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:
More than 500 students have participated as fellows in the South School on Internet Governance during the five face to face meetings held in 2009 (Buenos Aires), 2010 (Sao Paulo), 2011 (México), 2012 (Bogotá) and 2013 (Panamá). All students received fellowship to attend the school thanks to the contribution of many companies and organizations that support this initiative. In Bogotá there was also remote participation with an average of 2000 remote attendees.
The fellows in the face to face training course came from the following countries:
The SSIG fellowship program covers all expenses including the course, hotel, meals, course materials and social activities. The fellowship does not cover air transportation to the city where the SSIG takes place, visas, travel insurance and taxis to airports.
Fellows are selected among those that express their interest answering a call for application that is distributed through social networks, web page of the SSIG and among universities, industry associations and other interest groups. The selection is made by a committee and the selection criteria are based on professional experience, gender, geographic and multistakeholder balance.
At the end of the course the students receive a certificate of participation in the SSIG.
The first three meetings of the SSIG were organized as a traditional training and debate space with face to face interaction, including 40 hs of classes, permanent simultaneous translation Spanish, English and several social activities to integrate students and faculty members.
In the fourth SSIG held in 2012 in Bogotá, Colombia, and the fifth SSIG 2013 held in Panamá, there was also remote participation, through video streaming with audio in two channels, English and Spanish.
The South School on Internet Governance has been selected by the United Nations as candidate project for the WSIS 2014 Prize
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