The Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) at RUSI and the Ukraine-based think tank Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) are delighted to invite you to a half-day conference on Securing the Integrity and Resilience of Ukraine’s Financial System.
As discussions on the funding of Ukraine’s reconstruction continue, this event, to be held on the margins of the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC) that will be co-hosted in London by the UK government in June, will address an issue that is currently absent from the wider URC agenda and discussions related to reconstruction – namely, the importance of integrity and resilience in the Ukrainian financial system to combat potential corruption-related money laundering.
This is the latest activity of RUSI’s Project SMURF, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, through which the CFCS engages with government, private sector and civil society partners in Ukraine on the importance of integrity and resilience in the Ukrainian financial system.
One-on-one conversation on the international perspective on Ukraine’s financial integrity and resilience
Panel One: Promoting Financial Integrity and Resilience in Ukraine’s Reconstruction
This panel will explore the corruption and money-laundering risks inherent in the scale of funding required to support Ukraine’s reconstruction. Panelists will be encouraged to reflect on where and how vulnerabilities in the financial system might facilitate money laundering, and the importance of demonstrating the integrity and resilience of the Ukrainian financial system to the outside world.
One-on-one conversation on the current state of the Ukrainian banking system
Panel Two: Perspectives from Civil Society
This panel will bring the civil society perspective on Ukraine’s financial integrity and resilience to the fore. Discussants will consider the ways in which a failure to secure the financial system from abuse threatens Ukraine, and what reforms are needed to minimise the risks posed by illicit finance.
How to attend
You will need to register no later than 18 June 2023. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For any questions, please email Danielle Prieto, Events Manager, at email@example.com.