Apply to Participate in GPD Cyber Policy Training Programme: Inviting Participants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean

Deadline: 23 June 2016

The Global Partners Digital (GPD) has announced an applied training programme on cyber policy issues as part of Global Partners Digital’s cyber capacity building programme.

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The programme is focused on making cyber policymaking processes around the world more inclusive by building capacity and advocacy skills, and fostering stronger collaboration in developing rights-respecting cyber policies.


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The two-year programme has two core aims:

  • To build the capacity of civil society actors in the global South to effectively engage in cyber policy debates at the national, regional, and international level.
  • To pilot frameworks for national multistakeholder involvement in policy and decision-making processes on cybersecurity.

Programme Structure

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The training will build the capacity of civil society participants to increase their knowledge on cyber policy issues and improve their advocacy skills to bring a human rights perspective to policymaking debates.

The training programme consists of two stages:

  1. Online training: a series of videos and accompanying interactive Q&A sessions covering the different modules of the curriculum outlined below (June-July).
  2. In-person training: led by experts, providing practical advocacy and communication skills, tailored to regional needs (3-4 days, date tbd in September/October).

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for financial support to attend the in-person training, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a civil society actor, from Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean
  • Be interested in engaging in cyber policy debates
  • Be interested in applying the knowledge and skills gained practically in future advocacy
  • Participate in all sessions of the online training programme (June-July)

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the duly filled application form, via given website.

Eligible Countries

For more information, please visit GPD Cyber Policy Training.

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