About the GC3B

The Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B) is a first-of-its-kind flagship gathering of leaders, decision-makers, and experts across borders and sectors working toward effective, sustainable, and inclusive stewardship of international cooperation for cyber resilient development in the era of digital interdependence. 


Recognizing the key role that cyber resilience and capacity building can play in enabling and supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the theme of the GC3B 2023 is “Cyber Resilience for Development.” 


The Conference’s overarching aim is to catalyze global action to elevate and mainstream cyber resilience and capacity building in the international development agenda and in national development plans and investments as key enablers of sustainable development, inclusive economic growth, and social prosperity for all. 

The GC3B will use its platform to energize an actionable dialogue and bridge existing silos among different communities that are working towards common goals but have had few opportunities to come together in search of common solutions. In particular, the GC3B will leverage the organizing partners’ collective network to bring together a combination of high-level decision-makers and practitioners from governments, international organizations, the private sector, civil society, and academia across sectors and regions to catalyze clear commitments to achieve its aim.


The GC3B is co-organized by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum and the Cyber Peace Institute and is hosted by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation of Ghana and the Cyber Security Authority of Ghana.  

Date and location  

The inaugural GC3B 2023 will take place on the 29-30 November 2023 in Accra, Ghana. The GC3B is an invitation only event. You can register your interest to attend here.   


The GC3B 2023 is anticipated to result in: 

• A high-level, demand-driven roadmap for cyber resilient international development that serves the needs and priorities of developing countries. 

• An improved global architecture of coordination and cooperation mechanisms for cyber capacity building by leveraging existing structures and strengthening global, regional, multi-stakeholder, and public-private cooperation initiatives. 

• Expanding the pool of resources available for equitable, sustainable, and demand-driven cyber resilience for development through the mobilization of different sources of financing from international development, the private sector, and philanthropy. 

To facilitate these aims and outcomes, the Conference is built upon 4 pillars.

Pillars and program 

Click here for a description of the pillars and the program.