The GFCE Meets the Pacific

Written by Cherie Lagakali, Board Secretary, PICISOC (Pacific Island Chapter of the Internet Society); and Klee Aiken, GFCE Advisory Board member. In February 2020, the GFCE held its inaugural regional Pacific event in Melbourne, in the margins of the OCSC-GCSCC 2020 Global Cybersecurity Capacity Building Conference. During the event, donors, project implementers and Pacific partners discussed a common goal of …

Mapping cyber capacity building in the Pacific

Co-authored by Cherie Lagakali and Klée Aiken As discussions around all things digital become increasingly mainstreamed, cyber capacity building has established itself as a key component in the development agenda. Capacity building, broadly defined as — “stimulating change by developing or strengthening the capabilities and competencies of individuals, institutions, governments and societies ‘at large,’” with an emphasis on the need for processes “to be …