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Ghana to host Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghana will be hosting more than 800 delegates across the globe for the maiden Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B) from November 29 to 30, 2023, in Accra.

The two-day event themed: “Cyber Resilience for Development” is organised collaboratively with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, Cyber Security Authority, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the Cyber Peace Institute, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

The Director-General of Cyber Security Authority, Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Accra on Sunday, noted that the GC3B Conference would bring together a diverse group of high-level decision-makers and practitioners from governments, international organisations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

He stated that cyber resilience and capacity building would play a key role in supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“It would also improve awareness and the need for decision-makers to leverage and create cyber capacity-building programmes and opportunities.

“Expectations for the event include the development of a global cyber capacity-building agenda, improved coordination mechanisms and increased resources for cyber resilience,” he added.

According to Dr Antwi-Boasiako, the upcoming conference is a golden opportunity for Ghana to position itself as a leader in cybersecurity development in Africa and urged stakeholders to actively participate in the event to ensure effective outcomes.

He added that the event is expected to foster networking opportunities on cyber capacity building and elevate Ghana’s visibility and involvement in global cybersecurity issues.

“The influx of delegates is also anticipated to bring economic value to the country’s tourism sector,” he stated.

He noted that the media was recognised as a vital partner in this endeavour and encouraged the media to continuously educate the public about the importance of cybersecurity.

The President of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Foundation, Mr Christopher Painter, stated, “As the world eagerly anticipates the GC3B Conference, Ghana stands poised to lead discussions and collaborations in the critical realm of cybersecurity, contributing to global efforts for a more secure digital future.”