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.


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;


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


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;


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


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 2021 edition

Given the ongoing situation with the slow vaccination process and the travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 6th YouthLACIGF is going to be an online conference. The event will take place online, on October 9-10, UTC-3.

Thus, the Youth Observatory has elected three thematic areas for this year’s YouthLACIGF:

Open Course of Youth LACIGF


We are launching the second edition of the Open Course on July 1, 2021.

Sign up for the course to learn about Internet Governance and the topics of our event. You can be the next Youth LACIGF Ambassador!

List of YouthLACIGF Ambassadors 2021:

  • Flávia Parra Cano
  • Camila Giselle Baello
  • Francisco Javier Morales Hernández
  • Kristel Karem Ñopo Fernandez
  • Miguel Arosemena
  • Stefanie Mendoza
  • Danilo César Soares Noberto Ferreira
  • Glents Johayne Avila
  • Ileana Chaves Brenes
  • Thobias Prado Moura
  • Laura Victoria Ramos Guevara
  • David Aragort
  • Dina Santana Santos

List of YouthLACIGF Ambassadors 2020:

  • Benjamin Chong Castillo
  • Eduarda Costa
  • Eliz Marina Bariviera de Lima
  • Giovana Carneiro
  • Juan Guillermo Coronel
  • Lucas Henrique Muniz da Conceição
  • Natanael Xavier de França Filho

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

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