Today I have an interview with my friend Andrés Piazza, from Argentina. He has been doing a lot of interesting work on Internet governance and is a great person to follow on Twitter and other social media channels in case you are looking forward to be engaged on Latin American issues.
SEIITI: Andrés, there was a recent meeting in Rio on the LAC preparatory meeting for the IGF. Can you choose one specific issue that was discussed and share with us?…
Some days ago I was introduced to an old Diplo friend: Nevena Ruzic, from Serbia. So I also invited her for a short interview, to which she was very kind and shared a little - we can say she is the first of many generations of the IG programme: it all started in 2003!
SEIITI: Nevena, what are you currently doing professionally? How did you start things with Diplo and how was that activity significant to you?
NEVENA: To answer your questions, I'll be very brief - I… Continue
Added by Seiiti on August 25, 2009 at 4:40pm —
Maureen Hilyard has worked in Education for many years, mainly in New Zealand. For the last four years she was the Distance Education Manager, a consultancy position with the Cook Islands Ministry of Education.
Monica Abalo Laforgia has been working for 10 years for a telecommunication company as Legal Manager. Since 2006, she has worked as an independent consultant in telecommunication issues, especially regarding data protection, cyber-crime and security as well as contract management and policies and procedures' development.
Monica Abalo representing the Argentina hub during the IGF 2008
Monica has her own telecommunication consultant agency…
As a follow-up from this series of interviews with fellows who got support to participate on the policy side and practice their Internet governance skills, here is a short one done with my friend Mwende Njiraini, from Kenya. Many of you know here since she is a longtime tutor.
These days Vlada and Ginger have received a lot of emails of people asking how to apply for fellowships to go to IGF Sharm El Sheikh. As you know, there is much difficulty to ensure the right participation of people from developing countries to international conferences.
Climate change is becoming an important issue in global and regional negotiation processes. In the past, a few negotiators trained specifically for the Kyoto process could effectively cover climate change issues, but today officials involved in an increasing range of fields (such as energy, human rights, telecommunications, and health) need knowledge about climate change issues. This… Continue
Added by Seiiti on April 16, 2009 at 4:54pm —
NORMES MONDIALES CONTRE LE TERRORISME EN ACTION:
METTRE LE DROIT INTERNATIONAL EN MOUVEMENT
L' Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime et la DiploFoundation sont heureux de vous présenter deux nouvelles formations en ligne sur le régime juridique universel contre le terrorisme : une pour les participants anglophones et une pour ceux francophones. Ces deux formations ont pour but… Continue
Added by Seiiti on March 30, 2009 at 4:13am —
GLOBAL NORMS AGAINST TERRORISM AT WORK:
SETTING INTERNATIONAL LAW IN MOTION
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and DiploFoundation are pleased to present two new online courses on the universal legal regime against terrorism: one for English-speaking participants, and one for French-speaking participants. Both aim to strengthen national capacities by assisting criminal justice officials… Continue
Added by Seiiti on March 30, 2009 at 4:12am —
The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance (6th edition) is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.