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April 2010 Blog Posts (44)

IGCBP - Cloud computing

Priyanthi Daluwatte, tutor for the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP Asia/India group has shared the following exchange that happened in her online classroom on Cloud Computing:…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 23, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Regulatory Environment for E-commerce? IGCBP10 MENA L Group Shares These Opinions

Participants from the MENA L Group of the IGCBP10 shared their thoughts on e-commerce, particularly on regulatory frameworks. One said that there are no such clear regulations because it is not widespread in their region. People would prefer physical exchange of cash-for-items rather than shopping online and then paying online. Although the concept of e-banking is slowly maturing, many…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

IGCBP - Google leaving China

Diplo Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme Priyanthi Daluwatte reports this exchange from her online classroom on the theme of Google leaving China:

Google and Civil Society…

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Internet in Brazil

Brazil is discussing a a draft cyberlaw bill to regulate several

issues regarding the Internet (not the criminal ones).

The draft is available for public consultation at: http://culturadigital.br/marcocivil/

And its english version can be found at:… Continue

Added by CRAVO, VANESSA on April 22, 2010 at 5:43pm — No Comments

IGCBP: Moving to the cloud - advantages?

Biljana Glisovic shares some interesting discussion from her classroom in the IGCBP - Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme:

moving to the cloud?

by Participant A (25/03/2010 12:44)…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

IGCBP: ecommerce, trust and security. Spam, commons and externalities

Diplo Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP) tutor Marsha Guthrie shares with us some interesting exchanges from her classroom, where the first two comments below relate to e-commerce:


It is very important for the Caribbean to be able to have a robust and secure system for ecommerce to develop, but when I read reports (like the news item published today) that say the US, which is the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 21, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

IGCBP: How can technology help women overcome gender imbalances?

Here's one interesting discussion that took place in the Asia/India group of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP, reported by tutor Priyanthi Daluwatte:


Participant A attended Global Pulse 2010, an online conference by US State Department and USAID organized for their International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni.

It discussed the issues around ICTs, IG and the Empowerment of women and Girls in developing countries was raised a number… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 20, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Fifth GigaNet Annual Symposium - be ready!

Arrangements for the Fifth GigaNet Annual Symposium are starting....The Program Committe has been just formed! See announcement below:

Dear GigaNet Members,

We are pleased to announce that the Program Committee has been formed and will be issuing a Call for Papers soon to…


Added by Raquel Gatto on April 19, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments


Copyright on copyright development strategies

by Radu Roxana (18/04/2010 22:17) I find this point very challenging. I was wondering to what extent we can actually say that the know-how is also transmitted…

Added by Biljana Glisovic Milic on April 19, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Hello! This is Luis Henrique from Brazil (IGCBP 2007). I have just started an International Relations specilization course at the University of Brasilia and I am curious about further researching something related to cyberwar for the monograph (still defining scope). So, I am writing to request some references from the network - books, speeches and other relevant sources which might help me to define what is a cyberwar, how it is performed, sovereignty matters, current actions and so on. I… Continue

Added by Luis Henrique on April 19, 2010 at 2:16pm — 2 Comments

EuroDIG 2010 Remote Participation

This is a great post from the EuroDig page on remote participation:


EuroDIG 2010 will not only take place in Madrid, all over Europe various hubs are being set up to enable more stakeholders to participate actively, remotely. For every session, there will be someone moderating the contributions coming in through remote participation and thus feeding them into the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 19, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

IGCBP: Data protection in Albania, Romania and Serbia

And the discussions in the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme continue to be very interesting! Here is one extract of a discussion that took place under Biljana Glisovic's classroom:


Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

“Internet Governance Diplomacy” workshop at Ghana’s IDLELO 4 conference

Are you planning to attend the Fourth African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons (IDLELO 4), in Accra, Ghana, on May 17-21? Are you a professional from Africa, the Caribbean or the Pacific?

Then you can’t miss out on Diplo’s “Internet Governance Diplomacy” pre-conference workshop.

The workshop, an ideal prequel to the open source conference, provides a window into the multidisciplinary field of Internet Governance, the international and regional processes, and the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 16, 2010 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Climate Change Diplomacy

Diplo’s online course on Climate Change Diplomacy provides relevant knowledge and practical skills for diplomats, scientists and others who participate in the climate change policy process. The course focuses on scientific, economic, social and governance aspects of climate change, with emphasis on development issues. The course is regularly updated to reflect developments in the ongoing climate change policy process. For…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 16, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

May 2010 Online courses with Diplo

Diplo will offer three postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of May 10, 2010:

* Diplomacy of Small States Ambassador Victor Camilleri and Ms Solange Cross

* Bilateral Diplomacy Ambassador Kishan Rana

* Multilateral… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 16, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

ICANN e-Learning. Webinars.

A “webinar” is an online interactive conferencing and

communications tool that combines a visual presentation with audio, and

is accessed and viewed as a video from your computer's browser —

wherever you are in the world.

Fellowship Program Overview - 28 April 2010.

Description: ICANN staff will describe the Fellowship Program that began in 2007 with the aim of increasing participation of individuals from

developing countries… Continue

Added by Tatiana Chirev on April 11, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

MENA L Week 5 highlights: priorty areas on legislation and personal pirating..anyone?

The MENA L group had some interesting thoughts for Week 5 on priority areas on legislation; and personal pirating. On priority areas, one participant simply wanted to add child abuse and pornography as a priority area, and with heavier penalties. At this point, I added a link on "Internet Crimes Against Children" from the US Department of Justice, Office of… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mitigating potential disruptions on Internet cables

In Africa Group A of the IGCBP10 there was general consensus that there should be measures to mitigate risks associated with disruptions on Internet cables.

One of the participants stated that it was important to understand the problem first in order to establish appropriate countermeasures. Consequently, individual causes of disruption of internet

cables would have different solutions. Some of the examples of disruptions

include those caused by "acts of…


Added by Mwende Njiraini on April 9, 2010 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Looking for Partners for Network Neutrality/ Network Management workshop

My ICT Policy Think Tank, Technology Policy Institute has jointly sponsored workshops at the last three IGFs. Our first workshop was on Access and the follow two were on Network Neutrality/ Network Management. As the core issues of NN are still very much in play and policies and regulations effecting the management of IP packets as they travel across the broadband platforms still being being formulated we wanted to continue to work on this important issue.

Our partners in…

Added by Garland T. McCoy on April 8, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Proposed Kenyan Constitution and ICT Rights

THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION of Kenya has been received with mixed reactions, with two clauses- on abortion and inclusion of Kadhi’s Courts- drawing the greatest…


Added by Grace Mutung'u on April 8, 2010 at 7:18pm — 2 Comments

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