EPAF Begins Forensic Training Program in Congo Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo – A city recovering from years of brutal war is now slowly beginning to deal with its violent past. “This is South-South cooperation at work,” declared José Pablo Baraybar, Executive Director of EPAF, while observing how Congolese police practiced recovering evidence from a mock grave in the provincial capital of Goma. EPAF’s forensic training program for 40 police officers from the province of North Kivu is a part of a larger effort by the American Bar Association, with support from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Human Rights Labor, and Democracy, to promote the rule of law in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “This was an excellent training, very participatory,” enthused Maj. David Bodeli Dombi as he finished the two week foundational course in forensics “You brought us all up to the same level of understanding. None of us can say that we knew this material before we came.” EPAF’s forensic training programs have already been successfully reproduced in Nepal and the Philippines. They demonstrate the capacity of people from developing countries to come together and share experiences in order to achieve justice and reconciliation.