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August 2011 Blog Posts (10)

IGF 2011 - workshop 12 - access and diversity in sub-saharan Africa - status, opportunities and challenges

Dear All,

We have organised a workshop for the forthcoming IGF in Nairobi.  Please read a briefing of this workshop on this community page at …


Added by Ulemu Nyasulu on August 29, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Diplo alumni complete 20 research papers

Twenty research papers, written by alumni of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, have just been completed. The papers focus on various Internet governance issues, including child safety, social media, e-participation, data protection, electronic commerce, and e-health systems.

The authors started their research last year, after completing the…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Published: Social media for citizen policy engagement in West Africa.

I think I deserve a merited Diplo vacation!  Finally, "Social media and networks: what potential is there for policy engagement by citizens in West Africa?" has been published  and is now freely available for download on http://www.diplomacy.edu/poolbin.asp?IDPool=1342


I need to say thanks to all you guys who encouraged me on the verryy lloonngg journey.. all the tutors.



Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on August 17, 2011 at 4:37pm — 4 Comments

England riots: Government mulls social media controls



Extract from BBC Article:

"The government is exploring whether to turn off social networks or stop people texting during times of social unrest.

David Cameron said the intelligence services and the police were exploring whether it was "right and possible" to cut off those plotting violence.



Added by Trevor A. Phipps on August 12, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Second draft of ‘.Africa’ debate available for comments

After attracting more than 70 contributions, the second version of our online discussion on the ‘.Africa’ debate is now available for further comments and recommendations. 

The new draft is at http://discuss.diplomacy.edu/dotafrica. We invite all those interested in the ‘.Africa’ debate to post comments and reflections on an…

Added by Stephanie on August 10, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Latin American & Caribbean Regional IGF Prep Convention

For more information, updated regularly, links to the webcast etc., please join/visit the Caribbean IG & ICT Policy Group at http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/group/caribbean


Best wishes,



Added by Tracy Hackshaw on August 7, 2011 at 8:45pm — 1 Comment

Fourth Latin America and Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Hi everyone,


Please note that the Fourth Latin American and Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), is taking place at:


The Banquet and Conference Centre (Casablanca Ballroom)

Movie Towne Boulevard

Invaders Bay 

Audrey Jeffers Highway 

Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago Tel: 627-2002

Located approximately 10 minutes away from the Hyatt Hotel


and NOT the Hyatt Regency as…


Added by Tracy Hackshaw on August 6, 2011 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Commonwealth IGF Cybercrime Initiative request for discussion and comments

Is Cybercrime important to you? If it is, please join the discussion http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/group/cybercrime/forum/topic...

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 3, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Cloud Options for the African Market

Cloud Options for the African Market

As businesses look to streamline business processes and align them to IT requirements whilst keeping cost on the low the cloud seems to be the place to go. Managing and interacting with your customers is paramount to business success and one of the best ways to go about is by choosing the right applications.

Gone are the days in Africa where the first thing you request when you intend to keep in touch with a friend is ‘your phone number’,…


Added by Ife Adebayo on August 2, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments

The Cloud Revolution – An Opportunity for Africa

Cloud computing basically means doing less with your computer and doing more in the cloud – on the internet. Organisations are jumping on the cloud train at a very fast rate. The cloud is moving in diverse ways, from cloud based apps like Google docs to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Sales Force.

Why Africa must embrace Cloud Computing:

·         Development of the private sector

Information technology has been a major…


Added by Ife Adebayo on August 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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