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Internet Governance Diplomacy in Accra, Ghana

Training Workshop: Internet Governance Diplomacy

13-14 May 2010, Accra, Ghana

Conducted by DiploFoundation In cooperation with FOSSFA

DiploFoundation is pleased to invite professionals from the ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) Group of States to register for a training workshop on Internet Governance issues (IG) and ICT policies, taking place during the pre-conference training programme of the Fourth African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons, IDLELO 4 from the 17th to 21st, 2010.

The training workshop will give participants an overview of the multidisciplinary field of IG (including technical, legal, economic, socio-cultural and developmental aspects) and explain links to the international and regional IG processes (World Summit on Information Society and Internet Governance Forum). The discussions will highlight the importance of IG and ICT issues and its effect on national and regional policies.

Time and Location:

13-14 May, 2010

AITI-KACE (Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT), Accra, Ghana


Open to all stakeholders from ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) countries

Limited to 20 participants on a first come basis

Please send an email with your full name, country of residence, institution and position to: acpinfo@diplomacy.edu

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2010


Local costs for sponsored participants will be limited to the accommodation costs for days of the workshop at IDLELO 4 approved hotels. An EU standard per diem will be given for the two days of the workshop to cover meals. Local transport will be provided for by IDLELO 4 organisers.

International travel costs are to be covered by participants or their sending institutions.

This workshop is an event in a series of activities in the “Capacity Development in ICT Policy and Internet Governance for Africa – Caribbean – Pacific (ACP)” programme of DiploFoundation, with support of the European Commission and Secretariat of the ACP Group of States.

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