The use of information and communication technologies is one of the main factors influencing the modern world. Digital technologies are essential for boosting the resilience of civil society organisations during times of crisis, shocks, and disruptions, as the Covid19 pandemic has shown. However, they have the potential of exposing organisations to new and sophisticated types of risks, despite their significant benefits. It is critical that civil society organisation do not lag in digital security, but strive to enhance their digital awareness, skills, and capabilities to develop more resilience and better navigate the ever-growing and complex digital space in the pursuit of their mandates.
WACSI, with support from the Ford Foundation, seeks to provide support to fifty (50) civil society organisations (CSOs) from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, in digital security and digital rights, so that they can better protect themselves and advocate for a more conducive and safe online space to advance their mission and maximise their impact.
Organisations will benefit from Cloud and Antivirus software licenses to help boost the security and resilience of their operations. A series of training that takes a deep dive into types of digital threats & attacks, cyber security risks, preventive mechanisms, risk assessment, and mitigation will also be conducted for eligible organisations to equip them with the necessary skills and expertise needed to drive their digital safety readiness.
Organisations interested in participating in the program are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: August 9th, 2022