Latin American & Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) from 27 to 29 July 2016 ; how to watch the LACIGF online


The ninth edition of the Latin American & Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) meeting will take place in the city of San Jose, Costa Rica, on 27-29 July 2016.

What is LACIGF? LACIGF is the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum. The event has been held annually since 2008 and offers a multistakeholder dialogue and meeting space for government, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society actors to share and discuss their views on the regional Internet Governance agenda.

The LACIGF agenda shows the times of the various Internet Governance sessions over the 3 days. Note that the times are local to Costa Rica which is 2 hours earlier than the time in Trinidad and Tobago. Therefore, one must add two hours to the times listed in the LACIGF agenda.

You can watch and participate in the LACIGF by watching the LiveStream in English | Portuguese | Spanish

You can use the LiveStream mobile app to open the links. To view the livestream in your desktop browser but your browser must have the Adobe Flash plugin installed (if you’re using browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Opera) or use browsers with the Adobe Flash plugin built in (such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge).

Here’s a list of the sessions with local times to Trinidad and Tobago:

Wednesday July 27 2016:

  • 11:30am-12:30pm and from 1:00pm – 3pm
    Surveillance and privacy – Concerns regarding cybersecurity and trust in the igital environment
  • 6pm – 8pm
    The status of online Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress, challenges and trends.

Thursday July 28 2016

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm
    Evolution, progress and challenges of implementing the multistakeholder approach to Internet public policy and Internet governance work at national and regional level.
  • 1pm to 3pm
    Lessons on the development and implementation of strategies for providing access and legal net neutrality initiatives: What are the next steps to ensure an open and interoperable Internet in the region?
  • 4:30pm to 6pm
    Broadening our understanding of Internet intermediary liability: Scope and limits of intermediary liability within the digital ecosystem
  • 6:30pm to 8pm
    The balance between intellectual property and access to knowledge: Scope and impact of interregional trade agreements in the regulatory ecosystem

Friday July 29 2016

  • 11:00am to 12:30pm
    Persistent and emerging challenges faced by Internet access – Connecting the next billion.
  • 1pm to 3pm
    Integrating Internet Governance with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: What are the region’s digital inclusion priorities?
  • 4:30pm to 5:30pm
    Multistakeholder perception of the Digital Economy
  • 6pm to 7:30pm
    Session 10: The future of LACIGF Governance