Internet governance (IG) has become one of the most important policy issues of our time. Topics like privacy protection, human rights online, and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of global policy-making. How we manage the Internet will define much of our society. Yet the growing relevance of the Internet is not yet supported by effective and inclusive Internet governance. Capacity building programmes will foster improved and more inclusive global Internet governance policy development.
To this end, DiploFoundation offers a selection of courses in different areas related to Internet governance. These courses can be customised for regional and thematic applications upon request.
Current course offerings:
Available for customisation upon request:
- ICT Policy and Strategic Planning
- Privacy and Personal Data Protection
- History of Internet Governance
- Intellectual Property Rights
Successful completion of any three of the above courses (current or customised, with a completion date after January 2012) will fulfil the basic requirements for Diplo's Advanced Diploma in Internet governance. Upon successful completion of the three courses, application for the Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance should be made by sending an email with complete student and course details to email@example.com.
Diplo maintains an active community of practice made up of Diplo Alumni and colleagues in an ongoing networking phase in which participants gather, work and network together around concrete projects in order to link the global policy process with local policy needs. Diplo offers many networking resources: an online community, a blog dedicated to IG, monthly webinars, and other activities and events.
Master/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy with Internet governance specialisation
As of 2013, Diplo started offering an online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with an Internet Governance specialisation, accredited by the University of Malta. This programme introduces current and future Internet policymakers to key issues in Internet governance and policy-making. Areas of study range from the basics of diplomacy through to contemporary Internet-related topics. Please click on the Course Details tab on this page for further information.
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Diplo's well known Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP) has trained over 1,500 professionals from 160 countries worldwide since its inception in 2003. Many of these professionals are now among the world's emerging leaders and pioneers in the digital world.