New Cyber Policy Centres for the Global South

April 13, 2018

Boring Lovechild

IDRC is pleased to announce the results of its 2017 call for proposals to establish Cyber Policy Centres in the Global South.

The open call was designed to identify independent policy research organizations committed to using research to inform and influence national-level policies on digital rights, cybersecurity, and innovation.

Of the 59 eligible expressions of interest received, three were selected from each of the regions (Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia) and asked to submit full proposals.

Following rigorous evaluations by a panel of external experts, the following three think tanks were selected:

The Cyber Policy Centres initiative was established in 2017 to strengthen independent policy research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America by providing support and mentorship to build research and policy capacity in the key areas of digital rights, cybersecurity, and innovation policy. In this way, the initiative will help ensure that policymakers in the Global South consistently use objective evidence resulting from high quality research to inform decisions on cyber policy related issues.

Learn more about how these new cyber policy centres will improve the governance of cyberpolicy in the Global South