Project objectives

Overall Objective:

The overall objective (impact) of the action is to allow the citizens of developing countries enjoy the digital dividends of an open, free, secure and resilient cyberspace.

Specific Objective:

The specific objective (outcome)of the action is to increase the cyber resilience of third countries while promoting an inclusive multi-stakeholder and rights-based approach and ensuring compliance with the rule of law and good governance principles.


Output 1: Strengthened Cybersecurity Policy, Strategical, and Coordination Frameworks

Increased awareness of decision-makers on cyber security issues and facilitation of adoption and implementation of consistent, holistic and actionable national cybersecurity strategies in priority countries. The engagement in this field shall be based on a multi-stakeholder and rights-based approach that promotes the establishment of appropriate coordination frameworks and structures amongst public sector entities themselves and also with the private sector and civil society, both at policy and operational levels, while ensuring compliance with the rule of law and good governance principles.

Output 2: Increased Cybersecurity Incident Response Capabilities

Increased local operational capacities to adequately prevent, respond to and address cyber security incidents through strengthened Computer Security Incident Response Teams and improved formal and informal cooperation in the national cyberecosystem of priority countries.

Output 3: Fostered Networks of Cyber Expertise and Cooperation

Intensified awareness of associate countries and promotion of cybersecurity good practices globally on the basis of EU expertise and increased trust and enhanced regional, trans-regional and international cooperation on cyber security issues through the promotion of formal and informal networks for sharing of best practices and incident information.

Where we work:

The project works across the globe with particular focus in Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean and South East Asia.

Our priority countries are:

  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Lao PDR
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Sri Lanka
  • Rwanda

We have also delivered training to colleagues in:

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Chile
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Guyana
  • Indonesia
  • Lebanon
  • The Maldives
  • Paraguay
  • The Philippines
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Vietnam