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8th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum
29.08.2012 - 30.08.2012
Bay Gardens Hotel - Castries, St. Lucia
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29th - 30th August, 2012

Bay Gardens Hotel, Castries, St. Lucia



The Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is a multi-country, multi-stakeholder forum initiated by the CTU and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in 2005 to coordinate a regional approach to Internet Governance. The forum has since met annually and the primary product of its work has been the formulation of a Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework issued in 2009. This policy framework is a guide for regional stakeholders on the Caribbean vision, priority areas and recommendations for Internet Governance. The 8th CIGF will address areas of high priority for further policy development and initiate the work to appropriately update and keep current the policy framework.



  • Highlight priority Internet Governance Issues for the Caribbean.
  • Review progress since the 7th CIGF in 2011.
  • Present a business case for advancing the proliferation of Caribbean Internet Exchange Points (IXP).
  • Outline the need for comprehensive Cyber-Security Framework.
  • Review and Revise the Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework.
  • Plan future policy development and collaboration work.


Target Audience

  • Government policy makers
  • Regulators
  • Internet service providers
  • Telecommunications operators
  • International organisations
  • Academic institutions
  • Civil society Internet users


Agenda & Resources

Download the Preliminary Agenda

Download the Caribbean Internet Governance Framework V2 Draft



Day 1

John Curran_Global Internet Governance Issues

Nigel Cassimire_Updating the Caribbean IG Policy Framework

Virginia Paque_Remote Participation: Opportunities for Regional Participation

Patrick Ryan_Internet Governance at the Crossroads

Shernon Osepa_Impact of WCIT-2012 on IG

Rodrigo de la Parra_Internet Evolution in light of the world of new gTLDs

Laurence McNaughton _Mobile Broadband for Business

Bevil Wooding_Mobile Content: Reaching the Masses


Discussion Group 1   Presentation_Topic: Physical Infrastructure for Broadband Connectivity

Discussion Group 3   Presentation Topic:Legal Frameworks and Internet Content

Discussion Group 4   Presentation Topic:Public awareness, Capacity Building and Research



Gregory Richardson_CyberCrime in the Caribbean

Patrick Jones DNSSEC: Collaboration and Training

Bevil Wooding_IXPs: Update on Caribbean IXPs

Arturo Servin_IPV6: The Time is Now

Michele Marius_The Caribbean Bloogersphere: Keeping the Discussion Going




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Information to Participants

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Participating Organizations








1 Day Intensive Cyber Security Workshop

31st August, 2012

Bay Gardens Hotel, Castries, St. Lucia

Following the 8th CIGF, The CTU in collaboration with the Government of St. Lucia and the Commonwealth Foundation for ICT Development will host a one day intensive Cybersecurity workshop, which will provide guidance to key stakeholders on the development of a national framework for Cyber Security in St. Lucia.

Local stakeholders from Government Ministries, the Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Academic Institutions and Chamber of Commerce will be invited to particpate and make their input into the framework.


Bay Gardens Hotel
Rodney Bay,Gros Islet
Castries, St. Lucia


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