1.What does GC3B stand for?
G = Global
C3 = Conference on Cyber Capacity
B = Building
2. What is the GC3B?
The GC3B is the first global conference on cyber capacity building, and is scheduled for 29-30 November in Accra, Ghana. To mainstream cyber resilience and capacity building, the GC3B brings together high-level leaders, experts on cyber security and capacity building, and the international development community from around the world. Attending the conference offers them the opportunity to work on common goals and solutions. In addition, the GC3B will address the international need to increase resources for cyber capacity building, which is a key enabler for sustainable development, economic growth, and social progress.
3. Why is the conference organized?
To raise awareness of the importance that every nation has the expertise, knowledge and skills to invest in their digital future, and to encourage countries to work together on developing these capabilities to ensure a free, open and secure digital world. As the highlight of the GC3B, participants will witness the announcement of the Accra Call: a global framework for concrete actions that support countries in strengthening their cyber resilience.
4. What is cyber capacity building?
Cyber capacity building is about having the resources, knowledge and skills that countries need to invest in their digital economy. Nations should work together and support each other with these capabilities so that no country is left behind in their digital evolution.
5. Why this conference, why now?
The digital world touches every aspect of our lives. It enables us to connect, work, learn and travel, and plays an important role in safeguarding life essentials such as food, water, and healthcare. Along with huge opportunities, it also comes with digital risks. We need to be aware of those risks. All of us. Governments. Businesses. Academia. Society at large. To ensure a free, open, and secure digital world, every country should have the resources, knowledge, and skills they need to invest in their digital future. Nations should work together and support each other with these capabilities, so that no country is left behind in their digital evolution. After all, a chain is only as strong as the weakest link. The GC3B is organized to raise awareness of this issue and to encourage countries to work together on developing these capabilities to ensure a free, open and secure digital world.
6. What does the conference hope to achieve?
The GC3B is anticipated to achieve three key outcomes
- The Accra Call: a global framework for concrete actions that support countries in strengthening their cyber resilience.
- 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
7. Who will attend the conference?
The GC3B brings together high-level leaders, experts on cyber security and capacity building, and the international development community from around the world.
This includes decision makers and experts from governments, the private sector, international organizations, civil society and academia.
8. Can anyone attend the conference?
The conference is by invitation only. Interested organizations or individuals can express their interest by filling in a form on the GC3B website, and the GC3B organization will get back on the possibilities.
9. What is the attendance fee?
There is no fee required to attend the conference.
10. What does the program of the conference look like?
Along with plenary sessions, for all attendees to join, the program includes several sessions that can be participated, organized per pillar:
- Making international development cyber resilient
- Collaborating to secure the digital ecosystem
- Cyber capacity building for stability and security
- Operationalizing solutions
The program can be found on the GC3B website.
11. Should you register for these sessions beforehand?
When participants have registered for the conference, they are asked to indicate their interest in the sessions.
12. Do I require a visa to access Ghana?
Depending on your country of residence, a visa for Ghana may be required. When you register for your attendance, you will immediately receive a confirmation email, including details on how to apply for a visa and who to contact if you need support with your visa application.
13. What health requirements are necessary for accessing Ghana?
In Ghana the yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for all. Please do not forget to bring your Health Certificate, which shows that you have a yellow fever vaccination. We recommend you consult your General Practitioner for recommended vaccinations and anti-malaria treatment.
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