Side Events

The GC3B is delighted to inform you about an array of events that will take place alongside the program sessions, so that all participants can benefit from the knowledge and opportunities that the GC3B multi-stakeholder gathering brings.

Please find below an overview of all GC3B side events, including events from a variety of organizations and historical trips organized by the Ghana government.

Civil Society Meeting

(29 November | 08:00 – 09:00)

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Advisory Board, in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Institute, will host a meeting of civil society organizations (CSOs) to discuss the relevant interplay between the field of cyber capacity building (CCB) and the CSO communities. The ultimate goal is to give civil society a unique space to connect and to foster better understanding and cooperation within the CSOs, assess common needs and explore a collaborative way forward.

The meeting will be taking place at a reserved space at the Kempinski Hotel Conference Venue and a breakfast will be kindly provided to all attendees who have registered. 

Interested? Please kindly register via this form. Please note attendance is limited and will be facilitated on first come first serve basis upon registration.

Using encryption to secure government data and digital services

(30 November | 14.30 – 17.00 | Palm)

Internet Society (ISOC) in cooperation with the GFCE are hosting a training program on how to use encryption to secure government data and digital services. 

The training session aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of government encryption, and its application in securing sensitive information. The topics discussed in the session cover both technical and policy aspects, including how governments are using encryption and how encryption can help protect your government and citizens.

Cybercrime laws and the planned UN cybercrime treaty: Implications for press freedom and human rights in Africa

(30 November | 15:30 – 17pm GMT) 

This side event is hosted by the International Press Institute, Global Partners Digital and Media Foundation for West Africa. Due to limited spots, please register your interest by filling in this form

Side events organized by the Government of Ghana (More information here)

  • Historial side visit: Elmina – Cape Coast (Friday 1 December | 07.30 – 19.00)
  • Historial side visit within Accra (Friday 1 December | 08.30 – 16.00)
  • Cybersecurity establishment side visit (Friday 1 December | 09.00 – 16.00)