Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum

August 21, 2024
Venue: Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Guyana

The Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum (CYIGF) is a regional, multi-stakeholder event, spawned by the CTU’s CIGF, designed by youth, for youth. As the third ever of its kind, CYIGF 3 sets out to bridge gaps in youth representation and participation in regional internet governance initiatives and fora. It will give youth the opportunity to make their voices heard and inspire them to embed themselves within the internet governance community, becoming the changemakers of tomorrow. CYIGF 3 will feature presentations and panels on internet governance, digital inclusion and artificial intelligence from a youth perspective, from a variety of speakers, each with different backgrounds. CYIGF 3 happens at the same time as the 20th CIGF, for which all participants, youth and otherwise, are invited to attend. 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

DateEvent
Wednesday 21st August
09:00 – 10:00
Welcome and Introduction
Wednesday 21st August
10:00 – 12:00
Capacity Building Session
Wednesday 21st August
13:00 – 17:00
3rd Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum
Wednesday 21st August
13:00 – 17:00
RECEPTION
Thursday 22nd August
09:00 – 10:00
Opening Ceremony
Thursday 22nd August
10:00 – 12:00
CIGF 20 (Reviewing CIGF Vision and Mission
Thursday 22nd August
13:00 – 15:00
National, Regional & Global IG Contexts
Thursday 22nd August
15:00 – 17:00
Panel Discussions
Thursday 22nd August
09:00 – 17:00
CTU/ARIN/LACNIC/ICANN POLICY FORUM
Friday 23rd August
09:00 – 10:00
Workshop Session
Friday 23rd August
10:00 – 12:00
Report & Synthesis from workshop session and Open Forum
Friday 23rd August
13:00 – 17:00
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
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3RD CARIBBEAN YOUTH INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM 

TIME (A.S.T)  TOPIC  SPEAKER 
1:00pm – 1:10pm 3rd CYIGF Opening Remarks   Mr. Rodney Taylor, Secretary-General, CTU

Ms. Gabrielle Johnson, CTU Youth ICT Network

1:10pm – 1:55pm Panel Discussion: Empowering Caribbean Youth: Driving the Global Digital Compact and SIDS Agendas into Action 

This panel discussion highlights the proactive role of youth in the Caribbean in advancing the principles of the Global Digital Compact (GDC) and the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for Small Island Developing States (ABAS), focusing on their contributions to achieving these international goals.

Moderator: [TBC]

 

 

1:55pm – 2:40pm Panel Discussion: Securing Our Digital Future: Tackling Cyber Threats and Protecting Privacy in the Caribbean 

This panel discussion emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity, focusing on preventing digital harm, ensuring online safety, and safeguarding data privacy, tailored specifically for the Caribbean youth context.

Moderator: [TBC]

 

 

2:40pm – 3:25pm Panel Discussion: Bridging the Digital Divide: Ensuring Inclusive Access for Caribbean Youth, Persons with Disabilities, and Vulnerable Populations 

This panel discussion underscores the importance of digital inclusion, highlighting the need for equitable access to technology for all segments of society in the Caribbean, with a particular focus on youth, persons with disabilities, and vulnerable populations.

Moderator: [TBC]

 

 

 

3:25pm – 3:35pm BREAK 
3:35pm – 4:30pm Panel Discussion: Turning Clicks into Cash: Overcoming Challenges and Advancing Monetization for Caribbean Content Creators 

This panel discussion highlights the journey towards monetizing online content in the Caribbean, addressing current gaps and challenges, and featuring insights from a successful content creator on strategies to navigate these obstacles.

Moderator: [TBC]

 

4:30pm – 4:55pm AI in Action: Boosting Business Efficiency and Cutting Costs in the Caribbean Private Sector 

This topic spotlights the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on private sector businesses, emphasizing how AI technologies and applications can enhance productivity, optimize business operations, and reduce operational costs in the Caribbean context.

4:55pm – 5:05pm 3rd CYIGF Closing Remarks  Ms. Gabrielle Johnson, CTU Youth ICT Network

Mr. Tariq Mohammed, CYIGF Chair