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IGF 2019 Strengthening the Future for Small Island Developing States

DC: 

Dynamic Coalition on Small Island Developing States in the Internet Economy

Round Table - U-shape - 90 Min

Description: 

The DC-SIDS has been engaging in several activities through its individual territories and regions since the Inaugural Meeting in the 2018 IGF.

In the Caribbean, several countries have already held and/or are planning their IGFs and the Caribbean IGF will be held in Trinidad & Tobago from May 2-3, 2019 with additional Caribbean specific events in the margins. See https://www.ctu.int/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/15th-CIGF-Overview.pdf and https://www.ctu.int/event/30th-anniversary-celebration/ for more.

The Pacific region is also in the midst of planning its 2019 events.

In this regard, the 2019 IGF in Berlin will mark a unique opportunity for the SIDS to assemble and to report on their activities, noting that the Host Country Government is offering global NRI representatives support to travel to and participate in the activities in Berlin in November.

AGENDA

- Welcome and Introduction
- Formal Presentation of 2018 IGF Inaugural Meeting of the DC-SIDS Report
- Report from SIDS on local IG-related activities in 2019 (including NRIs)
- Review of online discussions re: DC-SIDS Action Plan
- Formal adoption of DC-SIDS Action Plan
- Formation of Sub-Committees to implement Action Plan
- Any Other Business

Organizers: 

Tracy Hackshaw - Trinidad & Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group / Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter; Maureen Hilyard, Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society / ICANN At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Speakers: 

Session Chairs:

Tracy Hackshaw, Trinidad & Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group
Maureen Hilyard, PICISOC / ICANN ALAC

Roundtable format of meeting and Agenda does not lend itself to identifying Speakers at this time.

SDGs: 

GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 15: Life on Land

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678