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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?
2007 Veronica Cretu
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
I am still working for the UNDP Albania in charge of ICTD Projects. I am also involved in different research projects and initiatives in the country that are related to Internet expansion and utilization. In addition, I have participated to ICANN meetings on the past.
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 can definitely say that the IG course has given me more in-depth and up-to-date knowledge for the IG issues and from that time one I have been involved in discussions and presentations in and outside the country where I have disseminated the information and knowledge received through the Diplo course.
Please list the names of organizations you are a member of, including hyperlinks for more information when possible.
United Nations Development Programme
Center for Technology and Development
Task Forece for e-Education

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One page theme report on Cloud Computing.

Cloud Computing – Clouds everywhere but no clear predictability…


Posted on September 23, 2010 at 4:54pm

Cloud Computing is still very cloudy....

It is an interesting fact that only a very small percentage of people at this time know something regarding cloud computing. And even the ones the know the meaning of the terms are not quite sure on implications of cloud computing.

However I was surprised from statistics regarding the usage of cloud computing in the largest country in the world, in China. According to estimates in two years 89% of people will use cloud computing. Since more and more services will be offered through… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

Are we living in the Golden Days for International Trade through Internet?

This question came to me while attending the workshop on International Trade and Internet Governance. In the view of most of people international trade through Internet or e-commerce is booming and is developing with fast pace.

However listening to Alan Davidson's discussion from Google made me to rethink the idea of e-commerce being in its best days. The concerns of Google and naturally of other similar companies are growing regarding the barriers imposed by governments on access of… Continue

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 7:22pm

New gTLD and IDNs for Development: Importance and Obstacles

This was overall a great session with several important discussion on the ICANN's decision for introducing new gTLDs and introducing IDNs. It is an established fact that this initiative creates and opens up opportunities but also can create problems especially for developing world. The cost for new gTLD for developing countries is very high and can not be covered by them as a consequence ICANN has taken the decision to help financially those contries in order to overcome the financiall… Continue

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

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At 2:07pm on October 23, 2008, Seiiti said…
Welcome, Sokol!
If my memory does not fail me, I guess I saw your name on the list of ICANN Studienkreis this year in Helsinki but unfortunately we did not see each other. In any case I am just about to finish adding all videos from the conference in the Group - would you like to join?



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