Africa Cyber Defense Forum 2024

Africa's pre-eminent and largest cybersecurity event

15 to 18 October 2024 • Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda

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Africa’s pre-eminent and largest event for cybersecurity

The 5th annual edition of the ACDF 2024 will takes place from 15 to 18 October in Kigali, Rwanda. Africa Cyber Defense Forum is a continental platform for public-private cooperation.

The Forum, through its well curated and world-class content, engages top-level Government, military and law enforcement officials, technology experts, business and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional and industry agendas in the African cyberspace.

ACDF 2024 Tech Leaders, Speakers and Experts

An amazing lineup of major tech CIO reveal their perspective on the current challenges and the next frontier of innovation

Noureen Njoroge

Director, Global Cyber Threat Intelligence, Nike

David Kanamugire

Chief Executive Officer
National Cyber Security Authority, Rwanda

Paula Ingabire

Minister for ICT and Innovation

Eddy Kayihura

Senior Consultant
AP Consulting Ltd

John Omo

African Telecommunications Union

Gala Dinner

Swanky VIP Gala Dinner

An exclusive invite-only African-themed dinner on 15 October 2024 at Kigali Convention Centre

Gala Dinner

Main Plenary Sessions

Two days of enlightening and entertaining discussions, worksshops and award ceremonies


Capacity Development

A Train the Trainer session, including incident response training and a cyber drill

ACDF Golf Open

ACDF Golf Tournament

The 2nd edition of ACDF Golf Open will take place at Kigali Golf Resort & Villas on 18 October


Enhancing Cyber Resilience: Safeguarding Africa’s Digital Infrastructure against Emerging Technology Threats




African Centre of Security


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Threatseal logo

ACDF 2024 Discussion Tracks

Emerging Technologies

Dive into transformative technologies like AI, machine learning, blockchain, and quantum computing in the context of cybersecurity.

Policy and Regulations

Delve into the intersection of policy, regulations, and cybersecurity governance. Understand compliance frameworks and strategies for managing cyber risks.


Explore cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, advancements in threat intelligence, incident response technologies, and emerging trends in security operations.


Explore national cybersecurity strategies, international cooperation, and incident response coordination for securing African nations in the digital age.

Capacity Building

Focus on strategies for building and strengthening cybersecurity capabilities in Africa. Explore workforce development, cybersecurity education, and initiatives to address the shortage of cybersecurity talent in Africa.

Gilbert Nyandeje

During our discussions in Kigali, we deliberated on crucial issues such as data protection, safeguarding critical national infrastructure, the intersection of AI and cybersecurity, and the importance of public-private cooperation in building a united front against global cybercrime challenges among many others.


Gilbert Nyandeje

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Africa Cyber Defense Forum

John Omo, Secretary General, ATU

Collaborative efforts to bridge Africa’s digital gaps and attain universal access to the internet are increasingly critical, especially at a time when Africa’s connectivity gaps are still highest, despite the significant expansion of mobile broadband networks in Africa and across the world.


HE John Omo

Secretary General

African Telecommunications Union