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ECOWAS to Launch Cybersecurity Advancement Platform in West Africa

Cybersecurity Advancement Platform (News Central TV)

The Joint Platform for Advancing Cybersecurity in West Africa will be introduced by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 in Abuja, Nigeria.

On Monday, this announcement was posted to the website and social media accounts of the West African bloc.

This project, according to ECOWAS, aims to strengthen regional cyber diplomacy, protect vital infrastructure, combat cybercrime, and defend data sovereignty.

The ECOWAS Action Plan, which is intended to strengthen regional cybersecurity capabilities and resilience, is officially launched with the help of this event, which is being organised by ECOWAS in partnership with valued partners.

A two-day workshop on confidence-building measures (CBM) for regional cooperation will be held after the launch on September 12. The significance of CBMs as a way to strengthen cyber resilience in the region will be highlighted by this session.

During Germany’s G7 presidency, the Joint Platform for Advancing Cyber Security in ECOWAS was established. It is governed by an Action Plan that has been approved and covers the years 2022 to 2025. Its main objectives are to promote regional diplomacy, combat cybercrime, ensure data sovereignty, and protect vital infrastructure.

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