NATO and Moldova strengthen scientific cooperation

  • 06 Oct. 2016 -
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  • Last updated: 06 Oct. 2016 16:40

NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme launched three projects in support of Moldova’s defence capabilities on Thursday (6 October 2016) in Chișinău. Through the SPS Programme, the Alliance is engaging Moldovan scientists and experts in practical cooperation, forging research networks and supporting capacity building in the country.

The three projects were launched at a ceremony jointly hosted by the Moldovan government and the Technical University of Moldova. The first project will establish a cyber defence laboratory for training and research at the Technical University of Moldova. This laboratory will help train civil servants and officers of the Moldovan Ministry of Defence and other national security agencies. The second project aims to establish a computer emergency response team (CERT) within the Ministry of Defence. This will enhance Moldova’s cyber defence capabilities, including in protecting military infrastructure and sharing best practices.

The third project will support the Moldovan Government and civil society actors in creating a national strategy to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. This will be facilitated by several NATO-led workshops, promoting a regional exchange of best practices.