From our blog
Alt text and inclusive communication: Is a picture really worth a thousand words?
27 September 2022
Alt text – a text description of an image that can be read by a screen reader – gives visually impaired users auditory input to describe visual media, whether it be a logo, an infographic, or an emotional plea tra...
Digital accessibility in Kenya after COVID-19
16 December 2021
When the COVID-19 outbreak was first announced in Kenya in March 2020, panic began as people saw the effects of curfews and the closing of offices, businesses, and schools. Three days after the initial information r...
The reality of science fiction: Behind the scenes of race and technology
10 June 2020
Access, Artificial Intelligence, Digital divide, Human rights principles, Internet governance and digital policy, Privacy and data protection, Telecommunications infrastructure
‘Black people live the estrangement that science fiction writers imagine.’ ― Greg Tate (US writer, musician, and founding member of the Black Rock Coalition) Just as the world began to step out of its para...
Connecting Europe to Latin America: a revolution in Internet governance?
08 January 2018
Access, Digital diplomacy, Digital divide, Diplomatic theory and practice, Gender rights online, Telecommunications infrastructure
Brazil is about to welcome a new submarine cable linking Latin America to Europe: ELLALINK. In addition to strengthening digital inclusion on the continent and reducing access costs, ELLALINK may offer an innovative m...
Training and courses
Online Meetings and Conferences
Master in Contemporary Diplomacy
Starting 29 Jan 24
[Briefing for diplomats] An inclusive internet: Lowering the barriers for access
02 Dec 21 - 02 Dec 21
Joint Civil Society Meeting 2017
16 Dec 17 -
Diplo at IEEE event: Internet Inclusion – Advancing Solutions
16 Oct 17 -
Diplo at Asian Forum on Global Governance
16 Oct 16 - 25 Oct 16
Internet Inclusion: Global Connect Stakeholders Advancing Solutions
05 Oct 16 - 06 Oct 16
Diplo at IGMENA Summit
30 Sep 16 - 02 Oct 16
Introduction to Digital Politics 2015: online course for Geneva-based diplomats
27 Apr 15 - 22 Jun 15
[Webinar] Online freedom of speech: the battle continues
25 Sep 12 -
[Webinar] Cable connections and the cost of Internet access
31 Jul 12 -
Internet governance in 2012: What can we expect?
12 Jan 12 -
Access of ICT benefits for underserved rural communities in developing countries: A case study from Nepal
Policy-makers and governments in developing nations can implement more effective policies and frameworks by gaining a better understanding of the factors that support stakeholders and partners to extend the benefits of information communication technology (ICT) to rura... Read more...
Local hubs and the work of the RPWG
'It was also very important for me to join other members of the RPWG to be physically present at the IGF, so we could follow the implementation of the RP mechanism, working in partnership with the Secretariat... and providing assistance to the hubs.' - Marilia Maciel f... Read more...
Creating enabling environments for access to the Internet
'In most developing countries access to the Internet for people without disabilities is an issue. Thus the thought of access to people with disabilities is rarely considered.' - Emmanuel Edet from Nigeria... Read more...
Towards ‘concrete, physical, and local’
'This is not an outside imposition of technology, but an enthusiastic acceptance of support... the ideal situation, where just a push, just a bit of help, can enable the local population to maximise use of resources under their own direction.' - Virginia Paque from Wis... Read more...
Launching an ICT campus and beyond
'I found that living in a developed economy is quite different from living in my developing country environment. Things like the Internet are taken for granted...In sub-saharan Africa, lack of the same (Internet) resources would automatically discourage me...' - John W... Read more...