On 3-7 August, the Regional Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) will be held at the Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, along with the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Over time, the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum, LACIGF, has become a true regional meeting space for multistakeholder policy debate where different stakeholders representing governments, the private sector, the technical community, academia and civil society organizations share and discuss their views.
Over the past few years, the region has made progress in understanding current Internet governance challenges, creating a space for debating and identifying regional priorities that has significantly broadened the region's participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
In addition, since its earliest editions, one of the meeting's goals has been to inform regional stakeholders on the topics and trends observed during global IGF debates and discussions. Likewise, in a process that began in 2008 during the first Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum, the debate surrounding the IGF global agenda is now being regionalized.