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DiploNews – Issue 70 – 6 April 2005

DiploNews – Issue 70 – April 6, 2005

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Internship Programme on Case Studies of Multistakeholder Partnerships in ICT4D – Call for Applications

The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP), the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC), and DiploFoundation are currently accepting applications for Case Studies of Multistakeholder Partnerships in ICT4D.

The objective of this programme is to promote a wider and more effective use of multistakeholder partnerships in realising the potential of ICT4D. It aims to expand the knowledge of the principles and the practices of successful partnerships in this sector, and build the capacity of a cadre of knowledge-brokers in developing countries capable of analysing and facilitating good partnership practices within ICT4D.

The programme offers a six-month paid internship for THREE participants, with each working on a particular case study. The programme will run from 1 May to 31 October 2005. Applicants must have a clear idea for a case study and support of the stakeholders already in place. We will be offering training and guidelines for research tools and methodologies. The selected applicants should be available to attend a training session in Cairo on 2-3 May 2005.

The application deadline for this programme is 12 April 2005. For further information and to apply online, please visit the Case Studies of Multistakeholder Partnerships in ICT4D website.

OECD Forum 2005, 2-3 May—Special Offer for Friends of Diplo

The OECD Forum is a “civil society summit” that brings together business and labour leaders, civil society personalities, government ministers, as well as leaders of international organisations to discuss the key issues of the 21st century. What is unique about the OECD Forum is that it enables participants to shape the outcome of the annual OECD ministerial summit, which will be held on 3-4 May 2005.  

Development, energy, and globalisation issues will be at the top of the agenda at Forum 2005. Göran Persson, Prime Minister of Sweden, will be chairing the OECD’s 2005 Ministerial summit meeting, and making a keynote address to Forum 2005. For further information, please consult the Forum website.

Friends of Diplo are entitled to a 75% discount of the regular conference price. To take advantage of this special offer, please contact Ileana Epsztajn, OECD Forum Participants Registration Manager, at: ileana.epsztajn@oecd.org.

Call for Applications: Multilateral Diplomacy Online Course

Diplo is now accepting applications for this postgraduate level online course, which will start on 2 June 2005 and last for two months. The main objective of this course is to introduce participants to diplomatic interaction between more than two actors, with particular emphasis on the multilateral diplomacy represented by the United Nations system. The course should provide participants an overview of all the protagonists and their roles, as well as of the complex framework, intricate rules, and methods of multilateral diplomacy. These challenging topics will be complemented by insights into the processes leading to the adoption of the documents by States within international organisations, as well as of the current transformations the multilateral system is undergoing. The academic perspective will be complemented with the current experience of the practitioner, which will include illustrative cases.

The deadline for applications is 19 May 2005. For more information or to apply, visit the course website or e-mail admissions@diplomacy.edu.

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