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Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and Global Cyberspace Conference

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) has been established to share experiences, identify gaps and complement existing efforts in cyber capacity building. The GFCE makes technical expertise and new funding streams available in the fields of cyber security, cybercrime, data protection and e-governance. By matching supply and demand, countries that lack knowledge in certain cyber areas can benefit from the expertise that will be provided by countries, intergovernmental organisations and companies with more experience in those cyber matters. The GFCE was officially launched at the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015 in the Netherlands. All members adopted the 'The Hague Declaration' that emphasises the need for more capacity building, exchange of best practices and strengthened international cooperation. 

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3 Jun 2016: The Annual Meeting of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) took place in Washington D.C., 1-2 June 2016. The GFCE is a global platform that gathers over 50 countries, international organisations and companies, aiming to strengthen cyber capacities through joint initiatives by its members and other partners. The Annual Meeting was an opportunity to present current initiatives (such as the study on cybersecurity preparedness in 32 countries in the LAC region, the report on trends and developments on cybersecurity and cybercrime in Africa, and the evaluation of CSIRT maturity in West Africa), best practices by partner organisations (such as the study on competence building trends in OECD countries, and the overview of Global Action on Cybercrime supporting countries in implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime) and new initiatives (such as the CyberGreen initiative to help CERTs remedy risks). The new Advisory Board of the GFCE was installed, with 10 representatives from civil society, academia and tech community (video).

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