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May 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Walu@AfriNIC Board!

Hey folks, just I could share this- check out-


It means am now sitting on the AfriNIC board, if you are in Africa and need IP addresses - whether ver 4 or ver 6 - you still need to talk to me :-).

Below was my reaction to some publisher but I have to add - it all started @Diplo in 2005 when I got enrolled onto their IG course.


I was recently elected to sit on the AfriNIC board representing East African… Continue

Added by Walu on May 28, 2009 at 9:59am — 3 Comments

Networking resumes shortly

I need to manage my networking. I have no favourite books but Sun Tzu's Art of War. Pardon me! Allow me get ready, mobilising and appreciating the ground ... networking resumes shortly

Added by Henry Owera on May 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Correction: IGCBP09 Closing Ceremony TODAY

One correction from our newsletter: the Closing Ceremony is not tomorrow, but today! Congratulations once again to all participants and tutors who have been making this capacity building programme possible since 2005.

In case you want to check a couple of the four hundred + stories of those who completed the IGCBP, download the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 20, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

WSIS Forum

Are you participating? There are remote participation options and a good webcast here:


The event brochure and the invitation letter are attached here:



Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 20, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

IGF at Facebook

Here is a tip for Facebook users. The IGF Secretariat has an official profile where some announcements are made, such as videos with IGF participants, announcements of deadlines and releases of papers. Very useful.

Steps to action

To add the IGF Secretariat, you must have an account at www.facebook.com

Next, either search for "IGF Secretariat" and add it as a friend or go directly to its profile link:… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 14, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

East African Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF): Opening the Internet Governance Debate in East Africa; Thinking globally, acting locally

The East African Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF) was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 10 to 12 November, 2008. The forum was a follow up to national Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) held in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda in September and October 2008. The forum was attended by approximately 180 stakeholders drawn from the

business, civil society, media, academia and… Continue

Added by Emmanuel Habumuremyi on May 13, 2009 at 11:56am — 8 Comments

[Tutorial] How to participate today in the United Nations IGF Open Consultations meeting

Today there is an important meeting in the United Nations and everybody who is involved in IG projects or just concerned about the future of the Internet should take a look.

This meeting is called Open Consultations, and the last meeting was held in February this year.

Here is a short explanation on the event:

The good news for those of you who are not in Geneva is that the whole meeting is being… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 13, 2009 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Technology Policy Institute

I hope members of the DipLo family will visit our web site at www.techpolicyinstitute.org as we have a number of studies on internet governance, broadband, electricitiy, privacy etc that might be of interest.

We hope to be hosting workshops at the upcoming IGF, one with Diplo on Network Management and another on Broadband investments and developing countries.

Added by Garland T. McCoy on May 11, 2009 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment

[Tutorial] How to create an effective profile for great online networking

How can you get any concrete benefit from being part of our Community? Some of our members changed careers, got fellowships, were nominated to the MAG, became speakers in conferences and others organized successful events... How does one accomplish all that? What's the secret?


And to have effective networking, the first step is to improve your profile so people who do not know you yet will feel compelled… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 7, 2009 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

A G12 for Internet Governance?

Commissioner Reding's videomessage ¨The Future of Internet Governance: towards and accountable ICANN¨ is available in PDF format and in Video.

This week there will be a public hearing in Brussels and this provides some interesting points for discussion.

What do… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 5, 2009 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

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