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Africa Child Online Protection (ACOP) Summit

mum-son2.jpgAfrica Child Online Protection (ACOP) Summit

Kampala, Uganda, 26 - 28 June 2013​


ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) is a framework conceived to address cybersecurity in general as one of the most important issues in the cyberspace. However, children’s vulnerability in an online environment makes them an easy target for cyber criminals. It is in this regard that ITU has created Child Online Protection (COP) as a special initiative within its GCA to specifically tackle children’s online security.


The Africa Child Online Protection Summit aims at addressing cybersecurity holistically for childhood protection in Africa. The Summit will deal with issues such as legal, technical, organizational and capacity building issues as well as international cooperation in order to efficiently and thoroughly combat cybercrime targeting children.


The key objectives targeted by ACOP will be among others the followings:
  • Identify risks and vulnerabilities to children in cyberspace;
  • Create awareness;
  • Develop practical tools to help minimize risk; and
  • Share knowledge and experience.


This high level Summit will bring together policy makers & technical people to discuss and agree on key strategies & actions to combat Cybersecurity & COP in Africa. The target group is composed of: high level stakeholders of childhood affairs, policy-makers, regulators, service providers, civil society.