Africa and global cyberdiplomacy: priorities for action

2021-10-25

The growing need for more responsible state behavior in cyberspace provides opportunities and challenges for Africa. As cyber diplomats prepare for the UN's Ad Hoc Committee on International Cybercrimes treaty in January 2022, how can African countries make their mark and avoid being sidelined?

Speakers at this seminar will talk about how to grow continental champions and articulate common positions on security, surveillance, data sovereignty and access to Africa. The role of regional organisations in communicating common positions will also be discussed.

Chairperson: Karen Allen, Consultant, ISS

Panellists:

Dr Kaleem Usimani, Head, Computer Emergency Response Team, Mauritius

Amb Timo Koster, former Dutch Ambassador at Large for Security Policy and Cyber

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