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eLearning Africa Report 2013

You may find this report very timely and useful. It is available in English, French and Portuguese.

http://www.icwe.net/en/content/elearning-africa-report-0

Added by Marsha Guthrie on April 2, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

Deirdre Williams and Mawaki Chango named as co-coordinators of the Internet Governance Caucus

Congratulations to Diplo fellows Deirdre Williams and Mawaki Chango who were elected as co-coordinators of the Internet Governance Caucus!! Deirdre's term expires on January 2016 and Mawaki's on January 2015.

Added by Marsha Guthrie on February 7, 2014 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment

Applications Open for ISOC Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum

The Internet Society is pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum.



Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum are part of the Internet Society's Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme and are available to Internet Society members aged between 20 and 40 years.



The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Technology Foresight Forum is an annual event organized by the OECD’s Committee for Information,…

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Added by Marsha Guthrie on June 19, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Joint chat of the IGCBP12 Africa and Caribbean groups

A joint chat was held with participants from the Africa and Caribbean groups on Saturday, May 5 which was a resounding success.  Both groups were well represented with attendees from countries such as Niue, Botswana, Brazil, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, The Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe. 

Both groups were asked about the key things they wished to discuss with their colleagues from each region.

The key areas were:

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Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 17, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Key discussions in the African Group of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (reposted)

The African participants in this year's Foundation Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme have been discussing various issues.  Key issues identified during the past weeks included the issue of access and obtaining funding for small, developing countries.  The perception is that institutions such as the World Bank and others are not willing to assist developing country governments in Africa with funding for…

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Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 17, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Key discussions in the African Group of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme

The African participants in this year's Foundation Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme have been discussing various issues.  Key issues identified during the past weeks included the issue of access and obtaining funding for small, developing countries.  The perception is that institutions such as the World Bank and others are not willing to assist developing country governments in Africa with funding for telecommunications infrastructure, etc. 

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Added by Marsha Guthrie on May 7, 2012 at 4:10am — No Comments

WS # 58 - Implications of Cloud Computing

This workshop had some interesting discussion. However, it focused primarily on cloud computing from a business and governmental perspective. The presenters spoke on various aspects of cloud computing and what they opined should be considered by those opting to get involved in cloud computing.



There was much discussion about the use of cloud computing by governments not just as a data repository but also to aid in economic development via the creation of data centers which would also… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on September 17, 2010 at 8:51am — No Comments

Workshop 318 - Promoting Cultural Diversity through Cultural Heritage in Cyberspace

Various issues were raised such as dealing with material that is still under copyright and those to which copyright no longer applies as well as organisations doing their own projects such as Google and their digitizing of books project.



Panel of experts from Arab states and UNESCO among others discussed various issues and provided examples of initiatives in countries like Egypt and India. A new way to deal with access to publications and payment was mentioned. Some initiatives such… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 18, 2009 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Workshop 291 - Internet Governance: Economic Recovery and Growth

Presentations sought to address how to continue the development of ICTs in light of global economic situation. It was acknowledged that continued investment was necessary. Egyptian Ministry of Communications highlighted how their continuous development has assisted their growth and development in ICT sector. Contribution to GDP was given as well as overall growth within a year. Egypt plans to continue to be a major player as a transit point (many of the cables go through the Red Sea) between… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 17, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Workshop 120 - IPv6 Transition: Economic and Technical Considerations

Overview provided of IPv6 versus IPv4 and some of the "myths" associated with IPv6 such as that it improves security (NOT TRUE!) and it improves routing scalability (also, NOT TRUE!)

Example (real experience) of co.za and the application and allocation of IPv6 in southern Africa provided by a small ISP.

Results from ALCATEL-LUCENT survey conducted on behalf of EU presented. Survey was conducted in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. Indicates that only European orgs. "ahead of the… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 17, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

(November 16) Workshop 207 - Ensuring Continued Investment and Digital Growth in a Climate of Global Economic Challenges

This workshop focused on steps that were either being considered or should be considered by various stakeholders in the current global economic climate. An interesting presentation by the OECD highlighted some issues such as current policies in the ICT industry, priority areas for some organizations and green ICTs. It was shown that there is a disparity between Northern and Southern Europe in terms of priority areas for ICT investment. It was also mentioned that there is a new wave of ICT… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 17, 2009 at 9:57am — No Comments

Workshop 115 - The Role of Internet Exchange Points in Creating Internet Capacity and Bringing Autonomy

This workshop was primarily an information session about Internet Exchange Points in the various regions worldwide; their roles and various sub-committees/bodies.



Those attending were able to find out about latest developments in various regions e.g. in LACNIC (Latin American and Caribbean Region - 3 new IXPs launched in past year - Haiti, and Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten, Curacao); Re-instatement of IXP in Africa on September 11, 2009)



Benefits of having these IXPs… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 16, 2009 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Best Practice Forum 113: Best practices in ccTLD Policy and Operations : Management Resources

(Please note that I arrived late!!)



The session had presentations from the main players in ccTLD processes globally. Examples of processes and initiatives were given from a European standpoint among others. IANA's role was briefly discussed. There was an interesting explanation of Anycast by Bill Woodcock, the history of Anycast and why it is used. Some main points:



Need for a networking typology

Issue of sovereignty raised

Automation of delegation/re-delegation… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 16, 2009 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Workshop 277 - Internet Governance - Activating and Listening to the Voice of Tweens

In the interest of time I am just placing points from the session. If you need any details drop me a line.



This workshop was presented by representatives from Childnet International. It was mentioned that a presentation was made to the UK parliament recently with some young people from the UK on issues affecting them.



There were participants present at this session from the Cyber Peace camp of the IGF. The theme for the camp is "Forming Young Digital Citizens"



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Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 16, 2009 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Interesting resources on multilingualism

Here are two links which should be of interest to everyone especially those interested in multilingualism issues.

Weaving a polyglot internet
http://www.web2fordev.net/component/content/article/1-latest-news/75-weaving-a-polyglot-internet-open-and-voluntary-translation

How IT can help enable 21st century schools
http://www.itif.org/files/Education_ITIF.pdf

Added by Marsha Guthrie on August 3, 2009 at 5:28pm — No Comments

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