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By on 08 Jan, 2020 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, E-Learning, E-tools, Internet Governance

When Greta Thunberg travelled by boat and train to attend the recent UN Climate Change Summit in 2019, she sent a wake-up call to diplomats and policymakers to search for innovative digital diplomacy tools, such as online conferencing, to reduce flying and thus, their carbon footprints.

Fortunately, the technology is available. There is a wide range of tools and platforms that can facilitate engaging meetings at an affordable cost.

By on 12 Nov, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-Learning, Internet Governance

No single global entity regulates the Internet. Digital policies are in constant flux as the spread of technology and culture have repercussions around the world. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has caused the rest of the world to re-strategise privacy protections.

By and on 05 Sep, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-Learning

In May we ran our new online course, ‘Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks’ for the first time. It was a fantastic experience to develop and deliver a course around such a timely topic. In this blog post, we want to share some of our experiences and lessons-learned.

By on 30 Aug, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-Learning

First AI course comes to a successful end - next course to start in October

By on 18 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Learning

A total of 104 participants successfully finished five Diplo courses which ran between February and May this year.

These five courses had a widespread reach. In fact, participants hailed from 58 countries all around the world.

By on 10 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance


Some 28 participants from 25 countries around the world attended and successfully completed the Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy course, running from 25 March to 15 May 2019, in New York. This was the second session of this interactive blended learning course offered by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation in co-operation with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York.

By David Morar on 14 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: E-Learning, Internet Governance

On Monday, June 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a final draft of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), and in it ‘gaming disorder’ is listed as a ‘disorder due to addictive behaviours’. The draft explicitly describes the disorder as a persistent behaviour pattern that can lead to significant widespread impairment across all ‘important areas of functioning’.

By on 26 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance

Two years ago, Diplo introduced a new capacity development programme, the Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance. The programme was built around a selection of online courses focussing on Internet governance (IG) issues: Introduction to Internet Governance, Internet Technology and Policy, Cybersecurity, and E-Diplomacy.

By on 13 Dec, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-Learning, E-tools

If you are reading this blog, you probably have at least a few things in common with me. Obviously, you can read and write. In English. You have access to an Internet connection, probably from your own smartphone or computer. You probably have electricity at home, and a fridge containing food for your next meal. You’ve probably finished high school, and quite likely you also have a university degree.

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