Masiiwa manages research, policy and regulatory engagement within the financial integrity team. He is passionate about unlocking Africa’s development through systemic and sustainable interventions.
During his time at Cenfri, Masiiwa has conducted a variety of projects covering: illicit financial flows; risk-based approaches to AML-CFT implementation; financial inclusion and inclusive financial integrity; as well as managing a Making Access Possible (MAP) study for Madagascar. He has provided technical assistance on FATF and AML-CFT to regulators and financial service providers at country and regional levels, including the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) and West Africa Anti Money Laundering Group (GIABA) among others.
Prior to joining Cenfri, Masiiwa worked on the research-policy/regulation-development interface on the above issues (including trade and sustainable development) within the think tank, private sector and civil society environments. He has managed research and consultancy work across Africa and Asian countries. In addition, Masiiwa extensively advised regulators/policymakers, private sector and civil society at national level, regional level (SADC, COMESA, ECOWAS, African Caribbean and Pacific region, African Union, UNECA, AfDB, among others) as well as global level (United Nations, World Trade Organization, among others) on the above issues.
Masiiwa is passionate about unlocking Africa’s development through systemic, lasting and sustainable interventions.