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Caribbean Internet Governance Forum & Small Island Developing States Internet Governance Forum

Aug 24 - 26, 2022

BACKGROUND

The Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is a regional, multi-stakeholder forum initiated by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in 2005 to coordinate a regional approach to Internet Governance (IG), initially focussed on the proceedings of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).  The forum has since met annually and has delivered significant and pioneering benefits to the region including formulation of a Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework; the proliferation of Internet exchange points (IXPs); capacity building in IG Principles and best practices; and growth in Caribbean influence in international IG fora. The CIGF is the longest running Internet Governance Forum in the world.

This year, the 18th CIGF will feature a Youth IGF and the CIGF will also be held jointly with the inaugural Internet Governance Forum for Small Island Developing States (SIDS IGF). Having been discussed as a goal of the DC-SIDS for quite a few years, the SIDS IGF was catalysed by an intervention and offer of support by the CTU SG in 2021. Support for the idea grew given the realisation that SIDS worldwide share similar development challenges and there existed no collective IG forum that addressed SIDS-specific issues. The CIGF will provide functional input and logistical support to the inaugural SIDS IGF to facilitate its successful launch and ultimate sustainability.

CIGF OBJECTIVES

The 18th CIGF will address various work streams of Internet governance necessary to seize the waning, COVID-19-related opportunity for accelerated digital transformation. It will also actively foster input on issues relevant to young persons and continue work to update the regionally harmonised policy framework for Internet governance

  • Consider Internet governance policies and initiatives for priority attention to facilitate ICT-driven social and economic development
  • Foster inputs from young persons on IG issues of relevance to the Caribbean
  • Review regional vision, priorities and approaches for sustainably building and/or strengthening consensus and action on IG issues in the Caribbean
  • Build national capacity and systems in IG to enable, support, strengthen and sustain effective Caribbean participation and representation at regional and global Internet Governance fora


SIDS IGF OBJECTIVES

  • Establish a platform and ongoing process where SIDS can become involved, can collaborate, cooperate, share experiences and have their voices heard re: issues arising from and impacts on their countries by IG, Internet Policy and the Digital Economy without necessarily having to “join” an entity (e.g. the DC-SIDS)
  • Create a globally visible, recognized and reputable platform for engagement, discussion, cooperation, and collaboration and consensus-building (and even possible decision making) for SIDS Internet Governance, Internet Policy and Digital Economy issues.
  • Highlight and seek solutions for the critical issues facing SIDS from the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS in the Digital Economy 
  • Consider and identify appropriate initial governance, procedural and operational mechanisms for effectively addressing and achieving the desired objectives.

TARGET AUDIENCE

All the following stakeholder groups of the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS (Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea) regions:

  • Academia
  • Civil society
  • Government policy makers and IT Managers
  • Internet users
  • Internet service providers and Telecommunications operators
  • International organisations
  • ICT Regulators

Agenda

Speakers52 Speakers

Rodney Taylor

Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General at CTU

Nigel Cassimire

Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary-General at Caribbean Telecommunications Union

Hon Minister Simon Kofe

Hon Minister Simon Kofe

Min. of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs

Hon. Davidson Ishmael

Hon. Davidson Ishmael

Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology, at Government of Barbados

Hon Deepak Balgobin

Hon Deepak Balgobin

Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation

Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill

Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill

Envoy on Technology at United Nations

Stephen Bereaux

Stephen Bereaux

Candidate for Director BDT, The Bahamas at The Bahamas

Dr. Andrea Giacomelli

Dr. Andrea Giacomelli

Aid-for-Trade and Trade Policy Advisor at PIFS

David Cox

David Cox

Chairman/Head of Regulatory Affairs, Cable & Wireless, Caribbean at CANTO/Liberty Latin America

Dr. Tereza Horejsova

Dr. Tereza Horejsova

Outreach Manager at The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

Domingo Kabunare

Domingo Kabunare

Senior Information Security Analyst at Ministry of Information, Communications Transport

