The resources below have been produced by DiploFoundation over the years. Diplo has worked constantly to update these resources, and to introduce new materials, to reflect the latest developments in ICT policy and IG.
Jovan Kurbalija’s publication, An Introduction to Internet Governance (4th ed.) (2010), proposes a practical framework for the analysis, discussion, and resolution of the key problems in this field. The book has been translated to all UN languages.
In summer of 2010, the fourth edition of Dr Kurbalija’s book was published. It builds upon years of research work and collaboration with various experts on IG issues. Contact us for a copy of the book, or view the online version here, where you can also download translated versions.
The second edition of book Introduction a la Gouvernance de l’Internet has also been published. The book is a translation of the fourth edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance. The new edition was translated by the Centre Africain de Complémentarité Scolaire, Universitaire et de Promotion (CACSUP) and the Burundi Youth Training Centre (BYTC).
The Book of Abstracts presents the research work of some of the best participants of Diplo's 2010/2011 educational and research programme. The authors of the featured research papers are practitioners representing various stakeholders. Their professional and cultural backgrounds have a broad reach. Their work thus reflects their policy work experience combined with accumulated knowledge, introducing a fresh breeze of thought into the already well-mapped thematic field of IG. Visit the publication's page, www.diplomacy.edu/links/BoA2011, for more info and downloads, including links to full-text research papers.
The leaders, identified and empowered by Diplo’s ACP programme, have played a remarkable role in furthering regional training and education, and in driving debates, better understanding, and more support, on the meaningful use of ICTs and the Internet. Visit the publication's page, www.diplomacy.edu/acp/el.asp, for more info and downloads.
The document .Africa - A summary of the online discussion is a summary of the online discussion on the ‘.Africa’ top-level Internet domain. The debate emerged after discussions took place during Diplo’s Addis Ababa and Pretoria workshops in 2011. The summary includes the contributions of over 50 contributors, and categorises them into six areas: Why ‘.Africa’; The involvement and benefit for all; Application and set-up; Policy issues; Alternatives and iDNs; Developing capacity and awareness building. The integral discussion, including all the online contributions, will remain available at http://discuss.diplomacy.edu/dotafrica. Read the press release here.
The Internet governance DVD
The IG DVD (2010) is a multimedia tool that explores issues surrounding Internet governance. It may be used for training, research, and general awareness-building.
In 2010, a reproduction of the DVD with a video on Internet governance was produced for awareness building for high-level officials as a 'short-and-sweet' introduction to IG. It has been delivered as a background material in training workshops, and has been shared with project partners for further dissemination in their region. View the IG DVD here.
The Net Neutrality animation, available on Diplo’s YouTube channel (shown in English; the dialogue is also translated into French), was created by Diplo’s multimedia team to visually explain the controversial issue of Net Neutrality. It plays on an analogy of a roadway system and the competing nature of road users.
The video was promoted within the global IGF and regional (European) IG discussions, as well as through Diplo’s online professional community.
A Child Safety Comic Book (2010) was created and printed in both English and French last year.
It highlights the complexity of governance, regulations, and actors over the issue of Child Safety and the use of the Internet, presented from a user-centred perspective. The comic can be viewed here.
International and regional policy forums are not just taking place inside conference centres, but also across the world via Internet tools such as remote participation and social media. Our e-participation resources are aimed at helping professionals involved in the process to use these tools in an effective way.
The Social Reporting Handbook provides useful guidance on what social reporting is, why it is needed, and how to report from events. Embracing social media tools helps professionals extend their personal and institutional capabilities to listen to other inputs, share their own contributions efficiently, and engage with others.
E-participation is fast become a necessary tool during global and regional policy-making processes. Read about the main concepts and experiences of participation in global discussions in the E-participation leaflet. The Concept Note on E-participation goes a step further by describing concrete steps for joining existing e-participation initiatives or establishing new initiatives that facilitate e-participation during policy-making processes.
ICT Visualisation Materials