The Internet raises significant challenges for public policy and sustainable human development, both internationally and for individual nations. Hence, the ongoing development of international policies and procedures to govern the use and operation of the Internet. However, although the Asia-Pacific region has the biggest share of global Internet users, it is under-represented in forums that develop Internet-related policies. There are a number of issues and specific challenges related to Internet Governance in the regional context. Governments of emerging economies need to understand these issues if they are to have a voice in the global information network.
||The Problem and Scope of Internet Governance
||An Overview of Proposed Solutions to Internet Governance Challenges
||Dimensions of Internet Governance: Use and Abuse of the Internet
||Development Dimensions and Looking Ahead
The module aims to:
- Describe the ongoing development of international policies and procedures that govern the use and operation of the Internet; and
- Provide an overview of the issues and specific challenges related to Internet Governance in the regional context
After working on this module, readers should be able to:
- Describe the development of international policies and procedures governing the use and operation of the Internet;
- Discuss key issues in Internet Governance from the perspective of developing countries; and
- Outline the first steps towards better governance of the Internet in their respective countries.