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The Cyber Policy Centre project is aiming to strengthen independent policy research institutions in developing countries, and enable them to better provide sound research and evidence that informs and influences cyber policy. For the purpose of this call, cyber policy is defined as the broad area related to governing information or knowledge societies and includes issues related to innovation (such as intellectual property, telecommunications, infrastructure), security (related to national security, crime, surveillance), and human rights (such as the right to privacy, free expression and speech) online. The goals of the initiative is to support cyber policy centres to:
  • Develop their own robust cyber policy research agenda that addresses all facets of cyber policy, including human rights, security and innovation and the interplay of these issues for global South countries (locally, regionally and globally). The ability of the organization to demonstrate how it will address all three facets will determine eligibility;
  • Produce credible, legitimate and locally-relevant research that convenes different perspectives on critical cyber policy issues;
  • Strengthen their ability to inform and influence policy development; and,
  • Improve key aspects of their organizational performance and institutional capacity in order to support cyber policy subject expertise.
This call for expressions of interest has now closed. Thank you for your interest!

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