IG training workshop and scholarship award in Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria

Diplo delivered a three-day training workshop on Internet governance as part of the 5th African Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and the Digital Commons, also known as IDLELO 5.

The Internet governance workshop was delivered by Virginia (Ginger) Paque, Diplo's IG programmes co-ordinator. The workshop included [ ]

IDLELO 5 was organised by the Open Source Foundation of Nigeria (OSFON) in collaboration with the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA). The theme of IDLELO 5 was 'Open Source Solutions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)'. The conference attracted over 300 participants from more than 18 countries in Africa, as well as Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the USA.

The Internet governance training workshop was held back to back with other workshops on community leadership, empowerment and self-organisation, Linux, network monitoring and management, ethical hacking, FOSS business models, Moodle, and content management systems and platforms.

During the conference, several award recipients were announced. FOSSFA together with Diplo and IBM Africa presented the Africa FOSS Community Award to [ ].

Virginia (Ginger) Paque (seventh from left) with the participants of the Internet governance training workshop. 

Diplo also awarded [ ] with a scholarship to participate in one of the courses forming part of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Course (IGCBP).

Other awards were the Guido Sohne Fellow of 2012, the Best African FOSS Reporter, and the Best FOSS Business Innovation in Africa.