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 focussing on the proceedings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).  The forum has since met annually and has delivered significant and pioneering benefits to the region as well as to the global Internet community. Highlights of its work include 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.

Event15th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum
Theme Planning and Sustaining the Future Development of Caribbean Internet Governance
Dates2nd and 3rd May 2019
VenueHyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Remote Participation Instructions

Remote Hubs ONLY

Live stream

Day one: Thursday 2nd April

Presentations for Download  
TIME PLENARY PRESENTER
07:45 UPDATES: Reports, Trends and Updates from National, Regional and International IG Fora Moderator: Mr. Nigel Cassimire
09:20 CIGF @ 15 : What We’ve Done, Current Initiatives and What’s NextMr. Nigel Cassimire – CTU
09:30 Caribbean NIGFs:
Trinidad and Tobago,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Barbados
Mr. Dev Anand Teelucksingh, TTIGF
Ms. Roxanne John – SVG (Online)
Mr. Rodney Taylor, Barbados IGF
10:00 LAC IGF UpdateUN IGF Update Major themes; opportunities and support for NRIs, SIDS and developing country inputs, youth based initiatives
LACIGF 11 Report
Mr. Kevon Swift Head of Strategic Relations and Integration, LACNIC
Ms. Anja Gengo UN IGF Secretariat  
10:30 PHOTO SESSION & COFFEE BREAK  
     
TIME SESSION PRESENTER/FACILITATOR
11:00 MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PANEL: Moderator:
  Imperatives and Contemporary Approaches for Effective Management or Regulation of Social Media Hon. Fayval Williams – Minister MSET, Jamaica Ms. Claudia Giraldo – Facebook Mr. Shernon Osepa – Internet Society Mr. Gabriel Recalde – Google
  Interactive Discussion All Participants
     
12:30 LUNCH  
     
13:30 Promoting Affordable Internet Access   Mr. Yacine Khelladi –  Latin America and Caribbean Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet
14:00 WORKSHOP SESSION on Caribbean Internet Governance: Caribbean IG Policy FrameworkPolicy Priorities for Current and Future Attention   Facilitator: Mr. Nigel Cassimire
Telecommunications Specialist, CTU  
15:00 COFFEE BREAK  
15:30 WORKSHOP SESSION (Cont’d): Advancing and Sustaining Caribbean Internet Governance    
16:15 General Discussion – Summary of Issues  
16:30 End of Session Wrap-Up    
     
     

Day two: Friday 3rd April

TIME SESSION PRESENTER/FACILITATOR
08:30 Introduction and Recap Master of Ceremonies
08:35 Promoting On-line Safety Mr. Peter Davies Global Ambassador Get Safe Online
     
09:00 MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DISCUSSION: Identifying Recommended Approaches for Assuring Data Protection and Privacy in the Caribbean Mr. Carlton Samuels Consultant – Strategy, Process, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround
Mr. Bartlett Morgan Attorney at Law
10:15 General Discussion – Summary of Issues All Participants
10:30 COFFEE BREAK  
11:00 Presentations of Workshop Recommendations Working Group Spokespersons
11:30 Participant Comments, Feedback and Recommendations Open Microphone
12:15 Session and Forum Wrap Up CTU
16:30 LUNCH – END OF 15th CIGF