The MIGLAC project is both a research process and an online tool that seeks to organize and make publicly available information about Internet governance initiatives in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
This effort started with the collection, systematization and publication of information about national IGFs in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico and Nicaragua*. The MIGLAC platform provides accessible, up to date information about the different NRI structures in the LAC region. The interactive map will allow users to engage with information about their governance structure, objectives, outputs, funding, communications channels and working mechanisms, as some of the main dimensions. Academia, civil society groups, students and policy-makers with varying levels of familiarity with Internet governance-related themes, should be able to easily navigate the content, as well as use it for evidence-based educational and policy development purposes.
The MIGLAC project is sponsored by the Internet Policy Observatory. The research team behind the initiative is comprised by Carolina Aguerre (Centro de Tecnología y Sociedad (CETYS), Universidad de San Andrés); Agustina Callegari (ISOC / CETYS, UDESA) Diego R. Canabarro (CEGOV-UFRGS / INCT-DD-UFBA / NIC.br); Louise Hurel (London School of Economics); Nathalia Sautchuk (NIC.br).
If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at: miglac at nic dot br
*The information presented here is from 2017-2018 with the National Internet governance initiatives that collaborated with the research.
|Initiative||Argentina x||Colombia x||Brazil x||Peru x||Republica Dominicana x||Guatemala x||Panama x||Venezuela x||Uruguay x||Costa Rica x||Bolivia x|
|General motivation/mission of the Initiative (you can choose more than one):||Become a focal point for IG discussions in the country||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Develop the multistakeholder principles in the exercise of Internet governance||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Promote a national space following the international trends in Internet governance||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Other||Establish continuous discussion spaces that go beyond the Forum|
|Number of editions||2 and one previous dialogue||4||7||Currently two (2016 and 2017)||2015, 2016, 2017||1||1||1||2 editions: 2016 and 2017||NA||1|
|Secretariat or organizing committee||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Number of members of the Secretariat or Organizing Committee||10 members||16||5||11 entities||10||3 entidades||17 entities|
|Multistakeholder composition of the Secretariat or Organizing Committee||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Staff||Both. Please describe the organization of the work||The work of the Committee is voluntary. The secretariat is rented.||Technical staff of the secretariat are hired professionals working permanently for CGI.br. However, they are not exclusively hired for the initiative. Instead, they support all activities that are approved by the CGI.br Board.||The work of the Committee is voluntary. The secretariat is rented.||A multistakeholder ad hoc committee is created, which collaborates voluntarily to organize the event.||1. IPANDETEC calls the meetings. 2. Volunteers work on social networks.||It is paid as much as possible, the trips of presenters are paid and it are found volunteers for the rest.||People who work in the Organizing Committee work on that so as one of the many functions they have in their workplace within the organization they represent. There is no budget or independent staff for the Organizing Committee.|
|IGF Support Association||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|International business companies||X||X||X||X|
|National business companies||X||X||X||X||X|
|Other||The organizations that participate in the committee provide support in logistics and dissemination issues.||Each organization that take part in the Organizing Committee ensures that one or several people can dedicate time to participate in the Committee. These funds from ICANN, ISOC and LACNIC are used for the day of the IGF event, during the year the Organizing Committee donates the time of its staff and resources of its organizations to coordinate the IGF organization and monitoring.|
|Partnerships with other similar initiatives||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Other||Reports that are available at the website gobernanzadeinternet.co||In addition to the reports, there have been no other products, if the strengthening of personal relationships among stakeholders is not taken into account as a product of the IGF.||Press report||To be recognized by the IGF Secretariat as the official national initiative promoting Governance in a space destined for the purpose. Development of 3 participatory panels on topics of Internet Governance, led by 10 recognized professionals in each of the areas. Involvement of the population in the agenda preparation that was developed during the Internet Governance Dialogue. Various sectors of the Costa Rican population (technical community, government, education sector, civil society, among others) were reached and educated on issues of Governance. Involvement of the multiple actors that take part in the internet ecosystem in the active participation of the activities developed around the Governance Dialogue (webinars, surveys). Contribution to the construction of a National Roadmap (Government Plan that involves specific strategies of action in matters of Governance). Presentation of a final report to the IGF Secretariat.|
|Records produced||Working documents||X||X||X||X|
|Others||Reports||Reports||Photo session and a final report of the event|
|Use of social media||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Other||However, the local chapter accounts of @isoc_rd are used. Although specialized tags are created.||No for now||YouTube channel||There are not its own social networks, the information was replicated from the networks and databases of the stakeholders.|
|Use of communication channels||Mailing list||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Other||Google Forms||Closed group amomg members of the Program Committee|
|Existence of travel grants - scholarships||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||Yes|