A training workshop on Internet Governance Diplomacy
will be held in Suva, Fiji, on 1-2 September 2010.
This training is conducted by DiploFoundation in cooperation with SPC and PICISOC.
DiploFoundation is pleased to invite officials and professionals from the ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) Group of States to register for a training workshop on Internet Governance (IG) issues and information and communication technology (ICT) policies in national, regional and international processes.
This training workshop will give participants an overview of the multidisciplinary field of IG (including technical, legal, economic, socio-cultural, and developmental aspects) and explain interplay among international, regional and national IG policy processes. This is an opportunity for officials and professionals from ACP countries to strengthen their overall understanding of IG and to develop diplomatic approach of their country and institution in the IGF process.
Registration is open to all stakeholders from ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) countries. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Accommodation, meals, and organised local transportation will be provided for selected participants. International travel costs must be covered by participants or by their sending institutions.
To apply, please e-mail your full name, country of residence, institution, and position to: email@example.com before 10 August 2010. Training Workshop Programme
Introduction to Internet Governance – Issues
- Introduction to Internet Governance
(Evolution, International Context, Basic Terminology, Guiding Principles)
- Infrastructure and Standardisation Basket
(Infrastructure, TCP/IP, DNS, Root Servers, Internet Service Providers, Economic Models, Security)
- Legal Basket
(Legal Mechanisms, Jurisdiction, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights, Cybercrime)
- Economic Basket
(E-Commerce, E-Banking and E-Money)
- Socio-Cultural Basket
(Content Policy, Privacy and Data Protection, Multilingualism and Cultural Diversity)
- Development Basket
(The Digital Divide, Access to Knowledge, Network Neutrality, Capacity Development)
Introduction to Internet Governance – Process and Actors
- Process (WSIS, IGF, ICANN)
- Actors (ICANN, RIR, ISOC, UN, ITU, Regional Organisations, Governments, Private Sector, Civil Society)
- Diplomacy (Participation, National and Regional Priorities, Chairing, and Negotiations)
Planning Regional Policy and Participation IG Initiatives
- Diplomatic positioning within the IGF process of the country / region / institution
- Dialogue and negotiations with other actors / stakeholders
- ICT policy and strategic planning
Successful participants will receive an Internet Governance Diplomat certificate.
This workshop is a sponsored event within a series of planned activities under the Capacity Development in ICT Policy and Internet Governance for Africa – Caribbean – Pacific (ACP) programme. This programme is led by DiploFoundation in conjunction with seven ACP partner institutions and is supported by the European Commission and Secretariat of the ACP Group of States. Deadline for applications 10 August 2010
www.ediplomacy.edu/acpAbout - Training Programme in IG - Fiji.pdf