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By on 13 May, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

On 4 May, the Geneva Internet Platform and ICANN organised an open discussion on Ensuring Civil Society's Voice is Heard in ICANN. The discussion, held in Geneva, brought together experts involved in ICANN processes, and newcomers to the process, for an interactive session on the potentials and limitations of civil society engagement.

By on 05 May, 2016 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Cyberspace has become an essential component of modern society, yet its merits are accompanied by threats. A growing number of reported cyber-incidents demand governments to come up with a strategic response to counter cyber-threats. This includes building national competences for cybersecurity, especially for protecting the critical infrastructure.

By on 05 May, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

Diplomatic training has been transformed by technology: diplomats now have access to vast amounts of information and resources, and diplomatic training can be conducted online. Other aspects, such as new approaches in knowledge management and the range of new skills diplomats need to learn, have also changed how diplomatic training is conducted.

By on 02 May, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Constant technological evolution in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is vital for developed countries to maintain their economic and scientific leadership. In developing countries, ICT is more like a heavy burden as these countries witness the gap with developed countries growing wider and deeper.

Through an analysis of national ICT implementation programmes in developing countries, we can learn and work towards supporting ICT for sustainable development, so-called ICT4DEV.

By on 28 Apr, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The Apple vs FBI case is undoubtedly one of the biggest cybersecurity issues since the Snowden revelations – in terms of what he exposed and the resultant effects.

By on 28 Apr, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) is pleased to announce the graduation of its third group of participants to the just-in-time Internet governance (IG) course. The graduation took place in Geneva on 27 April (view the photo gallery).

By on 17 Apr, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

The use of online tools together with traditional diplomatic approaches is how Saint Kitts and Nevis can ensure representation in multilateral diplomacy in Geneva and globally, Dr Jovan Kurbalija said during an e-diplomacy workshop for diplomats of the Caribbean small island state.

By on 08 Apr, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

The end of diplomacy has been pronounced many times in history. In 1850, when Lord Palmerston received the first telegraph, he exclaimed: ‘My God, this is the end of diplomacy!’ Diplomacy survived not only the invention of the telegraph but also the telephone and radio eras. Is the Internet era any different? Is the diplomatic service still needed? These were the underlying questions in the first of a new series of WebDebates.

By on 01 Apr, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

We’re proud to announce a new series of WebDebates, aimed at discussing key topics related to the future of diplomacy. The era of connectivity brings about many challenges for diplomacy. How relevant is the diplomatic service? What changes can we expect to see in diplomatic training? Many more challenging questions will arise.

By on 29 Mar, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Diplo’s webinar on the Apple-FBI case, on 17 March (watch the recording), evolved into a Socratic dialogue on the core concepts and underlying assumptions of the case. The lively debate inspired us to create a series of posts that argue the main dilemmas, played out by three fictitious characters, Privarius, Securium, and Commercias.

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