The Internet Society Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (ISOC SVG) Chapter, the Secretariat for the SVG Internet Governance Forum (IGF), in collaboration with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – Latin America and the Caribbean Internet (LAC-i) Roadshow and the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) will host a regional event dubbed the “ICT Roadshow”. The Roadshow will be held at the Methodist Church Hall on August 9-11, 2023 under the overarching theme,
Internet for All – Securing our Digital Future
On each day of the Roadshow the following will take place:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
The IGF will be held under the theme,
“The Impact of Digital Transformation in St.Vincent and the Grenadines”
The purpose of the IGF is to bring together multi-stakeholder groups and individuals to discuss and share good practices on Internet governance issues. The Forum also promotes a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address different types of challenges that arise, in a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder, open, and transparent manner.
The ICANN LAC-i Roadshow
ICANN is a not-for-profit, public-benefit organisation which has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address, space allocation, protocol parameter assignment and domain name system (DNS). ICANN will be led by its Regional Vice President, Rodrigo De La Parra. During the LAC-I Roadshow, topics related to DNS security and threats and ICANN’s mission will be discussed. This activity is part of ICANN’s efforts to raise awareness of its role across the LAC Region.
CaribNOG Tech Forum
CaribNOG will coordinate activities on this day. It is a body that exchanges technical information and experiences related to the management of IP networks in the Caribbean. It brings together technical personnel such as network operators, IT practitioners, students, regulators, government representatives and other persons/organsations who may be interested in the advancement of the Internet. Further, CaribNOG, consistent with its raison d’etre will facilitate capacity building and professional networking activities during the ICT Roadshow.