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[Update] Read: Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance - First Graduates (26 January 2018)


Internet governance (IG) has become one of the most important policy areas of our time. Topics like privacy protection, human rights online, and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of global policy-making. How we manage the Internet will define much of our society. Yet the growing relevance of the Internet is not yet supported by effective and inclusive IG. Capacity development in this area aims to foster improved and more inclusive global IG policy development.

Diplo offers a number of IG capacity development opportunities.

1. Online study - Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance

We offer a selection of online courses in different areas related to Internet governance within our yearly course schedule.

Current course offerings:

Successful completion of any three of the above courses (within a two year period, and with a completion date after January 2012) will fulfil the basic requirements for Diplo's Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance. Upon successful completion of the three courses, you can request the Advanced Diploma by e-mailing your student and course details to

2. Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with Internet governance specialisation

We offer an online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with an Internet Governance specialisation in partnership with the University of Malta. This programme introduces current and future Internet policymakers to key issues in Internet governance and policy-making. Areas of study range from the basics of diplomacy through to contemporary Internet-related topics. Please visit the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy page for further information.

3. Customised Internet governance capacity development programmes

Working with partner organisations, we develop customised capacity development programmes in Internet governance customised for particular regional or thematic needs. Our approach includes online learning, policy research, policy immersion, and the development of communities of practice, combined in various ways, as appropriate to each context. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Internet governance
  • Internet infrastructure and critical Internet resources
  • Cybersecurity
  • ICT policy and strategic planning
  • Privacy and personal data protection
  • History of Internet governance
  • Intellectual property rights

Contact us to request further details and to let us know your capacity development needs.

Our well known Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP) trained over 1,500 professionals from 160 countries worldwide since its inception in 2003. Many of these professionals are now among the world's emerging leaders and pioneers in the digital world.

We maintain an active community of practice made up of Diplo alumni and associates in an ongoing networking phase in which participants gather, work, and network together around concrete projects in order to link the global policy process with local policy needs. We offer many networking resources: an online community, a blog dedicated to IG, monthly webinars, and other activities and events.

To learn more about our work in IG and to access our resources, visit

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