The 6th edition of the South School of Internet Governance took place from April 27 – May 2 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The government, through the Ministry of Science and Technology, served as host, making this the first time in SSIG history that it is performed in the Caribbean region. The organization was supported by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and CCAT LAT.
Led by SSIG director Olga Cavalli, the event featured a strong call from Caribbean attendees (more than half of the total auditorium), as well as the presence of different local government personalities as Dr. The Hon Rupert Griffith, director Ministry of Science and Technology of Trinidad and Tobago, The General Secretariat of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Bernadette Lewis and Selby Wilson, Strategy Manager of the same organization.
It also counted with remote participation of the ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé and Vinton Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist. President and CEO of ARIN John Curran, was present and made a presentation, as well as LACNIC and CCAT President Oscar Mesano; and VP of Policy & Government Relations of Verisign Keith Drazek, among others. Also LACTLD shared a presentation on Domain Name trends in the region and the role of ccTLDs in LAC.
The main objective of the South School of Internet Governance is to provide an opportunity for young students and professionals from various sectors of Latin America and the Caribbean to engage in the debate on Internet governance and to understand its importance in the future of the Internet development in the region.
For more information about the SSIG, click here.