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By on 14 Jul, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

With the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit just ahead, many activities this month focused on the ASEM process. Diplo participated in the launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017, which took place on 7 July, and trained more than 130 young people from ASEM countries during the 7th Model ASEM summit ( 6-10 July) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

By on 11 Jul, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance

DiploFoundation is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting the work of its alumni, in recognition of their achievements.

The new Alumni Hub, at www.diplomacy.edu/alumni, will feature articles, events, webinars, alumni dissertations, research, and other updates and announcements, related to Diplo’s alumni.

By on 11 Jul, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

The international workshop on Fundamental Science and Society, which took place on 7-8 July in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, brought together scientists, decisions makers, government officials, and the private industry, to address various historical, current, and future issues related to science and society.  

By Lutine F. de Boer on 09 Jul, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

The already politically vulnerable Middle East is experiencing a surge of water-related conflicts, while global demand for water is expected to grow by more than 40% by 2050. By 2025, almost 2 billion people will suffer from (fresh) water scarcity, which inevitably will lead to civil unrest or even war.[1] Even the rise of ISIL in Iraq and Syria has shown that water scarcity not only causes conflict, it also can be used as a military tool to expand control over territory and to subjugate the population.

By on 04 Jul, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

This month, Asia will be at the centre of many Diplo activities. Here is a round-up of what to expect. More updates will be made available during the month.

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 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.

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