Open process for the review of regional mechanisms for Internet governance dialogue

Since 2008, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) is the regional meeting space for multistakeholder policy dialogue where actors representing different sectors of the community, including governments, the private sector, the technical community and civil society, meet annually to address the most relevant aspects of the Internet and its impact on the development of the information society.

After eleven (11) editions of the LACIGF which have served to advance in addressing the main topics of interest to the community, new challenges are presented in relation to the mechanisms for the discussion of key governance issues at a regional level, as well as to their future sustainability.

For this reason, together with some of the stakeholders that are part of the Internet community, the Program Committee believes it is necessary to conduct an updated analysis of the status of the LACIGF as well as of the future of Internet Governance discussions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

This analysis has been entrusted to Raúl Echeberría, a leading Internet Governance specialist, who will be responsible for conducting an open process to identify consensus and options for updating and evolving regional Internet Governance mechanisms, taking into consideration the points of view of the various actors involved in the discussion process in Latin America and the Caribbean.

An open call is made to the community to submit any comments, suggestions or contributions that will allow us to identify the key factors in the evolution of regional governance mechanisms. These comments should be sent to