GPD launches new toolkit to support inclusive and value-based cybersecurity policymaking

Global Partners Digital (GPD) has launched a Toolkit to support the development and implementation of inclusive and value-based cybersecurity policymaking processes.

The Toolkit’s central component is a comprehensive guide for policymakers on involving relevant stakeholders in the process of developing, implementing and reviewing an National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCSS). Other stakeholders may also find the guide useful when considering the roles they can play in this process.

The guide is enriched by a repository of good practices in developing inclusive NCSSs—offering short case studies and examples of where policymakers have successfully involved stakeholders in a process. This is a live document; so if you have an example of good practice you’d like to be included, submit it here.

For those looking to get a bird’s eye picture of cybersecurity at the international level, the Toolkit also includes an interactive map, which tracks the adoption of core cybersecurity capacity building instruments in the 54 countries of the Commonwealth. The map has been developed with the support of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

To mark the launch of the Toolkit, over the coming weeks we’ll be airing a series of podcast interviews with stakeholders involved in NCSS processes in Kenya, Ghana and Belize. Listen to the first interview, with Kenneth Adu Amanfoh, director of the Africa Cybersecurity and Digital Rights Organisation (ACDRO), here.

If you have any questions about the Toolkit, please contact Daniela Schnidrig (daniela{at}

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