A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed between the Ghana Internet Safety Foundation (GISF) and Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) West Africa, a regional chapter of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Worldwide.
The action is intended to increase cooperation between the two parties as they jointly work towards stepping up online safety and cybersecurity initiatives.
Since its founding in 2014, GISF has been running the Child Online Protection Initiative (COP).
Schools, companies, foundations, governmental organisations, and private citizens who care about the safety of their neighbours and loved ones are among GISF’s partners.
WiCyS West Africa, on the other hand, is a member of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Worldwide, a global organisation that supports the recruiting, mentoring, career counselling, retention, and promotion of women in the cybersecurity industry.
The Ghana Internet Safety Foundation (GISF), a new partner of the WiCyS West Africa Affiliate, and both organisations expressed their gratitude for the collaboration and expressed the desire to work together to advance online safety issues.
“I must admit that GISF is truly honoured to join with WiCyS West Africa because we both share the objective of assisting in the elimination of any risks associated with exposing children to the negative aspects of the Internet.
As we apply to various disenfranchised populations, we act as a public media voice about online security, online sexual exploitation, sexual abuse images of child victims, and social media. We present pro-social, restorative, and respectful approaches to these issues, said Mr. Emmanuel Adinkrah, president of GISF.
He claimed that GISF has an outstanding reputation for disseminating current, evidence-based materials and practical resources via our website, article database, blog entries, and social media contributions.
“Many people and organisations dedicated to spreading knowledge and providing tactics to keep our youngsters safe while they participate in online activities have shared our efforts,” the statement reads.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with GISF on behalf of WiCyS West Africa Affiliate is a privilege because it is one of our missions to increase the number of women in cybersecurity through cybersecurity awareness, which includes the protection of the vulnerable, particularly women and children online.