Various Authors
2011, DiploFoundation
Paperback, 92 pages
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This collection of abstracts comes from from research projects conducted during the 2010/2011 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP). Policy research is part of a gradual process of gaining knowledge, skills and policy experience in Internet governance. By immersing our policy research in the local dynamics of developing countries, we have recognised the risk inherent in this lack of synchronisation between academic research and local policy dynamics. Policy research needs to take into consideration local political, economic, cultural, and professional contexts. The same Internet services trigger different policy issues in different countries. Although participants have started addressing local concerns, their research is anchored in broader regional and global contexts. They have identified common patterns between their own countries and other countries in addressing Internet policy issues.


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  2. Sandra Bart, Guyana – Electronic government equals sustainable development for Guyana
  3. Alexandra Vasile, Romania – Introducing child safety in Romanian Schools: Does the existing primary and secondary curriculum address online safety?
  4. Alexandre Hannud Abdo, Brazil – How effective is direct remote interaction in EuroDIG?
  5. Natalia Enciso Benitez, Paraguay – Data protection on the Internet and its lack of regulation in Paraguay: adequate regulation for call centres
  6. Fahd Batayneh, Jordan – International domain names from a multilingualism and security perspective
  7. Rumbidzayi Gadhula, Zimbabwe – Internet governance and service provision in Zimbabwe
  8. Eliot Nsega, Uganda – The use of ICT in human rights promotion: A case study of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  9. Felix Samakande, Zimbabwe – Exploring the need for speed in deploying information and communications technology for international development and bridging the digital divide
  10. Fitahiana Zoniaina Rakotomalala, Madagascar – For an effective taxation of electronic commerce in Madagascar
  11. Sam Goundar, Fiji – Cloud computing: Opportunities and issues for developing countries
  12. Shareeni Kala, Fiji – E-learning at Fiji National University
  13. Keisha Taylor, Trinidad and Tobago – Inter-governmental organisations sharing and linking open and real-time data for inclusive governance: development effectiveness and protection of privacy and security
  14. Arzak Khan, Pakistan – Factors influencing broadband adoption and digital content consumption in developing countries: A case from Pakistan
  15. Tiwonge Davis Manda, Malawi – Maturity of cybersecurity initiatives in Malawi: A comparison with the drive for fast and ubiquitous Internet connectivity
  16. Rajendra Prasad Poudel, Nepal – Access of ICT benefits for underserved rural communities in developing countries: A case study from Nepal
  17. Karim Attoumani Mohamed, Comoros – Evaluation of the status of the e-government in Comoros, French version: Evaluation du statut de l’E-Gouvernement en Union des Comores
  18. Nnenna Nwakanma, Cote dʼIvoire – Social media and networks: what potential is there for policy engagement by citizens in West Africa?
  19. Maduka Kingsley Attamah, Nigeria – Bandwidth management: the public policy approach in a university campus network
  20. Masa Kojic, Serbia – How safe are we? Security risks of the social networks
  21. Benson Ncube, Botswana – Adoption and adaptation of e-health systems for developing nations: The case of Botswana
  22. Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Fiji – Cybersecurity in the Republic of Fiji
  23. Alimata Belemou, Burkina Faso – Comment adapter le code du travail burkinab pour qu’il rponde aux exigences du travail distance