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Virginia (Ginger) Paque

It’s below zero here in Wisconsin (USA). It’s gone up to -16ᐤC as I write. And even though our +30 cm of snow has been mostly ploughed off the roads, the hardened, icy remains are very slip...

Ubuntu Ethos: African Insights for Ethical AI 

Jovan Kurbalija

Ubuntu, a philosophy deeply ingrained in African culture, is widely recognized for establishing harmonious relationships among individuals and communities.Ubuntu is attracting ...

Can blockchain go green?

Arvin Kamberi

The Ethereum blockchain Merge. Ethereum is a decentralized, open-source blockchain with smart contract functionality ...

Alt text and inclusive communication: Is a picture really worth a thousand words?

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

27 September 2022

Access, Development

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...

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Start of contemporary diplomacy courses

05 Oct 20 - 05 Oct 20


Diplo at STI Forum 2019, New York

14 May 19 - 15 May 19

United States

The UN World Data Forum 2018

22 Oct 18 - 24 Oct 18

United Arab Emirates

Joint Civil Society Meeting 2017

16 Dec 17 -


Diplo & GIP at WSIS Forum 2017

12 Jun 17 - 16 Jun 17


Diplo at IGMENA Summit

30 Sep 16 - 02 Oct 16

Tunisia, Africa

Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015

16 Apr 15 - 17 Apr 15



Status of internet access and connectivity in Africa

Africa has been focusing on internet connectivity and access as a priority. The continent is a fast adopter of technology, internet penetration rates are growing, and improvements are being made at the level of internet infrastructure. But challenges remain, from consi... Read more...

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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...

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Developing Community-level Capacity Assessment Tools: Perspectives and Practical Applications in the Context of Rural Africa (Briefing Paper #11)

The message provides an overview of developing community-level capacity assessment tools relevant to rural Africa to improve local development strategies.... Read more...

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Leaving No One Behind in the Data Revolution (Briefing Paper #5)

The text offers policy recommendations and insights on cybersecurity, focusing on building resilience, fostering cooperation, and addressing challenges in the digital domain.... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Information and communications technologies for development

The text discusses the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in development.... Read more...

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