The Diplofoundation in cooperation with the Caribbean Telelcommunications Union
(CTU) will be hosting an Internet Governance(IG) Diplomacy Training Workshop, during November 12-13th 2010, at the Grafton Beach Resort in Tobago.
The workshop attendees comprise of persons from the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) Group of states. In fact, attendance has been confirmed by professionals from the OECS countries, Barbados, Belize, Haiti, Jamaica,Trinidad and Tobago.
This training workshop will give participants an overview of the multidisciplinary field of IG (including technical, legal, economic, socio–cultural, and developmental aspects) and explain interplay among international, regional and national IG policy processes. It provides an opportunity for officials and professionals from ACP countries to strengthen their overall understanding of IG and to develop diplomatic approach of their country and institution in the IGF process
The Team :
Ginger Paque, a coordinator of Internet Governance capacity building programme of DiploFoundation and one of the main facilitators
Rodney Taylor, a Manager at the Caribbean Telecommunication Union (CTU), he will introduce the anchors to the regional (Caribbean) progress and challenges when it comes to the IG and ICT, as well as the CTU work in the field
Tracy Hackshaw and Sheba Mohammid, the local partners from the TT Government, who will help place focus on the IG challenges with Small Island Developing States, with examples from Trinidad and Tobago
Shernon Osepa, joining on behalf of ICANN, he shallcontribute his knowledge and expertise on critical Internet resources, especially in relation to the region
Vladimir Radunovic coordinator of Internet Governance Projects with DiploFoundation, trainer and facilitor of the workshop.
The leading material for the workshop is the Internet Governance book, which is available for download free, in pdf format at:http://igbook.diplomacy.edu/
Additionally, there is a Film available : http://www.diplomacy.edu/ig/dvd/which provides an introduction to Internet Governance through the views of leading policy-makers and academics on a wide array of related questions.
Other useful materials from DiploFoundation are available at:http://www.diplomacy.edu/ig/resources/
At the regional level, CTU IG framework (“Caribbean Internet Governance Framework Issue 1.0.doc”), as well as the CTU link:http://www.ctu.int/internet-governance
CARICOM provides information on the region at: www.caricomict4d.org
Under the Observatory for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSILAC) there are specific resources in terms of ICT measurement in the Caribbean, an area where there is still a grave deficiency in terms of informing Evidence Based Public Policy http://www.eclac.org/socinfo/osilac/default.asp?idioma=IN
Specifically on the Trinidad and Tobago case there is the recently posted ICT Market Survey results), you may visit publicly available content atwww.tatt.org.tt and on www.fastforward.tt.
The DIPLO Community:
Diplo has a very vivid community of (almost 1000) professionals worldwide involved with IG and ICT policy; they are all gathered online for discussions, mutual contacts and joint work through a professional social network available at: www.diplointernetgovernance.org The network is open to new professionals and they invite you to join and extend the community – thus further strengthening the within network of Caribbean.