Ghana?s Albert Antwi-Boasiako, will speak on internet governance during the first meeting of the Global Commission at the United Kingdom, a statement released here Thursday signed by Dr. Patricia Lewis, Research Director of the International Security Department at Chatham House said.
Antwi-Boasiako, Founder and Principal Consultant of cyber security firm, e-Crime Bureau Limited here is expected to speak on the evolution of cyber needs in West Africa in a session titled ?Enabling Access.?
The meeting which is scheduled to take place on February 13 and 14 be chaired by Carl Bildt, former Swedish Prime Minister.
Prior to his departure, Antwi Boasiako told journalists, ?This gives a clear indication of Ghana?s direct involvement in global discussions on cyber governance and internet security issues and the country?s keen interest in ensuring that emerging developments are addressed locally.
Ghana has made some successes in these areas but we need to act more proactively in dealing with the risks.?
The meetings provide a forum for the Commissioners to discuss specific, identified issues related to internet governance which will inform and contribute to a final report that will be published by Bildt at the beginning of 2016.
The Commission is focused on finding ways to preserve the freedom and openness of the internet while at the same time ensuring that cyber security protections are in place.
The Commission is supported by Chatham House, an independent policy institute based in London and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
The Commission, has already met three times in Sweden, South Korea and Canada and is scheduled to meet three more times in 2015.
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