lighting, Diplomacy

Upcoming workshop in Ethiopia

Event description

The impact of Internet on modern diplomacy and the emergence of new topics on diplomatic agendas are among the topics that will be discussed during a workshop for ambassadors and high officials of international organisations.

The ‘E-diplomacy – workshop on the appropriate use of e-tools in modern diplomacy’ is being held on 6 April 2011 at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, in co-operation with UNECA and the African Union.

The workshop will examine new topics on diplomatics agendas, such as Internet governance, cyber-politics, and cyber war. It will also explore the current and future use of e-tools in diplomatic activities, including an analysis of the use of social media in diplomacy.

This workshop is part of a series of planned activities under the Capacity Development in ICT Policy and Internet Governance for Africa – Caribbean – Pacific (ACP) programme, financed by the EU @CP-ICT Programme, 9th European Development Fund (EDF).

More details, including the workshop programme, are available here. More information on the ACP programme is available at