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Are you searching for an internship in the United Nations system? The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is recruiting for the role of 'Intern - Technology Risk Management'!!!https://bit.ly/2GXnrXn IF YOU OR SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW ARE A GOOD FIT FOR THIS ROLE, APPLY VIA THE LINK ABOVE.See More
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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?
Completed the Basic, Advanced and Research Phases (Marsha Guthrie and Biljana Milic).
Where did you ¨discover¨ this Community portal?
Suggestion from tutor
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
Founder & Chairman, Octave Consulting Group

Octave Consulting Group personnel create and implement strategic programmes, and develop capabilities and solutions to assist clients in managing ICT policy, telecoms regulation, cybersecurity risks and IT-enabled business issues while achieving their organizational objectives. We provide comprehensive assessments and formulate transformational roadmaps for private- and public sector organizations. Implement highly customized responses for legal and regulatory environments such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, and others. Support customers with interim and virtual CISO offerings.
In which ways the capacity building provided by Diplo has helped you and your community in Internet governance issues? (Question only for IGCBP Alumni)
The DiploFoundation Capacity Building Program has provided me with a broad perspective of Internet Governance issues through discussion and exchange of ideas with a diverse group of actors across the globe. This has allowed me to better frame my approach to determining solutions for many of the key issues in my particular jurisdiction.
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (http://www.ieee.org)

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (http://www.isaca.org)

Business Continuity Institute UK (http://www.thebci.org)

Engineering Council UK (http://www.engc.org.uk)

Internet Society (http://www.isoc.org)

American Registry of Internet Numbers (http://www.arin.net)

British Computer Society (http://www.bcs.org)

Internet Society (http://www.internetsociety.org)
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Are you searching for an internship in the United Nations system? The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is recruiting for the role of 'Intern - Technology Risk Management'!!!



Posted on May 3, 2019 at 7:57am

Opportunities and Challenges for IPv6 in Developing Countries

Compelling Reasons for Developing Countries to Migrate to IPv6

Given that the Internet is now a critical global infrastructure for socio-economic growth and is growing faster in developing countries, there are a number of key rationalizations for IPv6 migration to be accelerated in these nations. A number of these are highlighted below:

1. Many developing countries have made considerable strides in ICT but still trail developed nations as it…


Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:00pm

Africans get food credits via mobiles

The United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a pilot programme that uses mobile phone technology to help people living in poverty to buy food. The technology facilitates cash transfers to 54,000 people living in poor districts in Côte d’Ivoire to assist them to buy food...…


Posted on October 13, 2011 at 5:40pm

There's really no plan for IPv6 migration

I have come to the scary conclusion that there are currently no plans for migrating to IPv6. While most all IG practitioners will agree that IPv6 is the way to go in terms of the development of the Internet.  However, it is obvious that despite the constant discussion within ARIN, APNIC, AFRINIC, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, ITU, IGF and the plethora of other Internet governance forums, there is no definitive plan or obvious timelines for this migration. Service providers are not leading the charge…


Posted on October 12, 2011 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:50am on June 14, 2012, Shelley-Ann Clarke-Hinds said…

Neil, thank you so much for the warm welcome. The Caribbean needs to build capacity in IG and related areas so it would be great if we can do so from the bottom up.

At 1:18pm on June 6, 2011, Efehi Ubebe said…
Hi Niel, thanks for the welcome. Hope to gain much knowledge in the field of info-security from you all.
At 1:56pm on May 10, 2010, Deirdre Williams said…
Yesterday I was in a rush between marking exam scripts, jazz, and taking my daughter to catch her flight back to London :-(
On the drive back I was telling my son-in-law about you because judging by your profile you probably have a lot in common. May I introduce you to each other? He's Saint Lucian too, but they live and work in London.
Let me know.
At 12:58am on May 10, 2010, Deirdre Williams said…
Hello Niel. Thanks for the invitation to link up - good to "meet" you. I hope I'll meet you properly one of these days.
Best wishes
Saint Lucia.



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