16th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum

26 August, 2020 - 28 August, 2020
Venue: Online

This year, the CIGF evolves yet again, this time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 16th CIGF will be convened via online videoconferencing, under the theme: Accelerating Digital Transformation – Internet Governance Matters! Countries, organizations and end-users have all had to rely more heavily on digital services as COVID-19 related public health and social distancing requirements catalysed adoption of remote working methods. No sector has escaped impact. The role of ICTs has therefore never been more important, and the need for effective, locally relevant Internet governance never more urgent.

16th CIGF General Invitation
Reviewing the Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework (Opens in Google docs)

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16th CIGF Agenda

Day 1

Mr. Miguel Estrada – General Manager, LACTLDThe Impact of COVID-19 on ccTLDs
Mr. Kevon Swift – Head of Strategic Relations & Integration, LACNICUpdate on LACIGF 12
Mr. David Smith – Barbados IGFThe 2019 Barbados Internet Governance Forum
Mr. Kendell Vincent – Guild Publications Chair, UWI St. AugustineDigital Transformation

Day 2

Mr. Bennette Thomas –Director of Telecommunications & Technology, Ministry of Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Government of DominicaAccelerating e-Government: Rapidly Transitioning Government Services Online
Mr. Rodney Taylor – Director, Data Processing, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Government of BarbadosAccelerating e-Government – Rapidly Transitioning Government Services Online – Trials, Successes and Lessons
Mr. Charles Bobb-Semple – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, iGovTTAccelerating Digital Transformation
Mr. Kevon Swift – LACNICThe 2019 Barbados Internet Governance Forum

Day 3

Mr. Stephen Lee – Chief Executive Officer, Arkitechs Inc.Clouds in the Caribbean Sky
Mr. Bartlett Morgan - Attorney at LawData Privacy: 2020 Trends and Highlights
Ms. Amelia Bleeker – Associate Programme Management officer, UNECLACClouds in the Caribbean Sky – Data Sovereignty, Security and Privacy for Local Online Services
Ms. Heidi Alert – Chief Executive Officer (Ag.) Tourism Trinidad Ltd.Tourism Trinidad - Sun, Sea & Masks
Mr. Hector Faya – Head of Policy Programs & Government Outreach, Latin America, FacebookDigital Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean

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