The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is a multi-stakeholder community with more than 115 members and partners from all regions of the world that aims to strengthen cyber capacity and expertise globally. The GFCE endeavours to be a pragmatic, action-oriented and flexible platform for international collaboration, by seeking to avoid overlap and the duplication of efforts in the cyber capacity building ecosystem and thus ensure an open, free, peaceful and secure digital world.
As a global organisation in which governments, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, private companies, the technology community and academe join hands, the GFCE helps to build global cyber capacity through its GFCE Working Groups, Cybil Knowledge Portal, Clearing House function and practical GFCE initiatives. Our mission is to strengthen cyber capacity and expertise globally through international cooperation.
The GFCE was launched during the 2015 Global Conference on Cyber Space held in The Hague, to strengthen cyber capacity building and coordinate existing international efforts more effectively. The GFCE was initiated by 42 governments, businesses and international organisations, including the Dutch government. The GFCE Secretariat, the GFCE’s operational and logistical body, is therefore also based in The Hague. As the international city of peace, justice and security, The Hague is also home to numerous international fora and organisations in this same field.
The Hague Security Delta Campus is home to innovative organisations seeking to harvest knowledge and create products and develop services that will contribute to a safer and more secure world. The HSD Campus also offers sufficient meeting and work spaces, and provides an environment that creates opportunities for creativity, collaboration and inspiration.
Marjo Baayen is director of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) - a multi-stakeholder platform for countries, international organisations and private companies to exchange best practices and expertise on cyber capacity building.
The GFCE arose out of the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2015 where, as project leader, Marjo had a key role in the organization of that conference.
With over 20 years of management experience in international cooperation programmes and project management in Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA, she currently leads the operational management of the GFCE Secretariat and is responsible for the overall coordination of GFCE Meetings and Working Groups.
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