Technical Innovation for Digital Policy

The conference on Technical Innovation for Digital Policy, on 25 April, will gather leading Internet innovators and policy experts to discuss technical innovation and potential solutions to critical areas affecting Internet users worldwide.

The programme will include CyberLab demonstrations and discussions on how technical architecture can help address policy issues. With the exception of CyberLab demonstrations, all sessions are open to online participation.

[Webinar] Diplomacy and the invention of telephony and wireless communication

The telephone facilitated close contact among heads of state, including various ‘red lines’ for urgent communication. Some diplomatic issues – security, privacy, neutrality – that were raised in the international policy sphere surrounding telephony and wireless communication are still discussed today in the context of Internet governance.  
 

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Ever wondered how the Internet works and what all these terms and abbreviations stand for? You don't have to be an engineer to understand it.

This research presents an example of how evidence-based policy-making can lead to bandwidth optimisation in a university network, giving rise to improved network performance and cost savings.

Source: 
Internet governance research paper
Author: 
Maduka Kingsley Attamah
Year: 
2010

From an Internet governance perspective, multilingualism and security have been two of the cornerstone themes since its inception. The security theme addresses topics regarding the Domain Names System (DNS), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Internet attacks, security awareness, and policies and legal measures to ensure a safe and secure Internet experience. Security is a very diverse area where multiple topics should be tackled, and ignoring one or more topics while securing other areas would still jeopardise the safety of Internet users.

Source: 
Internet governance research paper
Author: 
Rumbidzayi Gadhula
Year: 
2010

Online courses in Internet governance and ICT policy: apply now!

The courses offer in-depth understanding of a wide range of topics. They take place on Diplo’s e-learning platform, supported by Web 2.0 interactive tools, allowing participants to learn and participate in a flexible, convenient way.

The rich blend of lecture texts, certified tutors, and collaboration among class participants working and studying in diverse, related fields, offers the best opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and training on current and high-priority issues in ICT policy and Internet governance.