Research Committee

Enrico Calandro

GFCE Title: Chair of the GFCE Research Committee
Job Title: Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town
Description: My name is Enrico Calandro. Over the last ten years, my professional career has been research-driven. I have conducted Internet policy and regulation research across the African continent to facilitate evidence-based and informed policy making for improved access, use and application of ICTs in Africa and beyond. Besides research, I conduct capacity building with policy makers and representatives from civil society organisations to improve their skills and knowledge of digital policy for the growth and development of the African continent. Currently, I am the Co-Director of the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town, a research and training programme on cyber capacity. In June 2018, I was appointed as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and since December 2019, I am a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre at Oxford. I hold a Ph.D. in Business Administration specialising in telecommunications policy, from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. I am a recipient of the Open Technology Fund fellowship on Information controls, the Amy Mahan scholarship award for the advancement of ICT policy in Africa, and the UNDESA fellowship for international cooperation.