Editor   14 May 2012   Internet Governance

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Diplo is pleased to announce a new call for applications for the following courses, which form part of the Advanced Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme:

Topics: The seven courses offer in-depth (advanced) understanding on a wide range of topics. Click on each of the titles for a detailed description for each course. Only those courses with a minimum of 12 qualified applicants will be held.

Dates: The courses will take place from 11 June to 3 August 2012 and will be conducted entirely online.

Structure: Each advanced course is 8 weeks in duration, starting with an introductory week, followed by 6 weeks of intensive learning and knowledge sharing among participants. The courses end with a narrative exam given to assess the level of understanding of issues covered. The courses take place in a web-based virtual classroom with Web 2.0 interaction tools (hypertext discussion tool, forums, message boards, real-time discussions, etc), allowing participants to complete most course activities whenever convenient within a given weekly schedule. The courses are based on studying and discussing textual materials under the guidance of experienced certified tutors and with the support of experts from various institutions. Successful students will be awarded a DiploFoundation certificate.

Requirements: The course is flexible, yet intensive. Applicants are required to have:

  • either completed the course Introduction to Internet Governance (Foundation Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme), or to have equivalent knowledge basic knowledge of Internet governance issues and/or experience in the field;
  • fluency in English (or in the working language of the course, if the course is conducted in a language other than English), sufficient to follow university-level materials and discussion;
  • good writing skills, ability to summarise information and focus on details;
  • regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient);
  • a minimum of 8 hours commitment per week throughout the duration of the course. (this is perhaps the single most important requirement and should be evaluated seriously by any potential applicant); and
  • the readiness to participate in online consultations (once a week at specified times).

Who can benefit? We encourage the following to apply:

  • officials in government ministries, departments, or institutions dealing with Information Society, Internet and ICT-related policy issues (e.g. telecommunications, education, foreign affairs, justice);
  • postgraduate students, academics and researchers in the IG field (e.g. in telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development studies);
  • civil society activists in the IG and Information Society fields;
  • journalists covering IG issues; and
  • individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g. ISPs, software developers).

Fees and Scholarships: The enrolment fee for each course is €500 (payment must be made before participants are granted access to the classroom).

Seventeen VeriSign fellowships will be awarded based on qualifications and need. Priority will be given to outstanding participants from the IGCBP12 Introduction to IG course. A limited number of partial Diplo scholarships will be available for applicants from developing countries.

To Apply: Please complete the application form. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2012, midnight GMT. Successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 30 May.

Contact: For any queries, e-mail ig@diplomacy.edu


  • shepherd (not verified), 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    I cant wait to take part in this program

  • José Eduardo ROJAS (not verified), 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    Me interesa saber si los cursos están disponibles en idioma español? :)
    Saludos desde Bolivia.


  • In reply to by José Eduardo ROJAS (not verified)

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    Ginger Paque, 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    Hola José Eduardo, Este año, por la diversidad de cursos, todos van a estar en inglés--dudo que haya quoro para un grupo en castellano. Pronto va a iniciar el NGL eLearning de ISOC en francés, inglés y español, pero las aplicaciones ya están cerradas. Estamos concientes de la necesidad de más cursos en otros idiomas, y los agregaremos en la medida que sea posible. Si te enteras de alguna posibilidad de colaboración para buscar fondos, avísame, y me encantaría que construyeramos el proyectojuntos. Saludos desde Venezuela, Ginger

  • In reply to by shepherd (not verified)

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    Ginger Paque, 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    Hi Shepherd... We look forward to receiving your application. Let us know if you have any questions. Cheers, Ginger

  • shepherd (not verified), 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    i have been waiting for the mail

  • wetungu (not verified), 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    I can surely attest that this Diplo has been the best Online learning experience I have ever had in my life. I definitely look forward for this course again for the 3rd certificate from Diplo!

  • Enock Othin (not verified), 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    Am so happy if selected to be part of this great course and will educate my community thanks.

  • In reply to by shepherd (not verified)

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    Stephanie Borg…, 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    Hi Shepherd, to apply, please fill in the application form, at http://archive1.diplomacy.edu/registration/Register.aspx?IDprogramme=26… (the link is also available in the call for applications above). The link takes you to the first part of the registration process, where you will be asked to enter your name and email address. You will then receive an email message with more details on how to continue your registration. If you have any difficulties, please e-mail us at ig@diplomacy.edu. Thanks!

  • Charles Oloo (not verified), 06/19/2021 - 20:22

    Vital topics. Just hope to participate this time round.

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