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Living in an interconnected world renders us more fragile than we have ever been. Everything depends on energy, transportation, and communication. Cyberspace, as an embedded domain, plays a strong role for the development of any country. Securing cyberspace is a prerequisite for progress in economic, political and social spheres.

UN Cyber:Learn builds a new ecosystem for knowledge sharing, develops new learning materials and provides country-level support to nations wishing to pursue a strategic approach towards cyber resilience learning.

Mission

To shape understanding and create awareness of cyber resilience, to promote the development and application of common and integrated learning material, to facilitate the coordination among stakeholders and to support a strategic approach towards building cyber resilience on the country-level with a particular focus on developing nations.

Objectives

UN Cyber:Learn bundles available learning resources and knowledge on cyber resilience in one single place and supports both e-learning and face to face courses and workshops on cyber resilience and related topics to a broad audience to raise awareness and foster understanding. 

On the country-level, countries are encouraged to develop National Cyber Resilience Learning Strategies. The broad sets of stakeholders to be reached by this channel are among the public sector, the private sector, teachers, the media and the general public. A particular focus is laid on reaching developing countries.

Global Resilience Readiness Initiative

“Human experience throughout the ages has been enhanced through learning, information and communication. The information revolution will lead us through a knowledge revolution to the wisdom revolution.”
— Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman, GCF

Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 16 and 17 September 2015, against the background of an escalating refugee crisis in Europe, the Global Challenges Foundation and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) co-hosted the Launch of the Global Knowledge Networking Initiative in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS).

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UN Cyber:Learn Objectives

  • Provide a one stop window to access and share information on cyber resilience;

  • Foster the development of a coherent One UN cyber resilience training package;

  • Support local governments wishing to take strategic approaches towards building cyber resilience;

  • Raise awareness for cyber resilience as a development issue.


Resilience Readiness Initiative Objectives

  • Support community decision-making in partner nations and in international bodies through “composable organizations,” where people, ideas, processes and technology can be brought together as needed;

  • Pursue “whole of stakeholders” approaches and enhanced information sharing in the area of disaster preparedness;

  • Build new learning tools with partners to improve common understanding and shared procedures for rapid, decisive, resilient responses to complex emergencies;

  • Contribute to significantly enhanced training and readiness capabilities for security and resilience through co-development of a global network of regional Resilience Readiness Centres;

  • Evolve to meet new security challenges, and in particular adapt to the pace of change of information and communications technology (ICT) that underpins the development of the Smart Society.