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By on 18 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-tools, Diplo Blog

The Canadian Foreign Service Institute (CFSI) is the primary training provider for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and offers more than 250 learning activities serving around 20,000 participants every year.  CFSI's mandate encompasses providing training on a wide variety of topics e.g. foreign languages, intercultural effectiveness, leadership and management development, international affairs, corporate systems and HR and Finance to all employees, managers and senior executives within DFATD.

By on 04 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

From 25 to 29 May 2015, the ICT development community, joined by diplomats, academics, and business representatives, gathered to discuss topics related to Internet governance (IG). This year’s forum had the subtitle ‘Innovating together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development’, which set the tone for the discussions that were held in the many sessions and panels during the week.

By on 01 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

While many Internet governance events and developments took place in May, two main highlights emerged, as noted by Diplo director and Geneva Internet Governance head Dr Jovan Kurbalija, last week during the monthly IG briefing.

By on 06 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The conference ‒ The Internet as a Global Public Resource ‒ organised by DiploFoundation with support from the Government of Malta, the Malta Communications Authority (MCA), St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, and other partner organisations, convened various actors to explore the technical, organisational, commercial, and societal aspects of the Internet that could be considered global public resources, and to discuss the experience of global public resources in other policy areas.

By on 06 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Report from the fourth panel of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015), which tackled the question: What can Internet policy learn from other policy areas where the concept of a global public resource has been used (e.g. climate change, health)? The panel speakers were Prof. Beat Bürgenmeier, Professor Emeritus, University of Geneva; Prof.

By on 06 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Report from the fifth panel of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015). The session brainstormed ways and means of how Malta can facilitate an integrated approach to digital issues on both national and international levels. The panel speakers were the Hon.

By on 06 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Report from the concluding session of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015), in which Dr Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation director, and head of the Geneva Internet Platform, summarised the main discussions and described the roadmap for future research.

By on 05 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Report from the third panel of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015), which tackled the question: How can we deal with the positive and negative externalities of the Internet as a global public resource? The panel speakers were Mr Nick Ashton-Hart, executive director of the Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance (IDEA), and Dr Richard Hill, president of the Association for Proper Internet Governance.

By on 05 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Diplo Blog

On 30 January 2015, the Zimbabwean president Robert G. Mugabe was appointed chairperson of the African Union (AU) for the year. As chairperson, Mugabe divides the audience: some perceive him as a nationalistic hero and true pan-Africanist, while others see him as a dictator and gross human rights violator. To have such a divisive chairperson can be seen as a disadvantage for the AU, which often struggles for cooperation and unity. The AU is in need of a strong chairperson who can unite the member states and encourage collective action.

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