WEBINAR #1: Introduction to Internet Governance and its ecosystem

Webinar #1: Tracy Hackshaw

Tracy Hackshaw is an ICT and Digital Economy Strategist possessing close to twenty-five (25) years’ local, regional and international experience spanning work in the public and private sectors where he has been integrally involved in the design and implementation of several globally recognized award-winning initiatives such as SurePay, ttconnect, TTBizLink, and Star.tt. Tracy has represented Trinidad & Tobago in various international forums, including at the 2016 G77 Meeting of Experts on ICTs and Sustainable Development for South-South Cooperation, the Executive Management Committee of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative, a two-year term as Vice Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), and co-coordination of the Dynamic Coalition on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Internet Economy at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum.


With respect to his ICANN volunteer work, following his two-year term as Vice-Chair of the GAC, Tracy was asked to Co-Chair the GAC Under-served Regions Working Group focusing on capacity building within developing and emerging economies primarily in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions, and to take the Lead on the GAC Technology Task Force, charged with the redevelopment and redeployment of the GAC’s website on a new ICANN web platform. He also responded to the call to participate as a Community Mentor in ICANN’s Pilot Community Onboarding Program, a role which he performed from ICANN 55 through to ICANN 59, handing over the Mentorship mantle to his graduating, fully onboarded mentee at the end of the Johannesburg meeting. In 2018, he was selected to serve as the Latin American and Caribbean Regional At Large member on the 2019 ICANN Nominating Committee, and in 2019, he was selected to serve a second term on the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee.

Tracy has been appointed to several National Committees and Task Forces, including the National ICT Technical Committee (Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards), the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) for the Development and Implementation of a Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Cloud-based Solution & Service Oriented Architecture, Maintenance and Support of the Single Electronic Window (SEW) for Trade & Business Facilitation – TTBizLink (Ministry of Trade & Industry), the Inter-Ministerial Committee For The Review Of The Electronic Transfer Of Funds (Crime) Act, the National Technical Advisory Committee on Electronic Transactions, the Task Force On The Acquisition By Cable And Wireless Communications of Columbus International, and the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago’s National Payments Council. In addition to professional leadership roles in the Ministries of Science & Technology, Public Administration and Planning & Development and iGovTT, among several other entities and organisations, Tracy has conducted Academic Teaching and Research work at the DiploFoundation/University of Malta, where he is currently a member of their Teaching and Research Faculty and at The University of the West Indies, where he received a 1st Class Honours Degree in Sociology & Psychology in 1996. Since graduation, Tracy has continued his postgraduate learning path at Royal Holloway College, University of London, at the National University of Singapore (e-Government Leadership Centre, Institute of Systems Science), and in 2019, after completing further studies in Entrepreneurship and Small & Medium Enterprise Management at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, received a Masters in Small & Medium Enterprise Management with Distinction.

As Director of the Trinidad & Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group, he played an integral role in convening the inaugural Trinidad & Tobago Internet Governance Forum in January 2017, and has continued in this role right through to the most recent TTIGF held in January 2020. Tracy is the founding Vice Chair of the Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter and was elected its Chair for the 2017-19 term. In 2018, the Chapter was awarded the rights to implement the global Cybersecurity awareness campaign STOP.THINK.CONNECT™ in Trinidad and Tobago. More about Tracy.

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WEBINAR #2: History and Values of Internet

Webinar #2: Olga Cavalli

Dr. Olga Cavalli is a widely known professional for her work in Argentina, America and Europe. She is an electrical and electronics engineer by profession and has vast experience in telecommunication, project management, market research, competitive analysis, public policy and regulations. She holds a multitude of positions in the world of ICT, including high-level work with ICANN, the South School of Internet GovernanceeLAC, higher education, and elsewhere. Dr. Cavalli has acted as a pioneer for women in technology and engineering since entering the male-dominated field, and is currently the President of the Women in Technology and Business Forum and the founder of the National Centre of Engineers’ Women Engineers for Development Commission.

Dr. Cavalli is Argentina’s GAC representative at ICANN, and was also the Nominating Committee‘s appointee to the GNSO, where she represents the Latin American/Caribbean region.

She was also the Argentine focal point for the eLAC 2010 Regional Information Society Plan of Action, the coordinator of the Internet Governance Group in eLAC 2010, and is the former coordinator of the Financing eLAC 2007 working group.

WEBINAR #3: Legal Aspects of Internet Governance (Regulation and Human Rights)

Webinar #3: Bruna Martins Dos Santos

Bachelor of Laws from Centro Universitário de Brasília. Policy and Advocacy Analyst at Coding Rights, working on issues such as Personal Data Protection and Human Rights in the Digital Era. She is also currently Chair of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency at ICANN and Co-Coordinator of the Internet Governance Caucus.

Webinar #3: María Paz Canales

Maria Paz Canales is a Chilean lawyer and holds a Master’s Degree with specialization in Law and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2017 Executive Director of Derechos Digitales (DD), a 13 years old independent non-profit organization based in Chile, working across Latin America on human rights in the digital environment, particularly freedom of expression, privacy, and access to knowledge and information. She was part of the group who founded the organization in 2005. On behalf of DD, she has been part for the last two years of the programing committee of LAC IGF preparatory meeting. Previously, her work in private practice and academia covered telecommunications regulation, competition, data protection and intellectual property

WEBINAR #4: Online education, inclusion and access to the internet.

