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Sunday 1 September 2013

Terms of references

  • Fundraising and organizing the regional face to face Internet Governance Forum.
  • Work hand in hand with the national resource person to ensure participation of key stakeholders at the forum such as the Government, Academia, Civil Society, Media, Private Sector, Regulator(s) and other interest groups from the region.
  • Liaise with the national coordinators in preparing the program, theme, content, speakers etc.
  • Produce a regional Internet Governance Forum report, (10days ) after the forum to be sent to the members who were present at the forum for any corrections/editions, (7days ) a total of (21days) after the forum, the report should be posted and published on the website.
  • Produce attendance register and photos for the regional forum with a event s report to the National coordinators and financial report to the partners/sponsors.
  • Publicizing the regional IGF event, through social media, local newspapers and different mailing lists.
  • Develop a national support team to assist in the logistics (invitation letters, accommodation, local travel etc), liaising with the national coordinators.
  • Where possible information on the progress of the planning and tourism details to be forwarded and published on the website, periodically.
  • Provide accommodation and local travel AT LEAST for 20 regional participants
Who can apply?
Any country within the region What would it take to qualify?
A signed and stamped letter(s) from Government, Regulator, private
sector, Academia and a Civil society organization as partners of this event. What is the deadline?
October 15th 2013 at 23:59 GMT How to apply?
Send proposals to When will we know of the status?
Exactly TWO weeks(14days) after closing the application period.

Monday 1 October 2012

Who can submit a proposal? What are the criteria?
  • Must be a country within the West Africa Region
  • The Government/ government agency MUST be the focal point.
  • Have a National IGF Process in place
  • Have at least 3 national partners(provide signed letter(s) of commitment by the partners)
  • Host Country MUST offer accommodation and local travel for at least ten (10) participants
  • List the package that the host country ,will offer to ensure a successful Forum
How do I submit a bid? By sending the proposal to the following email address, When will I know the result? 15th January 2013 Can one country host WAIGF twice? All countries within the region have equal chances to bid. Two countries can join forces and host as well. When exactly is 6th WAIGF ? All countries within the region have equal chances to bid. Two countries can join forces and host as well When is the last date for sending your bid? 31st December 2012, any proposal(s) sent after this date will not be considered. Where can I get more information, who will answer my questions? Send all inquiries to the same e-mail address(es) above.

Attached documents

Saturday 21 April 2012

Douala, Cameroon is hosting the Central Africa Internet Governance Forum from May 29th to 31st 2012. To ensure the success of this important event, the Organising Committee is calling for papers on specific topics (see attached document [french]). The deadline for the submission of proposals is April 30, 2012, 0:00 GMT. Please send your proposals (ShortBio, Photo, Communication, Contact) to igf-ac-2012-appel-a-communication (at) The list of selected experts will be published no later than May 15, 2012 on the website of the event: Applications of experts from the Central African sub region are highly encouraged. For additional information, please email us at igf-ac-2012-appel-a-communication (at) For details about the topics, please visit the official website or download the attached document [french].

