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ICANN and CA Collaborate on an African Law Enforcement Capacity Building Workshop in Kenya

15-Jan-2017 | Source : ICANN | Visits : 5198
LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) announced their collaboration on a law enforcement agencies capacity-building workshop this month from January 25th-26th, 2017. According to ICANN, the workshop is hosted by the Communication Authority of Kenya, the 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.

A range of topics will be covered:

Introduction to ICANN’s mission and multistakeholder bottom-up policy development model
Introduction to the GAC: role, organization 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.

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