Malawi's Inter-Agency Committee for Combating Wildlife Crime (IACCWC) was established in 2014 to promote communication and collaboration between all law enforcement agencies to improve investigations and prosecutions for wildlife crime.
The members of the IACCWC are:
Department of National Parks and Wildlife (Secretariat)
Ministry of Justice (current Chair)
Anti-Corruption Bureau (current Vice-Chair)
Malawi Police Services
Malawi Revenue Authority
Department of Immigration
Malawi Defence Force
Financial Intelligence Authority
Interpol (local office)
Department of Forestry
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Department of Environmental Affairs
In addition, several non-governmental organisations are invited observers to provide input where relevant.
The IACCWC has promoted joint investigations, supported the amendment to the Wildlife Act, facilitated training for law enforcement agencies and ensured that through high-level representation on the Committee, wildlife crime is recognised as a serious crime within each law enforcement agency. Malawi is one of only a few African countries to have so far established a multi-agency Committee on wildlife crime, and the success of this Committee is now being shared with other countries.