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DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for the 2008 Internet Governance Capacity Building Training Programme (IG CBP). This online programme is designed to improve Internet governance (IG) related knowledge and skills for participants mainly from developing countries. The Programme also facilitates community-building among individuals with different national, cultural, and professional backgrounds.The Programme
The programme offers 120 places for young professionals from diverse stakeholder backgrounds in IG-related fields and is open to individuals from around the world. The programme is conducted entirely online.
The programme includes three phases, which take place over eight months during 2008:
I. The online training phase consists of an
> 8-week long Foundation Course, introducing IG policy, process, and actors, and covering 5 thematic baskets: Infrastructure and Standardisation Basket, Legal Basket, Economic Basket, Socio-Cultural Basket, Development Basket;
> two 4-week long modules of the Advanced Course, covering two advanced topics chosen by each participant from: e-Commerce, e-Voting, Intellectual Property Rights, Infrastructure and Economic Models of Interconnectivity, Privacy, and Security.
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.
Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion of the programme.
II. The online policy research phase is an optional 3-month period of supervised, collaborative online work focused on IG policy issues of highest relevance to developing countries, and is closely linked to training activities.
III. The policy immersion phase includes capacity-building fellowships awarded to a number of successful participants in the programme, such as internships with partner organisations and attendance at IG-related meetings, including the Internet Governance Forum later in the year.
Programme materials and platform are fully in English.
Besides English-speaking groups, several bilingual groups will be formed for the foundation course, having English as the primary language, and either Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish as the secondary language for communication and interaction.
The training programme seeks applications from the following categories of individuals from both developed and developing countries:
- officials in government ministries and departments dealing with IG-related issues (e.g., telecommunications, education, foreign affairs, justice);
- postgraduate students and researchers in the IG field (e.g., in telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development studies);
- civil society activists in the IG field;
- journalists covering IG issues;
- individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g., ISPs, software developers).
Participants from developing countries are eligible to receive full scholarship support for the foundation course, while for the advanced phase, a number of scholarships will be offered to the most successful participants.
3 March-29 April 2008 – Foundation Course on Internet Governance
5 May-29 June 2008 – Advanced Course on Internet Governance
September-November 2008 – Policy Research Phase (optional)
July 2008 through 2009 – Policy Immersion (fellowships)
1) Foundation course
Applicants from developing countries: full scholarships are available for all selected applicants to cover the course tuition.
Applicants from developed* countries: Euro 550.
2) Advanced course
Applicants from developing countries: Euro 150.
A number of scholarships will be offered to the most successful participants of the foundation course from developing countries.
Applicants from developed* countries: Euro 400.
3) Research phase
Full scholarships are available for all successful participants of the online training phase to cover the research phase tuition.
* OECD members
The applicants are required to have:
- Basic awareness and interest in IG issues
- 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 bilingual groups
- Good writing skills, ability to summarize information and focus on details
- Regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient)
- Minimum of 8 hours commitment per week during the programme
- Participation in online consultations (once a week at specified times)
The deadline for applications is 14 February 2008, by midnight UTC/GMT.
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