The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is set to unveil the Joint Platform for Advancing Cybersecurity in West Africa.
This was disclosed on Monday via ECOWAS’s official X handle, stating that the launch will take place on Tuesday, September 12, in Abuja.
According to the body, the initiative will strengthen regional cyber diplomacy, protect critical infrastructure, combat cybercrime, and ensure data sovereignty.
In collaboration with esteemed partners, ECOWAS is organizing this event to mark the official commencement of the ECOWAS Action Plan, which aims to enhance regional cybersecurity capabilities and resilience.
“ECOWAS will launch, on Tuesday, 12 September, in Abuja, Nigeria, the Joint Platform for the Advancement of Cybersecurity in West Africa, focusing on regional cyber diplomacy, the protection of critical infrastructures, the fight against cybercrime and data sovereignty,” the post read.