Internet Governance: A Regional Priority

From April 28th to May 2nd, Trinidad and Tobago will host the 2014 edition of the South School on Internet Governance (SSIG). SSIG an annual programme aimed at raising a generation of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean to represent the region at international fora where the future of the Internet is shaped and debated.
The 2014 SSIG will be the first hosted in the Caribbean. It will take the form of a five-day programme designed to educate young professionals in all aspects of Internet governance, from Latin American and Caribbean perspectives. The school is open to individuals working in government, the private sector and civil society as well as tertiary education students and academics.
The course covers the current governance of the Internet and the political, economic, social impact and legal frameworks. It aims to train new generations to actively participate in regional and global meetings that determine the future of the Internet.
The SSIG was established in 2009, based on the Summer School on Internet Governance run annually in Europe. Since its inauguration in Argentina, the SSIG has been held annually in Brazil, México, Colombia and Panamá.
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), a regional, inter-governmental organisation supporting the development of the Caribbean ICT sector, will host the 2014 SSIG. For more information, visit www.ctu.int.

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