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Wednesday, November 27 • 12:00 - 13:00
OF16 Collaborative Multistakeholder Approaches in Cybersecurity

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Session Description
The session will focus on the role of relevant stakeholders in cybersecurity and cyber resilience. In many areas it is the industry that assumes the leading role with its capacity and resourcefulness, and that is the more active element in public-private partnership models. Discussions from speakers and participants on what role should different stakeholders play in cybersecurity capacity building approaches, resource challenges and what can be done to address these. Ideas for financial assistance for collaborative strategy implementation will be shared, for instance, feasibility of creating special funds for activities such as capacity building and technical cooperation. Facilitating benchmarking activities where less developed countries can be paired with more advanced ones to share ideas and learn best practices based on experience. Developing and implementing cybersecurity strategies including role of national CERTs through a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach.


  1. Gisa Fuatai Purcell – Acting Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization 
  2. Nayia Barmpaliou - Head of Public Policy and Initiatives, Centre for Cybersecurity (C4C), World Economic Forum
  3. Olaf Kolkman - Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society and Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)
  4. Kevon Swift - Head Strategic Relations & Integration, Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC) 
  5. Yuliya Morenets - Representative, TaC- Together against Cybercrime 
  6. Matthew Moorhead – Acting Head of the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform, Commonwealth Secretariat


Session Organizers
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Leonard Obonyo

Senior Programme Officer, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization

Wednesday November 27, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

Attendees (142)