Pablo Hinojosa

Pablo Hinojosa

Strategic Engagement Director at APNIC

Sarai Faleupolu Tevita

Sarai Faleupolu Tevita

ICT Director at National University of Samoa

Peter Rigamoto

Peter Rigamoto

Head of Legal and External Affairs. at Digicel Paciifc

Ms. Winifred Kula

Ms. Winifred Kula

President PNG Digital ICT Cluster, Manager eNova Software Solutions at PNG Digital ICT Cluster & eNova Software Solution

Raj MOHABEER

Raj MOHABEER

COMMISSION DE L‘OCEAN INDIEN

Maureen Hilyard

Maureen Hilyard

ALAC Chair at ICANN (ALAC Chair); PICISOC

Letitia Masaea

Letitia Masaea

PICISOC Board Chair at Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society

Bevil Wooding

Bevil Wooding

Director, Caribbean Affairs at ARIN

Cherie Lagakali

Cherie Lagakali

Senior Advisor Pacific Cyber at GFCE

Dalsie Green Baniala Tolang

Dalsie Green Baniala Tolang

Telecommunications Regulatory Advisor at Bureau of Communications

Georgina Naigulevu

Georgina Naigulevu

Project Manager (Digital and Health Information) at Tetra Tech International Development

Georgina Kiele

Georgina Kiele

Papua New Guinea at PNG Dep't of Information & Communications Tech.

Albert Daniels

Albert Daniels

Senior Manager Stakeholder engagement - The Caribbean at ICANN

Shernon Osepa

Shernon Osepa

Director of Caribbean Affairs & Development at ISOC

Chengetai Masango

Chengetai Masango

Head of Office at UN IGF Secretariat

Vêlayoudom MARIMOUTOU

Vêlayoudom MARIMOUTOU

SECRETARY GENERAL at COMMISSION DE L'OCEAN INDIEN - INDIAN OCEAN COMMIS

Kevon Swift

Kevon Swift

Head of Public Safety Affairs at LACNIC

Xavier Jhon-Clair

Xavier Jhon-Clair

Owner/CEO at Phoenix Creative

Tyler Seudath

Tyler Seudath

Associate Professional at UWI

Daniel John

Daniel John

Intern at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine

Saajid Dan

Saajid Dan

Student (Intern) at University of the West Indies

Jeremy Baksh

Jeremy Baksh

Student at The University of the West Indies

Rabindra Jaggernauth

Rabindra Jaggernauth

Director at TTMAG

Melissa Muñoz

Melissa Muñoz

Digital Culture Manager at OGTIC

Antonio Deterville

Antonio Deterville

Youth Envoy at Generation Connect Americas Group (GC-AMS)

Keeghan Patrick

Keeghan Patrick

Director at Orbtronics

Naomi Padmore

Naomi Padmore

Telecommunications Intern at Caribbean ICT Research Programme (CIRP)

Asha Collie

Asha Collie

SQL Developer at Compings Consultants

Shergaun Roserie

Shergaun Roserie

Sylvia Cadena

Sylvia Cadena

Anja Gengo

Anja Gengo

IGF at IGF

Obed Sindy

Obed Sindy

Board Member at Internet Society Haiti Chapter

Willis Williams

Willis Williams

Rocio De La Fuente

Rocio De La Fuente

Lester Garcia

Lester Garcia

Head of Connectivity and Access Policy - LAC at Meta

Christelle Vaval

Christelle Vaval

Lawyer at Cabinet Salès

Michele Marius

Michele Marius

Director at ICT Pulse Consulting Limited

Gary Kalloo

Gary Kalloo

Director, Business Development and Implementation Support at CTU

June Parris

June Parris

Committee Member at ISOC

Miguel Ignacio Estrada

Miguel Ignacio Estrada

CSRO at LACNIC

Michele Marius

Michele Marius

Director at ICT Pulse Consulting Limited

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