AGA-Africa Programme Holds Virtual Workshop on Cryptocurrency in Malawi

As cryptocurrencies continue to evolve since the mining of the first Bitcoin block 2009, the world’s expectations surrounding money has also changed leading to development of several unique cryptocurrencies.

AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Financial Intelligence Authority of Malawi held a two-day on Cryptocurrency from 29th to 30th June 2020.

The workshop was aimed at enhancing the capacity of members of the National Task Force in dealing with virtual currencies and cybercrime, handling electronic evidence and identifying challenges and solutions regarding investigations and prosecution of cyber ML/TF cases.


The participants included investigators, prosecutors, FIU AML/CFT analysts and Compliance Officers, AML/CFT supervisors for financial institutions, and prosecutors.


The workshop was graced by Edwin Mutonga, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, who spoke on behalf of the Vincent Chipeta, Director M&A at Financial Intelligence Authority Director of Financial Intelligence Authority of Malawi, Dr. Jean Phillipo-Priminta, Chief State Advocate, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Former FIA Director Atuweni Juwayeyi-Agbermodji,  Mcsyd Chalunda, Chair of the taskforce from Malawi Revenue Authority and Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member.