Call for Applications

Introduction to Geneva Internet Governance
Online pre-posting training for diplomats
30 June–3 August 2014

This course offers a tailored and effective view of the fast-evolving landscape of Internet governance. This targeted training will benefit diplomats whose agenda includes Internet governance and other Internet-related policy fields (e.g. telecommunications, human rights, cybersecurity, trade). The course is organised within the Geneva Internet Platform, an initiative of the Swiss authorities operated by DiploFoundation.



The five-week course is delivered entirely online and is based on a collaborative approach to learning, involving a high level of interaction. Reading materials and tools for online interaction are provided through Diplo’s online classroom. Each week, participants read and discuss the lecture texts provided using hypertext entries; the tutor and other participants read and respond to these entries creating a group dynamic. During the week, participants complete additional online activities (e.g. further discussion via blogs or forums). At the end of the week, participants and the tutor meet for an online chat session. The course materials, the e-learning platform, and the working language of the course are English.


Who can benefit

  • Diplomats preparing for their posting in Geneva who will deal with Information society, Internet, and ICT-related policy issues.
  • Diplomats working on Internet-related aspects in Geneva with a need to deepen their knowledge of the issues.



The course is flexible, yet intensive. Applicants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English.
  • Regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient, although broadband is preferable).
  • A minimum of 5 hours commitment per week, and the readiness to participate in class online sessions (once a week at specified times).


The course is free of charge.


Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion.


To apply please contact Ms Roxana Radu ( or  tel. +41 22 907 36 31 by 20 June.


Further information

●    Geneva Internet Platform (

●    Capacity development programmes of DiploFoundation (

●    Learning with Diplo (

Related actors:

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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