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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND COMMITMENT

to attend the

Expert Workshop "Enhancing Capacity to Teach Cybercrime at Universities in Africa''

and integrate the

E4J University Module Series on Cybercrime into university courses in 2019

 

Background

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), under its Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, has developed the University Module Series on Cybercrime with a view to supporting tertiary level educators in their efforts to transfer knowledge and create a deeper understanding of rule of law related issues, including cybercrime.

The E4J University Module Series on Cybercrime is a result of a collaborative process of leading experts and academics from around 25 countries across six continents, including the private sector (i.e. Symantec) and partner international organizations (OHCHR, INTERPOL). The series brings together resources from around the world related to cybercrime, legislation, investigation and prevention. The modules provide lecturers with the guidelines and resources to build comprehensive, cross-discipline courses on cybercrime, while the Teaching Guide offers pedagogical guidance for lecturers. Each module is as much self-standing as possible and covers certain aspects of this complex and fascinating field and includes both theoretical concepts as well as practical knowledge.

In this regard, UNODC is organizing an Expert Workshop for lecturers teaching at universities or higher education institutions in Africa and interested in teaching on cybercrime to familiarize themselves with the tools developed by the E4J initiative The Expert Workshop will be held in Accra (Ghana) on 19-20 June 2019.

 

Aims

This is an invitation to lecturers teaching at universities or other higher education institutions who are interested in participating in the workshop and are or will be using the E4J University Module Series on Cybercrime for their teaching in 2019/2020.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together university lecturers, in their individual capacity, to: (1) enhance their familiarity with the E4J University Module Series on Cybercrime; (2) consider effective approaches to teaching the modules in universities, at both the undergraduate and graduate level; (3) strengthen the participants' capacity to teach courses based on the modules and the Teaching Guide; and (4) support participants in adapting and integrating the modules into existing or new courses.

After the workshop, participants will be expected to teach or use at least one of the modules in the upcoming academic year and will be asked to provide UNODC with feedback on the quality and user-friendliness of the materials. This feedback will enable UNODC to continuously improve the modules, with the ultimate aim of promoting quality cybercrime education worldwide.

 

Workshop agenda

Draft agenda as of 15 March 2019

 

Eligibility criteria

The applicant must:

1) Be a university lecturer in an African country specialized in one of the following areas:

  • Computer Science and Cyber Security;
  • Social and Political Sciences;
  • Law and Criminal Justice.

2) Have experience in delivering and preferably developing curricula at undergraduate or graduate level.   

3) Be fluent in English.

 

Application procedure

Step 1: Check the UNODC Education for Justice Initiative's website for any further information and to view the University Module Series on Cybercrime.

Step 2: Complete the Expression of Interest Form

Step 3: Send an electronic copy of the completed form to e4j.cyberprevent@un.org

  • Please use the following title in the subject line of your email message " Cybercrime Workshop Africa''
  • For further information, please contact Ms. Kamola Ibragimova at kamola.ibragimova@un.org

The deadline for applications is 15 April 2019

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Selection criteria

The participants will be selected on as wide a geographical basis as possible.

Only successful applicants will be notified in late April 2019.

UNODC will fund participation in the workshop of international participants (including participants from other cities of Ghana) in accordance with UN financial regulations and rules. This will include a round trip air ticket in economy class to Accra, Ghana, and daily subsistence allowance, at the official UN rate for Ghana to cover the costs of accommodation, meals and terminal expenses.

 

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