Aims and Objectives

Aims and Objectives (Micro-Level)

  • To build a databases of cases on financial crime activities (such as money laundering and its predicate offences, corruption, fraud) in Uganda and beyond and use it to influence formulation of desired policy changes. Financial crimes are fuelled by limited information and lack of understanding about their nature and how they are committed in practice. Regardless of where they take place, financial crimes do not only malign economies because of their corrosive effect, they fuel the growth of other crimes and also undermine citizenry rights by diversion of funds from mainstream services. Research is essential to effective policy formulation in all governments and financial oversight agencies.
  • To provide a platform for specialist training on money laundering and other forms of financial crimes. The data generated will be consolidated on our organisation’s database and used to advocate for desired policy changes on issues it relates.
  • To create a network of researchers, practitioners, local community groups and NGOs to work together in building a portfolio of data through participatory information gathering, review, impact analysis and dissemination.
  • To forge research collaboration with other agencies in carrying out desired baseline studies on policy and other development issues.
  • To create apprenticeship opportunities for young people to gain relevant work experience and skills required for the job market. It is hoped that opportunities will be created in research, policy, monitoring and evaluation, personnel and administration.
  • To offer one off and regular training to businesses in the regulated sector money laundering prevention and compliance strategies not fall behind their regulatory requirements and are heavily penalised. This will be delivered through workshops, conferences and pre-arranged in-house training to clients.
  • To solicit scholarships from national governments and the donor community to cater for the educational needs of core and subsidiary staff. The organisation operates on the strength of continuous staff training to meet dynamic changes in the market. Continuous staff training is an essential component of Garadi Ltd staff development policy.

National (micro Level)

  • To train and enhance institutional capacity for businesses and organisations to easily meet their regulatory and compliance requirements (especially those in the regulated sector). Training is delivered using a variety of ways such as workshops, seminars, in-house training and tailored programmes for individual and corporate requirements.
  • To create a network of researchers, practitioners, local community groups and NGOs to work together in building a stable and just society for all through participatory dialogue as a mechanism of social integration process.
  • To offer references to those who have worked with us as volunteers and enhance their prospects of finding work. Volunteering in this organisation will boost the confidence and professional profiles of our volunteers.
  • Advising clients on financial crimes regulation such as product structuring, financial crime regulatory and compliance requirements. Our clientele base includes banking and asset management, security markets with regular work for corporate finance and investment dealings.