GFCE Regional Hubs

Over the past two years, the need for a regional approach in the GFCE has become undeniable. By increasing its regional focus, the GFCE is able to more accurately identify needs, discover best practices, enable a better understanding of local context, expand its coordination efforts while articulating the need for a more demand-driven approach to capacity building.

The GFCE has increased its regional efforts by establishing ongoing collaboration with regional key stakeholders, organizations and other actors and has hosted regional meetings and consultations in the Pacific, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. 

Today, the GFCE has on-the-ground presence in the Americas and the Pacific with the establishment of GFCE Regional Hubs. 

Since 2021, the Organization of American States (OAS) acts as the GFCE Regional Hub for the Americas. The hub serves as the linking pin between the GFCE Community and regional stakeholders, improving support and visibility to the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region while coordinating and enhancing knoledge sharing of initiatives, and functioning as a point of contact for various activities including the GFCE Clearing House. Ms. Kerry-Ann Barrett was appointed as the GFCE – OAS Liaison.

The GFCE’s involvement in the Pacific region started in 2020 with several meetings and efforts in the region which highlighted two ‘gaps’ in the Pacific: gaps in specifc areas of capacity building and opportunities to improve coordination and information sharing between Pacific Island countries, regional international donors and implementors. To adddress these gaps, the GFCE launched a scoping assessment for a future GFCE Pacific Hub, and appointed Ms. Cherie Lagakali as the first GFCE Pacific Liaison. 

The GFCE Southeast Asia Hub office is based in Singapore, at the ASEAN-Singapore Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (ASCCE). Situated strategically in Southeast Asia, the office serves as a central hub for coordinating regional activities and engaging with stakeholders from governments, academia, industry, and civil society organizations.

Past Regional Events