From our blog
Can blockchain go green?
07 October 2022
Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, E-commerce and trade, E-waste, Future of work, Inclusive finance
[caption id=\"attachment_138300\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"1030\"] The Ethereum blockchain Merge. Ethereum is a decentralized, open-source blockchain with smart contract functionality[/caption] On 15 September...
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...
Year in review: The digital policy developments that defined 2021
27 December 2021
AI and diplomacy, Cybernorms, Cybersecurity, Data and diplomacy, Development, Economic, Human rights, Infrastructure, Internet governance and digital policy, Legal and regulatory, Metaverse Diplomacy, Sociocultural, Surveillance
For most countries, 2021 was a continuation of pandemic woes. As people swapped contact tracing apps for vaccine passports, the wave of misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines spread even faster. Beyond COVID-19, the b...
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...
Training and courses
Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance
Starting 08 May 23
Starting 10 Oct 22
Starting 09 Oct 23
Starting 08 May 23
Online Meetings and Conferences
Starting 09 Oct 23
Intro to Internet Governance
Starting 19 Feb 24
Internet Technology and Policy
Starting 24 Jul 23
Master in Contemporary Diplomacy
Starting 29 Jan 24
Sustainable Development Diplomacy
Starting 09 Oct 23
[Briefing for diplomats] An inclusive internet: Lowering the barriers for access
02 Dec 21 - 02 Dec 21
5th ‘Road to Bern via Geneva’ dialogue: On data and Tech4Good
25 Mar 21 - 25 Mar 21
Sustainable Capacity Building: Internet Governance in Africa
09 Mar 21 - 09 Mar 21
Start of contemporary diplomacy courses
05 Oct 20 - 05 Oct 20
Online discussion: Navigating Geneva’s digital policy landscape
23 Jun 20 - 23 Jun 20
Diplo at STI Forum 2019, New York
14 May 19 - 15 May 19
[WebDebate] Blockchain for development: a critical assessment
06 Nov 18 -
The UN World Data Forum 2018
22 Oct 18 - 24 Oct 18
United Arab Emirates
Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy 2018 (just-in-time Geneva-based course)
08 Oct 18 - 17 Dec 18
Diplo at Public private partnerships for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
10 Apr 18 - 13 Apr 18
Disrupting development through science, technology and innovation
28 Mar 18 -
Joint Civil Society Meeting 2017
16 Dec 17 -
Diplo at IEEE event: Internet Inclusion – Advancing Solutions
16 Oct 17 -
Diplo & GIP at WSIS Forum 2017
12 Jun 17 - 16 Jun 17
Diplo director at Polish-Swiss Innovation Day
23 May 17 -
World Science Day for Peace and Development – Pop Up Muse
10 Nov 16 -
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
Namibian foreign policy review conference – ICT and development
25 Jul 16 - 29 Jul 16
DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform at WSIS Forum 2016
02 May 16 - 06 May 16
Introduction to Digital Politics 2015: online course for Geneva-based diplomats
27 Apr 15 - 22 Jun 15
Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015
16 Apr 15 - 17 Apr 15
Migration and Development 2014 online course
22 Sep 14 -
MIKTA Diplomacy: New dynamism or more of the same?
29 Aug 14 -
[Webinar] Open government: issues and challenges
30 Jul 13 -
[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 -
Sustainable Capacity Building: Internet Governance in Africa – An Action Plan
Enhancing sustainable capacity building on internet governance (IG) would have positive consequences within and beyond the African context. Considering the importance of the issues that fall under the framework of IG – ranging from providing access to infrastructure... Read more...
The EU’s New Commission: Digital Policy in the Limelight (Briefing Paper #13)
In this briefing paper, Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila analyses Ursula von der Leyen's new EU Commission's emphasis on digital policy for 2019–2024.... Read more...
Developing Community-level Capacity Assessment Tools: Perspectives and Practical Applications in the Context of Rural Africa (Briefing Paper #11)
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In search of the most sustainable and coherent diplomatic approaches to addressing the fundamental challenges Small States (including Small Island States or SIDS) perennially face in an uncertain world of hegemonic giants
Small states, in every sphere of natural and human activity, are negatively and disproportionately impacted by crises, when compared to their hegemonic, larger and stronger counterparts.... Read more...
Namibia’s Digital Foreign Policy and Diplomacy (Briefing Paper #3)
This briefing paper emerged from Diplo's participation in Namibia's Foreign Policy Review Conference (July 2016). In this paper, Dr Katharina E. Höne suggests a three-pronged approach to Namibia's digital foreign policy and diplomacy, and looks at the discourse on inf... Read more...
Pricing the right to education: The cost of reaching new targets by 2030
This paper shows there is an annual nancing gap of US$39 billion over 2015-2030 for reaching universal pre-primary, primary and secondary education of good quality in low and lower middle income countries. ... Read more...