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The Internet Governance Diplomacy: Training Workshop will be held in 13 September, Vilnius, Lithuania, conducted by DiploFoundation

DiploFoundation is pleased to invite officials and professionals from the ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) Group of States who are attending the 5th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, 14–17 September 2010, to register for a pre-event workshop on Internet Governance (IG) issues and information and communication technology (ICT) policies in national, regional and international processes.

This training workshop will give participants an overview of the multidisciplinary field of IG (including technical, legal, economic, socio-cultural, and developmental aspects) and explain interplay among international, regional and national IG policy processes. This is an opportunity for officials and professionals from ACP countries to strengthen their overall understanding of IG and to develop diplomatic approach of their country and institution in the IGF process, especially at the subsequent 5th IGF meeting.

Registration is open to all stakeholders from ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) countries. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Accommodation, meals, and organised local transportation will be provided for selected participants. International travel costs must be covered by participants or by their sending institutions.

To apply, please e-mail your full name, country of residence, institution, and position to: acpinfo@diplomacy.edu before 15 August 2010.

Training Workshop Programme

Introduction to Internet Governance – Issues

- Introduction to Internet Governance

(Evolution, International Context, Basic Terminology, Guiding Principles)

- Infrastructure and Standardisation Basket

(Infrastructure, TCP/IP, DNS, Root Servers, Internet Service Providers, Economic Models, Security)

- Legal Basket

(Legal Mechanisms, Jurisdiction, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights, Cybercrime)

- Economic Basket

(E-Commerce, E-Banking and E-Money)

- Socio-Cultural Basket

(Content Policy, Privacy and Data Protection, Multilingualism and Cultural Diversity)

- Development Basket

(The Digital Divide, Access to Knowledge, Network Neutrality, Capacity Development)

Introduction to Internet Governance – Process and Actors

- Process (WSIS, IGF, ICANN)

- Actors (ICANN, RIR, ISOC, UN, ITU, Regional Organisations, Governments, Private Sector, Civil Society)

- Diplomacy (Participation, National and Regional Priorities, Chairing, and Negotiations)

Regional Perspective

Planning Regional Policy and Participation IG Initiatives

- Diplomatic positioning within the IGF process of the country / region / institution

- Dialogue and negotiations with other actors / stakeholders

- ICT policy and strategic planning

Certificate Ceremony

Successful participants will receive an Internet Governance Diplomat certificate.

This workshop is a sponsored event within a series of planned activities under the Capacity Development in ICT Policy and Internet Governance for Africa – Caribbean – Pacific (ACP) programme. This programme is led by DiploFoundation in conjunction with seven ACP partner institutions and is supported by the European Commission and Secretariat of the ACP Group of States.

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