South School on Internet Governance

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Name of your School: South School on Internet Governance
Is your School a global, regional or national initiative? regional
Who is the convenor/s of your School? CCAT LAT (Non for profit organization) jointly with local hosts in different countries
Is your School targeting one specific stakeholder group (i.e. do you focus on young people)? It targets all stakeholders
Region or country your School is based: LAC – Latin America and the Caribbean
Year of foundation: 2009
Frequency of your School: annually
Duration of your School: 5 days
Besides Internet Governance do you focus on another sub topic?
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Climate Change and technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethics and Technology
Is your school associated with or co-located with any other event or process? No.
What is the funding model of your SIG? Not for profit
Please provide the link to the website of your school:
Anything else you would like to tell us about your school? The main objective of the South School on Internet Governance is to train new leaders of opinion in all aspects related with Internet Governance, from a global perspective and with focus on the Latin America and Caribbean Region.

The program trains university and postgraduate students from the region and from the rest of the world in understanding the complexity related with Internet Governance and its importance in the future of the Internet.

The mission of the South School on Internet Governance is to:

  • Increase the number of representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean region in the international Internet Governance debate spaces.
  • Motivate the new regional leaders of opinion to becoming active participants in Internet Governance meetings and activities, where the future of the Internet is shaped.
  • Make them the future leaders on Internet Governance in their countries and regions.

Locations where it has been organized since 2009:

  • 2009 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2010 – San Pablo, Brazil
  • 2011 – Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2012 – Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2013 – Panama, Panama
  • 2014 – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2015 – San José de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • 2016 – OAS Headquarters, Washington DC, USA
  • 2017 – FGV, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2018 – CYBER SSIG – OAS Headquarters, Washington DC, USA
  • 2019 – Ministry of Economy, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2020 – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina