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Did you take the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP from DiploFoundation? If so, in which year? Who was tutoring you?
2012, Marsha Guthrie,Virginia Ginger
Where did you ¨discover¨ this Community portal?
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
I am an Afro-centric and award winning multi-disciplinary ICT professional, with a background that includes experience working in: digital inclusion, ICT policy, citizen journalism, sustainable development, Internet governance, and e-Learning.
I hold a diploma and a BSc. IT (Hons) degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT).
I am also an inWent fellow, DiploFoundation alumni, and ICANN49 Fellow.
My interests are: Internet & Governance, Technology & Innovation, Policy & Research,Arts & Media, Environment & Urbanization
In which ways the capacity building provided by Diplo has helped you and your community in Internet governance issues? (Question only for IGCBP Alumni)
I now comprehend better the concepts of IG and IG policy making/multi-stakeholders involved, E-participation approaches. I am also actively involved in IG meetings and capacity building programmes at both local and international levels.
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Internet Fragmentation; The Newest Threat to the Internet?


The open and unified Internet we enjoy today started as a US government project in the late 1960’s.

The US government sponsored the development of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Network (DARPA Net), a resilient communication resource.

Following the invention of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) in the mid-1970’s, this network evolved into what is referred to today as the Internet.

With time, this thing we call Internet has transformed…


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