Collaboration & Connect
As CyberPeace Foundation, we feel that increasingly and day by day, these threats and worries demean the potential of the Internet and bring in an imbalance which calls for intervention. With the global objective of creating and maintaining CyberPeace in the world through awareness, capacity, policy and dialogue, we have ventured into these spaces in different contexts. We have been conducting digital literacy and online safety programs for specific groups like women, children, senior citizens etc. Along with that, we undertake many techno-legal training workshops for law enforcement and judicial officers across the country on relevant subjects to the domain. At the levels of policy, we advocate tapping on the internet potential in order to build trust in the cyberspace and to ensure secure flow of information across borders.
Peace Corps is not about technical skills and know-how
The most interesting part about the peace corps volunteers is that they do not need to be techies, lawyers, diplomats or hackers. The initiative looks to tap into the potential of the corps members in the manner that they can contribute; meaning there is room for everyone. A good coder may contribute, enhance and utilise his skills in the right manner and a good manager can conduct and lead quality events. There’s room for artists, musicians and painters alike which means that the heart of the corps membership is an all inclusive growth platform. What remains the objective of anything that corps does is furthering towards CyberPeace in the whole world. In our study of this system, we have found artists fitting in wonderfully in, musicians creating catchy tunes and music for curbing fake news etc. Along with all this, there is also a huge need for on the ground volunteers to take up one-to-one techno-legal aid assignments with citizens, victims and offenders at times.
To build resilient and sound international arrangements and to foster research in the field of CyberSecurity, the CyberPeace Alliance is one of the first initiatives of its kind. The alliance comprises of scholars, academicians, service providers and all interested parties on the Internet. The members meet from time to time with specific agendas and through a formal process to float ideas and mature them into workable models, be it technology, business, policy, law, economics, development etc. As there may be many facets that need to be looked into, like Online Crimes, Internet Regulation, Compliance, Data Protection & Privacy etc, the alliance does not define narrow subjects for itself, and instead focuses through events, discussions and research on specific issues that need time to time addressing. The Alliance comprises of equal participation from all stakeholders on the Internet indicating that a business process will never be left unattended legally and a legal process will not mandate what technology cannot enforce. The alliance is an extension of our belief and an initiative that is aimed at bringing the world together to start talking about CyberPeace.
The members of the Club are encouraged to take up research projects and participate in national level competitions. The Clubs serve to spread awareness on the subject of cybersecurity and peace, to ensure uniformity and update about trends in the domain. Apart from these objectives, the Clubs also serve the community by helping support cybercrime victims, through counselling, mentoring and guidance.