The Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme

‘Although Internet governance deals with the core of the digital world, governance cannot be handled with a digital-binary logic of true/false and good/bad. Instead, Internet governance demands many subtleties and shades of meaning and perception; it thus requires an analogue approach, covering a continuum of options and compromises.’ An Introduction to Internet Governance (4th ed. 2010), by Jovan Kurbalija


Diplo delegates with Vint Cerf, at the 5th Internet Governance Forum in Vilnius, in 2010.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005, officially placed the question of Internet governance (IG) on diplomatic agendas. Today, IG has become an important issue in international relations, and has established itself as a priority area on diplomatic agendas.

Participation in the global IG debate represents a significant challenge for all countries, especially developing and small countries. Dealing with IG issues in a comprehensive way requires multidisciplinary knowledge, as well as a unique blend of diplomatic and technical skills.

Diplo’s Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP) is designed to assist individuals from both developed and developing countries to participate in the global decision-shaping debate. The programme also facilitates community-building among individuals with different national, cultural, and professional backgrounds.

To learn more about the programme, click on the links on the left menu, or visit the sections below: