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Internet Governance


NRI support within Latin America and the Caribbean

Internet communities are organising National, Sub-Regional, Regional and Youth IGF initiatives (NRIs) more than ever. Among LACNIC-served areas, there have been roughly fifteen NRI-type activities including two regional initiatives (namely LACIGF and CIGF) and thirteen one-time or recurrent national initiatives.

LÍDERES intends to bolster NRIs across Latin America and the Caribbean by providing expertise from LACNIC to present at your NRI on topics related to the Internet and its governance. This initiative also provides support in the following ways:

1. Advice on organising the initiative:

  • Definition of objectives
  • Makeup of group and the sectors that ought to participate and become involved
  • Diversity of financial sources to ensure independence in decision-making

2. Small financial contributions determined on a first-come-first-serve basis and subject to the availability of funds

  • Support in defining sources of funding

3. Fellowships for LACIGF

4. Communication Support for your NRI

Through fellowships, LÍDERES also aims to support prominent people involved in national, sub-regional or youth IGF initiatives to participate at the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF). Fellows are expected to bring value to LACIGF by sharing their experiences in organising an NRI and adding new and diverse perspectives to regional policy discussion.

If you are organising an NRI, especially for the first time, feel free to get in touch with us via the form found here: NRI Support Application.

On your application you may choose one or more of the support types described above.

If you are an NRI leader and would like to get a fellowship to participate at LACIGF, please fill out the form found here: NRI Leader Fellowship.

For more information, please send your queries to lideres@lacnic.net.

In addition to LÍDERES, there a several sources of strategic and logistical support, including the global network of NRI coordinators run by the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA). Please visit the IGFSA website for more information.