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Invitation: Internet Governance Diplomacy in Jamaica

Training Workshop: Internet Governance Diplomacy

30 June-1 July 2010, Kingston, Jamaica

Conducted by DiploFoundation
In cooperation with ICT4D Jamaica, CTU and ICANN

DiploFoundation is pleased to invite participants from the ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) Group of States to register for a training workshop on Internet Governance issues (IG) and ICT policies.

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 diplomatic 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:
30 June - 1 July 2010, Kingston, Jamaica
(In case of an emergency occurring in Kingston the organisers may decide to postpone the workshop for a later date. All applicants will be notified immediately of any changes)

Open to all stakeholders from ACP (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) countries
Limited to 20 participants on a first come basis
To apply, please send an email with your full name, country of residence, institution and position to: acpinfo@diplomacy.edu
Deadline for applications: 10 June 2010

Accommodation, meals and organised local transportation will only be provided for selected overseas participants while only registration costs will be covered for selected local participants.
International travel costs must be covered by the participants or by their sending institutions.

This workshop is a sponsored event within a series of planned activities under the programme called “Capacity Development in ICT Policy and Internet Governance for Africa – Caribbean – Pacific (ACP)”. This project is lead by DiploFoundation in conjunction with 7 ACP partner institutions and is supported by the European Commission and Secretariat of the ACP Group of States.


Day 1

Introduction to Internet Governance – Issues

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)

Day 2

Introduction to Internet Governance – Process and Actors

Internet Governance Process and Actors
- Process
- Actors
(ICANN, RIR, ISOC, UN, ITU, Regional organisations, Governments, Private Sector, Civil Society)
- Diplomacy
(Participation, National and Regional priorities, Chairing and Negotiations)

Regional Perspective

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

Certificate Ceremony

Successful participants will receive “Internet Governance Diplomat” certificate.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE: About - Training Programme in IG - Jamaica.pdf

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