Are you interested in the commonwealth Africa cyber fellowships? Read through the post below to find out how to apply before the deadline.
Cybersecurity is a vital issue in today’s digital world, where cyber threats and attacks pose serious risks to individuals, businesses, governments and international organizations. Moreover, cybercrime disproportionately affects developing countries, which often lack the resources and capacity to prevent and respond to cyber incidents.
To address this challenge, the Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s International Development Office, launched the Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowship programme in 2022. The program aims to enhance cybersecurity policies and institutions across Commonwealth countries in Africa, by providing a unique platform for cybersecurity experts from different sectors and backgrounds to exchange knowledge, foster partnerships and influence the policy work of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Selected experts will serve as fellows for a year. They get exclusive access to academic research opportunities, networking events and annual conferences, with a focus on enhancing cybersecurity policies and institutions across Commonwealth countries in Africa.
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Eligibility Criteria/ Requirements for Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowships
- Every applicant must be at least between the age of 21 and 65
- Applicants must also have at least five years of work experience in cybersecurity in the fields of law, policymaking, telecommunications, academia or related sectors.
- Announcing the fellowship, Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, encouraged all eligible candidates to apply.
Application Process for Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowships
To apply, applicants must submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 GMT on 10 December 2023:
- Their resume
- A cover letter; and
- A letter of support from their respective organization.
This is the second cycle of the Commonwealth Africa Fellowship programme, supported by the United Kingdom’s International Development Office.
The application process ends by 23:59 GMT on 10 December 2023