Call for Intersessional Working Groups

Call for the formation of Intersessional Working Groups – IWGs – for the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum – LACIGF

Dear Internet Governance Community!

The call for the formation of Intersessional Working Groups – IWGs – for the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum is open until June 30, 2024..

This is a call to all individuals and groups interested in contributing innovative, relevant and pertinent ideas that drive the development and evolution of our digital space.

The Internet Governance Forum has become a fundamental space for inclusive dialogue and collaboration between diverse actors, including governments, civil society, private sector, technical and academic community. Intersessional Committees play a crucial role in facilitating in-depth discussions on crucial issues affecting the present and future of the Internet.

What are we searching for?

The Working Groups constitute the core of the intersessional spaces between the annual LACIGF meetings.

We seek to foster discussions that address emerging issues, persistent challenges and future opportunities in the area of internet governance. The themes selected for this year’s work are:

  • AI and Emerging Technologies
  • Human rights
  • Cybersecurity
  • Universal access and meaningful connectivity
  • Governance and digital cooperation
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Education and digital literacy
  • Gender and diversity
  • Ethical and legal challenges

Each IWG must be presented by at least 2 different sectors, and will have as leadership figures at least 2 co-coordinators representing two different sectors.

The IWG must work periodically and be open to the participation of all sectors, documenting and publishing their progress.

The presentation of an annual work plan is requested, which will be taken into account for the selection of the IWG.

The IWG must produce an annual report that incorporates findings (opportunities, challenges, trends), work progress and conclusions in accordance with the reporting format that will be required by the CMPI.

How to apply for a GTI?

To apply for an Intersessional Working Group, please fill out the form below, indicating your work plan and the contact information of the people who will coordinate the IWG.

What are the benefits of forming a GTI?

By forming a IWG you have the possibility to

  •     Publish the results of the working group on the LACIGF website.
  •     Share the results of the work at the annual LACIGF meeting.
  •     Participate in other internet governance discussion spaces.

Important Dates:

  •     Deadline for thematic applications: June 30, 2024.
  •     Announcement of selected IWG: July 15, 2024

Your contribution is critical to ensure that the Internet Governance Forum addresses the most pressing and relevant issues for our regional community. We look forward to receiving your proposals and continuing to strengthen dialogue and collaboration on Internet governance.


The form was open until June 30, 2024.