Qatar’s AML/CFT Comprehensive Training Program – QAML:
Qatar’s National Anti Money Laundering &Terrorism financing Committee (NAMLC) has designed a Qatar specific AML/CFT Comprehensive Training Program QAML, in order to assist with the development of the leadership, human capital, institutional awareness, subject matter expertise, confidence, and capability to create and drive a jurisdictional counter illicit finance (CIF) regime in Qatar across public and private sector stakeholders that will serve as a regional and global model. The QAML program will be delivered in partnership with Financial Integrity Network (FIN) and Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA). The QAML Program is mandatory for the Target Audience mentioned for each Course in the overall program detailed below. The QAML program will cover elements of Qatar’s public and private sector that lead efforts to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other forms of illicit finance.

Objectives for the Program:
The QAML Program will meet the following fundamental objective:
Enhance the capacity of Qatar to combat and protect against illicit finance, with courses tailored and customized to meet the needs and interests of distinct public and private sector audiences in Qatar; and The program will meet this fundamental objective by advancing the following more detailed, core public and private sector objectives:

Core public sector objectives:
1. Create a sustainable financial regulatory cadre at institutions tasked with carrying out CIF regulation, supervision, and examination of Qatari financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions (“DNFBPs”) vulnerable to illicit finance;
2. Provide a deep understanding of the FATF Mutual Evaluation process, the anti-money laundering/ combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) reforms undertaken and underway in the State of Qatar, and the role of the CIF regime in safeguarding the Qatari financial system from abuse.
3. Enhance Qatar’s CIF investigatory capacity within authorities tasked with carrying out AML/CFT and other illicit finance investigations;
4. Enhance financial intelligence analytic capacity at the Qatar Financial Information Unit;
5. Enhance prosecutorial capacity for AML/CFT and broader CIF enforcement cases within the Public Prosecutor’s office;
6. Enhance financial and economic sanctions capacity, including with respect to policy, targeting, administrative, compliance, and enforcement functions, consistent with global standards and Qatar’s national security interests;
7. Enhance the authority and capacity to protect the Qatari charitable sector from terrorist abuse, consistent with global CFT standards;
8. Enhance judicial capacity for AML/CFT and broader CIF enforcement cases, consistent with enhanced global expectations in demonstrating effectiveness;
9. Promote greater interagency cohesion between and among the various authorities tasked with implementing Qatar’s CIF regime, to include engagement with the private sector;
10. Promote greater international cooperation between Qatari CIF authorities and their counterparts in allied countries and financial centers to engender global confidence in Qatar’s commitment and capability in combating illicit finance;

Core public sector objectives:
Core private sector objectives:
1. Provide a deep understanding of the FATF Mutual Evaluation process, a unified vision of the AML/CFT reforms undertaken and underway in the State of Qatar and the role of the private sector in safeguarding the Qatari financial system from abuse.
2. Promote compliance leadership in overseeing and directing a culture of compliance and Financial Crimes Compliance (“FCC”) risk management throughout the Qatari financial system, including within DNFBPs; and
3. Promote greater communication with regulators and CIF authorities to underpin the importance of the critical role of the private sector in protecting the financial system from abuse.