Please find below a call for papers for the next GigaNet Regional Workshop, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 17-18 May 2013 on: Continue
"The Governance of the Internet: Intergovernmentalism, Multistakeholderism and Networks".
The two-day event will include multistakeholder roundtables and academic presentations. Due to the short timespan,…
Added by Roxana Radu on February 21, 2013 at 12:06pm —
The Internet has no doubt become the largest community on planet earth. It is also the fastest growing community. By community in this context it means a nation whose citizens has something in common that bonds them together, it means the internet provides people with an avenue to make their voices heard. Due the fact that Internet has its roots from the… Continue
Added by Seun Samson Ojedeji on February 2, 2013 at 4:38pm —
In his article “The Bane of “Consultants” on African Telcos fortunes”, Tom Makau states that investors have made a big mistake by formulating a single strategy for “Africa” assuming there exists a homogenous economic entity called the “African market”. The African continent as far as geo-political boundaries, economic zoning has widely varying tax policies and regulatory… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on February 1, 2013 at 3:00pm —
UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), a subsidiary of ECOSOC, has one of the leading roles in the WSIS follow up process (besides the ITU and the UNESCO) - and thus the Internet Governance as well.
CSTD has been mandated to create a Working Group (WG) on the Improvements of the Internet Governance Forum and prepared the report. Unlike most other UN bodies, the WG… Continue
Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 29, 2013 at 3:38pm —
Internet resemble the humanity itself!!! yes i think it does. you meet the good and the bad. we see a beautiful and the ugly. we see empathy and cruelty. so if this it true, should we not expect harmony in this world before we see that in this virtual world? if you believe in the the the statement "God does not change nations till they change themselves" then you should take the initiative as you and me are part of that nation! and so i am keen to see the first symptoms of those changes
Added by mohammed H Alkindy on September 27, 2012 at 4:07pm —
Here's a good opportunity to share with your friends and coworkers on Twitter, as well as other Declaration supporters and signers what The Declaration of Internet Freedom principles personally mean to you, why you value these principles and how these issues effect your life.
To encourage further engagement and feedback on the Declaration we hope that you, a member of Diplo Internet Governance Community…
Added by Mera Szendro Bok on August 8, 2012 at 2:30pm —
Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points – empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria - a study done by ISOC shows the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) currently localizes approximately 1Gbit/s of peak traffic, reduces latency from 200-600 ms to 2-10 ms to 2-10ms allowing ISPs to save almost $1.5 million per year on international connectivity.
On the other hand, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on May 4, 2012 at 4:02pm —
According to Tom Makau, the existing telco business model in Kenya is under threat.
Despite the exponential growth of the mobile internet it has the potential to diminishing marginal returns on investments thus the need cleverly craft triple play bundles. Additionally, the regulator is making the environment more difficult with other measures including… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on May 3, 2012 at 11:02am —
Once again, many companies in the telecoms and information and communications technology (ICT) sector are facing the spectre of …… the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)) regulating critically important aspects of the internet........
….in December 2012, the ITU will be holding a major treaty-writing conference in Dubai......(World Conference on International Telecommunications… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on December 2, 2011 at 7:03am —
It was like a dream come true…… the 6th Internet Governance Forum (IGF11) was held in my home town, Nairobi!
The relaxed space that is the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) facilities, offered speakers and participants a serene environment for rather hurried discussions on access, development, freedoms and innovation at time-limited… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on October 28, 2011 at 9:04am —
As the IGF continues with yet another year of remote participation, remote panellists were also prominent. Some even participated by phone. This year an ether pad platform allowed those attending and participating remotely to write notes, and share principles and guidelines at an e-participation workshop. This… Continue
Added by Keisha Taylor on September 29, 2011 at 10:30am —
ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom stressed the importance of a Multi-Stakeholder Model for Internet Governance at IGF11.
He expressed his delight at this year’s theme “ Internet as a Catalyst for Change,” and offered that the Multi-Stakeholder model was an important Catalyst for the Internet itself. He attributed it for the Advancement:
• The Technology
• Global governance structures
Beckstrom thanked participants for being here to… Continue
Added by Sheba Mohammid on September 27, 2011 at 4:30pm —
The Positives of Google’s GNBO
I came across a blog post by @techloy about Google’s grand plan to kill of Nigeria’s local web design and hosting companies, and I remember reading the counter blog by @tunbosunt a few days ago clearly stating “To the… Continue
Added by Ife Adebayo on September 13, 2011 at 2:45am —
Cybersecurity is a growing global concern as critical infrastructure and services including financial, energy, telecommunication and transport increasingly becoming internet-dependent. Deterring cybercrime is an integral component of a national cybersecurity and critical information infrastructure protection (CIIP) strategy.
The formulation and implementation of a cybersecurity strategy requires a comprehensive approach that involves the adoption of appropriate… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on September 6, 2011 at 9:25am —
Cloud Options for the African Market
As businesses look to streamline business processes and align them to IT requirements whilst keeping cost on the low the cloud seems to be the place to go. Managing and interacting with your customers is paramount to business success and one of the best ways to go about is by choosing the right applications.
Gone are the days in Africa where the first thing you request when you intend to keep in touch with a friend is ‘your phone number’,… Continue
Added by Ife Adebayo on August 2, 2011 at 4:51pm —
Cloud computing basically means doing less with your computer and doing more in the cloud – on the internet. Organisations are jumping on the cloud train at a very fast rate. The cloud is moving in diverse ways, from cloud based apps like Google docs to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Sales Force.
Why Africa must embrace Cloud Computing:
· Development of the private sector Continue
Information technology has been a major…
Added by Ife Adebayo on August 1, 2011 at 5:30pm —
There is now global recognition of the central role of the Internet in social and economic development. This realisation is influencing government policies to improve access to affordable internet services. To achieve this objective governments have pursued liberalisation and privatisation strategies to improve the state of telecommunication network infrastructure and services while the industry is employing strategies that will give them competitive… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on July 12, 2011 at 9:33am —
Why would any government want to have an ambition that will place their country at the back of the pack?
Internet freedom is facing a growing number of threats across the world, according to a new research report published by watchdog organization… Continue
Added by Arzak Khan on April 23, 2011 at 9:47am —
These are excerpts from BBC News:
The (Egyptian) government says it is open to dialogue but also warned of "decisive measures" as the fourth day of violent protests loomed…
Widespread disruption has been reported to the internet and mobile phone messaging services…..the Facebook and Twitter social websites had been disrupted along with mobile phone messaging, followed by loss of many internet services….3G was not working and SMS messages were… Continue
Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 28, 2011 at 6:57am —
Dear friends, you may be interested to know that DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for course participants for the 2011 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP11).
This online programme is designed to improve IG-related knowledge and skills for participants from both developed and Continue
developing countries and assist them to participate in the global decision-shaping debates on IG. The programme also facilitates community building among…
Added by Diplo IGCBP on January 19, 2011 at 7:00pm —