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December 2013 Blog Posts (21)

Call for nominations, planning committees for IG meeting in Brazil April 23 and 24

This is a call for nominations to represent civil society on planning committees in preparations for the “Global Multistakeholder Meeting on Internet Governance”, to be held in Sao Paulo Brazil on April 23 and 24 2014. It is important that CS take an active role in planning for this meeting. We need informed, energetic people who will report back to us, and help us understand the process, as well as give substantial input to the planning process.…

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 23, 2013 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

It's a good time for research! Call for papers from ISOC

ISOC has made a call for academic papers, which is part of a project on multistakeholder governance -- of interest to those of you working with, and studying related issues. The two-phase process will try 'to identify the key characteristics and main challenges of Multistakeholder governance'.

Phase I consists of a  Multistakeholder Governance Survey:…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 18, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Call for Experts in Global Governance of Cyberspace

This call for experts, for research on Global Internet governance was posted by Dr. Milton Mueller. The aims of the project are:

  1. To provide actionable policy recommendations for overcoming collective-action dilemmas that stymie governance efforts in the domain of cyberspace
  2. To identify general lessons for good global governance

I am sure some of you would be excellent candidates for this project. Please read Milton's…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 17, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Can Technology Help to Preserve Elements of Culture in the Digital Age?

Visualisation of top Irish language tweets. Source: Indigenous Tweets

A common argument raised against the adoption of digital…


Added by Gameli Adzaho on December 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

CS nominations for 1Net Steering Committee forwarded to 1Net

After discussion and review, below is the email sent to Adiel, noting the CS Coordination Group nominations for the 1Net Steering Committee. Do feel free to follow the process, intervene, ask questions, and ensure that your priorities are being addressed. These liaisons give you a voice, if you need help or support as well.

From: …

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 12, 2013 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Diplo 1Net representative nominee results

Thanks to everyone who answered our call for participation in the Diplo community poll to support selection of a nominee for the 1Net Steering Committee. Self-nominees are much appreciated for their offer to serve. Discussions and participation in the  poll and selection process are also necessary and important components of the nomination process.

Results were calculated based on (see  …


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Self-nomination for 1Net as a Civil Society representative

Full name:NCHEKOUA TCHOUMBA Jean Robert

Gender: Male

Nationality: Cameroonian

Country of residence: Yaoundé Cameroun

Organisation: UN Working group on internet related cooperation :

Backgroud and/or experience in IG : Particating in the work of CSTD

Motivation :

Despite favorable policies for the development of Internet, the digital divide is widening in Africa. Already, the absolute necessity of denying that the gap between those of our…


Added by NCHEKOUA TCHOUMBA Jean Robert on December 7, 2013 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

POLL NOW OPEN: Diplo Community Nomination for 1Net Steering Committee CS representative

Hello everyone

1Net is an important multistakeholder initiative that we hope will assist in coordinating IG initiatives and coorperation. Please read the Diplo post about the 1Net nomination process and more about 1Net at http://1net.org/…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 7, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Self-nomination for 1Net as a Civil Society representative of the Persian Community

Full name: Shahram Soboutipour

Gender: Male

Nationality: Iranian

Country of residence: Iran

Organization: Tehran ICT Association (Iranian ICT Association), iJMA3 Persia, Persian…


Added by Shahram Soboutipour on December 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Nomination for 1Net as a civil society representative

Full name: Jean Paul Nkurunziza

Gender: Male


Country of residence:Burundi

Organisation: Burundi Youth Training Centre ( BYTC), ISOC-Burundi

1. Background and/or experience in IG (50 words); feel free to include a link:

Attended the DiploFoundation online course on Internet Governance in 2007  and became the tutor for francophone groups,  and later,  I tutored the francophone groups within the ISOC's Next…


Added by NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL on December 7, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments

Nomination for 1Net

Full name: Analía Aspis

Gender: Female

Nationality: Argentinean

Country of residence: Argentina

Organisation: University of Buenos Aires and NGO Internet and Society

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words); feel free to include a link:

In LatinAmerica there is still a very weak debate about IG however as a profesional and researcher in IT law…


Added by Analia Aspis on December 7, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Nomination for f1Net

I would like to put forward my nomination for the self-nomination of the 1Net Steering Committee, for submission to the Civil Society Coordination Committee.


Gender: MALE

Nationality: NEPALI

Country of residence: NEPAL


Background and/or experience in IG (50 words); feel free to include a…


Added by Shreedeep Rayamajhi on December 6, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Nomination for 1Net

Dear colleagues,

Here is my nomination for the 1Net.

Full name: Vladimir Radunovic

Gender: M

Nationality: Serbian

Country of residence: Serbia

Organisation: DiploFoundation

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words); feel free to include a link:

I have been involved with Internet governance since WSIS1&2, participated in all the IGF meetings and served as MAG member…


Added by Vladimir Radunovic on December 6, 2013 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Civil Society Self Nomination



Gender:       Male


Nationality:           INDIAN


Country of Residence:      INDIA



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


I have completed five online courses from Diplo Foundation in the past.  As an ICANN Fellow,  I attended ICANN meetings in Singapore and…


Added by S.P.ANANDAN on December 6, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Literacy For A Cause

Please support literacy! It's a great cause to cut those barriers in employment through proper ICT education: http://www.slideshare.net/rustan108/rt-38-presentation-place-based

I am trying to stay warm in my office. We just moved to a new office so my classroom computers have not yet been set up and it's been a long week of moving. I just wrapped up the new curriculum I developed with our team n…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on December 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Bruce's Civil Society Self-Nomination


Full Name: Bruce Avasadanond

Gender: Male

Nationality: Thai

Country of Residence: Thailand

Organization: Radio Thailand English Language Service

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

I completed the 2013 ISOC Next Generation Leaders e-Learning Course "Shaping the Internet: History and Futures" and numerous DiploFoundation's courses. Moreover, I am a member of…


Added by Bruce Avasadanond on December 5, 2013 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Call to serve in 1Net Steering Committee


Gender: MALE

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Country of residence: NIGERIA

Organisation: DigitalSENSE Africa Media

Background and/or experience in IG:

Lead Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa Media Group, organizers of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series on Internet…


Added by Remmy Nweke on December 5, 2013 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

Interest to serve 1Net Steering Committee

Full name: Basheerhamad Shadrach

Gender: Male

Nationality: Indian

Country of residence: India

Organisation: Voice to the Voiceless Trust

Background and/or experience in IG (50 words);  Having advocated with the grassroots of their concern for inclusion at WSIS and its declaration, I have liked to be known as someone who voices the voiceless.  It would be a great opportunity for me to get back to the international policy circles raising the flag of the…


Added by Basheerhamad Shadrach on December 5, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Needed: Civil Society nominees for 1Net Steering Committee

DiploFoundation is a global non-profit organisation that has been focusing on IG policy issues since 1994. Diplo has been one of the key players in the WSIS process by providing capacity building, training, and research on digital policy issues. We work in groups such as the WGIG, IGC, MAG, IGF, and others. In June 2006, Diplo was granted Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Diplo places a high importance on capacity building and dissemination of…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 4, 2013 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

My sincerest thanks for the endorsement as a MAG candidate

I would like to thank Diplo for the endorsement as candidate to the MAG and all the Diplo community members that have participated to the poll. As any democratic exercise, its strength is within the people that invest time in organising, participating and engaging into the process.

Although Diplo candidates are not supposed to represent Diplo within the MAG, I will be glad to convey the…


Added by Luca Belli on December 1, 2013 at 8:42pm — No Comments

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