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Not a target! How to protect humanitarian organizations in the digital space?

16 November 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Not a target! How to protect humanitarian organizations in the digital space?

Humanitarian organizations are increasingly victims of devastating cyberattacks disrupting their operations, affecting the delivery of critical services and even the lives of their beneficiaries already made vulnerable from conflict, violence and disaster. Yet as recent attacks on NGOs have shown, these organizations must divert focus and resources to managing the impact of cyberattacks and identifying potential harm to beneficiaries. Safeguarding NGOs against cyber threats needs adequate attention and now.

The closed-door discussion will shed light on the cyber threat landscape and its impact for the humanitarian sector and the role International Geneva should play.

Mandatory registration,  no later than 11 November 2022 23:45 CET.

This event is co-hosted by the CyberPeace Institute, the Graduate Institute and the Diplomatic Club of Geneva.


18:30 Welcome remarks by:

  • Raymond Loretan, President, Diplomatic Club of Geneva
  • Achim Wennmann, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peace building, Geneva Graduate Institute

18:35 Panel discussion with:

  • Stuart Campo, Team Lead Data Responsibility, Centre for Humanitarian Data, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Katharina Frey, Deputy Head of Digitalisation Division, Swiss Foreign Ministry of Federal Affairs
  • Charlotte Lindsey, Chief Public Policy Officer, CyberPeace Institute
  • Robert Mardini, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Moderation: Achim Wennmann, Geneva Graduate Institute

19:15 Q&A session 19:40 Cocktail reception

16 November 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Maison de la Paix (Auditorium B) Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva
Maison de la Paix (Auditorium), Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2 B)
Geneva, 1202 Geneva
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