Emerging Leaders for the Digital World (2011)

These pages contain the stories of talented people likely to play an important role in future Internet-related developments; all of them former participants in Diplo’s Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IG CBP) held between 2005 and 2007.

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Various, 2009
 
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'[John Walubengo] introduced me to KictaNET... I got involved in ICT and... what it could do at a time when Kenya was revising its national ICT policy...' - Judith Okite from Kenya

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Judith Okite, 2011
 
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'I am equally humbled to have found myself in a position to utilise the Internet and all of its potential and  underlying capacity to be the catalyst for development and transformation in my country, in my region, and in SIDS.' - Tracy Hackshaw from Trinidad and Tobago

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Tracy Hackshaw, 2011
 
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‘I believe whistle-blowing websites have a greater role to play in the future of the humankind. These are a few  of the issues that I became aware of through DiploFoundation, on whose blogosphere these issues continue to  be debated.’ - Felix Samakande from Zimbabwe

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Felix Samakande, 2011
 
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‘I can confirm that the level of awareness of IG issues is increasing amongst the general ICT community, and even more people from Botswana getting involved in IG issues at local level and key stakeholders are finally taking notice.’ - Gaongalelwe-Gaolaolwe Mosweu from Botswana

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Gaongalelwe-Gaolaolwe Mosweu, 2011
 
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‘A critical activity will be information dissemination – educating people about IG issues and assisting them in formulating views and opinions that can not only be applied to their lives, but which can be communicated to national and regional leaders as appropriate.’ - Michele Marius from Jamaica

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Michele Marius, 2011
 
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'I also see an increasing responsibility for leaders to govern equitably, fairly, and with justice. Their flexibility and openness to drive the nation and the region forward is becoming increasingly evident.' Sala Tamanikaiwaimaro from Fiji

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Sala Tamanikaiwaimaro, 2011
 
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'There is a need to address these challenges to enhance the capacity of the AU organs, institutions and member states to better respond to instances of ICT policy in Africa. As part of the evolving African governance architecture, there is a need to formulate an ICT strategy...' - Eliot Nsega from Uganda

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Eliot Nsega, 2011
 
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‘Witnessing the open community policy development process at the AfriNIC community led me to further appreciate the importance of the Policy Research Phase of the Diplo IGCBP. AfriNIC-13 was an eye opener...’ - Maduka Attamah from Nigeria

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Maduka Attamah, 2011
 
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‘Capacity building is necessary to allow for equal participation... It will require all of us who have leadership positions to gain more knowledge to be able to provide, promote, and support Internet access for all.’ - Angelic Alihusain-del Castilho from Surinam

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Emerging Leaders in Internet governance
 Angelic Caroline Alihusain-del Castilho, 2011
 
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