Webinar #4: Gustavo Paiva

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.

Webinar #4 : Giovanna Fontenelle

Giovanna Fontenelle is a journalist by Cásper Líbero College and a historian by the departments of History and Education of the University of São Paulo. In 2018, she received a scientific journalism scholarship by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to research museology, scientific diffusion and new media, in the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat). In this project, she started to develop GLAM initiatives (short for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) within the Wikimedia platforms, especially with the Paulista Museum (Ipiranga Museum), sharing their collection openly online.

In 2020, she assumed the position of Project Manager at Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) and is now responsible for partnerships with heritage and cultural institutions, as well as Education Programs on the Wikimedia platforms in Brazil. As a Wikimedian, she received scholarships to participate in international conferences, such as GLAMWiki Conference 2018, WikidataCon and Wikimania 2019.

She also eventually produces templates for Wikimedia tools, to facilitate and enhance information access, and advocates for free knowledge as a member of Creative Commons. As a volunteer, she frequently develops initiatives to narrow the gender gap on Wikipedia by holding events that increase diversity in the community.

WEBINAR #5: Misinformation, problems with social media

Webinar #5 : Andréa Doyle

Andréa Doyle is a PhD Student in Information Science at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Round-Earth believer, progressive, feminist, ex-smoker, rocker, and a mother who suffers daily the consequences of teaching her daughter, when she first learned to speak, that ‘because I said so’ is not a valid answer.

Webinar #5: Caio Machado

Lawyer and social scientist, holds a Master of Science from the University of Oxford, a Master of Laws from the École de Droit de la Sorbonne, and a degree in Law from the University of São Paulo. Has previously done research at the Oxford Internet Institute, including at the Social Sciences and Computer Sciences Departments, and has been a Google Public Policy Fellow at the Institute for Technology & Society – Rio. He has worked as a consultant and researcher in the legal aspects of information technologies, specifically looking at Data Protection, Disinformation, Artificial Intelligence, and Health Technology.

WEBINAR #6: Online democracies after the pandemic

Webinar #6: Cristian León

Cristian Leon is currently Program Director in the regional organization Asuntos del Sur and holds the Digital Integrity Fellowship of the Open Tech Fund. He is also one of the founders and members of the digital rights organization InternetBolivia.org and a Chevening alumni. He led several projects related to civic participation, digital security and civic technologies in Bolivia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Colombia. He has an MSc in International Development (University of Bristol) and a BA in Political Science (Catholic University of Bolivia).

Webinar #6: Debora Albu

Debora Albu holds an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science, in the UK, being awarded with a Chevening scholarship. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). In 2015, she completed the course “Gender Equality” at the University of Oslo, in Norway. She has worked in the areas of activism, youth and public policy at Amnesty International and at University of Youth. Debora was project and communications manager at the Center for International Relations at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Her research focuses in the fields of democracy and technology, civic technologies and gender studies. She is program coordinator of the Democracy and Technology area at the Institute for Technology and Society.

WEBINAR #7: Privacy, cybersecurity and COVID 19: Latin America and the Caribbean particularities

Belén Giménez is a Psychologist with an emphasis in the Cyber Psychology and Human Interaction with Technology areas. She is passionate about the study of how interaction with technologies has an impact on human behavior and interpersonal relationships. Feminist and activist, member of Girls Code, Django Girls Asunción, and of collectives that aim, with different actions, to diminish the digital gender gap. She has been a part of the Internet Governance community since 2018.

Webinar #7: Louise Marie Hurel

Louise Marie Hurel is a PhD researcher in Data, Networks and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE) Department of Media and Communications. Her research focuses on technical security expertise, cybersecurity governance, and incident response. She holds an MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society) from the LSE, where she studied the governmentality of IoT Platforms and a BA in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) – where she was awarded for her dissertation “Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: Two Competing Fields?”. For more than five years, Hurel has continuously worked in the intersection between Internet governance and cybersecurity communities of practitioners. Hurel leads research and cyber policy engagement at Igarapé Institute’s Cybersecurity and Digital Liberties Program, which includes, but is not restricted to projects related to the implementation of monitoring technologies for public security, IoT, and national cyber capacity building in Brazil. She also serves at the Advisory Board of the Global Forum of Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and the Advisory Group of Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations (PCIO). More generally, Louise Marie Hurel’s work focuses on exploring interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary security challenges, influence in social media platforms, the role of non-state actors in cyber norms, and regional and national Internet governance

WEBINAR #8: Youth Relevance in Internet

Webinar #8: Juliana Novaes

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.

Webinar #8: Eileen Cejas

Criminal Lawyer and Regional Engagement Director -Latin America and the Caribbean for Youth Observatory. ARGENSIG Fellow  (2018), Internet Freedom Festival DIF Fellow (2019), Member of Fellows Selection Committee for LACIGF (2019), Internet Society IGF Youth Ambassador(2019), Member of the Program Committe of Youth IGF Argentina. Currently Representative of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance