Appointment of Mr. Moctar Yedaly as GC3B Special Envoy

News Article | 26th July 2023  

The Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B) has appointed a GC3B Special Envoy to spearhead engagement with key global stakeholders.  

The GC3B is a first-of-its-kind event to elevate and mainstream cyber resilience and capacity building in the international development agenda. In this regard, the GC3B Special Envoy will engage high-level actors and ensure participation of key leaders in the cyber resilience and cyber capacity building communities.  

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Moctar Yedaly as the GC3B Special Envoy.  

With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Yedaly has achieved remarkable success in designing and implementing sustainable growth strategies in international settings. Formerly serving as the Minister of Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Modernization for the Government of Mauritania, Mr. Yedaly has played a crucial role in advancing cyber policy and technical projects across Africa. He also held the position of Head of Information Society at the African Union Commission, where he led the implementation of several key capacity building programs with partners like the European Union, the United States State Department, Luxemburg, the Internet Society (ISOC), Microsoft, and others. 

Notably, Mr. Yedaly was instrumental in crafting and adopting the African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection (Malabo Convention) and the African Union Digital Transformation Strategy (2020-2030). He is also known as the main actor behind the Dot Africa Domain. Throughout his career, Mr. Yedaly has been a strong advocate for Africa’s digital transformation, emphasizing the indispensable role of cybersecurity in its development. 

 In his new role as Special Envoy, Mr. Yedaly will lead outreach efforts to institutions in the fields of cyber and development, bringing together a variety of stakeholders including decision-makers, practitioners, and experts to catalyze global action and contributing to the GC3B’s mission of bridging cyber capacity building with the international development agenda. 

We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Yedaly and are excited to leverage his expertise in shaping the future of international cooperation for a safer digital world for all. The Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building looks forward to working with him to achieve our shared vision.