Cyber Capacity Center For Southern Africa

Project Duration

September 2019-2021

Project Description

RIA joins partners, the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, Oxford Martin School, the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in launching the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA).

C3SA aims to strengthen the region’s competence in fighting cybercrime with a strong focus on gender and digital inclusion. RIA’s senior research associate, Dr. Enrico Calandro, is the co-director of C3SA. The centre, which is based at UCT, officially started activities in March 2020.

The planned main products and/or services of the Project are training and workshop sessions; completion of a CMM Regional Study and Review Reports in four countries through a multi stakeholder process; identification of Critical National Infrastructure in target countries; and publication of policy/academic papers to inform the debate on a national, regional and global level (Outputs).

Read C3SA’s launch press release here.

Project Team

Dr. Enrico Calandro (RIA), Dr. Alison Gillwald and Fazila Farouk

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