[AfrICANN-discuss] Fwd: - call - Diplo Call for Applications IGCBP 09

Maye diop mayediop at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 11:05:58 SAST 2009

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From: Vladimir Radunovic <vladar at diplomacy.edu>
Date: 2009/1/22
Subject: - call - Diplo Call for Applications IGCBP 09
To: igcbp at diplomacy.edu

 Dear friends,

We are very happy to inform you that the 5th round (jubilee!) of *Internet
Governance Capacity Building Programme* (IGCBP) – for 2009 – is about to
start in March, and the call for applicants has been opened now! The
application deadline is 11 February 2009.

*Please help us distribute the call through your contacts* – especially
those in your region.

Certainly, let us know if you might like to recommend anyone who will apply,
as well as if you might know some institutions interested to become partners
by offering a scholarship (or preferably several) for the applicants from
your region.




* *

Call for Applications
Internet Governance Capacity Building Training Programme 2009*

DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for the 2009 Internet
Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP09). 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 first two phases of the programme are conducted
entirely online.
The programme includes three phases, which take place over eight months
during 2009:

1.      The online training phase consists of

§         an 11-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, and a section on the IG Process and Actors;

§         a 7-week long module of the Advanced Course, covering one advanced
topic to be chosen by each participant from a pool of modules such as:
Intellectual Property Rights, Infrastructure and Economic Models of
Interconnectivity, Privacy, Security and others.

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

2.      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

3.      The optional policy immersion phase includes capacity-building
fellowships awarded to a number of successful participants in the programme,
such as internships with partner organisations including a fellowship with
the IGF Secretariat in Geneva, and attendance at IG-related meetings,
including the Internet Governance Forum later in the year.


Programme materials and the online classroom website are 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.

*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
IG-related issues (e.g., telecommunications, education, foreign affairs,

§         postgraduate students and researchers in the IG field (e.g., in
telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development

§         civil society activists in the IG field;

§         journalists covering IG issues;

§         individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g., ISPs, software


§         2 March-17 May 2009 – Foundation Course on Internet Governance

§         25 May-17 July 2009 – Advanced Course on Internet Governance

§         1 September- 8 November 2009 – Policy Research Phase (optional)

§         July 2009 through 2009 – Policy Immersion (fellowships)


*1) Foundation course*: Euro 500.
*2) Advanced course*: Euro 500.
*3) Research phase*: Euro 200.

Applicants from developing countries* are eligible to apply for *scholarship
support* for the programme - a number of full and partial scholarships will
be offered. Applicants from developing countries who will require financial
assistance to attend the course should remember to check the appropriate box
on the Online Application Form.

* Non-members of


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 the bilingual groups;

§         good writing skills, ability to summarize information and focus on

§         regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient);

§         minimum of 8 hours commitment per week during the programme. This
is perhaps the single most important requirement and should be evaluated
seriously by any potential applicant;

§         readiness to participate in online consultations (once a week at
specified times).


The deadline for applications is *11 February 2009, by midnight UTC/GMT*.

*How to Apply*

To apply please use *online IGCBP09 Application
Do not hesitate to contact us at ig at diplomacy.edu.



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