As technology evolves, the complexity of transnational crimes also evolves posing a challenge to those in the pursuit of justice. Common approaches to technology-driven and forensically sound investigations require continuous change, whilst maintaining the highest level of quality and diligence amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
With respect to this, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) held a three-day workshop on Technical Digital Forensics & ICT from 30th March – 1st April, 2021 in Zambia. The workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Anti-Money Laundering Investigators on the basics of Digital Forensics and First Responder skills.
The workshop was officially opened by Dr. Musonda Simwayi, Commissioner for the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), Zambia, Chansa Chibwe, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Head Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit, Drug Enforcement Commission and Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member.
The illuminating discussions were led by Joseph Kaluzi, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Anti Drug Operations Department, Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Zambia, Daniel Pietragallo, Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Fraud Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Michael Garnsey, Computer Forensics Investigator, Kombe Kaponda, ICT Networks and Security Solutions Engineer, Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor, Cyber Security Services, Internet Solutions Kenya and Founder of the cybersecurity collective Africahackon, Alex Osunga, Cyber Security Professional at @iLabAfrica, John Wachira, Cyber Security Professional and Mathias Kamanga, Senior Investigations Officer, Head, Public Relations Unit, Drug Enforcement Commission.
Joseph Kaluzi, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Anti-Drug Enforcement Department, DEC, Zambia and Moses Mwanza, AGA-Africa Programme Programmes Officer for Zambia brought the insightful three-day workshop to a close.