"On another note Mwende Communication is a Universal right, however governments must make every effort to educate the populace on the importance of paying for quality since nothing exists really for free, however we have to start somewhere, i suppose…"
"Thanks grace this is timely in view of the developements in East Africa, i suppose the first step would be to define what we consider Critical Internet Resources, i am reliably informed that the defination for instance of the term ``Broadband``…"
"@ All, I do buy into insights shared by Solomon. I am also constrained to say that while its right that the youth need to be helped only to the point where they see value of IG and then let to make choices of what they want, it is important to build…"
"I have a feeling that the involvement of the youth should not be 'a take and go' approach.
Rather, it should be packaged to involve them in understanding the whole concept of internet governance, and the various processes that make it…"
"Interesting submissions.... the question of youth involvement in IG debates and discussions comes in handy as youth are turning out ot be the most consumers of the Internet. I would like to agree with Solomon and disagree as well. Youth have to be…"
"When we think of governance we must look at the governing and the governed, each has expectations and this is why the whole issue of multistakeholderism comes in, to create a balance..better said a trade off..so that everyone is happy, the…"
Did you take the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP from DiploFoundation? If so, in which year? Who was tutoring you?
Class of 2009, Stephanie, Ginger, Priyanthi..amazing Tutors
Where did you ¨discover¨ this Community portal?
While attending the Internet governance forum in Nairobi Kenya
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
I run a community based organisation called project discovery. Our present agenda is Internet for Social and economic developement, we look forward to inspiring the Youth to take advantage of opportunities being created as a result of the expansion of the Internet and world wide web. I am also active in advocacy work aimed at ensuring we have better policy and governance frameworks in the Information and Communciations Technology Arena.
In which ways the capacity building provided by Diplo has helped you and your community in Internet governance issues? (Question only for IGCBP Alumni)
The capacity building has broadened my scope of thinking, one of the key lessons i have learnt is the strength of diversity which is at the core of the Internet. Through Diplo, i have met amazing people from all corners of the world, interacting with people such a Jovan, the Director, Vladar, Ginger, Mwende, Walu, Owera, Seiiti and Subhodeep among many others has left a lasting impression on me. I think the Diplo program was a timely idea, i think all fellows and Alumni moreso from developing nations need to collaborate and coordinate their efforts for this is the only way we shall catch up with developing nations
Please list the names of organizations you are a member of, including hyperlinks for more information when possible.
The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS (4th ed.), as well as first editions in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.