About the Lomé Cyber Security Summit

Co-organised by the Togolese Republic and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Cyber Security Summit brings together heads of state and government, private sector and civil society leaders to engage in high-level dialogue with a view to articulating cooperation and coordination solutions to respond to urgent cyber security issues.

This summit allowed to: 

  • Explore and assess the state of cyber security in Africa in terms of its five strategic pillars: legal, technical, organisational, capacity-building and cooperation; 
  • Assess the state of cyber security cooperation at the regional and global levels and the commitment to the AU Convention (Malabo Convention) on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection; 
  • Provide policy recommendations to be reviewed by African heads of state and government to create a cyber security system that meets the needs of the continent’s digital transformation and complies with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
  • Present the Togolese public-private partnership model on cyber security and synergy between the Security Operation Centre and Computer Emergency Response Team, and propose concrete solutions for operational collaboration.


Towards the design of innovative approaches to meet cyber security challenges in Africa

How to position cyber security as a key focus in African public policy

Structuring the financing and guaranteeing the operationalisation of cyber security strategies in Africa

Cyber security in the era of biometric identification in Africa

Implementing a public-private partnership and synergies between the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Information Security Operation Centre (SOC)

Identify and implement the key factors for success to strengthen regional collaboration on cyber security