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Technology progresses at an incredible speed. Not only is newer software being developed continuously, it also has the potential to become extremely popular in a surprisingly short time, or likewise, fall quickly out of use.
The Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme kicked off successfully last week with over 160 participants from 72 countries. More than 120 are from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
The ten groups are already deep in discussion over current Internet governance issues, including the recent events in the Arab region, IPv4 to IPv6 transition, and negotiation aspects of IG, raising awareness in developing countries, and other issues.
It was a busy week for IG stakeholders, who gathered in Geneva for the regular consultation meetings on agenda, overall theme and sub-themes, remote participation, and other matters related to the preparation of the annual Internet Governance Forum, which is set to take place in Nairobi later on this year.
Last week, DiploFoundation closed the Call for Applications for the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme and the Capacity Development Programme in ICT Policy and Internet Governance for ACP nationals for 2011.
The calls closed on 12 February, with 562 applications from 90 countries. The selection team is now facing the difficult job of selecting final participants and fellowship recipients from this excellent group of candidates.
The executive summaries of a number of research papers on IG and ICT Policy issues have just been published. The research is being undertaken by European participants of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2010.