Digital and Cyberdiplomacy

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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Course details

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Length
3 weeks
Effort
6-8 hours
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
600 USD
Start date
11 November 2019
End date
1 December 2019

Course summary

This online course focuses on both digital diplomacy (the use of digital tools to promote broader diplomatic strategies) and cyber diplomacy (the use of diplomacy to tackle the issues arising in cyberspace).

About this course

New digital technologies have had, and will continue to have, a profound impact on both the practice and content matter of diplomacy. The digital ecosystem in which diplomats operate offers new opportunities, especially for smaller states, but also challenges traditional activities and organisational structures. At the same time, cyberspace itself is throwing up a series of issues, range ranging from Internet governance to cyber security, which require diplomacy. This online course focuses on both digital diplomacy (the use of digital tools to promote broader diplomatic strategies) and cyber diplomacy (the use of diplomacy to tackle the issues arising in cyberspace).

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Target audience

The course targets mid to senior-level government officers in ministries preparing for and/or taking part in conferences in relation to climate change as well as staff of intergovernmental / nongovernmental organizations. It also targets entry-level and mid-career diplomats working in a multilateral setting. Private sector specialists and students whose work or studies are related to this subject are also encouraged to apply.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the range of diplomatic tools available to facilitate and promote different diplomatic activities;
  • Develop digital diplomacy strategies in pursuit of broader foreign policy objectives;
  • Identify the key problems of internet governance and how diplomatic mindsets and techniques can be applied to managing them;
  • Distinguish between the different aspects of cybersecurity and the challenge they pose to governments, companies and society;
  • Be able to apply diplomatic approaches to managing cybersecurity challenges.