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How Computers Really Work: Outsmart Your Smartphone!


Computer science for policymakers

In today's Internet-driven age, policymakers often need to decide on Internet-related matters. Whether it concerns e-commerce, privacy, ICT for development, or cybersecurity, it is important to understand how the digital world works in order to create better digital policies.

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will offer a course on the fundamentals of computer science. This course will provide participants with in-depth practical understanding of the key concepts that enabled the development of computers and that are behind all the digital devices we use today (including smart phones and various connected devices). Such understanding can prove useful in developing digital policies and provides an excellent basis for deepening participants' general knowledge of computers and applications, or for specialising in a particular aspect of the digital ecosystem.

Competence Building for Cyberpeace


Cyberspace has become an essential component of modern society, yet its merits are accompanied by threats. Join us on Wednesday, 9 November for a discussion on what is needed to maintain a peaceful cyberspace in our Geneva Peace Week event on competence building for cyberpeace. The session will be held between 13:00 and 15:00 CET (12:00 - 14:00 UTC), at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Building, in Geneva, Switzerland.

ITU Workshop on Spectrum Management for Internet of Things Deployment


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will hold an workshop on 'Spectrum Management for Internet of Things Deployment', on 22 November 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a high-level view on several spectrum management issues related to the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT), noting that, within the ITU framework, studies are on-going on: wireless systems and applications for the development of the IoT, harmonisation for short-range devices, and technical and operational aspects of radio networks and systems. 

[Briefing] Internet governance in November 2016


What were the main Internet governance updates in November, and how will they shape future developments? How will recent updates influence the developments in upcoming months? What can we expect? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 29th November, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policies developments.

Towards a Secure Cyberspace via Regional Cooperation


The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and the Geneva Internet Platform will organise a luncheon event on Towards a Secure Cyberspace via Regional Cooperation, on the occasion of the second meeting of the 2016-2017 UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (GGE). The event will be take place between 13.00 and 15.00 CET, at the Palais des Nations, Room IX, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The meeting will be dedicated to exploring the role of regional organisations in the operationalisation of the UN GGE recommendations on cybersecurity.

ITU Workshop on Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion


The International Telecommunication Union will hold an workshop on 'Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion', on 6 December 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. The results of the workshop will feed into the 7th meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Financial Services, to be held on 7-9 December.

ITU-T Focus Group Digital Financial Services - 7th Meeting


The Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (FG DFS) of the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) will hold its 7th meeting on 7-9 December 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Group acts an an open platform for digital financial services stakeholders – such as telecom regulators, financial services regulators, digital financial services providers, payment platform providers, mobile network operators, international organisations, and industry forums and consortia – to share knowledge and lessons learned in the field of digital financial services, with the objective of identifying the standardised frameworks needed to support the scaling up of digital financial services usage globally. 


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