Ag. Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations
The British Virgin Islands will be the host country for the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) 13th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) from August 21 to 23.
The forum will be held under the theme, “Building Caribbean Capacity in Internet Governance,” and seeks to enhance the Caribbean’s influence in internet governance globally.
Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works and Vice Chairman of the CTU, Mr. Anthony McMaster said, “The 13th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum is important to the advancement of the Territory and the region’s Information and Communications Technologies infrastructure, as it brings together leading decision makers and technical experts in a wide range of internet and technology related topics, which facilitates the best practice and focused approach to the development of policies and world class standards.”
A statement from the CTU outlines that the forum will feature a technical college and facilitates open discussion on current Internet Governance (IG) matters of regional importance such as, net neutrality, privacy and security.
According to the statement, “The forum will review progress, strategies and approaches for building and strengthening national multi-stakeholder structures to enhance IG capacity, expertise and action in the Caribbean.”
Interested ICT stakeholders including Government policy makers, regulators, public and private sector organisations, telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, academic institutions, and civil society Internet users are welcomed to register for the forum. To register, visit www.ctu.int to sign up. For more information call the Ministry of Communications and Works at telephone number 468-2183.