What is the YouthLACIGF?

The YouthLACIGF is an initiative born from the growing community of Latin American youth interested in issues related to the Internet. Given the active role that the youth have started taking, this new space is created with multi-sectoral characteristics, as a forum for debate of new ideas and perspectives to encourage the creation of lines of discussion that will be taken to other forums.

Goals:

Exchanging experiences

Enabling the exchange of experiences and ideas among young people who are going to attend the LACIGF and young people of the city of the event interested in topics of Internet Governance;

Networking

Enabling networking and creating opportunities for young people with the entire LAC Internet Governance community;

Discussions

Being an in-depth discussion event, but also introductory and welcoming to newcomers;

Bottom-up Perspective

Having a bottom-up perspective, that is, setting an agenda focused on open discussion, break-out groups, dynamics, and workshops;

Violence-free

Being a safe and violence-free event, welcoming to any people;

Diverse

Having a fellowship program committed to diversity of countries, gender, and areas of expertise, which focus on enabling new young leaders to take part in the event itself, but also in the LACIGF.

[UPDATE] About the 2020 edition

Giving the Covid-19 crisis and following all recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other regional organizations, the 5th YouthLACIGF, which was going to take place in Santiago (Chile), is now going to happen remotely, as a video call conference. The event will take place online, on August 1-2, Chile Time Zone (UTC-4). Due the recent announcement of the Organising Committee of the LACIGF about the changed date, the Youth LACIGF event will take place online, in the new date of September 5-6.

We are committed to ensuring the importance of addressing the Covid-19 crisis on our agenda. Giving that, the Youth Observatory has elected four thematic areas for this year’s YouthLACIGF:

Open Course of Youth LACIGF

We have developed a capacity building preparatory course that will bring specialists from relevant stakeholders to share their expertise and knowledge before the YouthLACIGF and LACIGF. 

Enroll in the course and start your learning journey now!

Agenda: YouthLACIGF 2020

The 5th YouthLACIGF, which was going to take place in Santiago (Chile), is now going to happen remotely, as a video call conference. On the occasion of the recent announcement of the Organising Committee of the LACIGF, about the change of date, the Youth LACIGF meeting will take place on the new date of September 5 and 6 at Santiago de Chile Time Zone (UTC/GMT -4)

Register in advance to receive your credentials

The YouthLACIGF Team

The brilliant young minds organising the YouthLACIGF

Eileen Cejas
Organising Committee

Criminal Lawyer and Regional Engagement Director -Latin America and the Caribbean for Youth Observatory. Latin America and the Caribbean Representative for Youth Coalition on Internet Governance

Eileen Cejas
Organising Committee
Juliana Novaes
Organising Committee

Juliana Novaes is a Law Student at the University of Sao Paulo also enrolled in a double-degree program at the University of Lyon. She is a researcher in the tech-policy field and a digital rights activist. She is currently part of the Directive Council of the Internet Society's Youth Observatory (Youth SIG) and an Internet of Rights Fellow at ARTICLE 19. Her main areas of interest are digital economy, digital media and telecommunication regulation.

Juliana Novaes
Organising Committee
Pedro de Perdigão Lana
Organising Committee

Lawyer at Curitiba and São Paulo (Brazil), graduated in Law from the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil) and master's candidate at empresarial law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Researcher at GEDAI/UFPR, with national and international publications. Part of the Board of Directors of Youth Observatory, as Head of Editorial Commission, and member of ISOC's Brazilian Chapter. ISOC Youth Ambassador 2020 @ IFG 2019.

Pedro de Perdigão Lana
Organising Committee
Paola Gálvez
Organising Committee

Paola Gálvez Callirgos received her law degree from Universidad de Lima, where she specialized in privacy, cybersecurity and digital economy regulation. She has worked as a regulatory lawyer advising public entities as well private multinationals. Paola is an ISOC Internet Governance Forum Youth Ambassador fellow, member of the board of the Youth Observatory and a diversity advocate, writer and speaker on the topics she's most passionate about.

Paola Gálvez
Organising Committee
Juan Pájaro Velázques
Organising Committee

BA in Communications Studies and M A in Cultural Studies. Born in Cartagena, Colombia and re invented myself in Rosario, Argentina. LGBTQI+ Artivist, proud non binary person, co creator of Ruta Trans, Digital Rights activist, total believer of open software/open access because knowledge and technology belongs to all of us and extremely proud Linux user.

