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Fully Funded Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowship

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Apply Below for the Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowship (Fully funded)

Passionate about cybersecurity and eager to make a positive impact in the digital realm? The Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowship is now open for applications, offering a unique platform for cybersecurity experts from Commonwealth countries in Africa to collaborate, exchange knowledge, and influence policy work at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Established in 2022, the Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowship provides a prestigious opportunity for individuals from Commonwealth nations in Africa to play a pivotal role in enhancing cybersecurity policies and institutions across the continent. Here’s what you need to know about this outstanding program.

About the Fellowship

Selected experts, known as fellows, will embark on a year-long journey where they gain exclusive access to academic research opportunities, participate in networking events, and engage in annual conferences. The focus is clear: to fortify cybersecurity measures and strategies throughout Commonwealth countries in Africa.

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Eligibility Criteria

If you’re a citizen of a Commonwealth country in Africa between the ages of 21 and 65, and you possess a minimum of five years of work experience in cybersecurity fields such as law, policymaking, telecommunications, academia, or related sectors, you are eligible to apply.

Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, encourages all qualified candidates to seize this opportunity. She underlines the importance of cybersecurity in today’s interconnected world and the need for collaborative efforts to protect the online landscape.

Application Details:

To apply, candidates are required to submit the following documents to [email protected] by 23:59 GMT on December 10, 2023:

– Resume
– Cover letter
– Letter of support from their respective organization

Supported by the United Kingdom’s International Development Office, this is the second cycle of the Commonwealth Africa Fellowship program. Its mission aligns with the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration, a framework established by Commonwealth nations in 2018 to ensure a safe and prosperous cyberspace for 2.5 billion Commonwealth citizens

Media contact

  • Snober Abbasi  Senior Communications Officer, Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • T: +442077476168  |  E-mail

Join the Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowship and be part of a global movement to safeguard our digital world.  Apply today and contribute to a safer, more connected future for all.

This is the second cycle of the Commonwealth Africa Fellowship programme, supported by the United Kingdom’s International Development Office. It is designed to support the delivery of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration, a framework agreed by Commonwealth countries in 2018 to promote a safe and prosperous cyberspace for 2.5 billion Commonwealth citizens.

For more details on the program, click here.

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