotina will conduct an independent analysis and report on the best available anti-money laundering and financial terrorism training programmes, the structure of the training modules required for certification, recommended sources of information for each module, as well as the optimal prices and conditions for certification for public sector professionals. The report will be submitted to the financial monitoring authorities of Ukraine for a further selection of training programmes for Ukrainian specialists.

Ms. Znotina is a highly qualified specialist in combating financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions, corruption, and fraud. She is also an instructor of international law at higher education institutions in Riga. Until 2022, Ms. Ilsa headed the Moneyval/FATF delegation in Latvia and led the financial intelligence unit in Riga.

The project of NGO “ANTS” “Restoring Ukraine Together” is implemented with the financial support of the European Union and aims to establish effective processes of interaction between all key stakeholders of Ukraine’s recovery: state and local authorities, international donors and partners, expert and professional communities, and representatives of civil society.

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