The Geneva Internet Platform is offering a course to assist permanent missions in Geneva to actively follow the increasingly important field of digital policy, cooperation, and diplomacy. The 9-week Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy course introduces digital policy and covers main issues, including infrastructure and standardisation, cybersecurity, legal issues, economic issues, development and sociocultural issues, human rights, and Internet governance processes and actors.
This blended learning course, combining online learning with weekly face-to-face meetings, will be delivered by DiploFoundation from 8 October to 5 December 2018.
The course will benefit diplomats who follow Internet-related policy fields (e.g. telecommunications, human rights, cybersecurity, trade, development). While improving their knowledge of digital politics, participants will also gain the practical skills and knowledge required to follow current Internet governance processes such as the global Internet governance architecture, privacy and data protection, and cybersecurity. The course focuses in particular on diplomatic and policy processes in International Geneva.
Participants who complete the course successfully will receive a course certificate issued by the Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation.
This course is offered free of charge to selected participants through the support of the Swiss government.
Please apply for this course only if you are based in Geneva. Applications from other locations cannot be considered for this session.
To read more and apply, please visit the course webpage. Apply by 30 September 2018.