Juan Pájaro Velázques
Organising Committee
Guilherme Alves
Communications & Program Agenda Commission

Brazilian journalist, holds a Master's in Technology and Society (Federal University of Technology - Paraná), and a Bachelor's in Social Communications Studies (Rio de Janeiro State University). Former member (2018-2020) of the Board of Directors of Youth Observatory - Internet Society SIG Youth. Since 2016 he has been working on educational and activist projects in Internet Governance topics, both in a local (Brazil), regional (Latin America and the Caribbean) and global basis. Mainly issues of interest are Science, Technology and Society (STS) studies, digital inclusion and telecommunications policies, and education on privacy and cybersecurity.

Guilherme Alves
Communications & Program Agenda Commission
Abdías Zambrano
Translations Commission

Abdías Zambrano has a degree in Law and Political Science specialized in Human Rights and Conventionality Control. He currently works as Public Policy Coordinator at IPANDETEC Central America where he specializes in Privacy and Data Protection.

Abdías Zambrano
Translations Commission
Dedlyne Cloiseau
Translations & Open Course Commission

Diplomacy and International Relations at the Center for Diplomatic and International Studies (CEDI). Certified in Human Rights Education. Founder and Executive Director of Fondation Lespwa, a non-profit organization which aims to meet the needs of disadvantaged children, improve their living conditions and allow their inclusion in the field of ICT. Fellow of Merit Haiti Fellowship Program. Global Ambassador at WomenTech Network (a community that promotes gender diversity in tech and connects talented and skilled professionals with top companies). I speak Haitian creole, french, spanish and a little english.

Dedlyne Cloiseau
Translations & Open Course Commission
Hewing Dorvelus
Translations Commission

Héwing Gérald Dorvelus is a business manager and computer scientist who co-founded BoostIT.ht. This initiative has as objectives : promote, support all innovations, and projects aimed at overcoming major obstacles to the development of digital technology in Haiti. He is a member of the ISOC Haiti chapter, Youth Observatory, and is currently working as a communications and logistics manager at Youth IGF Haiti. He is actively involved in issues related to education and social inclusion, which has allowed him to represent his university at The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE 2018) and become a member of EdTech. Besides, he has been a Fellow at LACNIC 30-LACNOG 2018, ambassador for Progress and Accelerated Change through Technology (PACT 2018) and Youth IGF ISOC ambassador 2019.

Hewing Dorvelus
Translations Commission
Gustavo Paiva
Open Course & Translations Commission

Gustavo Paiva is a Law Major and Ex-Youth who first became involved with Internet Governance in 2015, during the João Pessoa IGF. Since then he's been through Brazil's Internet Governance School and for 2018 and 2019 was a Member of Brazil IGF's Evaluation Committee. As of 2020 Gustavo Paiva is the Vice-Coordinator for Brazil IGF's host city, Natal.

Gustavo Paiva
Open Course & Translations Commission
Stanley Bernard Junior
Translations and Evaluation Session Proposal Commission

I'm Stanley Junior BENARD, educator, polyglot and photographer. I'm a very dedicated young dynamic person who is very involved in community life. In addition to being part of the organizing committee of Youth LACIGF, I'm an active member of the Haitian chapter of the Internet Society and also a member of the Youth observatory. I have a background in Social sciences, mainly history and geography and have received many certificates from online classes. Last year, I volunteered as a photographer in the IGF of the local chapter, where we had some great discussions related to disinformation, defamation, and intoxication on the Internet in Haiti.
Currently, I'm doing an internship in a Canadian organization (Mennonite Central Committee-MCC), and at the same time working on several projects with young people in an organization of which I'm the co-founder (SGDs for Haiti)

Stanley Bernard Junior
Translations and Evaluation Session Proposal Commission

LACIGF

LACIGF is a space in the Latin American and Caribbean region in which Internet Governance actors, institutions, and processes share around the different regional issues, collaborating to broaden the discussion beyond what was discussed in the Internet Governance Forum. global.

Due to the measures taken by the COVID-19 pandemic, the LACIGF 13 will be held from September 8 to 10 in online format (Zoom) and will have simultaneous interpretation into English, Spanish and Portuguese. It will also have Youth LACIGF as a zero-day activity, a forum made by the youth of the region for 5 years (+ info).

To access the sessions you must be registered at the event and thus receive the information via email. 

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