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Benson Ncube, Botswana Adoption and adaptation of e-health systems for developing nations: The case of Botswana Dr Alexandre Hannud Abdo, Brazil How effective is direct remote interaction in EuroDIG? Alimata Belemou, Burkina Faso Comment adapter le code du travail burkinabé pour qu’il réponde aux exigences du travail à distance? Jean-Claude Kamwenubusa, Burundi Acces à l’internet & usage des tic en Afrique - Cas du Burundi Donald Karerwa, Burundi Stratégie d’intégration des TICs dans les systèmes éducatifs d’Afrique, cas du Burundi Karim Attoumani Mohamed, Comoros Evaluation du statut de l’E-Gouvernement en Union des Comores Nnenna Nwakanma, Côte d’Ivoire Social media and networks: What potential is there for policy engagement by citizens in West Africa? Alain Ilunga, Democratic Republic of Congo Obstacles to the integration of ICT in higher education in Democratic Republic of Congo Sam Goundar, Fiji Cloud computing: Opportunities and issues for developing countries Shareeni Kala, Fiji E-learning at Fiji National University Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Fiji Cybersecurity in the Republic of Fiji Bakary Njie, the Gambia Establishment of cybersecurity law and policy in the Gambia Sandra Bart, Guyana Electronic government equals sustainable development for Guyana S. Paramanandan, India Protecting intellectual property rights and traditional knowledge of rural and indigenous communities through a digital database to prevent biopiracy and to manage biodiversity Fahd A. Batayneh, Jordan International Domain Names from a multilingualism and security perspective Fitahiana Rakotomalala, Madagascar For an effective taxation of electronic commerce in Madagascar Tiwonge Manda, Malawi Maturity of cybersecurity initiatives in Malawi: A comparison with the drive for fast and ubiquitous Internet connectivity Dr Towela Nyirenda Jere, Malawi Impact of national ICT structures on ICT4D in sub-Saharan Africa Contents Rajendra Prasad Poudel, Nepal Access of ICT benefits for underserved rural communities in developing countries: A case study from Nepal Maduka Attamah, Nigeria Bandwidth management: The public policy approach in a university campus network Solomon Ingba, Nigeria Telecommunications local loop technology policies towards enhancing Internet/broadband services penetration in Africa: A case study of Nigeria, South Africa, and Niger Arzak Khan, Pakistan Factors influencing broadband adoption and digital content consumption in developing countries: A case from Pakistan Natalia Enciso Benítez, Paraguay Data protection on the Internet and its lack of regulation in Paraguay: Adequate regulation for call centres Radu Roxana, Romania E-participation in policy-shaping: The Debate Europe Model Alexandra Vasile, Romania Introducing child safety in Romanian Schools: Does the existing primary and secondary curriculum address online safety? Anna Orlova, Russia Privacy and data protection concerns within the EU e-government policy Deolindo Costa de Boa Esperanca, Sao Tome and Principe The last mile Internet infrastructure Maša Kojić, Serbia How safe are we? Security risks of the social networks Caroline Ncube, South Africa Open access to information and neglected diseases: A case study of Malaria research in South Africa Keisha Candice 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 Eliot Nsega, Uganda The use of ICT in human rights promotion: A case study of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Rumbidzayi Gadhula, Zimbabwe Internet governance and service provision in Zimbabwe Felix Samakande, Zimbabwe Exploring the need for speed in deploying information and communications technology for international development and bridging the digital divide
In the following pages you will find a collection of abstracts 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 (for a visual summary of the IGCBP methodology, see page 74). Between March and May 2010, during the foundation phase, participants learnt the basic concepts and issues in Internet governance. In June and July 2010, by following the advanced courses, participants focused on specific Internet governance issues, including cybersecurity, human rights, data and privacy protection. After learning about Internet governance, in the policy research phase (September – December 2010), they applied their knowledge to concrete Internet governance issues of relevance for their countries, organisations, and local communities. 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, For example, the societal impact of Facebook and related policy issues are different in Europe, where the main concern is about data protection; in North Africa, on the other hand, Facebook is being used as a platform to coordinate political action. Although participants have started addressing local concerns, their research is anchored in broader regional and global contexts. Under the supervision of Diplo’s experts and through peer-to peer exchange, participants have identified common patterns between their own countries and other countries in addressing Internet policy issues. In 2010, a total of eight research course groups were formed for the policy research phase, made up of the most successful participants of the online course phase. Some 60 participants who went through the research course continued working on their research proposals, covering a wide variety of topics with regional and national focus, such as critical infrastructure, development, e-commerce, security, e-participation, human rights, e government, Internet governance and ICT policy, ICT development; one Francophone team was formed to focus on the specific challenges of French-speaking regions worldwide. The abstracts you see here showcase the first step on the long road to effective and informed policy research and decision-making. Along the way, participants will continue to reap the benefits of the seeds they have sown during the IGCBP as they continue their focus on specialised areas of interest. Shared interests, personal contacts, and common projects contribute to creating sustainable communities of practice for dealing with new and complex policy issues, such as Internet governance. We are proud of their accomplishments to date and look forward to seeing our IGCBP participants continue to flourish in their future policy work.