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It will be exactly twelve years after the African Network of Forensic Medicine (ANFM) in Windhoek, Namibia (2011) transmuted into the African Society of Forensic Medicine (ASFM) in Kampala, Uganda (2012), that African practitioners of forensic medicine and science, friends, partners, and other stakeholders from within Africa and the world will be gathering in the “land of a thousand hills”, the beautiful country of Rwanda, for the 10th Annual International Forensic Conference of the Society tagged ASFM Kigali 2023. Rwanda will be hosting Africa Forensics for the first time, and we are excited about the prospect of the theme: Harmonization of Evidence-Based Forensic Science Practice in Africa—A Holistic Approach Towards a Safer Continent.

The theme reflects the important role of forensic science in promoting justice, safety, peace, and freedom in Africa and beyond.

It is an important occasion for Africa as it responds to the need for improvement in justice service delivery across countries on the continent. Evidence-based forensic modalities in a multidisciplinary approach across relevant sectors and institutions will anchor a transparent, trusted, and sustainable mechanism for addressing challenges in society that are amenable to appropriate forensic tools and practice.

The ASFM Local Organizing Committee (LOC) in Kigali, on the backdrop of the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory (RFL), the Ministry of Justice, and the entire country of Rwanda, is putting up a fantastic set piece that will showcase Africa’s hospitality, creativity, and energy come March 2023. Expected participants at the conference are forensic medicine and science practitioners, including forensic pathologists, clinical forensic physicians, Odontologists, other Medical Doctors and Students, Anthropologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Crime Science Investigators, Judicial Service Personnel, Disaster Management Officials, Humanitarian Organizations, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Insurance Companies, Researchers in forensic related subjects, etc.

We look forward to welcoming hundreds of forensic science practitioners, partners and stakeholders from Africa and around the world. Hence, I encourage you to register as soon as possible and book your place at a memorable assembly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic global lockdown. Abstract submission is open for a productive conference.
Welcome to ASFM Kigali 2023.
Welcome to Rwanda!