Digital Evidence and Cyber Forensic Institute (DECFI)  and the African Center  for Governance, Asset Recovery and Sustainable Development (the African Collaborates to Improve Skills of African Prosecutors, Investigators, and Forensic Experts

The Founder of the African Center, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu has been nominated on the faculty of the DECFI. With this nomination, the African Center is poised to work with African Law Enforcement Agencies, Judges, Prosecutors, Law Teachers, and Universities to improve and promote the use of digital evidence, eDiscovery, and digital forensics in the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime, money laundering, and financing of terrorism. This initiative is directly linked to meeting goal Sustainable Development Goal 16.

 About DECFI

DECFI  is an academic and implementation provider that brings together legal communities within the Continental bar associations; the Judiciary; Law enforcement agencies; University Law Faculties; Law Schools; In-House Corporate Counsel and other Leading Industry Participants with a view to developing the cutting-edge digital skills needed to become proficient in Digital Evidence, eDiscovery, Data Security, Digital Forensic Investigation/ Prosecution, Law Office Automation & Management System, relevant to the 21st-century law practice.

Digital Evidence and Cyber Forensic Institute (DECFI) Nigeria in collaboration with Mibiz Cyber Forensics Laboratory, India’s premium organization in Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Investigation & Intelligence services and Trustwave Secure Pvt. Ltd India – the application providers, have developed global certification program for lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies in Africa, Asia, North America and Europe with a view to developing the cutting-edge digital skills for proficiency in Digital Evidence, eDiscovery, Data Security, Digital Forensic Investigation/ Prosecution, Law Office Automation, relevant to the 21st century law practice through the implementation and familiarization with relevant tools such as the AttorneysBrief, Logikdoc, and ExhibitSecure.

The DECFI’s faculty, is an array of distinguished multifaceted system and network domain experts with outstanding academic credentials, in Law, Forensic Investigation, eDiscovery; Cybercrime, Artificial Intelligence, Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism, White-Collar Crime, Compliance and Risk Management; cyber incident response and investigations of data on computers, mobile devices, servers, and other digital devices with extensive subject-matter experience who bring their diverse practice experience to the classroom.

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About the African Center

The African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery and Sustainable Development (otherwise known as “the African Center”) is an independent, civil society organization with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. The African Center collaborates with national governments, international and regional organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations to promote good governance, sustainable development, and the rule of law.

We work around the world to foster national and international cooperation in the recovery and return of proceeds of corruption and illicit finance back to countries of origin in line with Chapter V of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and Goal 16 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe that returning stolen assets will enable countries in the global South, particularly in Africa to address inequality, reduce poverty, innovate, and build sustainable partnerships.

The African Center has three thematic objectives, namely:

  • Thematic Objective 1: Improving Governance and Accountability Systems of Government.
  • Thematic Objective 2: The Recovery and Return of Stolen Assets.
  • Thematic Objective 3: The Implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The African Center aims to reinforce the links between governance, asset recovery and sustainable development goals. Our work is done through the promotion of the rule of law, strengthening justice institutions, preventing illicit financial flows, recovering stolen assets as well as advocating the social reuse of returned assets to support victims and promote social and economic development. Read more

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