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Clearing House Coordinator/Global Partnerships Manager (UK FCDO)

Sponsor

UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Duration

September 2021 – March 2022

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Creating coordination and targeted training of cybersecurity capacity in Africa

Sponsor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Duration

01/09/20 – 31/12/23

Project objectives

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:

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Enhancing cyber capacities and CCB coordination in ECOWAS countries

Sponsor

Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Duration

15/02/22-15/07/22

Project objectives

In-depth interviews with each ECOWAS member states on their CCB needs. Increased participation of ECOWAS countries in GFCE initiatives, including the AUGFCE project and the CCB Coordination Committee.

Description

Through participation in GFCE workshops, ECOWAS countries are further engaged in identifying CCB needs, sharing knowledge and best practices, and setting CCB priorities. This will take the form of a White Paper that contains the following elements:

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GFCE-Australian support for the Women in International Security and Cyberspace (Women in Cyber) Fellowship Network

Sponsor

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Commonwealth of Australia

Duration

February 2022 – December 2024

Project objectives

The Women in International Security and Cyberspace Fellowship program aims to ensure equal and effective representation of women diplomats from all regions in United Nations cyber negotiations. The program seeks to develop cyber governance capacities, providing access to workshops and training as well as direct support to fellows for their participation in UN processes on international security and cyberspace.  Long-term goals include the increased capacity of women diplomats to participate in UN discussions, increased awareness of the gender digital divide, and the development of indigenous national capacity to facilitate involvement in UN cyber discussion.  

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International Law of Cyber Operations Executive Course and CLI Alumni Course

Sponsor

Global Affairs Canada

Duration

7-14 June 2023

Project objectives

The Executive course seeks to improve state capacity to effectively engage with the international community to develop the normative architecture governing cyberspace and state behavior, in particular public international law. The alumni course seeks to build the capacity of, and networks between, policy makers, legal experts and legislators who have previously undertaken CLI courses. The project will also be actively supported by the Commission of the African Union.

Description

In order to foster international peace and security, this project will work with state officials operating on the multinational level to better understand the international law implications of cyber activities and the complex nuances thereof. It will also work to foster better engagement from states in the continued development of a common understanding on how international law regulates states’ activities in cyberspace, protects human rights online, and prevents, and enables them to mitigate cyber threats.

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International Law of Cyber Operations Course

Sponsor

Global Affairs Canada

Duration

14-18 November 2022

Project objectives

The scope of the Project is to examine the law applicable to cyber operations during peacetime and to focus on various specialized regimes of international law as applied in the cyber context.

Description

The course also includes two exercises to enable the application of the legal principles and rules examined to fictional, but realistic, scenarios. The training employs an interactive teaching style that encourages active student participation.

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International Law of Cyber Operations: Training and Capacity Building Program on International Law and Cyberspace

Sponsor

Global Affairs Canada

Duration

19-21 July 2023

Project objectives

The training seeks to improve state capacity to effectively engage with the international community to develop the normative architecture governing cyberspace and state behavior, in particular public international law, including for Women in International Security and Cyberspace alumni. The Exchange of views will discuss the draft statement by the AU on the Application of International Law. The project will also be actively supported by the Commission of the African Union.

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Study on ‘Advancing Cyber Security with Africa’

Sponsor

KPMG

Duration

14 weeks (starting November 2021)

Project objectives

Description

The engagement will consist of five (5) phases

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UN Women in Cyber Fellowship

Sponsor

UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Duration

01/10/2021 – 31/03/2022

Project objectives

Ensure equal and effective representation of women in UN cyber negotiations.

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