Cybersecurity capacity building is crucial to mitigating the negative cross-border externalities of increasing connectivity and maximizing the benefits of ICT-led development. Germany and its partners need to act to transform cybersecurity from an afterthought into an integral part of expanding connectivity.
In order to maximize resources in emergency situations, donors and aid organizations must harmonize and streamline reporting. They can develop a common report structure, reduce volume, and increase the efficiency of reporting, but there are also immediate steps that they might take unilaterally.
To shape global politics in a way that accord with their interests, Western European countries and the US must take non-Western perspectives seriously, and understand them better. We need a fresh look at the worlds and worldviews of "the others" and their manifold linkages with the West.
by Philipp Rotmann, Garima Mohan
by Wade Hoxtell