Cybastion contract signing - Minister Digital Economy, Cote d'Ivoire

Cybastion signs framework contract and two MoUs with Ivorian Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy

June 27, 2023

WASHINGTON DC, Monday, June 26:

Cybastion is delighted to announce the signing of a framework contract and two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy of Côte d’Ivoire. The signing ceremony, between Cybastion’s CEO, Thierry Wandji Ketchiozo and H.E. Amadou Coulibaly, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy of Côte d’Ivoire, took place during an esteemed Ministerial Roundtable on digital strategy hosted by the US Africa Business Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C.

The framework contract solidifies the partnership between Cybastion and the Ivorian Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, with the shared objective of fortifying cybersecurity and operationalizing the National Cybersecurity agency. Moreover, the signing of two MoUs further enhances the collaborative efforts between Cybastion and the Ivorian government. The first MoU revolves around the development of a cutting-edge digital city, encompassing joint endeavors to mobilize a consortium of specialized companies for the esteemed Digital Administrative City project. The second MoU centers on the establishment of a resilient wireless emergency network system, aligning with the country’s comprehensive emergency preparedness strategy.

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivorian Embassy in the USA, the U.S. Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Ambassador Jessica Davis Ba, the Ivorian Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Ibrahima Toure, as well as the US Africa Business Center, of the US Chamber of Commerce, for their invaluable support. 

Cybastion eagerly looks forward to fostering a prosperous partnership with Côte d’Ivoire and contributing to the nation’s digital transformation journey.

About Cybastion

Cybastion is a cybersecurity solutions provider, offering a range of services including cyber-infrastructure, training, and digital technologies. Based in Durham, North Carolina, the company has established a strong presence in Africa, working across eight countries. Cybastion aims to address the cybersecurity gap between Africa and more developed countries by providing the necessary cyber solutions. The company’s efforts to build capacity in Africa are especially significant, as President Biden has stated that “When Africa succeeds, the United States succeeds, and quite frankly, the whole world succeeds as well.”

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Author: Emana Shunnom is Cybastion's Senior Policy Manager with extensive experience working with the Federal Government of Nigeria and the U.S. In her role, she leads projects at the intersection of policy, technology, and government relations and manages communication and outreach efforts for Cybastion's Business Strategy and Government Affairs department.

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