Building a Global Capacity Building Curriculum Framework and Primer for Internet Governance

5 December 2008 - A Workshop on Internet Governance Principles in Hyderabad, India


This workshop will address the issue of capacity building and aim to create a global network of practitioners, representing several lead stakeholder groups, to discuss the creation of a primer/ basic learning material to be built into an undergraduate/ graduate level diploma on Internet Governance issues. This process will trigger in training modules, programmes, issues and design components for developing course content. Since IG is a global, dynamic and evolving subject, a lot of the latest content and course material would have to be constantly revised and students engaged on an ongoing learning basis. The youth are the future decision makers of tomorrow, and they need to have an orientation on this subject. 

CSDMS will take the lead in garnering a global network of people interested in developing the courses that can be delivered and adapted across the world, but especially in developing countries. The course modules will be available online, and may be delivered online/offline. Online community of practitioners will also be built. Courses will need to be developed at College, University, Research and Corporate/Government( in-service) professionals levels. 

Key questions of the session will be:

  • How can we develop a generic agenda for capacity building network? What lessons can be learned from the WGIG/WSIS/GKP experiences about designing and operating multi-stakeholder processes?
  • How will the development of new network architectures, technologies and applications afffect Internet Governance and its relationship with telecommunications and content governance?
  • How can the research community derived from multiple disciplines be involved in Internet Governance processes - as stakeholders providing impartial information, analysis and advice?
  • How to constantly develop, maintain and revise the basic curriculum for building capacities in developing countries on the global Internet Goverance debate?
  • How can we use new Web 2.0 technologies, NGN, Ubiquitous networks, Grids, Future Internets, etc. to build local language content and collaborative knowledge sharing?
  • How do we ensure that the voices of the voiceless are heard at International dialogues and debates to ensure universality of the access to Internet and being part of Information Society?