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Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B) 2023: “Cyber Resilience for Development”

The inaugural Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (#GC3B), co-organized by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the World Bank (WB), the CyberPeace Institute, and the World Economic Forum (WEF), will take place in 2023 under the theme “Cyber Resilience for Development.”

More details regarding exact dates and location will be shared soon!

Built upon four pillars – (1) Cyber Resilience for Development; (2) Collaboration to Secure the Digital Ecosystem; (3) Cyber Capacity Building for the Stability and Security of the Digital Environment; and (4) Solutions for Safeguarding Development from Digital Risks and Threats – the conference seeks to bring together decision-makers from around the world to catalyze action on mainstreaming cybersecurity, resilience, and cyber capacity building (#CCB) within the international development agenda. It also aims to raise awareness of how cybersecurity and resilience are an integral part of digital, social, and economic development as well as critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs).

The first-annual GC3B is anticipated to:

• Develop a demand-driven and international Global Cyber Capacity Building Agenda for cyber resilient development;
• Enhance CCB efforts by accelerating current multi-stakeholder cooperation and public-private partnerships;
• Mobilize global action, promote coordination mechanisms for CCB at the global and regional levels, and encourage funding of CCB;
• Advance good practices and tools for the protection of critical infrastructure; and
• Showcase examples from developing countries, particularly across the Global South, that have effectively incorporated cybersecurity and resilience into their development strategies and infrastructure projects and successfully coordinated external CCB funding and activities.

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4 - 5 April 2023

Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Dialogue

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Sydney Dialogue is the premier policy summit for critical, emerging, cyber and space technologies. First held in 2021, the Dialogue recognises that technology is reshaping societies and economies in every part of the world, and nowhere is that more acute than in the Indo-Pacific region. It is being developed and applied so quickly, within an increasingly intense geopolitical landscape, that neither laws nor international consensus on rules and norms are keeping up.

The 2023 Dialogue will be held in-person and will be invitation-only. It will feature leading decision-makers and experts who are willing to break new ground in discussing technologies that will shape the future. The Dialogue will stimulate frank conversations about the roles for governments, industry and society in shifting away from the business-as-usual international mindset on technology.

On the agenda is cyber and digital governance, space and the geopolitical implications of expanding human activity off-earth, technology game-changers, technologies that shape war, technological competition and strategic advantage, and the role of technology and innovation in advancing human rights, climate action and human security.

11 - 21 April 2023

Vienna, Austria

Fifth Session | Ad-hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/282 and the road map and mode of work approved at its first session, the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 74/247, will hold its fifth session from 11 to 21 April 2023 in Vienna.

Consolidated negotiating document on the preamble, the provisions on international cooperation, preventive measures, technical assistance and the mechanism of implementation and the final provisions of a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes

25 - 26 April 2023

Brussels, Belgium

European Cyber Agora

The European Cyber Agora is a multi-stakeholder platform bridging the gap between government, civil society and industry across Europe to shape the European cybersecurity policy agenda and identify European perspectives on global cybersecurity policy debates. It promotes collaboration across sectors including diverse voices and contributes to evidence-based cybersecurity policymaking through research-based and outcome-oriented engagement.

The agenda will feature high-level panel debates and armchair discussions with representatives of the EU institutions, national governments, cybersecurity agencies, civil society, academia and industry, as well as expert-led workshops organized by the European Cyber Agora community.​
​Key themes will range from EU cybersecurity policy, cyber threat intelligence sharing, cyber mercenaries and the interlinkage of geopolitics and technology.​

26 Apr, 2023

Brussels, Belgium

GFCE Europe Regional Meeting

In the context of GFCE’s efforts on regionally sensitive approach to capacity building, the Secretariat of the GFCE, in co-operation with Microsoft, organize the GFCE Regional Meeting for Europe 2023, back to back with the European Cyber Agora Conference. The GFCE Europe Regional meeting participants are invited to join both events. Please note there is a separate registration for the Cyber Agora.

The objective of this year’s Regional Meeting is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange on priorities of the region in cyber capacity building, in Europe and in relation to Africa. Inputs for the meeting will inform the global agenda for capacity building, to be presented later in 2023.

In line with previous GFCE Annual and Regional Meetings, an open, informal, and interactive setting will be established throughout the day. There will be several networking opportunities throughout the Regional Meeting. The meeting is on invitation only.

The meeting will be conducted in English. Hybrid meeting arrangements will be provided.

5 - 8 June 2023

RightsCon 2023

RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

It provides a platform for people from around the world – activists, technologists, business leaders, policymakers, journalists, and more – to come together and set the agenda for human rights in the digital age.