On March 22, the MFWA organised a forum for Civil Society Organisations and governmental stakeholders to discuss cybersecurity issues in Ghana, raise awareness of the Cybersecurity Act 2020 (Act 1038) and its implementation in a human rights-respecting manner while also ensuring the global cyber norms are reflected in Ghana’s cybersecurity efforts. The forum brought together over seventy (70) organisations from both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Governmental stakeholders included the Cyber Security Authority, National Information Technology Agency, and the Data Protection Commission.
Participants at the Forum deliberated on cybersecurity issues in Ghana and the role of civil society in ensuring that the implementation of Ghana’s Cybersecurity Act 2020 is human-rights respecting.
This policy brief presents key Reflections and Recommendations from the Stakeholder forum.