IGF 2020 OF #34 Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

Time
Thursday, 5th November, 2020 (19:20 UTC) - Thursday, 5th November, 2020 (20:20 UTC)
Room
Room 1
About this Session
The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) - increasing trust through building capacity. This Open Forum will present the efforts of the GFCE and its constituent members as a global platform for the coordination of cyber capacity building.
Theme

Panel - Auditorium - 60 Min

Description

Session Description:

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is a multi-stakeholder platform that aims to strengthen cyber capacity and expertise globally through promoting international collaboration, increasing awareness and reducing duplication of cyber capacity building efforts. As the main coordinating platform for cyber capacity building, the GFCE connects needs, resources and expertise whilst making practical knowledge available to the global community.

During the first part of this Open Forum, President of the GFCE Foundation Board Mr. Christopher Painter will introduce the GFCE to participants and outline the roadmap that the community will follow over the coming years.

This year is an important milestone for the GFCE as it celebrates its 5th anniversary. Panelists will describe the various tools and means of cooperation developed by the GFCE community over the past years, looking at the impact that the GFCE has had and how these tools can be utilized in achieving the GFCE’s long-term goal of strengthening cyber capacity and expertise globally through international collaboration.

The last part of this webinar will discuss more in depth future projects that the GFCE will be implementing, outlining how the GFCE aims to ensure that cyber capacity building incorporates a regional focus with a clear target of addressing widening capacity gaps related to cybersecurity.

The session will round off with a Q&A, with the audience able to ask questions to panelists.

 

Agenda and Speakers:

  1. Welcome Remarks (5 mins)

Opening by Moderator

Ms. Joanna Kulesza, Assistant Professor of International Law and Internet Governance, University of Lodz

  1. Introduction to the GFCE (8 mins)

5th Anniversary and Plans for the Future

Mr. Christopher Painter, President GFCE Foundation Board

  1. Cybil Knowledge Portal (8 mins)

Bringing Together Knowledge on Cyber Capacity Building

Ms. Carolin Weisser Harris, Lead International Operations, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC)

  1. GFCE Research Agenda (8 mins)

Addressing Existing Knowledge Gaps

Mr. Enrico Calandro, Co-Director C3 Southern Africa & Chair GFCE Research Committee

  1. GFCE and Matchmaking (8 mins)

Experiences of Senegal as a GFCE Member

Ms. Racky Seye Samb, Head of Office, Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications, Senegal

  1. Model Cooperation for Cyber Capacity Building (8 mins)

The GFCE and AU – Cooperation Towards a Regional Focus on CCB

Mr. Moctar Yedaly, Head of Information Society Division, African Union Commission

  1. Q&A (15 mins)

Moderated discussion with panelists bringing in questions from audience

 

Organizers

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

Speakers

 

Ms. Joanna Kulesza, Assistant Professor of International Law and Internet Governance, University of Lodz (Moderator)

Mr. Christopher Painter, President GFCE Foundation Board

Ms. Carolin Weisser Harris, Lead International Operations, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC)

Mr. Enrico Calandro, Co-Director C3 Southern Africa & Chair GFCE Research Committee

Ms. Racky Seye Samb, Head of Office, Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications, Senegal

Mr. Moctar Yedaly, Head of Information Society Division, African Union Commission

Onsite Moderator

Elliot Mayhew

Online Moderator

Elliot Mayhew

Rapporteur

Elliot Mayhew

SDGs

GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals