The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will cap off Smart Barbados Week 2019 – A Digital Encounter, comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, on Friday, October 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The forum, which is free and open to the public, provides Barbadians from all sectors of society with a platform to discuss how they use the internet and digital technologies, and the most pertinent issues affecting them.
The Internet Society, and by extension the Barbados Chapter, believes that “the internet is for everyone” and one of the goals of the IGF is to ensure that the discussions are relevant to all participants regardless of technical background.
The 2019 Barbados IGF is unique in that, as part of a larger national symposium, it has a critical mandate. As it is free to the public, it provides a platform for citizens, who may not be able to attend the paid components of Smart Barbados Week.
This year, the IGF is highly focused on issues of development, inclusion and protection of the citizens, who will ultimately decide the success of any national transformation initiative.