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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2020

The fourth annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) was on Friday January 31 2020 at the Naparima College Auditorium, San Fernando from 9am to 5pm. The theme of TTIGF2020 was “The Internet & YOU: Ensuring the Internet’s future”.

TTIGF 2020 featured two panel sessions, a youth-led Collaborative Exchange on “The Future of the Internet” and an Open Forum.

Introductory Remarks

  • Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Chair, United Nations Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group
  • Senator the Honourable Allyson West, Minister of Public Administration, Ministry of Public Administration

Panel Session : Fake News & its Impact on You

  • Shernon Osepa, Manager, Regional Affairs for Latin America & The Caribbean Bureau, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Mark Lyndersay, Editor, TechNewsTT and Opinion Leader Columnist, Newsday
  • Daniel Hernandez, Head, Cyber & Social Media Unit, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
  • Asha Javeed, Senior Multimedia Investigative Journalist, Caribbean Communications Network
  • Anita Sohan, Director, TTMAG (Moderator)

Youth-Led Collaborative Exchange Topics

  1. The GOOD, the BAD and the POTENTIAL of Online Communities
  2. Big Tech
  3. Internet Pollution
  4. Encrypting Data
  5. I.T for Clean Energy
  6. Social Media and You

Panel Session : Data Hosting: Locally or Internationally?

  • Ian C. Galt, General Manager – Enterprise Services, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago Limited
  • Darren Mohammed, Corporate Business Manager for the Caribbean and Country Representative, Microsoft Trinidad
  • Keenan Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Air Link Networks
  • George Gobin, Director, TTMAG (moderator)

Watch the TTIGF 2020 event on YouTube and can read the
TTIGF 2020 report.


TTIGF 2021: Partners

TTIGF 2021 is proud to partner with:

Trinidad and Tobago Network Information Centre (TTNIC)

TTNIC manages the .TT (Trinidad and Tobago) Country Code Top Level Domain

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

ICANN is a nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.

Past Events ttigf2019

Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2019

The third annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) took place on January 25th, 2019, from 9AM to 5 PM at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Westmoorings, Trinidad and Tobago. The theme of TTIGF2019 was “The Internet of Trust” in keeping with the International Internet Governance Forum 2018.

The TTIGF 2019 featured three panel sessions and an open forum.

Panel Session 1: Caribbean Data Protection Regulations (CDPR)

  • George Gobin, Director, TTMAG (Moderator)
  • Ms. Vashti Maharaj, Head, Legal Services – Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs
  • Mr. Darren Mohammed, Corporate Business Manager, Caribbean/Country Representative –  Microsoft Trinidad & Tobago
  • Dr. Yufei Wu, Associate Professor and Coordinator – Caribbean Institute of Cybersecurity
  • Mr. Bartlett Morgan, Associate Attorney at Law – Lex Caribbean

Panel Session 2: Cultural Factors in the Caribbean Affecting Trust & Privacy for Digital Security

  • Jacqueline Morris, Director, TTMAG (Moderator)
  • Mr. Randall De Freitas – Manager, Technology Risk, Ernst & Young Services Limited
  • Mr. Anselm Charles – ICT Manager, Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security
  • Mr. Michael Walcott – Senior Manager, Operational Risk, Republic Bank Limited

Panel Session 3: Using Technology to Increase Trust in Public Institutions

  • Glenn McKnight, Secretariat, the North American Regional At-Large Organization (NARALO) (Moderator)
  • Charles Bobb-Semple – Deputy CEO, The National Information and Communication Technology Company Limited (iGovtt)
  • Master Christie-Anne Morris-Alleyne – Court Executive Administrator, the Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Rishi Maharaj – Executive Director, EquiGov Institute

You can watch the TTIGF 2019 event on YouTube and can read the TTIGF 2019 Meeting Report.

Past Events

Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2018

TTIGF 2018 was held on Friday 26th January, 2018 at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

The TTIGF 2018 theme was “Shape Your Digital Future” in keeping with the International Internet Governance Forum 2017.

The TTIGF 2018 Agenda featured Mr. Shola Taylor, Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) as a keynote speaker and and three panel sessions :

  • Digital Financial Services
  • Gender Activism Online
  • Blockchain

plus an open forum.

You can watch the TTIGF 2018 event on YouTube and look at the TTIGF 2018 photos. You can read the TTIGF 2018 Meeting Report.

Past Events ttigf2017

Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2017


Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in our Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) 2017 held on January 26th, 2017 from 9AM to 1 PM at the Marriott Courtyard in Port of Spain.

The TTIGF 2017 Agenda featured a panel discussion with

  • Moderator: Mr. Mark Lyndersay – Writer and Photographer, Lyndersay Digital
  • Dr. Kim Mallalieu – Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies (UWI)
  • Mr. Kurleigh Prescod – Chairman, Trinidad & Tobago Internet Exchange Co. Limited (TTIX)
  • Mr. Kirk Sookram – Executive Officer, Technical Services and Development, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
  • Professor Patrick Hosein – Director, Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG)

on the theme “The Role of the Internet and the Digital Economy in the Sustainable Development of Trinidad and Tobago” and an open forum where participants (in the room and remotely) discussed policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance issues, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability, access and development.

You can watch the TTIGF 2017 event on YouTube , look at the TTIGF 2017 photos and read the TTIGF 2017 meeting summary report (PDF ; 300K).

The TTIGF 2017 was hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group

in partnership with:

IEEE Trinidad and Tobago Section

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA)

Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (ISOC-TT)

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI)

Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS)

Trinidad & Tobago Internet Exchange Limited (TTIX)

Trinidad and Tobago Network Information Centre (TTNIC)

If you have any questions or feedback about the TTIGF, please email [email protected]