ICT Toolkit

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.

The book An Introduction to Internet Governance (4th ed.)

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 and policy research papers

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 book Emerging Leaders for the Digital World

Emerging Leaders for the Digital World features the experiences of some of the most active emerging leaders in Internet governance and ICT policy. 

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.

Discussion on .Africa: online resources

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.

Net Neutrality video 

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.

Comic book on Child Safety 

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.

E-participation resources

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

Click on the thumbnails for larger versions. The thumbnails are a selection of all our Internet governance-related illustrations. More illustrations are available on our online repository. Illustrations translated into French are available here.      
Technology Tiger
Internet Access in Developing CountriesIPv4 to IPv6Network Neutrality
Fracture NumeriqueInternet Governance CubeDroit du TravailFormal vs functional equality in negotiations
Internet Governance ParadigmDomain Name SystemDigital DivideSpam
CopyrightLabour LawInternet SecurityInternet Governance Cube
Not Seeing the Woods for the TreesClassification of IG IssuesData Protection and PrivacyEconomic Model for Internet Connectivity
LegislationInternet Exchange Points (IXPs)Digital Signature
Internet Governance Under ConstructionMultistakeholder PerspectivesInternet Infrastructure and Standards