Emerging Cyber Dimensions of Africa’s Security Landscape

Webinar on Thursday, December 3, 2020 (1200–1315 GMT)
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Webinar Objectives

This online conversation will:

  • Expand understanding of the key technological and geopolitical trends driving Africa’s digital revolution of most concern to African security sector professionals;
  • Explore the main ways in which rising internet penetration, technological innovation and the diffusion of cyber capabilities are influencing Africa’s national security landscape;
  • Discuss and consider how the COVID-19 pandemic influence how the digital revolution will impact Africa’s security landscape; and
  • Identify the cyber capabilities and intentions and of key national security actors, including states, criminal networks and terrorist groups.


  1. Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola
    Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group
  1. Ms. Noelle van der Waag-Cowling
    Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
  1. Dr. Nathaniel Allen (moderator)
    Assistant Professor, Africa Center for Strategic Studies