About the North American School
NASIG was an in-depth capacity building event that focused on teaching the development and application of the shared principles, norms, rules, policies, decision-making procedures and organizations that shape the evolution and use of the Internet. Additionally, NASIG sought to empower the next generation of Internet leaders.
NASIG 2018 was held in Puerto Rico on March 7, 8 & 9 March 2018 an followed by the celebration of ICANN 61 Public Forum meeting. 35 students from from Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico participated and were lectured by 19 faculty members.
The curriculum was set-up following NASIG 2018 slogan: Many Challenges, One Internet: Your Role.
Following is a brief context explanation of the event's tone, and perspective.
One Internet. The first part of the program was used to put the Internet Ecosystem into context, as a global network.
Many Challenges.We want to highlight important Internet Governance (IG) issues such as Cyber Security, Privacy, Trust, Fragmentation, and others. These topics of discussion were selected based on a combination of a survey sent to stakeholders in the region, as well as comments from our expert speakers.
Your Role. The last of part of the school was a call to action aimed at motivating the NASIG 2018 students to engage in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) space and Internet-related organizations that are influential in meeting the goals of creating a stronger Internet ecosystem.