The way the Internet is governed will shape future economic and social developments.
Internet governance (IG) is a new topic on the global policy agenda and is addressed in a wide variety of global public and business forums. For many small and developing countries with limited resources and institutional capacity in this sector, it is a major challenge to follow and participate in these processes.
Diplo provides systemic capacity development support through online and blended courses, policy research, policy immersion and community support. In the IG and digital policy processes, Diplo acts on all levels, from local to global, and works together with many other stakeholders to ensure long-lasting capacity improvement in the sector.
- [NEW] Coordinating the Geneva Internet Platform, an initiative of the Swiss authorities, serving permanent missions based in Geneva with tailored briefings on developments in Geneva digital politics, with a special focus on missions from small and developing countries.
- A significant contribution to Internet governance over the past 10 years, as a capacity building, research, and academic organisation.
- Development of institutional, national and regional capacities for addressing Internet governance issues and digital policies.
- A generation of Internet governance leaders and pioneers who represent their countries and communities in Internet policy making, and initiate capacity development work in their own surroundings, multiplying the effect of the original programme.
- Communities of practice addressing emerging Internet governance and digital policy issues in local communities, countries and regions worldwide.
- Get full programme details about our courses, forming part of our Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme.
Enrol for our courses. Courses include an introductory course in IG, thematic courses on cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, history of the Internet, e-participation, infrastructure, intellectual property rights, and ICT strategic planning, and our Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy
with Internet governance as an area of specialisation.
- Download the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, or the translated versions.
- Find out about previous projects, including EU-funded work on ICT policy for Africa-Caribbean-Pacific nations. Our two-year Capacity Development Programme (2009-2011) in ICT Policy and IG for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries included several projects, courses, activities, and publications. Over 500 participants from 60 ACP countries benefited directly from the training. Many more benefited from the programme by following the activities online, reading the publications, and engaging with the community in one way or another. Find out more on our archive site.
- Learn more about Diplo’s capacity development approach and methods.
- Explore Internet governance resources.
- Consult Internet governance research papers. You can also consult research papers and texts by area of interest: cloud computing | network neutrality | domain name system (DNS) | cybersecurity | online human rights | privacy | digital divide | child online safety | open data | digital signatures | e-commerce | e-participation | social networks | ICT policy | infrastructure.
- Stay networked, get informed and broadcast your projects in Diplo’s Internet Governance Community.
- Find out how to support us in our work.