[bestbits] [Call for civil society input] GFCE Global Agenda on Cyber Capacity Building

Lea Kaspar lea at gp-digital.org
Mon Sep 18 04:49:07 EDT 2017

Dear all,

*[apologies for cross-posting]*

On behalf of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise
(GFCE), I'm writing to bring to your attention the *consultation process on
the Global Agenda on Cyber Capacity Building*. Please find more information
about the current call for civil society input and relevant documents below
(and attached).

For those who would like to know more about the consultation process and
the GFCE Global Agenda, the facilitators of the process will be hosting two
information sharing calls aimed at civil society later this week, as
detailed below (the first info call takes place *tomorrow 10am UTC)*.

As many of you will be aware, the GFCE is a members-only organisation that
is currently not open to civil society, so this is a unique opportunity to
share your views on the current iteration of the document and shape what
could be an influential outcome related to the future of capacity building
in the context of cybersecurity, cybercrime etc.

And if you can't participate in this consultation round, no worries – there
is likely to be another round of consultations (on the next iteration of
the doc) in October.

Feel free to share this with your networks.

Any questions - let me know!

Best wishes,

*Lea Kaspar*


Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL

T: +44 (0)20 3818 3258 | M: +44 (0)7583 929216 <+44%207583%20929216>



Dear all,

International communities recognize a strong sense of urgency to develop
global cyber capacities to address the (known and unknown) risks to
cyberspace. For this reason the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) was
launched in 2015 at the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in The
Hague. The GFCE currently entails 60+ members consisting of governments,
industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), technical communities and
international organizations.

*The Global Agenda on Cyber Capacity Building (GACCB) has been developed by
the GFCE community over the past months through extensive research,
consultation and discussion. The GACCB will be presented to the global
community at the GCCS2017 on 23-24 November in New Delhi, India.*

With the GACCB the GFCE identifies future priorities for cyber capacity
building (CCB) and recognizes the need for practical guides, frameworks and
practices for cyber capacity building. This GACCB addresses the sense of
urgency and calls for action to jointly strengthen cyber capacities.

With the GACCB the GFCE aims to encourage the global community to:

-          Strengthen international cooperation;

-          Develop a common (global) focus;

-          Make more efficient use of available resources;

-          Establish a concrete set of ambitions and actions.

The GFCE welcomes the input from civil society on the GACCB draft. We would
like to invite you to give your remarks on the GACCB draft by using the
feedback form. Please send your completed templates to
*tjarda.krabbendam at tno.nl
<tjarda.krabbendam at tno.nl> before September 22nd, 2017*.

We imagine you would prefer some extra information on the GACCB, therefore
we have scheduled *two conference call timeslots* for civil society next

-          *Tuesday September 19th             10:00 – 12:00 (UTC)*

-          *Thursday September 21st                 07:00 – 09:00 (UTC)*

Please use instructions below to join the conference call at the above
mentioned time:

·         Please join my meeting from your *computer, tablet or smartphone*
by using the link below:


·         You can also dial in using your *phone*.

1. Please find your dial-in number below.

2. Enter the access code: *660-312-453*

Australia: +61 2 9087 3604 <+61%202%209087%203604>
Austria: +43 1 2530 22520
Belgium: +32 28 93 7018
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9350 <(647)%20497-9350>
Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82 <+45%2032%2072%2003%2082>
Finland: +358 923 17 0568
France: +33 170 950 594
Germany: +49 692 5736 7317 <+49%2069%20257367317>
Ireland: +353 15 360 728
Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 42
Netherlands: +31 207 941 377
New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302 <+64%209-280%206302>
Norway: +47 21 93 37 51 <+47%2021%2093%2037%2051>
Spain: +34 932 75 2004 <+34%20932%2075%2020%2004>
Sweden: +46 853 527 827
Switzerland: +41 225 4599 78
United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028 <+44%2020%203713%205028>

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073 <(877)%20309-2073>
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