What is the role of cyber capacity-building in achieving national goals and development outcomes, and what can be learned from the UK’s largest-ever overseas cyber capacity-building project?
Around the world, more and more countries are harnessing digital transformation to contribute to national sustainable development goals and outcomes.
There is increased recognition of the need to integrate cybersecurity considerations into the digital development agenda, to reduce the risks from the misuse of digital technologies and harness the opportunities of thriving, open societies powered by trusted technologies and a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace.
Against this backdrop, Chatham House brought together key stakeholders, practitioners, experts, and decision-makers for a hybrid conference, learning from the experience of the UK’s largest-ever overseas cyber capacity-building project, the Digital Access Programme, implemented in Brazil, Kenya, Indonesia, Nigeria and South Africa.
The conference was a platform for sharing experience and knowledge about how international cybersecurity capacity building can support national sustainable development and cybersecurity outcomes, and the role of international partnerships.
Chatham House thanks the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office for their support and KPMG for their partnership.