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Becoming a GFCE Member or Partner

To fully realize the effectiveness of the GFCE as the global coordinating body on cyber capacity building (CCB), we seek the support of governments, private companies, civil society, the tech community, academia and relevant organizations around the world to join the GFCE community to voice their capacity needs or share their expertise. Having a strong, engaged community is a key element to our success.

As a Member/Partner of the GFCE, you will be part of our global network and platform on CCB, have access to good practices and expertise in the GFCE Working Groups, enhance international cooperation in the cyber domain and reduce overlap. In this way, the delivery of CCB projects can be made more efficient and effective. Furthermore, there is no membership or partnership fee.

To become a member, please email us at and confirm that you endorse the GFCE’s founding documents. Endorsement should be confirmed by a high-level national representative (e.g. via email from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

To become a partner, please email us at Partners must be endorsed by at least one GFCE Member.

Words from our Community

Sandra Sargent
Sandra SargentSenior Digital Specialist World Bank
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“GFCE has brought tremendous value by connecting us with other partners in the cybersecurity field. I would specifically like to highlight the role GFCE played in coordinating cyber programs in Africa. In addition to holding joint Africa coordination meetings, GFCE helped establish platforms for collaboration, providing data analytics on cyber maps in Africa and fostering a lasting friendship among the international community. Addressing cyber threats is a collective responsibility and GFCE has played an important role in bringing all of us together to tackle the challenge.”
Yurie Ito
Yurie ItoExecutive Director, CyberGreen Institute
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“GFCE has partnered with CyberGreen since its establishment. This partnership has allowed CyberGreen, a small size NPO, to feel like we have a super powerful and efficient global outreach team. The GFCE secretariat is always providing invaluable support in accomplishing missions and engages us to truly make an impact. I really appreciate GFCE’s inclusiveness and agility in moving things forward quickly. This is a platform where we can actually make things happen. Whenever we have potential game-changing ideas we like to bring them to GFCE.”
Andrew Dinsley
Andrew DinsleyHead of Programmes – Cyber Security, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
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“When designing our incident response project for Commonwealth partners, we used the GFCE to get ideas for the design and unexpectedly found implementing partners too. When running our projects with Sierra Leone, we found the clearing house process useful for cementing political will and coordinating with other projects. Finally, when working with the Oxford GCSCC to offer national capacity reviews, we found the GFCE useful for sharing the model and the results of the project. We look forward to continuing to work with the GFCE and delivering better projects as a result.”
Carolin Weisser Harris
Carolin Weisser HarrisLead International Operations, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC)
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“Through the GFCE and its community, we and our regional partners have a better understanding of what is happening where and when in cyber capacity building globally. It has enabled us to not only better coordinate the CMM assessments with the activities of other actors, but also disseminate the learnings from the CMM reviews beyond the groups involved in the assessments. This hopefully contributes to the programming of activities by actors in the field and has contributed to the impact of the CMM worldwide.”
Sanusi Drammeh
Sanusi DrammehPrincipal ICT Officer, MOICI, The Gambia
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“The GFCE provided The Gambia an opportunity to connect, network and contribute to the global cyber capacity building community. The GFCE facilitated the Gambia’s Clearing House request by playing a matchmaker role and plays an instrumental role in informing the Gambian Representatives on global expertise and developments. This positively impacts how the Gambian Representatives are leading and coordinating cybersecurity activities in the country.”
Belisario Contreras
Belisario ContrerasManager of Cybersecurity Program, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, Organization of American States (OAS)
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“When the GFCE was proposed during the 2015 Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) in the Hague, it was a concept never before witnessed for cybersecurity. From our perspective, the GFCE is an excellent interlocutor between States and the private sector in the provision of the needed resources and technical capacity, as we strive to improve global cyber resilience. We have had a great working relationship with the GFCE over the years and look forward to the work of the Foundation in the years to come.”
Yoon-Hoo Kim
Yoon-Hoo KimDirector of Cybercrime Investigation Division, Korean Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (KSPO)
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“The KSPO is establishing the APC-Hub in collaboration with the GFCE and World Bank, which facilitates and coordinates the delivery of regional training and capacity building initiatives by various organizations (including members of GFCE’s Cybercrime Working Group). As GFCE and the Hub have a shared ethos - avoid the duplication of efforts and maximize efficiency of project delivery - it is expected that GFCE will be valuable in sharing members' expertise on running existing capacity building projects, support the dispatch of instructors and develop textbooks for capacity building training.”

Why support the GFCE?

Since its launch in 2015, the GFCE community has nearly tripled in size, working methods have expanded and more GFCE events are being organized each year. For the GFCE Secretariat to strengthen its support function and to promote active participation and cooperation of the Community, additional resources are required. The establishment of the GFCE Foundation allows us to accept funding by multiple donors across the world. In practice, some examples of how the funds will be used are:

  • Facilitation of the GFCE Working Groups and Task Forces;
  • Matching countries that request help in cyber capacity building with donors or implementers that can provide assistance through the GFCE Clearing House process;
  • Sharing cyber capacity building information and meeting new research needs through the implementation of a Global Research Agenda and the continuous development of Cybil, the GFCE’s online knowledge portal;
  • Organization of global and regional GFCE events such as the Annual Meeting and regional meetings.


For more information on supporting the GFCE, please email us at