Barbados Internet Governance Forum
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What is IGF?
In 2003 and 2005, the United Nations organized the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). One of the most critical outcomes from this landmark summit was the creation of the Internet Governance Forum, or the “IGF“. Each year there are global, national, and regional IGFs events happening around the world, including our own Caribbean IGF.
Every IGF offers a unique space for a an amazing range of people to share information and develop solutions on key Internet issues. It was purposefully designed not to be a decision-making body, which allows people to speak freely, on equal footing, without limitations linked to the negotiations of formal outcomes. What comes out of the IGF, however, plays an essential role in shaping decisions taken by other groups that help the Internet run.
In 2017 The Internet Society Barbados Chapter is leading a multistakeholder initiative to organize Barbados’ first IGF. The IGF will provide Barbadians from all sectors of society with a platform to discuss how they use the internet and the most pertinent issues affecting them. One of the key outputs from the IGF will be a comprehensive report detailing the critical internet governance issues affecting business, government, civic organizations and ordinary citizens across the island. We also hope to educate citizens about the various processes they can become involved with to build their knowledge and to make valuable contributions to internet governance.
IGF Barbados is organized in accordance with five core IGF principles, which are:
1. Open and transparent
What's up for discussion?
Barbados IGF 2017 topics include:
- – Barbadian Participation in Internet Governance
- – Internet Law
- – Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
- – The Internet and Activism
- – The Internet Economy
Please see full schedule below for more information
Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean island chain. Located just north of the equator, the climate is considered to be moderately tropical and temperatures typically range from between 80-86 degrees Fahrenheit (27-30 degrees Celsius) and 70 – 76% humidity for most of the year.
The Barbadian population is a diverse melting pot of people, the majority of whom are of African descent. Barbadians are renowned for being very friendly, and with tourism being a major contributor to the economy, it’s obvious that the people of Barbados are this little island’s best kept asset.
Detailed travel and tourism information can be found at www.visitbarbados.org.
Meet our valued and experienced speakers
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Introduction & Objectives
Internet Society Address
Regional Perspective on Internet Governance
Workshop: The Internet Governance Ecosystem
Panel Discussion: Increasing Participation - Fellowships, Ambassadorships and Opportunity
Panelists: Niel Harper - The Internet Society Susan Hamlin - American Registry of Internet Numbers Albert Daniels - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Kevon Swift - Latin America and Caribbean Network Information CentreModerator: Bartlett Morgan - Internet Society Barbados Chapter
Exercise: How Well Do You Know Internet Law?
Lunch & Learn: Personal Cyber Security
Workshop: Internet Law in Barbados
Panel Discussion: Are Legislation Gaps Harming Business?
Panelists: Julian Greig - Caricraft.com Inc. Gabriel Abed - Bitt Phillip Lewis - Northpoint Consulting Inc. Tom Durbin - Lecturer in Law, UWI Cave HillModerator: Antonio Lythcott - Northpoint Consulting Inc.
Panel Discussion: Cyber Crime in Barbados
Panelists: Francois Griffith - Information Systems Security Association Brian White - Information Systems Security AssociationModerator: Gail Griffith - Data Processing Department, Cybersecurity Unit
ISOC Virtual Town Hall on Cybersecurity
Panelists: Trinidad and Tobago: Joel Mitchell Dominican Republic: Cesar Moline, Oswaldo Larancuent & Isaías Mercado Barbados: David Gittens Haiti: Max LarsonModerator: Shernon Osepa - The Internet Society
Panel Discussion: Internet Activism - Democracy & Economics
Panelists: Krystal Howell - Institute of Internal Auditors Barbados Chapter Jeremy Stephens - University of the West Indies Cave Hill Patrick "Salt" Bellamy - SLAM 101.1 FMModerator: Jason Francis - Internet Society Barbados Chapter
Panel Discussion: Internet Activism - Gender & Harassment
Panelists: Ronelle King - Life in Leggings Lennox Rochester - Psychiatric Hospital Patrice Daniel - Supreme Counselling for Personal Development Corey SandifordModerator: Nalita Gajadhar - Bureau of Gender Affairs
Lunch & Learn: Introduction to the Digital Economy
Panel Discussion: Supporting The Internet Economy
Panelists: Hanseley Straughn - E-Government Officer Justin Quinlan - Quinlan Ventures, Carizoom Sonia Mahon - University of the West Indies Cave Hill Adrian Reid - LegaciGlobal Adrian Bayrd - Fujitsu CaribbeanModerator: David Smith - Internet Society Barbados Chapter
Vote of Thanks
these awesome organisations support us
- The Cave Hill School of Business, UWI Cave Hill
- (246) 535-1265
- 8:30am - 3:00pm