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November 2013 Blog Posts (27)

[Updated] Webinar on Internet of Things - rescheduled for Wed. 4 December, 12pm GMT

Imagine a world where many objects in our homes and offices are embedded with sensors, connected to the Internet, and able to communicate. Is this where we’re heading?

Our November IG webinar will be dedicated to…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on November 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why is there low uptake of teleworking in developing world?

Basing on the enormous advantages of teleworking or telecommuting as known by many, one would wonder why its not embraced in the developing world. Available statics about teleworking only have figures for America, Europe, Asia and Pacific regions but not Africa. Since Africa usually represents the biggest majority of the developing world, this question of low uptake of teleworking will focus much on Africa.…


Added by Mayengo Tom Kizito on November 23, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments

POLL NOW OPEN: Diplo Community Endorsement for 2014 IGF MAG

Hello everyone

The IGF MAG is an important community group that serves as a resource for the IGF Secretariat, but more importantly, has members who represent all stakeholder groups, and can take our ideas and move them forward to active consideration by the MAG as a group, and to the IGF Secretariat, in order to shape the IGF to fit our developing needs as an IG policy community. Please read the …


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Latest update: MAG nominations for Diplo Community endorsement 15 + 3

Hi again,

Please keep up with the Diplo Community MAG renewal process--it is important for all of us!

We have a great list of nominees for Diplo Community endorsement--please review the lists (2) and make any comments or corrections as soon as possible. The self-nomination period ends today, 21 November, at midnight UTC, and the polling process opens tomorrow. We will use two polls:

One poll where each Diplo Community member may vote for 5 nominations for endorsement for…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 21, 2013 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

MAG 2014 Nomination

I would like to be selected in the Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF MAG).

Full name: Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe

Gender: Male

Nationality: Nigerian

Country of residence:Nigeria

Organization: AgeCare Foundation

Stakeholder group: Civil Society

Background and/or experience in IG: Having participated in the IGF 2013 meetings, I would like to bring my experience to the crucial process ahead, to lobby governments and private…


Added by Sonigitu Ekpe-Aji on November 21, 2013 at 6:58pm — No Comments

MAG nomination

I would like to add my name to the hat, and for those who don't know me I will add my formal bio:

"Dr. Rafid Fatani has a unique interdisciplinary background that has provided him with strong insights into the different layers of the Internet architecture and infrastructure, its constraints and the development of its various standards and applications. He is the founder and director of SASIconsult - a boutique Internet policy consultancy that offers an innovative…


Added by Rafid A Y Fatani on November 21, 2013 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

(Ljupco) Jivan Gjorgjinski (Macedonia) - Government Stakeholder Group

Full name: Ljupco Jivan Gjorgjinski

Gender: Male

Nationality: Macedonian                 

Country of residence: Macedonia

Organisation: Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Stakeholder group: Government

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words):

- Participated in WSIS I as Advisor to the Macedonian President on the Information Society

- Participated in WSIS II and IGF-Athens as part of Diplo's Internet…


Added by Ljupco Gjorgjinski on November 21, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments


Janice Richardson: Female, Australian and French nationality, resident of Luxembourg. I am Senior Advisor at European Schoolnet and Coordinator of the EU-funded Insafe network, with a background in education, law and technology. I have attended, spoken at and organized sessions at the past 7 IGFs and attended several WSIS, focusing on human rights and digital citizenship. Technology is changing society rapidly, and the IGF needs to keep apace. My goals would be to bring more educational…


Added by Janice Richardson on November 21, 2013 at 1:06am — No Comments

Voluntary Contributions for the Governance of Internet - (Profile)

Dear Fellows

My Name s Imran Ahmed Shah and I belongs to a small city of Pakistan and have MBA (MIS) degrees. Professionally I am a technologist and serving ICT Industry since last 22 years. I have creative mind and have interest in innovative Research & Development and also offering consultancy services in related fields.

