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IGF 2009

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Internet Governance Training and Research?


The DiploFoundation portfolio is packed with training programs, negotiation simulations and materials for you. Take your pick! Meet Diplo at the IGF in Sharm el-Sheikh!


What is DiploFoundation? What can we offer you?

Where and When
: Diplo booth at the IGF Village, 15-18 November
- Visit the Diplo booth to get acquainted with our mission and training approaches.
- Meet our local, regional and global partners.
- Apply for our training programs and join our online community.
- Discover the benefits for your local institution and your own professional engagement.

A limited number of materials will be distributed at the Diplo booth, including 2010 calendars and the new edition of the “Introduction to Internet Governance” booklet. Arrive early and pick up your copy!

Visitors may also sign up for the 2010 Diplo capacity building programme - training, research and fellowships.

For a detailed timeline and review of our activities in Sharm el-Sheikh, please contact us at our booth, check details at www.diplomacy.edu/ig or email us at ig@diplomacy.edu.


“Internet Governance – Setting the Scene” (Main Session)
When and Where: 15 November 2009, 10:00-11:30, Main Session Room

“The Use of Internet in the Arab Region: Prospects and the Future” (Best Practice Forum no. 274)
When and Where: 16 November 2009, 9:00-12:00, Room 2: Red Sea
Organisers: DiploFoundation, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Egypt and Partners

“Remote Participation: Mapping the Field, Evaluation and Multistakeholder Involvement”
(Workshop no. 200)
When and Where: 16 November 2009, 9:30-11:00, Room 3: Suez Canal
Organisers: DiploFoundation, Remote Participation Working Group, the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) and Partners

“Youth and Internet Governance: the Way Forward”
(Workshop no. 230)
When and Where: 16 November 2009, 14:30-17:30, Room 1: Sinai
Organisers: DiploFoundation, IG Youth Initiative and Partners

“Online Education: Maximizing the Efficiency”
(Best Practice Forum no. 186)
When and Where: 18 November 2009, 11:30-13:00, Room 8: Citadel
Organisers: DiploFoundation, Dynamic Coalition on Digital Education and Partners

“Network Neutrality”
(Workshop no. 302)
When and Where: 18 November 2009, 14:00-17:00, Room 1: Sinai
Organisers: DiploFoundation, the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC), Technology Policy Institute, the Domain Name System Infrastructure Resilience (DIR) Task Force and Partners


Digital Diving
When and Where: 15-18 November, the Youth Corner at the IGF Village
Chill in the Digital Diving lounge in the Youth Corner and explore the colourful world of “digital natives”!

“Many young people (the majority in the developed world) routinely use a wide variety of digital tools for information, communication, social networking and entertainment channels during their everyday lives. The generation of people under 25 has grown up with access to digital communication technologies and in societies increasingly conditioned by digital communication. These technologies have often been pervasive during their early years, during their formative experiences, and whilst they are making important life decisions.

The differences between this “connected generation” (“digital natives”) and older generations are in some cases greater than conventional North-South digital divides. This complicates the policy making environment since those making decisions may not fully understand the technology and environments they are discussing...”


Ever used twitter & facebook & blip & vimeo & blog & messenger & flickr & ... - simultaneously?
Give a try! Share the experience with the young ones!
Dive into the world of “digital natives”!

Social Reporting

When and Where: 15-18 November, the Youth Corner and throughout the venue
Reporting from the event and capturing multiple perspectives and views Using the emerging online tools and services (blog posts, twitter comments, blip interviews, social network inputs) for combining social reporting and knowledge management techniques, participants will report from the event with special attention to developmental aspects and youth perspectives on the future of Internet governance. The aggregation and mashing of various feeds will be presented online.

Internet Governance Debates
When and Where: 15-18 November, lunch-time, the Youth Corner at the IGF Village
A chance to openly debate important IG issues:
“Will the Affirmation of Commitments reinforce multistakeholder participation and accountability and improve the policy-making process in ICANN?”
“Does cloud computing present more risks than actual benefits for Internet users?”
“Is the ‘three strikes’ regulation a valid and effective way to protect copyright?”
Must “Network Neutrality be preserved to protect Internet users’ rights to access to the services and applications that they choose?”

Take a stance: argue “In favour” or “Against”. Test your position in a controversial discussion. Join the IG Debate!


Internet Governance Research Projects: Presentations and Discussions
When and Where: 15-18 November, the Diplo booth at the IGF Village The Diplo booth will be a centre for discussion of themes that have been explored by our research fellows during the year 2009:
Cyber-Security, Cybercrime, Child Protection Online, Intellectual Property Rights, E-democracy, Development, Infrastructure, Critical Internet Infrastructure, as well topics of interest for Latin America and Caribbean region.
Visit the Diplo booth the presentations, poster sessions and discussions with authors.


Internet Governance Around the World
When and Where: 15-18 November, the Diplo booth at the IGF Village

Searching for a collaborator in Africa?
A partner institution in Latin America or the Caribbean?
A community of professionals to join in Asia or the Pacific?
Experience-sharing with South-Eastern Europe?
Initiatives in your area of interest in the Middle-East?

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Comment by Barrack Otieno on November 12, 2009 at 5:03pm
A rich program, indeed the Diplo program has moved international diplomacy to new heights that could never have been imagined.
Comment by Diplo IGCBP on November 11, 2009 at 11:31am
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Karlene Francis (Jamaica)
Ivar Hartmann
(Brazil)
Elona Taka (Albania)
Fahd Batayneh (Jordan)
Edward Muthiga (Kenya)
Nnenna Nwakanma (Côte d'Ivoire)
Xu Jing (China)
Gao Mosweu (Botswana)
Jamil Goheer (Pakistan)
Virginia (Ginger) Paque (Venezuela)
Tim Davies (UK)
Charity Gamboa-Embley (Philippines)
Rafik Dammak (Tunisia)
Jean-Yves Gatete (Burundi)
Guilherme Almeida (Brazil)
Magaly Pazello (Brazil)
Sergio Alves Júnior (Brazil)
Adela Danciu (Romania)
Simona Popa (Romania)
Marina Sokolova (Belarus)
Andreana Stankova (Bulgaria)
Vedran Djordjevic (Canada)
Maria Morozova (Ukraine)
David Kavanagh (Ireland)
Nino Gobronidze (Georgia)
Sorina Teleanu (Romania)
Cosmin Neagu (Romania)
Maja Rakovic (Serbia)
Elma Demir (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Tatiana Chirev (Moldova)
Maja Lubarda (Slovenia)
Babatope Soremi (Nigeria)
Marilia Maciel (Brazil)
Raquel Gatto (Brazil)
Andrés Piazza (Argentina)
Nevena Ruzic (Serbia)
Deirdre Williams (St. Lucia)
Maureen Hilyard (Cook Islands)
Monica Abalo (Argentina)
Emmanuel Edet (Nigeria)
Mwende Njiraini (Kenya)
Marsha Guthrie (Jamaica)
Kassim M. AL-Hassani (Iraq)
Marília Maciel (Brazil)
Alfonso Avila (Mexico)
Pascal Bekono (Cameroon)

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