CA, ICANN to host joint workshop for law enforcement agencies in Africa




The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) are set to collaborate on a law enforcement agencies capacity building workshop from January 25 – 26, 2017.

The workshop is hosted by CA, ICANN’s GAC Public Safety Working Group (PSWG), with support from ICANN’s Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE), Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) and Compliance teams.

The workshop aims to raise awareness and build capacity in the African law enforcement community on how to participate in ICANN and engage effectively in the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and ICANN policy making. It will also focus on capacity building within the Law Enforcement Agencies and review the Domain Name System (DNS) and its impact on public safety.

The topics to be covered at the workshop are:

  • Introduction to ICANN’s mission and multistakeholder bottom-up policy development model
  • Introduction to the GAC: role, organisation and membership
  • Introduction to the Public Safety Working Group (PSWG): mandate and work plan
  • Definition of Abuse of the DNS that can be addressed through ICANN’s processes and contracts
  • Mitigation of DNS Abuse: the role and obligations of contracted parties
  • Mitigation of DNS Abuse: the role and tools of ICANN’s Security Stability and Resiliency Team
  • How Law Enforcement agencies should engage with ICANN

The African Law Enforcement Capacity Building Workshop will provide an opportunity to share experiences with around 15 African Heads of Cybercrime units, members of the Public Safety working group as well as other representatives from governments and industry.

The full agenda can be found here.




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