ICT Workshops

Ten face-to-face workshops took place in various ACP countries for IG/ICT policy officials. Several workshops were held in conjunction with major ICT-related conferences and were organised collaboratively with partners, experts and other interested organisations. A total of 253 participants took part in the ten workshops. Additionally, 143 participants took part in the three local events organised by programme partners in Burundi, Congo and Haiti. 

Each workshop received an overwhelming number of applicants with an average of over 40 applicants per session. The selection process followed the same procedure as that for the online courses; however, the main criterion was to focus on senior-level officials from regional and sub-regional institutions. In order to introduce greater interaction and dynamics in the workshop and encourage multistakeholderism, other target groups were accepted. For efficient learning and discussion process, a maximum of 20 to 25 participants were accepted to attend. 


  • 6-8 April 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    In co-operation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
    More information, programme, and application procedure: 
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  • 12-14 April 2011, Pretoria, South Africa
    In co-operation with the NEPAD Planning and Co-ordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency). 
    More information, programme, and application procedure: 
    DOC | PDF


  • 12-13 November 2010, Tobago
    In co-operation with the Caribbean Telecommunication Union (CTU). Workshop programme

  • 19-20 October 2010, Gaborone, Botswana
    In collaboration with our project partner institution, the Botswana Information Technology Society. Workshop programme

  • 13 September 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Held as a pre-event workshop to the 5th Internet Governance Forum. Workshop programme

  • 1-2 September 2010, Suva, Fiji
    Held with the support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). Workshop programme

  • 25 August 2010, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
    Held in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) and ITU's Numbering and Licensing Workshops. Workshop programme

  • 13-14 May 2010, Accra, Ghana
    Held as part of the pre-conference training programme of the Fourth African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons, IDLELO 4 Conference from 17-21 May 2010. Workshop programme

  • 11-12 March 2010, Nairobi, Kenya
    Held during the 37th ICANN meeting with the assistance of ICT African specialists, IG experts and ICANN officials. Workshop programme

Other workshops
  • 28-29 June 2011, Bujumbura, Burundi
    Organised by the Burundi Youth Training Centre, in collaboration with DiploFoundation

  • 12 August 2011, Port au Prince, Haiti
    Held in co-operation with the partner institution, Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)

  • 10-11 August 2011, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
    Held in co-operation with the partner institution, Centre Africain de Complémentarité Scolaire-Universitaire et de Promotion (CACSUP)