The main objective of the South School on Internet Governance is to train new leaders of opinion in all aspects related with Internet Governance, from a global perspective and with focus on the Latin America and Caribbean Region.
The program trains university and postgraduate students from the region and from the rest of the world in understanding the complexity related with Internet Governance and its importance in the future of the Internet.
The mission of the South School on Internet Governance is to:
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the destination for the 6th edition of the South School on Internet Governance which will take place in 2014.
Trinidad and Tobago are the most southerly islands of the Caribbean, and are situated 11km to the north east of Venezuela, South America.
Together, Trinidad and Tobago cover a total area of 5,125 sq km., roughly the size of the state of Delaware in the United States. Trinidad is 4,782 sq km, which comprises 93% of the country's total area, with an average length of 80km and an average width of 59km. Tobago is about 300 sq km comprising 5.8% of the country's total area, and is 41km long and 12km wide.
Trinidad and Tobago's climate is moderated by constant tradewinds, which keep the average temperature around 86-89°F (30°C) during day and approximately 72-74°F (26°C) at night. There are 2 seasons: the wet season extends from June through December, when there may be periods of abundant rainfall and the dry season from January through July, when blue skies traditionally prevail.
Trinidad and Tobago were first occupied by Amerindians from South America. Colonial occupation began in 1498 when Christopher Columbus claimed the island of Trinidad for Spain. Tobago was settled by the English in 1616. The French, Dutch and the Courlanders also claimed the islands at various times during the island's colonial history.
In 1797, Trinidad came under British control and in 1802, Trinidad officially became a British colony. The islands were combined into the colony of Trinidad and Tobago in 1889.
Trinidad and Tobago became an independent nation in 1962 and a republic within the British Commonwealth in 1976, at which time it ended its links with the British Monarchy.
English is the official language of Trinidad and Tobago.
The currency is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar. The official value is currently 6.3728 TT = 1 USD.
Trinidad and Tobago is a multi-religious nation with people of Christian, Hindu and Muslim and many other faiths.
With abundant oil and natural gas resources, Trinidad and Tobago has primarily a business and industry-based economy, with an emphasis on energy based industries.
The electrical supply is 110volts AC, 60Hz.
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