Friday 9 December 2011

DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for course participants for the 2012 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP12). This online programme is designed to improve Internet policy and IG-related knowledge and skills for participants from both developed and developing countries and to assist them in participating in the global decision-shaping debates on IG. The programme also facilitates community building among individuals with different national, cultural, and professional backgrounds.
The programme The 2012 programme offers 30 places for professionals from diverse stakeholder backgrounds in IG-related fields and is open to individuals from around the world. Three phases of the four-phase programme will be conducted entirely online. The 12-week Foundation Course in Internet Governance (6 March–1 June 2012) introduces IG policy and covers five thematic areas: Infrastructure and Standardisation, Legal, Economic, Sociocultural, and Development aspects, and a section on IG processes and actors. Discussions will cover issues such as broadband policy; management of domain names and IP addresses, including the transition from IPv4 to IPv6; network neutrality; jurisdiction, intellectual property rights, open source and piracy; privacy protection; data security and cybersecurity; child protection; human rights; content management; digital signatures; emerging issues such as policies related to social networks and cloud computing, and more, with space for regional and other issues raised by the participants. Learning activities take place in an online classroom and include the analysis of course materials; interactive group discussions using a variety of communication tools, assignments, and exams; and other dynamic methodologies. Successful participants of the Foundation Course will receive a certificate of completion. An optional 8-week online course on developing and implementing national/regional ICT policy and strategic plans (12 June–11 August 2012) will follow shortly afterwards and will have a separate application process. Advanced modules will also be offered in Infrastructure, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Security, Privacy, the History of the Internet and E-participation. A second call for applications will be announced for advanced courses. Priority will be given to successful participants from the Foundation Course. The advanced courses will be followed by an optional 8-week online Policy Research Methodology Course focused on policy issues of highest relevance to developing countries, and is closely linked to training activities. Each participant will apply these methodologies while preparing an actual policy research proposal on a topic relevant to their own region. More information will be available at later in 2012. The best proposals will be eligible to apply for further development, with tutoring, editing, and publishing support for the actual research writing. An award-based policy immersion phase offers fellowships to a selected number of the most successful participants in the programme, such as internships with partner organisations or attendance at regional IG and ICT policy-related meetings. The flexible timing of this phase depends on fellowship, partner, and participant availability, and may extend beyond the programme dates if agreed by all parties.
Languages Programme materials and the online classroom website are in English. In addition to English-speaking groups, a bilingual group may be formed for the Foundation Course, having English as the primary language, and either Arabic, French, Spanish, or Portuguese as the secondary language for communication and interaction. This option will be offered depending on the needs of the applicants.
Target audience Diplo seeks applications from the following categories of individuals from both developed and developing countries: * officials in government ministries and departments dealing with Information Society, Internet and ICT-related policy issues (e.g. telecommunications, education, foreign affairs, justice);
* officials in regulatory authorities or institutions dealing with Information Society, Internet and ICT-related issues;
* postgraduate students, academics and researchers in the IG field (e.g. in telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development studies);
* civil society activists in the IG and Information Society fields;
* journalists covering IG issues; and
* individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g. ISPs, software developers). Timeline * 1 December 2011: Call for applications begins
* 1 February 2012: Call for applications ends
* 15 February 2012: Selection results available
* 6 March–1 June 2012: Foundation Course on Internet Governance
* 12 June–11 August: ICT Strategy and Advanced Courses
* To be decided: Policy Immersion (fellowships)
* To be decided: Policy Research Scholarships and Fees Applicants from developing countries* are eligible to apply for scholarship support for a limited number of scholarships. Early applications will be expedited, and qualified applicants will be provided with an e-mail .pdf of acceptance to assist them in finding sponsors. *Non-members of OECD
Fees * Foundation course: €800.00
* Advanced courses: €500.00
* Policy research: €500.00 Payment must be made before participants are granted access to the classroom. Applicants from developing countries who require financial assistance to attend the course should remember to apply early so we can assist in their search for sponsorship.
Requirements The applicants are required to have: * basic awareness and interest in issues related to the Information Society, ICT, and IG;
* knowledge and/or experience of the multistakeholder approach in international affairs;
* fluency in English, as well as fluency in the second language for the applicants to any of the bilingual groups;
* good writing skills, ability to summarise information and focus on details;
* regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient);
* minimum of 8 hours commitment per week during each phase of the programme (this is perhaps the single most important requirement and should be evaluated seriously by any potential applicant); and
* the readiness to participate in online consultations (once a week at specified times). Deadline The deadline for applications is 1 February 2012, by midnight UTC/GMT.
How to apply To apply, fill in the registration form: For more information, please visit Do not hesitate to contact us at

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Who can submit a proposal? What are the criteria?
  • Be a country within the West Africa Region
  • The Government/ government agency be the focal point.
  • Have a National IGF Process in place
  • Have at least 3 national partners(list their names and contacts)
  • List what the host country ,will offer to ensure a successful Forum
When will I know the result? 15th January 2012 Can one country host WAIGF twice? So far, WAIGF has been hosted in:
  • Anglophone West Africa
    • Ghana (twice)
    • Nigeria (once)
  • Francophone West Africa
    • Senegal
All countries within the region have equal chances to bid. Two countries can join forces and host as well. When exactly is 5th WAIGF ? Most preferably, before the Global IGF (November 2012), but the hosting country will give us the exact date. When is the last date for sending your bid? 31st December 2011.

Saturday 26 March 2011

The Sixth Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 September 2011 at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). The proposed main theme of the meeting is: ’Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation’. And the sub-themes are:
  • IG4D / Internet governance for development (IG4D) [also a cross cutting theme]
  • Emerging Issues
  • Managing critical Internet resources
  • Security, openness and privacy
  • Access and diversity
  • Taking stock and the way forward
The IGF Secretariat web site has a preparatory page where you can get useful informations about the process, calls for workshop proposals... To get up to date, follow these links:

Friday 10 December 2010

In an extraordinary meeting on 6 December, 2010, the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) decided to create a Working Group on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) with a membership made up only of governments. is this the Future IGF? read further on the link given, below.
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