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[July 22, 2014]

Applications Open for Online Course on Internet Governance

(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The NEPAD e-Africa Programme invites applications for an online training programme "Internet Governance in Africa - an Introduction".

The course will cover fundamental aspects of Internet Governance and Internet policy. These include actors and processes, infrastructure and broadband policy, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Human Rights, network neutrality, management of domain names and IP addresses socio-economic and development aspects of the Internet and Internet Governance.


The course will also offer case studies and practical examples from Africa and participants will be encouraged to contextualize their learning to their countries or regions.

The training is open to a wide variety of stakeholders including government officials, officials from regional and sub-regional institutions, parliamentary representatives, civil society activists and advocates, students, academics, researchers and Journalists.

Applicants must meet the certain requirements which include being a citizen of a member state of the African Union, be literate and have good command of the English language and have reliable Internet access.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree may have an added advantage and preference will be given to individuals living and working in Africa.

The course will be delivered in English and will be conducted online using a mixture of facilitator-led sessions and self-directed learning. Participants should expect to spend at least 8 hours per week on the course. The course will be delivered over an 8-week period.

Applications are to be done online, using the application form and all applications should be received on or before July 28.

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