The Capacity Development Programme aims to assist ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific) countries in Information and Communication Technologies Policy and Internet Governance (March-August 2011).
A call for applications for Diplo’s ACP Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Internet Governance (IG) Capacity Development Programme Foundation Course has been issued to all government and sub-regional/regional institutions of ACP countries involved in ICT and IG policy as well as civil society, business, academia, media, and other interested individuals or groups.
This 12-week online course is designed to improve ICT- and IG-related knowledge and skills for participants mainly from ACP countries and to assist them in participating in global decision-shaping debates on IG. The programme also facilitates community-building among individuals with different national, cultural, and professional backgrounds.
Complete information is available here, and is also available in the attached .pdf file IGICT4ACP11 Call for Applications. More information about the ACP Programme is available on Diplo’s ACP website.
In a parallel programme for applicants from non-ACP countries, DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP11) Foundation Course.
Complete information is available here, and is available in the attached .pdf file IGCBP11 Call for Applications. Visit Diplo’s Internet governance website for more information about the IG programme.
Applications for both courses close on 12 February 2011.
Scholarships and fees
This course is part of a two-year capacity building project for ACP (Africa/Caribbean/Pacific) countries under the @CP-ICT Programme financed from the 9th European Development Fund (EDF). Course fees for eligible participants will be covered by the @CP-ICT Programme Budget. All applicants from ACP countries who are accepted for the course will receive full scholarships.
Applicants are required to have:
a basic awareness of and an interest in issues related to the Information Society, ICT, and IG;
knowledge and/or experience of the multistakeholder approach in international affairs;
fluency in English, as well as fluency in French for applicants to the bilingual group;
good writing skills, and the ability to summarise information and focus on details;
regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient);
a minimum of 10 hours to commit per week during each phase of the programme; this is perhaps the single most important requirement and should be evaluated seriously by any potential applicant; and
the readiness to participate in online consultations (once a week at specified times).
Ginger (Virginia) Paque
IGCBP Online Coordinator