Name: Imran Ahmed SHAH

Job Title(s)/ Organization(s):

Member: Internet Governance Caucus (since 2009)…


Added by Imran Ahmad Shah on November 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Newspaper Article by Kikonyogo Robert

Hell friends,

Please see my article published in the New Vision newspaper page 15: For online copy click here: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/649561-online-services-in-uganda.html

Added by Robert Kikonyogo on November 20, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

MAG nomination

Nominated by: Cintra Sooknanan - Chair Internet Society - Trinidad and Tobago Chapter

Full name: Keisha Taylor

Gender: Female

Nationality: Trinidad & Tobago & UK

Country of residence: United Kingdom

Organisation: TechSoup Global…


Added by Keisha Taylor on November 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My internal (diplo) application for the Mag-14


Full name:

Kissangou Jean Philemon





Country of residence:  



CACSUP (Centre Africain de Complementarité Solaire-Universitaire et de Promotion)

Stakeholder group:

Civil society

Background and/or experience in IG

2006 to 2010, I worked as technical…


Added by kissangou jean philemon on November 20, 2013 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

MAG Renewal – Seeking Diplo Community Endorsement

Full name: Luca Belli

Gender: Male

Nationality: Italian

Country of residence: France

Organisation: Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques (CERSA) / Dynamic Coalition on Network…


Added by Luca Belli on November 20, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

MAG Renewal

Dear all

I would like to state my interest and commitment to serving another term on the MAG. I was first appointed to the MAG in May 2012, along with Vlada Radunovic, Vernonica Cretu and others. Civil society MAG members have changed very dramatically. Currently, there is only one perrson who has served on the MAG for more than one a half years. I there think it is good that there is some continuity. We need rotation and change, but we also need to keep those people on th MAG who… Continue

Added by Anriette Esterhuysen on November 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Update Diplo Community support for MAG renewal process

Hello again... Well, what do you think? What kind of members do we need on the IGF MAG? Are you participating in the renewal process?

(See the original post at  MAG renewal process for 2014 is now open )

We currently have seven Diplo community self-nominations for the 2014 MAG renewal:

Fouad Riaz…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

MAG 2014 Nomination - Requesting your kind support

Full name: Fouad Riaz Bajwa

Gender: Male

Nationality: Pakistan

Country of residence: Pakistan

Organisation: IRP-Pakistan, Internet Research and Advocacy (Private)

Stakeholder group: Civil Society

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words): I have been actively engaged in ICT and Internet Public Policy related issues and advocacy for well over a decade. Educated in Computer Scientist and Public Policy, I contribute as a Senior Public Policy Analyst…


Added by Fouad Bajwa on November 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

MAG 2014 - Seeking Diplo Community Support

I have elected to submit my MAG nomination based on my current job role and the recognition of the need to amplify the participation of African governments in IG spaces. I have been privileged to have a career that includes working in academia, in the private sector, in and with civil society organisations. I am also a member of technical organisations like ISOC and the IEEE. I hope that the Diplo Community will support and endorse my application. 

Full name: Towela…


Added by Towela Jere on November 18, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

about MAG



Nationality: DR CONGO



Stakeholder group: CIVIL SOCIETY

Background and/or experience in IG :


Since 2003, CAFEC was accredited to WSIS

- At the national level, we have managed to convince the authority of regulation to play the role of locomotive for the…


Added by SCHOMBE BAUDOUIN on November 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

MAG 2014


Full name: Babatunde Adedokun

Gender: Male

Nationality: Nigerian

Country of residence:  Nigerian

Organisation: Waveploy Global Systems Limited

Stakeholder group:  Private Sector

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words):

My career spans over a period of thirteen years as Head of IT department, IT Trainer, IT Manager, System Integrator, e-learning specialist and an e-business integrator. Presently I managed my own IT…


Added by Babatunde Adedokun on November 15, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Re-nomination for MAG

Dear colleagues,

Following my previous 2 years in MAG, I wish to re-nominate for the final 3rd year. Below are my details.

Full name: Vladimir Radunovic

Gender: Male

Nationality: Serbian

Country of residence: Serbia

Organisation: DiploFoundation

Stakeholder group: Civil society

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words):

I have been involved with Internet governance since WSIS1&2, participated in all the IGF…


Added by Vladimir Radunovic on November 14, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments

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