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The Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) is a platform for exchanging best practices in regulating digital technologies.  Started in 2000, the 23rd edition of the GRS took place in Kampala Uganda from 01-04 July 2024, organized by Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC), the country’s regulator.  The discussions centred around core policies and regulatory issues, particularly how to harness […]

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Developing regulatory frameworks to govern the use of technology is essential.

The digital age has brought with it a disruption in technologies, especially interlinked technologies like the Internet of Things, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics, remotely operated devices, and blockchain. Their potential is immense in enhancing efficiency, improving service delivery, supporting decision-making, and fostering innovation.  However, with this potential comes significant technical, ethical, societal and […]

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WEBCAST JUN 9 – UN Cybercrime Convention: Will states give in disagreements for the sake of a global common threat?

On Tuesday July 9 2024, at 13:00 UTC, ISOC.LIVE will webcast an edited version of the July 2nd DiploFoundation (Diplo) and Geneva Internet Platform Digital Watch observatory (digwatch) panel ‘UN Cybercrime Convention: Will states give in disagreements for the sake of a global common threat?‘ . The Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime (AHC) is tasked […]

Internet Society: Kyrgyzstan Chapter

Trainings on Internet and Artificial Intelligence Governance for civil society

Aziz Soltobaev, conducted a two-day intensive training on Internet Governance and Artificial Intelligence Policy-making for civil society representatives in Kyrgyzstan on July 3-4, 2024. On the first day, the training covered the fundamental components of the Internet, the entities responsible for international policies and standards, and the current state of Internet policy in the Central […]

Internet Society: Kyrgyzstan Chapter

Тренинги по управлению Интернетом и искусственным интеллектом для гражданского общества

Азиз Солтобаев провел двухдневный интенсивный тренинг по управлению Интернетом и разработке политики искусственного интеллекта для представителей гражданского общества в Кыргызстане 3-4 июля 2024 года. В первый день тренинг охватывал основные компоненты Интернета, субъекты, ответственные за международную политику и стандарты, и текущее состояние политики Интернета в регионе Центральной Азии с особым акцентом на Кыргызстан. Участники получили […]

Internet Society: Netherlands Chapter

Laatste Kans Deelname Clingendael-ISOC NL Paneldiscussie: “Digitale Soevereiniteit: Zin of Onzin!?”Mis het niet!

Clingendael en Internet Society nodigen je uit voor een online paneldiscussie op maandag 8 juli over de huidige stand van zaken rond digitale soevereiniteit. Panelleden zullen met elkaar én met deelnemers in gesprek gaan over de vraag: “Digitale soevereiniteit: zin of onzin?” Ofwel: wat is het nut en de noodzaak van digitale soevereiniteit? Wat zijn […]

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Executive Committee Announcement 2024/25

Internet South Africa (ISA) held their AGM on 27 June 2024. Members were invited to attend in person from Cape Town – GirlHype, Durban – Durban University of Technology, Johannesburg – Safe-Hub Soweto or online, via Zoom. The executive committee for 2024/25 is: Thoko Miya – Chair William Stucke – Vice Chair Wadzanai Ndlovu – […]

Internet Society: Somalia Chapter

Somalia is looking for WSA nominees till October 15th

Here is a chance for #Somali tech Startups to participate in a global competition. Go for it and good luck. Please share with your IT sector friends. You developed a digital solution with strong social impact in your country and want to convince your National Expert that it deserves a spot at the World Summit […]

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SDG Digital Game Changers Award – Go for it.

The 2nd edition of the SDG Digital GameChangers Award will honour organizations that are working towards rescuing the Global Goals through digital. The award ceremony will take place during SDG Digital Futures on 20 September, 2024. Submit your innovative solutions, demonstrate practical applications, and show how digital can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Submission […]

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WEBCAST JUL 2 – IPNSIG Academy: LTE/4G for Lunar Surface Communications – Luis Maestro

On Tuesday July 2, 2024, at 4pm-5pm EDT (20:00-21:00 UTC) the Interplanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG) presents an IPNSIG Academy Keynote ‘LTE/4G for Lunar Surface Communications‘. Luis Maestro of Nokia Bell Labs, currently the Principal Investigator for the NASA tipping point program aiming at deploying the first 4G/LTE network on the lunar surface in […]

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Announcing the 2024 BOLT Grant Program: Empowering Innovation for Global Internet Access 

The Internet Society Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 edition of our Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technologies (BOLT) Grant Program. This initiative is designed to support teams of innovators dedicated to improving Internet access and connectivity in unconnected or underserved communities worldwide.  The BOLT Grant Program focuses on developing access and connectivity solutions […]

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ISOC-NY TV: Extreme Heat and NYC

On Wednesday July 3 2024 the ISOC-NY TV show show features two NYC Open Data Week sessions focused on mapping the effects of extreme heat on the City’s denizens, the first ‘Aging and Adaptation to Extreme Heat‘ from Cornell, and the second ‘Heat Story‘ from the NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene. What: ISOC-NY […]

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VIDEO – NYC Open Data Week 2024

On March 16-24 2024 the NYC Open Data Team at the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI), BetaNYC, and Data through Design presented NYC Open Data Week 2024. Every March, New Yorkers come together online and across the five boroughs to celebrate public data in New York City and mark the anniversary of the City’s […]

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Internet Society Foundation Appoints Chris Locke as New Executive Vice President and Managing Director

Washington, DC, 1 July 2024— The Internet Society Foundation today announced the appointment of Chris Locke as the new Executive Vice President (EVP) and Managing Director. In this role, he will oversee the strategic vision and provide programmatic, financial, and operational leadership for the Foundation, which focuses on funding initiatives that strengthen the Internet in […]

Internet Society: Dominican Republic Chapter

Clausura de evento Fortalecimiento Ecosistema de Internet

28 de junio de 2024. ISOCdo clausura evento de Fortalecimiento del Ecosistema de Internet de la República Dominicana, con la participación de ICANN y LACRALO, luego de dos días de talleres, conversaciones y discusiones. La actividad se realizó el Centro Indotel de Cultura Digital, OpenSpace, gracias a INDOTEL, donde el primer día se realizaron talleres […]

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Invitación: Conversatorio sobre Pacto Digital Global

1 de julio de 2024. ISOCdo convoca a su membresía y a interesados a evento el próximo 11 de julio de 2024, en la PUCMM, para conocer cómo colaborar en los lineamientos del Pacto Digital Global, con la participación del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD). Tenemos el honor de invitarlo a […]