LACIGF 11

The organizers of the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the IGF 2018 will offer a limited number of partial scholarships to members of the Internet community of Latin America and the Caribbean interested in attending the 11th. Regional Preparatory Meeting for the IGF (IGF 11), to be held from July 31st to August 2nd in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The LACIGF Program Committee is pleased to announce the following scholarships from applicants coming from countries in the region, for the 11th Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum:

Beneficiaries Country
GILDA MARIA MONSERRAT VIDAL RIVERA GT
CRISTINA DE LOS ANGELES MORALES ANGULO NI
PATRICIA CANDIA PY
CYNTHIA DANIELA ALVAREZ ISIDRO MX
WENDY FLORES CR
KIRENIA NARIÑO THOMAS CU
AGNERIS SAMPIERI ORTEGA MX
MARIA LUCIANO BR
DANIELA MACIAS EC
JESSIC MATUS CL
SHIRLEY DIOSSANA GARAY LAGOS HN
YACINE KHELLADI DO
DIANA FERNANDEZ SANCHEZ CR
NUBIA ARACELY CORTES AMAYA SV
HERNAN ANTONIO CORTEZ HERNANDEZ SV
ELIZABETH CORNEJO PE
SARA FRATTI GT
CATALINA REYES VILLEGAS CO
OBED SINDY HT
HEMA RAMSINGH TT
PAOLA GUADALUPE MÁRQUEZ MARTÍNEZ MX
PAMELA GONZALES BO
VIVIAN ZUNIGA CR
OLGA LUCÍA CAMACHO GUTIÉRREZ CO
PAZ PENA CL
CHAMIR ALEXANDER ORTIZ PERALTA DO
LENANDLAR SINGH GY
ROBERTO ZAMBRANA BO
ALEJANDRO MARTÍNEZ VARELA MX
GLORIA MABEL MORINIGO PY
MERCEDES ARAMENDIA UY
KIMMY WU BR
JONATHAN CISNEROS CR
SARA GRULLON DO

Selection process

There will be a selection process among the applicants for the allocation of partial scholarships. The scholarship includes one of the following benefits:

Option 1 – Accommodation
Accommodation expenses (up to 4 nights) at the venue hotel or near the venue for one person in single room.

Option 2 – Airfare
Air ticket round trip from the residence of the applicant to the city where the event takes place. (Does not include airport taxes or visa costs. The processing of visas and other requirements such as immunizations are the responsibility of the selected candidates).

The resources available are limited, so grants are not guaranteed for all. Approval will be directly communicated to the selected applicants. 

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will seek to have representation from all sectors of interest related to Internet governance (representatives from business, civil society, governments, social organizations, etc.) as well as gender and country of origin representation.

The selection committee has the right to select the candidates more suitable to receive the scholarships following the above-mentioned criteria without any obligation to justify the results of the selection.

Requirements to be complied by the selected applicants

Beneficiaries of the financial assistance must attend all the sessions of the meeting.

Sponsored participants will be required to attend all meetings to which they are summoned and must fulfill the requirements or tasks that are requested of them, such as:

  • Becoming familiar with the information they will be provided
  • Participating in all open sessions during the event
  • Attending the briefing for sponsored participants
  • Availability to moderate remote participation (chat rooms) during plenary sessions and forums
  • Submit a brief written report on their participation in the event 

Calendar

Scholarship application period April 25 to May 18
Analysis of applications May 21 – 25
Announcement of results to applicants June 1
Publication of the list of beneficiaries June 8

Applications received after the due date will not be considered.

The applicants who are selected will be informed directly via email from June 1 to June 8, 2018. Confirmation of acceptance of the scholarship by the selected applicants is due on 15 June.

For more information, please contact: secretaria@lacigf.org

LACIGF is an event by and for the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community, so the community’s active participation in defining the regional agenda is essential.

For this 2018 edition, seeking to promote and encourage the participation of all stakeholders, the Program Committee has decided to conduct a public consultation to prepare the LACIGF program. This consultation will include two parts:

  • 1. An intra-sectoral consultation with each sector involved in forum discussions
  • 2. A public consultation

In this sense, in order to ensure the greatest possible relevance for each stakeholder group and the participation of key representatives, the Program Committee has decided to delegate the definition of the topics to be discussed during half of the sessions to the four sectors represented at the Forum. Thus, each sector will propose a topic and organize a session, thus ensuring multistakeholder participation. The remaining sessions will be defined through a public consultation as in prior editions of LACIGF.

The community is invited to discuss nine (9) sessions, organized as follows:

  • Four (4) sessions decided through public consultation
  • One (1) session proposed by the public sector
  • One (1) session proposed by the government sector
  • One (1) session proposed by the civil society sector
  • One (1) session proposed by the technical Internet community
  • One (1) open microphone session

Regardless of the sector by which they are proposed, all sessions will involve multistakeholder participation.

Intra-Sectoral Consultation

The LACIGF Program Committee comprises four sectors of the community: the government sector, the private sector, civil society, and the technical Internet community. Each of these sectors will hold a consultation with their members to decide the most pressing topics that should be discussed in the upcoming edition of LACIGF.

Members of the Program Committee and the sectors they represent are listed at the following link: https://lacigf.org/comite-de-programa

Public Consultation

The public consultation process will be open from 15 March to 6 April 2018. During this period, everyone will have the chance to contribute topics and ideas that will be considered for their discussion at the upcoming edition of the regional event, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Your comments are very important for the evolution of the Internet in our region!