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December 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Libraries as Highly Scalable Community Education Centers and Publishing Houses

I just finished a White Paper for a Library conference in India and thought it would be relevant to this community.

In writing it, it became obvious that the global library system can not only become a global education and knowledge distribution system but small towns are now empower to publish original material and build learning communities on health, farming, microeconomics and deliver k-12 education curriculum. This is a wonderful… Continue

Added by Richard Close on December 31, 2009 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Sprout e-course - application due January 3, 2010!

This is a re-post from the post I received from TIG:

TakingITGlobal is pleased to announce that applications for the winter 2010 cycle of the Sprout e-course are open!

Sprout is an e-course designed for aspiring social innovators and environmental entrepreneurs who want to grow their project ideas and learn to create lasting changes in their communities. Innovative young people (aged 16-30) around the world are invited to apply to participate in Sprout, which offers a… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 27, 2009 at 5:59am — No Comments

2nd e-Atlas meeting, Francophon West Africa : BAMAKO ( Mali) , December 7th, 8th and 9th 2009.

E-Atlas is an initiative from social researchers mainly from Toulouse Le Mirail University ( France) . Their goal is to understand how local collectivities behave with respect to the emergence of the Information Society.

However, E-Atlas is not a purely scientific research project. It’s a strong partnership between the research world and diverse stakeholders involved in the information society ( local administrations, NGOs, private actors, ….

The first E-Atlas Francophon West Africa… Continue

Added by NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL on December 25, 2009 at 7:34pm — No Comments


The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is convened under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations as a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on the Internet. The mandate of the IGF is primarily contained in Paragraph 72 of the Tunis Agenda. The mandate includes discussion on policy issues related to the Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet; facilitate discourse on issues that do not fall within the… Continue

Added by Emmanuel Edet on December 16, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments

Youth Corner Newsletters

At IGF2009 young people created three newsletters.

You can find the newsletters to view and download on Issuu here.

Added by Tim Davies on December 10, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Climate Chage Building under Construction....

You are probably familiar with our "IG Building Under Construction", which Diplo published 6 years ago. After its success, Diplo was asked to develop something similar to illustrate the complex structure of Climate Change concepts. Here is the link to the illustration which will be distributed in Copenhagen and globally via the Internet: http://www.diplomacy.edu/climate/

Although it is similar to our IG illustration, the creators… Continue

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 9, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments

A synopsis on Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism

1. Introduction

As technology is driving internet, Cyber space is expanding where virtually everything is possible from 3D animation to remote /open networking to e-banking to entertainment. With the advent of better technologies and systems, life has been a comfort to see and communicate in doing activities at both personal and professional level from one part of the world to the other. This open access and flexibility of the Internet has not only slaved people in enjoying the… Continue

Added by Shreedeep Rayamajhi on December 6, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Supernova Hub 2009 - A Thought Leadership Forum for Change in the Network Age

I heard about the Supernova Hub through slideshare while I was uploading my presentation on Online Education during the IGF09 at Sharm. Slideshare's Rashmi Sinha is one of the presenter. If I were probably living near San Francisco, I would attend it. Sounds like an interesting event. So I am sharing this link to those interested or who have attended the Supernova Hub and might share some thoughts to some of us about the event. Would appreciate it! Perhaps maybe next year I can try to make… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 6, 2009 at 4:42am — No Comments

IGF 2009 Editorial by Meryam Marzouki, HR expert

Interesting editorial by Meryam. Reminds me that we should be thinking about participating in the agenda-setting for IGF 2010. I have started a Diplo @ IGF 2010 Group so we can work on it!!!

ENDitorial: IGF 2009: the Forum is the Message (and the Massage as well)


2 December, 2009

Internet Governance Forum… Continue

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 5, 2009 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Handover the dictatorship of the Internet to the natives

It was heard. After Diplo's Jovan's IGF09 "Fly Diplomacy" and the speak of "Digital Natives", it was amazing how Jovan's "digital natives" speech quicky mutated into "Digital Citizens". Too fly, it must be said. Luckily, It was seen. Incorporate more youth in the IGF.

Digital Natives at the IGF09 and Youth Camp at Sharm El Sheikh.… Continue

Added by Henry Owera on December 5, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

W3C Brazil action raises awareness on accessibility

W3C Brazil pages will simulate the experience of Internet access of people with disabilities on December 3:
Check at http://www.w3c.br

Added by Everton on December 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

BYTC organised a remote participation hub to IGF 2009 in BUJUMBURA

Hi !

Burundi Youth Training Centre ( my organization), organised a remote participation hub to IGF 2009 in Bujumbura.

(but we couldn't register our hub into the list of official remote hubs because I was travelling some days before the event).

BYTC has been created 1999. Our core actions are oriented in ICTs especially for Youths : ( training, sensitization, etc...)

The goal of the remote hub for IGF was to create awareness and sensitize burundian youths on different issues… Continue

Added by NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL on December 3, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

Confessions of a Cartoonist at the IGF


Added by Vlada V. on December 1, 2009 at 4:40pm — 13 Comments

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