The ITU Regional Workshop on “Strengthening capacities in international Internet governance" was held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, from 1-3 October 2019. The workshop was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Regional Centre for Information and Communication Technology (RCICT) in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The objectives of the workshop were to strengthen capacities of the ITU membership in the field of Internet governance, involving different stakeholders in the delivery of the workshop, and to provide a general overview of key aspects related to international Internet governance discussions. This corresponds to the outcomes of the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2017, where ITU Member States agreed that capacity building of the ITU membership in international Internet governance is one of the priority issues to be addressed by ITU’s capacity building programme.
This workshop is the third in a series of regional Internet governance capacity development events that ITU is organizing in collaboration with other stakeholders. The experience from these workshops was fed into the further development of ITU’s capacity development and training programmes in the field of Internet governance, which are offered under the umbrella of the ITU Academy.