World Bank – East Africa Cybersecurity Clinic

30th May – 2nd June

Kampala (Uganda)

The World Bank Group (WBG), the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U), the East African Community (EAC) and the Government of Israel launched the “East Africa Cybersecurity Clinic,” a regional event that took place at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa from May 30 to June 2, 2018.



The clinic aimed to support participating countries to foster cybersecurity at the national and regional levels by : (i) identifying challenges and opportunities to move forward their cybersecurity agenda; (ii) building capacity in key cybersecurity areas such as policy, legal and regulatory frameworks, critical Infrastructure Protection, setup of cybersecurity institutions (e.g. Computer Emergency Response Teams [CERTs], Security Operations Centers [SOCs], Cyber Centers of Excellence, etc.); and (iii) developing a regional approach to solve cybersecurity challenges.

The clinic targetted public officials responsible for cybersecurity policies in their jurisdictions, to help them expand their knowledge of cyber operations, technology and policy. Participants included governmental officials from East African Community members countries such as Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda, and representatives from other countries of the region like Djibouti, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and Somalia. The clinic also layed the foundation to support regional integration of cybersecurity protection.

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