DR. ANTWI-BOASIAKO URGES ITALIAN GOVERNMENT TO AWARD CYBERSECURITY RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS TO GHANAIANS
The Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has urged the Government of Italy to consider allocating cybersecurity related scholarships to support the CSA’s capacity building efforts on the subject
Dr. Antwi-Boasiako made the request on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 when he paid a courtesy call on the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Mrs. Daniela D'orlandi.
During the visit, Dr. Antwi-Boasiako emphasised the importance of capacity building to the CSA, and the need for a mechanism that will allow officials of the Authority to develop their skills and knowledge in the field. He noted the possibility of exploring opportunities in Universities in Italy that offer cybersecurity programmes. He further requested that visa acquisition processes for students who have gained admission to study in Italy should take into consideration the urgency that comes with such admissions as visa delays have prevented some Ghanaians who gained admission to study in Italy from participating in the programmes.
H.E Mrs Daniela D'orlandi, Italian Ambassador to Ghana commended Ghana’s efforts and significant growth in cybersecurity development over the years. She welcomed the partnership between Ghana and Italy indicating that it will help Ghana to further boost its cybersecurity readiness.
Further to this meeting, it is expected that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be discussed and signed between the CSA and Italian Government on cybersecurity collaborations.