DNA for Africa
2022

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EVENTS

PODCASTS

NEWS

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WE PRESENT TO

  • Policy makers

  • Lobbyists

  • Politicians

  • Law enforcement

  • Legal institutions

  • Scientific institutions

  • Academic institutions

  • Corporates

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Second Forensic
DNAforAfrica SYMPOSIUM 2022

Justice and Humanity served by Forensic Science:

A SURVIVOR CENTRED APPROACH

23 & 24 June 2022

Kenya, Nairobi

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OUR PHOTOS ARE READY TO VIEW!

2nd FORENSIC DNAforAFRICA SYMPOSIUM
22-24 June 2022

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  • hosting workshops, ​ hosting workshops, webinars and symposiums to inform and connect key opinion leaders and change advocates throughout Africa

  • sharing news of changes in DNA legislation and local lobbying efforts via our social media channels

  • offering podcasts for people to learn more about the role and potential of DNA in the criminal justice system

  • engaging with partners world-wide to align common strategic goals for the betterment of society​

EVENTS

PODCASTS

 

NEWS

Vanessa Lynch

LOBBYIST

Vanessa Lynch is the Regional Director for DNA for Africa, and a Senior Government Affairs Consultant at GTH-GA, based in South Africa. Vanessa has extensive experience leading nationwide policy initiatives and working with governments to advance dynamic legislative and policy changes.


Vanessa founded The DNA Project in 2005, and in 2021 launched @DNAforAfrica, dedicated to the use of advocacy outreach and  forensic expertise  to aid the development of DNA databases and casework programs throughout Africa.


Vanessa is regarded as a key opinion leader in the field of Forensic DNA policy and has been lauded for her leadership in driving the adoption of legislation to administer South Africa’s national DNA database, the first of its kind on the African continent. Serving as Deputy Chair of the National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board (SA), she monitored the implementation of the provisions of the DNA Act in its first five years and now serves on the Forensic Databasing Advisory Board (FDAB) for the ISFG.

 

Prior to her work in forensic DNA, Vanessa held various legal positions, including legal advisor for an international contactless payment solutions company and as a commercial associate in a London law firm.


Vanessa completed her Law degree at the University of Cape Town in 1992 and recently submitted her research in forensic DNA profiling for her doctorate in Law at the University of Stellenbosch.

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EAST AFRICA ForensicDNA SYMPOSIUM 2022

It was with great excitement that we hosted our #2 Forensic DNAforAfrica Hybrid Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya from 22-24 June 2022 - the second in a series of DNA events spanning North, South, East and West Africa.

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Vanessa

Lynch

Wangu

Kanja

Prof. Lisa

Smith

Dr John

Mungai

Prof. Bruce Budowle 

Mr. Stephen Fonseca - ICRC

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ICRC

Prof. Marion Mutugi

Ashley Spence

RAINN

Kenya

Uganda

Tanzania

Our plenary will feature presentations and forensic experts from Africa and beyond

SPEAKERS

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june 23 & 24 2022

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june 23 & 24 2022

PODCAST SERIES

Conversations
in DNA

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PODCAST SERIES

Conversations
in DNA

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our podcast series, featuring emotive truths and important engaging conversations.We’ll be featuring the likes aturing emotive truths and important engaging converaturing emotive truths and important engaging conver

FOLLOW & REGISTER

2nd FORENSIC
DNAFORAFRICA SYMPOSIUM

23 & 24 June

Sign up for a unique opportunity to listen to leading Forensic Scientists and DNA Experts at the inaugural DNA for Africa Symposium. Offering both a live and virtual experience, this event will enable delegates from all over Africa to interact and share their experiences.

Nairobi - Kenia

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9 MONTHS
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