Creating coordination and targeted training of cybersecurity capacity in Africa
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
01/09/20 – 31/12/23
The primary outcome of the project is to enable a majority of African Countries to identify and address their national cyber capacity needs, in turn helping to strengthen their cyber resilience.
To achieve the primary outcome and to ensure these efforts can be sustained for the duration and after the project, the following secondary outcomes are envisioned:
- Coordination and cooperation between existing cyber capacity building projects and programs in Africa
- Identification of cyber capacity needs on a national and sub-regional level in African countries
- The growth of a trusted community of cyber leaders from the different African countries
- The project will be split into four phases: ‘Preparing’, ‘Developing’, ‘Learning’, and ‘Sustainment’ – see below for more detail – spanning a two-year period.
- The project will build on and utilize existing cyber structures, plans, expertise and capacities within the AUC Information Society Division (ISD) in charge of Cyber Security in the Africa region, as well as within the multi-stakeholder and international GFCE Community.
- The GFCE Secretariat and the Information Society Division of the AUC will be responsible for the coordination of the program. A GFCE regional liaison will be part of the AUC team to align the coordinating role of the AUC and the GFCE Secretariat. Below under each phase are the responsibilities explained for both the GFCE Secretariat and the AUC.