The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), Zambia and AGA-Africa Programme partner for a Non-Technical Digital Forensics and ICT Workshop

The increased use of cyberspace and technology has brought challenges to the administration of justice against transnational crimes. As technology evolves the complexity of these crimes also evolves posing a challenge to those in the pursuit of justice.

To equip law enforcement officers with the necessary skills in this rapidly-changing technological environment, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) held a two-day workshop Non-Technical Digital Forensics & ICT from 17th – 19th March, 2021 in Zambia. The two-day workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Anti-Money Laundering Investigators on the basics of Digital Forensics and First Responder skills.

Gracing the workshop was Dr. Musonda Simwayi, Commissioner for the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), Zambia, Ronnet Mbolela Chanda, Deputy Commissioner, Drug Enforcement Commission and Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member.


The illuminating discussions were led by Daniel Pietragallo, Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Fraud Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Tara Swaminatha, Principal, Zeroday Law, Michael Garnsey, Computer Forensics Investigator, Kombe Kaponda, ICT Networks and Security Solutions Engineer, Stefan Englbrecht, Lead Investigator, Verizon VTRAC Team, Swetha Balla, Principal Consultant at Crypsis, a Palo Alto Networks company, Alex Osunga, Cyber Security professional at iLabAfrica, Chansa Chibwe, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Head, Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit, Drug Enforcement Commission and Mathias Kamanga, Senior Investigations Officer, Head, Public Relation Unit, Drug Enforcement Commission.