Draft Agenda / March 29 - April 1, 2016

The Eighth South School on Internet Governance SSIG 2016 / Will be held in the OAS venue in Washington DC, USA, March 29 to April 1st, 2016.

The Eighth South School on Internet Governance (2016 SSIG) will take place from March 29 to April 1, 2016, at OAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA.

Call for participants to the 2016 SSIG will be open until January 4, 2015.

The main objective of the South School of Internet Governance is to train new thought leaders in all aspects related to Internet Governance from a global perspective, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Over four days of intensive training, students will learn how the Internet is governed, with a special focus on topics related to freedom of expression and cybersecurity. Similarly, such topics as political, economic, social and legal implications on the Internet; the role of ICANN; the Internet Governance Forum; legal aspects of security and privacy, as well as freedom of expression, on the Internet; SMEs and e-commerce; new business opportunities; intellectual property protection; combating cybercrime; and the digital divide and its implications for Internet development and its future will be analyzed.

There are a limited number of grants for the 2016 SSIG; fellows will be selected taking into account professional background and gender, geographic and multi-stakeholder balance.

All candidates that are selected to participate in the South School on Internet Governance (SSIG) will have access to a certificate of attendance, academic material, as well as different cultural activities taking place in Washington, D.C.

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