Save the Date | GC3B 2025

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) are thrilled to officially announce that the second edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B) is scheduled to convene in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 and 15 May 2025. The conference will take place at the International Conference Center Geneva (CICG).  

The second iteration of the GC3B will build on the successes of its inaugural edition, which took place in November 2023 in Ghana. Responding to the need for a high-level platform that elevates discussions on cyber capacity building onto the global governance agenda, the GC3B is the first event to convene policymakers and leading experts from across the world to catalyze action for cyber resilient development. 

Purpose of the conference 

The conference aims to bridge the gap between the cybersecurity and development communities to ensure that development plans are cyber resilient and can tackle the contemporary challenges brought about by cyberspace. Ongoing discussions at the UN and regional levels have highlighted the need to build better connections amongst both communities, and the GC3B is envisioned as a space that provides the possibility for both silos to connect and share experiences and best practices. 

The GC3B 2025 will also build on the process of the Accra Call for Cyber Resilient Development, which is a milestone document presented at the first conference. The Accra Call provides a concrete action framework to guide collective and individual action and has been supported with over 20+ pledges and over 65+ endorsements from governments and international organizations.  

The 2025 edition of the conference will further aid the coordination of global cyber capacity building efforts, helping unlock financial resources and improve international cooperation to enable sustainable development and a free, secure and open digital future for all.  

More information  

Attendance to the GC3B is by invitation only. In addition, if you wish to attend, you will soon be able to apply for an invitation through a form on the website. Please stay tuned for updates on our website, newsletter and social media channels. If you have any questions, please contact us at