Graduation ceremony for participants of GIP’s 2017 course on Internet governance

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Diplomats and policy practitioners in Geneva were among the graduates of the Geneva Internet Platform’s 2017 Just-In-Time Course on Internet Governance. The graduation ceremony took place on 27 March.

Eleven participants from 10 countries, representing Geneva-based permanent missions, civil society, and academia, reviewed the course texts on digital policy, and discussed them in an online learning environment. The eight-week course ran between 23 January and 27 March 2017.

Internet governance is one of the most dynamic and important policy areas in today’s diplomacy. Touching every area of global affairs, and personal and professional lives, mastery of Internet basics is indispensable to Geneva missions, as a world hub of IG policy shaping. During the course, participants made over 400 contributions on the online platform, and subsequently applied the knowledge they gained to current events in digital policy in face-to-face meetings. The blended learning course, combining in situ discussions and online elements, brings an added value to the activities of the Geneva Internet Platform. While improving their knowledge on Internet governance, participants gained practical skills and knowledge to effectively participate in current IG processes.

The next just-in-time course will be delivered at the beginning of 2018. For more information and updates, sign up for our GIP mailing list.

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities operated by DiploFoundation.