Capacity Building on Cybersecurity continues in Africa

The African Union Workshop on Cyber-Strategy, Cyber-Legislation and Setting up CERTs

Acknowledging the role of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the vital importance of cybersecurity in digitalization, the African Union organs have adopted several decisions aiming at building capacity of their members States in the fields of Cyber Strategies, Cyber legislation and setting up Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). In July 2018, the AU Commission will organize a five-day workshop at the African Union Headquarters to provide African experts with the necessary tools and knowledge to address Cybersecurity issues. Contributors to this capacity building exercise are not only from public and private sectors from outside the continent but also from within the continent to encourage Africa-Africa capacity building.

Capacity building workshop on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime policies for African Diplomats held on April 2018 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Photo courtesy: African Union Commission.