Establishment of ARIN-EA

On-going/past Activities and Programs


The Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for Eastern Africa (ARINEA) received support from the GIZ -IFF Program Regional Office of East Africa for ARINEA Focal Persons to participate in a peer to peer program at the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA). 

The program took place from 19th to 25th February 2023, in Pretoria South Africa.


The AML/THB Project, in collaboration with ARIN-EA, conducted a regional training on Asset Recovery and Confiscation on 17-21 May 2021 virtually. A total of 53 trainees drawn from the 12 countries of the greater horn of Africa including the ARIN-EA sub- region attended the training. The training focused on understanding international asset recovery frameworks and instruments/standards, the process of asset recovery, asset/financial investigation and basics of THB/SoM with due regard to the regional context.


Under the leadership of Ms. Jackie Kibogy Lead Focal Person Kenya, Kenya conducted the in-country training for prosecutors and investigators from ARIN-EA member Institutions, supported by the GIZ-Global Program on combating Illicit Financial flows (GIZ-IFF GP) and the European Union’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa Anti-Money Laundering & Trafficking of Human Beings (AML/THB EUTF Project).


The Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for Eastern Africa (ARINEA) in collaboration with European Union project on “Disrupting criminal trafficking and smuggling networks through increased Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Investigation Capacity in the

Greater Horn of Africa” (referred to as AML/THB project) organized a virtual regional training webinar on Asset Recovery Frameworks, Standards and Tools which was held from the 17th – 21st May 2021.


The General Secretary participated in the Conference of Intergovernmental Organizations and Migration Authorities which was organized by the AML/THB project in November 2021. The purpose of the Conference was to facilitate experience sharing among the various intergovernmental organisations, national FIUs and Immigration Services on regional initiatives and good practices, and to promote regional approaches against TOC including ML, FT, THB, SoM and illicit financial flows.-