[governance] Call for Applications: Capacity Building Training Programme 2007

Yasmeen Ariff yasmeen at diplomacy.edu
Mon Jan 22 10:51:24 EST 2007

Dear All

We are pleased to announce the third cycle of our capacity buildng 
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Yasmeen Ariff
Internet Governance Projects
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Tel: +356 21 333323
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Call for Applications
Capacity Building Training Programme 2007
      DiploFoundation, in cooperation with various partners, is currently 
accepting applications for the 2007 Internet Governance Capacity Building 
Training Programme.

      This programme is designed to improve Internet Governance (IG) related 
knowledge and skills for participants mainly from developing countries and 
to facilitate community building among individuals with different national, 
cultural, and professional backgrounds.

      » What

      The programme offers 135 places for young professionals from diverse 
stakeholder backgrounds in IG related fields and is open to individuals from 
all around the world. Participants from developing countries are eligible to 
receive full scholarship support. A special bilingual Spanish-English 
speaking group will be formed as well.

      The programme includes an online training phase, a research phase, and 
capacity building fellowships awarded to a number of successful participants 
in the programme. Fellowship opportunities include internships with partner 
organisations and attendance at IG related meetings, including the Internet 
Governance Forum later in the year.

      » How

      The programme includes online learning and research phases that take 
place over eight months:

        a.. The learning phase consists of the Foundation Course 
(introductory materials and activities) and the Advanced Course (advanced 
materials, involvement of discussion facilitators and experts, introduction 
of advanced online communication and discussion tools). 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;
        b.. The research phase involves supervised collaborative online work 
focused on IG policy issues of highest relevance to developing countries, 
and is closely linked to training activities.
      » Who

      The training programme seeks applications from the following 
categories of individuals from both developed and developing countries:
        a.. officials in government ministries and departments dealing with 
IG related issues (e.g., telecommunications, education, foreign affairs, 
        b.. postgraduate students and researchers in the IG field (e.g., in 
telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development 
        c.. civil society activists in the IG field;
        d.. journalists covering IG issues;
        e.. individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g., ISPs, software 
      » When

      The 8 month programme commences on 1 March 2007. The online training 
phase runs from March to July 2007, followed by a research phase from July 
to October 2007. Fellowships placements will be offered from July 2007 
through to 2008, dependent on the timing of pertinent events and meetings.

      » Fee

      Applicants from developing countries: full scholarships are available 
for all selected applicants to cover course tuition.
      Applicants from developed countries: 2000 euros.

      » Requirements

      The applicants are required to have:

        a.. Basic awareness and interest in IG issues
        b.. Knowledge and/or experience of the multistakeholder approach in 
international affairs
        c.. Fluency in English
        d.. Good writing skills, ability to summarize information and focus 
on details
        e.. Frequent access to the Internet (dial-up connection is 
        f.. Minimum of 8 hours commitment per week during the programme
        g.. Participation in online consultations (once a week at specified 
      » Deadline

      The deadline for applications is 10 February 2007.

      » How to Apply

      For further information and to apply, please visit 
      Do not hesitate to contact us at ig at diplomacy.edu.

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