We are pleased to announce that the first CMM review for Chad is underway. This review is hosted by the Ministère des Postes et de l’Économie Numérique and the Agence Nationale de Sécurité Informatique et de Certification Electronique (ANSICE). The CMM study was officially opened on the 1st February 2022 by the Minister Dr Idriss Saleh Bachar. Chad becomes the first country in the Africa Sub-Saharan region to use the new CMM 2021 Edition with additional indicators that include international cooperation, cybersecurity expertise and human rights impact assessment.
Our regional constellation partner, Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) is carrying out in-country stakeholder focus group consultations in N'Djamena. The focus group discussions are facilitated by Dr Laban Bagui assisted by Mr Abd AlMalik Madina Titimbaye. The research team is led by C3SA’s Co-Director Dr Enrico Calandro. Over 200 stakeholders from the government, the private sector, civil society and academia attended the open ceremony and approximately 150 guests are attending the focus group discussions over three days.
C3SA was established to build cybersecurity capacity in Africa through research, training and awareness programmes. Since its inception in 2020, it has carried out two country CMM reviews in the region. The Centre is also preparing reviews for Ethiopia and Lesotho.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Chad Ministry of the Poste and Digital Economy and to ANSICE for bringing together stakeholders across different backgrounds to participate in the focus group discussions. We are also thankful to our strategic partner, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for facilitating this in-country review and to our project’s funder, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
The CMM continues to facilitate global efforts in cybersecurity capacity building by assisting countries to develop their cybersecurity resilience. The model is designed to highlight what works, what doesn’t work and why, in a country’s cybersecurity efforts.
For more details on this project please contact c3sa[at]uct.ac.za.