SSIG is the main capacity-building event on Internet Governance in the Latam region and the last edition of the school was held at the headquarter of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington DC.

FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio) will host the South School of Internet Governance (SSIG) from April 3 - 7. The initiative stems from a partnership between FGV’s Center for Technology and Society (CTS) and the Centro de Capacitación en Alta Tecnología (CCAT - LAT).

SSIG is the main capacity-building event on Internet Governance in the Latam region and the last edition of the school was held at the headquarter of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington DC. The main objective of the event is to train future leaders in Internet Governance, with particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

“We received more than 700 applications and both participants and lecturers were selected amongst the main Brazilian and international experts. SSIG is a unique opportunity to promote multi-stakeholder interaction and learning. The event will be attended by representatives from the Brazilian, American and Argentine governments, as well as international organizations such as ITU, the OAS and the European Commission, as well as the major companies of the digital ecosystem”, said Luca Belli, senior researcher at CTS.

The central theme of the 2017 SSIG will be “Sustainable Internet Governance”. During the five days, different aspects of the Internet ecosystem will be analyzed, including Internet access and expansion of infrastructure, the impacts of ‘sharing economy’ platforms and new business models, cybersecurity, Internet of Things and privacy, among other topics.

SSIG will be held at FGV’s Cultural Center, in Rio de Janeiro (Praia de Botafogo, 190). The event will also offer remote participation, with video streaming via Facebook Live.

For further information, please visit the SSIG website.

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