Cybercrime Laws and Treaties, Security and Investigation Workshop

The world has experienced significant technological advancements in the last decade which have led to a major shift in the way of life for most people around the globe. Most day to day activities are being carried out online including financial transactions.

Despite the numerous advantages that online transactions present, there is also a dark side that is little known to most technology users and that is rampant cyber-criminal activities. Cybercrime has become a major concern for most governments in the world and across Africa hence the need to equip prosecutors with up to date skills to investigate and prosecute these crimes.

Against this backdrop, AGA-Africa Programme in partnership with the National Prosecution Authority, the Zambia Police, the Drug Enforcement Commission, and the Anti- Corruption Commission of Zambia held a 3-day “Cybercrime Laws and Treaties, Security and Investigation” workshop from 15th -17th March, 2022 in Lusaka Zambia.

The three-day workshop was aimed at equipping the participants with knowledge and skills on cybercrime laws and treaties, cyber security threats, digital forensics, evidence gathering and the standards and good practices in digital /forensic investigations. This will enhance their awareness as well as equipping them with the necessary tools to fight cybercrime activities in Zambia.

The training was officially opened by Fulata Lillian Shawa-Siyunyi Director of Public Prosecutions, Zambia and John Edozie, AGA-Africa Programme International Advisor. Marshal Muchende, Solicitor General of Zambia delivered a keynote speech on behalf of Mulambo Hamakuni Haimbe, Minister of Justice for Zambia.

The training sessions were facilitated our well-seasoned subject matter experts: Dr. Tawanda Hondora, Head of Rule of Law, Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat, Samantha Caplinger, Assistant Attorney General Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Anshika Mehrotra, Assistant Attorney General, Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Diphat Tembo, Director, Compliance and Prevention Department, Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), Shubert Sinkala, Director, Monitoring and  Analysis, Financial Intelligence Centre, Gracilia Chipulu Mulenga, Principle State Advocate, National Prosecution Authority, Mathias Kamanga, Head of Public Relations Unit, and Digital Forensics Expert, Drug Enforcement Commission, Mwiimbu Siwiwaliondo, Legal Officer Law Reform, Zambia Information and Communications Authority, Chewe Mutale, Manager, Digital Forensics and Consumer Education, National Information and Communication Technology Regulator, Kelvin Masiala Kalaluka, Digital Forensics Investigator, Anti-Corruption Commission, Zambia and Alex Osunga, Cyber Security Professional, @ iLabAfrica.

Dr. Freda Mwamba-Brazle, Managing Partner, Innovatus Zambia and AGA- Africa Country Coordinator, Zambia brought the insightful training to an end.