IGF Regional and National Initiatives

Latin American and Caribbean Regional Group (GRULAC)

Current record of the existing national IGFs in the African regional group:

Argentina national IGF was established in 2015 year. The main goal is to create a space for a dialogue on Internet Governance matters, in which different stakeholders discuss the development of Internet in this respective country.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Eileen Cejas
Primary Email address

Barbados national IGF is established in 2017 year. Its objective is to provide Barbadians from all sectors of society with a platform to discuss how they use the Internet and the most pertinent issues affecting them.

Annual meeting Information
TBS 2020
Name of Coordinator
June Parris

The Bolivia IGF was organized in 2017. Its main aim is to create a unique multistakeholder platform for discussing policy issues pertaining to Internet governance that are of relevance for this respective community.

Annual meeting Information
14-16 October 2021, La Paz, Bolivia
Name of Coordinator
Robert Zambrana
Primary Email address

National IGF of Brazil was organized in 2010 year. Its main objective is bringing together different stakeholder groups to discuss Internet-related issues in Brazil and worldwide. The Forum is, therefore, an open opportunity and an invitation to discuss the current and future challenges of the Internet as a whole.

Annual meeting Information
31 May - 3 June 2022, Natal, Brazil
Name of Coordinator
Vinicius Santos
Primary Email address

National IGF of Chile was recognized in 2022. It stands as a multistakeholder platform for  discussion of digital public policy issues in Chile and beyond.

Annual meeting Information
17-18 November 2022
Name of Coordinator
Stefan Berres
Primary Email address

National IGF of Colombia was launched in 2014 year. The Forum is focused on discussing needed efforts to shape the evolution and use of the Internet in Colombia.

Annual meeting Information
9-12 November 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Julian Casasbuenas
Primary Email address

The Costa Rica national IGF was established in 2017. Its central objective is to create an opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss Internet Governance issues of relevance for this respective community.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Susana Chaves Araya
Primary Email address

The national IGF of the Dominican Republic was organized in 2015 year. The main aim of this national IGF is to bring into the discussion the Internet Governance issues of relevance for this respective community to be discussed among interested stakeholders.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Osvaldo Larancuent
Primary Email address

The Ecuador IGF was formed in 2016. Its main goal is to bring together all concerned stakeholder groups in this region to discuss issues related to the Internet.

Annual meeting Information
22-23 October 2022 in Chimborazo (hybrid)
Name of Coordinator
Carlos Vera
Primary Email address

National IGF of El Salvador was established in 2018 year. It aims to establish a multistakeholder process for its respective community, to discuss Internet governance issues of relevance.

Annual meeting Information
21-22 September 2022, San Salvador
Name of Coordinator
Lito Ibarra
Primary Email address

The national IGF of Guatemala was established in 2017. Its objective is to create a forum for all stakeholders of this respective community to discuss issues related to Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
Series of events | 24 August 2022, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Fred Clark
Primary Email address

Haiti national IGF was established in 2018. Its purpose is to facilitate an open, inclusive, bottom-up and multistakeholder process for its respective community.

Annual meeting Information
21 December 2021, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Name of Coordinator
Obed Sindy
Primary Email address

National IGF of Honduras was established in 2019. Its main objective is to create a multistakeholder platform for discussion on Internet governance matters of national priority.

Annual meeting Information
15-19 November 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Dr. Denis Jesus Aguilar
Primary Email address

Mexico national IGF was created in 2015 year. The goal of this Initiative is to bring the different stakeholder groups in one place to discuss the issues on Internet governance relevant for their respective community.

Annual meeting Information
Initiative inactive.

Founded in 2017, the national Panama IGF aims to provide a unique platform for all stakeholders of this respective community to discuss issues pertaining to the Internet.

Annual meeting Information
17 August 2022, City of Knowledge Convention Centre, Panama City (hybrid)
Name of Coordinator
Lia Hernandez
Primary Email address

National IGF of Paraguay was established in 2014 year. It creates a multistakeholder space for this respective community to address issues related to Internet governance, from the national perspective.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Ricardo Aveiro
Primary Email address

National IGF of Peru was organized in 2015 year. Its mission is to create a space for a dialogue on Internet Governance, in which various stakeholder groups discuss the use and development of Internet in this country.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed.
Name of Coordinator
Elaine Ford

The national IGF of St.Vincent and Grenadines was established in 2017. It aims to create a unique multistakeholder platform for this respective community to discuss issues pertaining to Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
2 August 2022, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (hybrid format)
Name of Coordinator
Roxanne John
Primary Email address

The Trinidad and Tobago IGF provides a unique space for this national community to discuss matters related to Internet evolution.

Annual meeting Information
28-29 January 2022, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Name of Coordinator
Tracy Hackshaw
Primary Email address

Uruguay national IGF was created in 2016 year. Its main objective is to gather different stakeholder groups from this respective country to address relevant Internet governance issues.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Beatriz Rodriguez

National IGF of Venezuela was established in 2018. Its core objective is to make possible for the multistakeholder community of Venezuela to channel the inputs regarding the development of Internet Governance related matters.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Andres Azpurua