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APNIC 28 - meeting materials and transcripts

For a complete description of the session Internet governance: key issues for the Asia Pacific, visit

Added by Seiiti on August 31, 2009 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

The Technology Liberation Front

Recently I found this tech policy blog

and I thought some of you would enjoy reading it as well! http://techliberation.com/. What about you? What are you reading these days?

Added by Seiiti on August 31, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Internet Governance Twitters to Follow

If you are a Twitter, you realized the importance of following the right people. Here are some of the Diplo folks who are making a difference and can help you amplify your voice on Twitterville.

Bernard Sadaka is @sdkaaa - we have been colleagues at the United Nations Internet Governance… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 28, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Interview: Andrés Piazza, Argentina

Today I have an interview with my friend Andrés Piazza, from Argentina. He has been doing a lot of interesting work on Internet governance and is a great person to follow on Twitter and other social media channels in case you are looking forward to be engaged on Latin American issues.

SEIITI: Andrés, there was a recent meeting in Rio on the LAC preparatory meeting for the IGF. Can you choose one specific issue that was discussed and share with us?…


Added by Seiiti on August 27, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview: Nevena Ruzic, Serbia

Some days ago I was introduced to an old Diplo friend: Nevena Ruzic, from Serbia. So I also invited her for a short interview, to which she was very kind and shared a little - we can say she is the first of many generations of the IG programme: it all started in 2003!

SEIITI: Nevena, what are you currently doing professionally? How did you start things with Diplo and how was that activity significant to you?

NEVENA: To answer your questions, I'll be very brief - I… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 25, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Interview: Deirdre Williams, St. Lucia

This is a series of interviews made with some of our friends who attended the Second Regional Preparatory Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro. Today we have Deirdre, who has also shared an interesting story in the publication Capacity Development.

Deirdre… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 24, 2009 at 2:35pm — 3 Comments

Do you make this mistake when applying for fellowships?

I have been talking to many different folks who got funding to attend different events and I'm surprised that so many people do not know this simple principle: the full cup v. the empty cup.

Imagine this situation:

You are a member of the judging committee that will give fellowships for attending a certain conference. And you have received dozens of emails requesting funding.

After some filtering based on skills,… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

Oxford Union style Debates at IGF 2008 - what's next for 2009?

In 2008, Diplo held Oxford Union-style debates at the IGF Village Square.

The results of the exercise were great and here you have a short clip of the dynamics:

Do you like it? Want to join in a similar debate this year? Add your name here as a… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 20, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Interview: Maureen Hilyard, Cook Islands

Maureen Hilyard has worked in Education for many years, mainly in New Zealand. For the last four years she was the Distance Education Manager, a consultancy position with the Cook Islands Ministry of Education.

Maureen Hilyard is featured in the publication Capacity Development: How the IGF empowered people from developing… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 18, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Interview with Monica Abalo Laforgia (Argentina)

Monica Abalo Laforgia has been working for 10 years for a telecommunication company as Legal Manager. Since 2006, she has worked as an independent consultant in telecommunication issues, especially regarding data protection, cyber-crime and security as well as contract management and policies and procedures' development.

Monica Abalo representing the Argentina hub during the IGF 2008

Monica has her own telecommunication consultant agency…


Added by Seiiti on August 12, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fellowship experience: Emmanuel Edet, Nigeria

As a follow up to a series of interviews with fellows on different Internet governance activities, today we have our friend Emmanuel Edet.

Emmanuel and Diplo fellows during the Internet governance negotiation simulation in Hyderabad, playing the role of the US government.

SEIITI: Emmanuel, which events have you attended with a fellowship? Can you tell the story?

EMMANUEL: I have only attended one… Continue

Added by Seiiti on August 11, 2009 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

More tips for fellowships and support for conferences: Mwende

As a follow-up from this series of interviews with fellows who got support to participate on the policy side and practice their Internet governance skills, here is a short one done with my friend Mwende Njiraini, from Kenya. Many of you know here since she is a longtime tutor.

Mwende in Athens IGF presenting her… Continue

Added by Seiiti on July 31, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

How to apply for Fellowships - Interview with Marsha

These days Vlada and Ginger have received a lot of emails of people asking how to apply for fellowships to go to IGF Sharm El Sheikh. As you know, there is much difficulty to ensure the right participation of people from developing countries to international conferences.

Because of that,… Continue

Added by Seiiti on July 30, 2009 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

IGF Facebook Official page

Dear friends,

if you are on Facebook, here is the official IGF page: http://www.facebook.com/IntGovForum .

As it attracts more fans, it will be a great place to duplicate the interesting discussion topics that you initiate here, and also point to links of interest.

Another idea is to publish your Twitter usernames so you can get more connected to… Continue

Added by Seiiti on July 17, 2009 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Only for those who are on Facebook and Twitter!

Hello, friends! I was off for five days with my girlfriend in South Italy (Capri, Positano and Amalfi) and now returned fully recharged! I posted a couple of pics at my open album on Facebook

From the next days you will hear more from my experiments with social media. For example, I decided to embrace Facebook and Twitter.…


Added by Seiiti on July 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Call for Applications: Climate Change Diplomacy

Call for Applications: Climate Change Diplomacy

Climate change is becoming an important issue in global and regional negotiation processes. In the past, a few negotiators trained specifically for the Kyoto process could effectively cover climate change issues, but today officials involved in an increasing range of fields (such as energy, human rights, telecommunications, and health) need knowledge about climate change issues. This… Continue

Added by Seiiti on April 16, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Congratulations, Olga and Adrian!

I heard that the South Summer School on Internet Governance in Argentina has been a success - Raquel Gatto and Marilia Maciel told me they would be there. Who else participated?

Congratulations for all those involved in the setup of this event!

Added by Seiiti on April 4, 2009 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments





L' Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime et la DiploFoundation sont heureux de vous présenter deux nouvelles formations en ligne sur le régime juridique universel contre le terrorisme : une pour les participants anglophones et une pour ceux francophones. Ces deux formations ont pour but… Continue

Added by Seiiti on March 30, 2009 at 4:13am — No Comments





The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and DiploFoundation are pleased to present two new online courses on the universal legal regime against terrorism: one for English-speaking participants, and one for French-speaking participants. Both aim to strengthen national capacities by assisting criminal justice officials… Continue

Added by Seiiti on March 30, 2009 at 4:12am — No Comments

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Added by Seiiti on March 13, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments



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